My best friend’s wedding.


I know.  So pretty if i do say so myself. The bride is one of my best friends, Nicole.  I helped her with the vision of her wedding because well…..i’m a bit controlling when it comes with anything flower or fashion oriented (and she’s a big Nike exec with not too much time).  
The goal for the whole wedding was ‘effortlessly beautiful’ – no matching bridesmaid dresses or tight perfectly arranged flowers, but of course this doesn’t happen exactly ‘effortlessly.’ 
Chelsea from Frolic executed the flower vision perfectly, she went beyond my expectations and styled them even better than i was hoping.   And all these gorgeous pictures are by Lisa Warninger

It’s exactly what i pictured.  Each arrangement is different, totally random and looks like it was just plucked from the garden
The flowers were all in season dalia’s, garden roses, and random wildflowers and greenery.  

We were at David Hill Winery outside Portland, with a big yellow country house and ridiculously pretty hills and vineyards.  


The stems on the bouquets were left uncovered and untrimmed – Chelsea just tied them up with ripped white linen strips and Nicole’s was tied with a silk floral hot pink scarf that i’ve had for a while.  
And yes, those are blackberries – Chelsea’s idea and right on.
This is a total testament of bloggers uniting over shared taste.  I knew that Chelsea has done flowers beautifully and has great taste when it came to styling. So instead of hiring a traditional florist – that might’ve no matter how much i stressed it – done things to perfectly, through Chelsea’s blog (Frolic) I knew that she got the look.


So sorry.  Post is coming.  just have conference calls all morning (and a crazy last few days).  

But the post might involve:
 My relationship with Nate Berkus, 
Meeting a ton of awesome bloggers the last couple days – people who i’ve read for years and love, 
or a wedding that i was just in.

Please come back later today.  
Por Favor.

Wahoo!!! A New Magazines in the Hizouse. (with pictures of hizouses)

Ok so in case you are dead or otherwise, well, “working all day” and “not checking the blogs constantly”, a new on-line shelter magazine launched yesterday. 

It’s awesome.  Oh and look….huh, that’s weird…what a coincidence….I have a story in it….styled and written by me.  I rarely read the articles in magazines myself, i’m a much better “picture reader” in general, but check it out if you are up to “words” and “sentences”.

I use very few big words, i promise.   Unless you consider ‘wallpaper’ a big word.

I’m not gonna post the whole story on my blog, this is just the first two pages. 
(of 10 plus pages, and a  VIDEO) 
You must check it out by clicking here, starting on page 138.

In the story you get to see me hang out with some of my best friends:  Brian (he’s the best of all my friends), our LA best friends Ian, Corbett, Leigh, and their best friends from Texas Anne and Andre, and our other great longtime friend Enver and his lovely lady Christine.  There were like 30 people in our teeny apartment with photo equipment, lights, food, fashion, makeup/hair everywhere.  Kinda a nightmare production-wise but nobody cared because it was super fun. 

Shot by the awesome David Tsay
Fiore beauty did our hair and makeup.
The Life Styled (hi, Catherine) put awesome clothes and jewelry on us.

So please check it out.  
And look at the whole magazine.  
My friend, Jen’s company Ban-do has an alternate reality 80’s party story that makes you want to eat sequins and shove cupcakes in your cupcake.

My secret mission in D.C. is almost finished.  
I ran into Jason Bourne. 

oh, and he also likes blue.
but he does not like princess sleeves. we talked. 

What I wish I was wearing today….

Ever since this whole TV thing happened I decided that I should start to dress less like a crazy person.  Don’t worry, still slightly cuckoo, just mixing in a little awesomeness here and there.  

For the special I kept putting off wardrobe shopping because I was so busy shopping for the house, and then i was out of time.

so this time, i’m a-thinkin’ about wardrobe in advance.

Now a lot of you who know me know that I can get very equestrian very fast.   Maybe its because one of the few movies we were allowed to watch growing up was ‘Man From Snowy River’. 

Are you with me ladies?  You know you are.

Not sure how that chick was the leading lady….

I can get behind all the leather, tweed, canvas, princess sleeve jackets, denim and brass accents any day.
So here is what i’m thinking: my new dream outfit for work:

Jacket:  Emersonmade, amazing. Just perfect.   $238 and worth every penny.  Many of you might say, ‘But Emily, you already have a jacket just like that.  You wore it all throughout Design Star’. and I say to you, ‘Correctamundo, my friend.’ But i lost it the last day of the shoot much to my, and America’s sorrow.    One less princess sleeved, perfectly fitted vintage tweed jacket in the world.

AND p.s. if anyone sees anybody wearing my jacket in NYC, tackle them take off the jacket and turn them over to the police.  These kinds of crimes can’t go unpunished.

Ok, i will wear the jacket with these James Jeans (twiggy cut, they have stretch but not jeggings and are super dark and therefore rather flattering)  $114 (i have three pairs of these, different colors)

Um, but lose those heels lady, i’m going to be wearing these with them:

My god, you are beautiful. clogs and boots combined! no you di’int.
Anthropologie, $580.  What? be quiet. a girl can clog dream can’t she? 
Oh and this’ll be my new bag

From A.P.C.  $580.  yep, that’s not happening any time soon. but i love you.

And dios mio I love Lauren Moffatt. (top $240)  Modern femininity at its best.

There we have it folks.  And if anybody ever happens upon me in a piano bar after a few too may, ask me to play the theme song from ‘Man from Snowy River’.  And hopefully i won’t, but there is a chance i will, cause i know that one by heart folks.  

You know the one.

And if you don’t,  ask yourself what exactly were you doing in the 80’s if not watching period romances from New Zealand? eh?
or just click here and listen to it with a montage from the movie.  

v class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">i just did.  and i cried. seriously. 

stupid nastalgia, i hate you sometimes. 

Am i the only person who saw that movie?