Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Addicted to TUMBLR!

I'm completely obsessed with Tumblr...full on addicted. Has anyone else spent hours on here?! 


It's like everything that inspires me in once place, and totally describes who I am! Completely cheers me up when I'm feeling depressed! Maybe I can wallpaper my house with this someday...ha!

Past and Present Obsession

I've always been fascinated by Priscilla Presley...her love story with Elvis, her eye makeup, her hair. Especially her hair!



Since my own locks are too fine and short, I will have to find the perfect wig to recreate this look...to be continued!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spotted in the USA...literally!

During my summer road trip home to Texas I was accompanied by two friends...my best friend, Corey Grayhorse & my other best friend...

my Brahmin Polka Dot Tyler Satchel...

This bag has been everywhere! Kidding, but not really...without this bag I would not have made it home in such fabulous style! My travel companion, Corey, also happened to have her favorite leopard Brahmin bag in tow, so we really did make the perfect pair!

Corey and I traveled all over, but no matter where we stopped, our purses fit in with our surroundings PERFECTLY...

The woods and caves of rural Pennsylvania...



Tacky pink Cadillac Diners in Virginia..





Antique Stores on Highway 80..




On famous Beale street in Memphis, TN..






And of course, the home of Elvis Presley, Graceland..








Thanks Brahmin, you've introduced me to a friend I will never forget!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Graceland...a place where dreams come true!


On my drive home to Texas in May, I was accompanied by my wonderful friend, Corey Grayhorse, who also happens to be an incredible photographer! We made many random and exciting stops along the way, but the spot that took the cake was the one and only...


GRACELAND


It's a place that literally brought me to tears the second I stepped in the door. I jumped up and down with excitement SO many times! If you have asthma (I do) I would highly recommend bringing your inhaler because I had several moments where I just had to yell, 

"OH MY GOD I CAN'T BREATHE" 

This glorious estate, located in Memphis, Tennessee at 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard is probably one of my top 5 favorite places in the entire world. Incredibly tacky and gaudy, it is a true preservation of late 1960's to mid 1970's kitsch at its finest. The grounds are beautiful, impeccable and I wish I could have had an afternoon picnic on the front lawn. Elvis Presley purchased Graceland in 1957 and died there in 1977.

There are 7 rooms in the house you can view. The top floor is completely off limits, and only Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley and the curator of Graceland are allowed upstairs. I would give anything to go up there!!! Elvis is also buried on the property alongside his Mother, Father and Grandmother in a beautiful meditation garden, with lots of fake flowers! 

In addition to everything you could ever want in a tourist destination, there is also an ENTIRE area across the street with loads of gift shops, separate mini-museums devoted to his cars, costumes and movie memorabilia AND his two airplanes! This place makes my heart want to explode with excitement!

This was my second time visiting Graceland, and it was better than the first time! I noticed things I had never seen before, and I am counting down the days till my next visit during the holiday season!

I might also mention that my BFF is TOTES into Elvis too and could not contain her excitement either! Corey took so many wonderful photos, it was so hard to pick which ones I wanted to share!

Got our tickets and ready to enter!






The beautiful living room and music room:



Don't you just want to lay on that white sofa and listen to records all day?!
How handsome was Elvis?!
This is where I started crying!





The staircase to the second floor & Elvis's locked bedroom:

Let me up there! I'm desperate to see!


The dining room:

The dinner party of my dreams would be held here!



Elvis's parents bedroom: 

How adorably perfect is this bedroom?! DYING over here!!!
SOMEONE HELP ME! The perfect bathroom... light purple and poodle motif!
I'm SO recreating this someday! 



The Jungle Room:

That's right, it's got green shag carpet from floor to walls to ceiling!
SPOTTED!



The TV room:


No flash photography allowed, but you can kind of see what's happening here! Yellow shag carpet, mirrored walls and ceiling and bright yellow and blue decor. SO kitsch sexy!

The bar in the TV room! Check out those tacky Murano glass clowns gracing the bar with their presence!




The pool room:

This is probably my favorite room in the house, besides the poodle bathroom...the walls are covered with this beautiful brightly colored pleated fabric!



Memorabilia Halls:
 The trophy building and hall of gold are located in the backyard area of Graceland. All of Elvis's gold records, famous jumpsuits, awards and other amazing memorabilia live here!

UM, EXCUSE ME?! First of all, I need and want all of this stuff in here. Second...why don't bands make good merchandise anymore? All of this novelty stuff would TOTES sell nowadays, just sayin'..
Just hanging in the hallway of my dreams!
What's cookin' good lookin' ?!
The FAMOUS jumpsuits! Will you look at the detailing on these?!




The memorial garden and gravesite:

I cried the first time I came, and I did it again the second I returned to the grave site...RIP Elvis Presley.


The front of Graceland:


HAY GIRL HAY, just me and my BFF Corey Grayhorse hanging out in heaven! 
We made great friends with the security guard! What a cutie!






The automobile museum:


I will own the same car someday! Mark my words!
SO PERFECT!!!



Elvis's larger plane, the Lisa Marie: 






 Graceland, I will forever be your slave. I cannot wait to see you again at Christmas time!!!

If I can recommend anything, it should totally be to go visit Graceland! It will seriously move you, delight you and I promise it will be an experience you will never ever forget!


Thanks again to my BFF, Corey Grayhorse for all of these phenomenal photos!