Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Terry Winters

While at The Met the other week, I stumbled upon the work of New York-based painter and printmaker, Terry Winters. I was not familiar with his work but I was instantly taken by these wood engravings with embossments on handmade paper. I absolutely love the abstract, graphic nature of these prints.

More about Winters can be found at The Met and MoMA

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sneak Preview: Behind the Scenes of our Latest ELC Photoshoot

Ah, yes... a new photoshoot from Every Little Counts!
I love, love, love having photoshoots, but this shoot was particularly fun because we've done something we have never done before. My lovely friend/ stylist, Sharon, arrived at the scene ready to show us her interpretations of the Every Little Counts girl, putting together looks for any occasion.

On top of all of that, we've photographed loads more vintage for dreams never end- to be uploaded shortly, featuring some great summer pieces from sweet little nighties to high-waist shorts.

View more pics on our Facebook page.
Full feature to come...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

The Schoolgirl Bow

The schoolgirl bow...I just love it. One of my favorite style films was The Libertine, full of bows!
The one above if from American Apparel, $16

Hadley Holliday

Above "Bloodless Coup" by Hadley Holliday

Hadley Holiday is a Los Angeles-based painter who I've been lucky enough to become friends with over the last few years. I've loved her work ever since I first saw it five years ago, so much that I take every opportunity to get my hands on it. I once secretly saved a watercolored-wrapping paper she used to wrap a gift- it's framed on my wall now. We also love her sense of humor; above is a "painting tie" she made for Adam one Christmas as a Secret Santa gift.

She's in a group painting show this week at Andrew Shire Gallery (where Adam also recently showed). If you are in the Los Angeles area, come check it out. And check out the rest of her work here.

"West Coast Painters"
June 25 - July 25, 2009
Opening Reception
Thursday, June 25, 6-9pm
3850 Wilshire Blvd. #107

Jonnyka Bormann, Ted Green, Hadley Holliday, Joan Kahn, Pam Posey, Michael Salerno, and Hirotaka Suzuki.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Love a Boy That's Wild at Heart...

"Wild at Heart" v-neck by Every Little Counts.
Available at aiik

Monday, June 22, 2009

The Talented Mr. Ripley

I am loving everything on this page curated by Who What Wear Daily, "Currently Channeling: The Talented Mr. Ripley", most especially the sailboat print skirt from Anthropologie.
(Click on the picture for a larger image)

If you haven't seen the original 1960 film, "Purple Noon", I highly recommend it. It stars the sexy French actor, Alain Delon, who happens to resemble James Dean, but in an eerie, evil way.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

I Won't Forget You...

While I was flying back on Virgin America from Boston earlier in the week, I happened to stumble upon the VH1 Rock Doc, "Do it for the Band: The Women of the Sunset Strip". I wasn't able to catch the whole thing, but I saw enough to make me extremely nostalgic for the 80's...when I was a young girl, daydreaming- thinking it was so cool to be "older"...going on dates, wearing tight clothes, having big hair, going to concerts. I was too young for all of this, but I did spend a fair share of my time watching MTV (remember when they played music videos?)... seriously crushing on Sebastian Bach, Slash, and Bret Michaels. I still swoon a little bit when I see Skid Row's "Monkey Business" video, or "November Rain" by Guns n' Roses. Although we can almost never get a good look at Slash's face, playing guitar while shirtless in those tight pants was enough for me. Bret Michaels on the other hand, I would have preferred for him to be preserved in my memory circa 1986.

Some of my favorite videos:
"Monkey Business"- Skid Row
"November Rain"- Guns n' Roses
"I Won't Forget You"- Poison
and now I am getting carried away and I just love these songs...
"Is This Love"- Whitesnake
"Don't Know What You Got (Til It's Gone)"- Cinderella
"Without You"- Motley Crue
"Dead or Alive"- Bon Jovi
"Kiss Me Deadly"- Lita Ford
if I don't stop now I will be up all night...

Happy Father's Day!

When I was little I used to call my dad "dadoo". I miss him everyday, but especially today. Above are a few of my favorite photos.
Oh and yes, our house used to be orange...
Happy Father's Day to father's everywhere!

For more cool dad's... Visit these posts on Refinery 29:
God Fathers!
Dear Dad

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Feeling French

Ok...for some reason there has been a lot of talk about France lately (in my little circle of friends anyway), and specifically Paris. As some of you may know, I happen to be a little French-obsessed with my love of the language (I think more of our Every Little Counts styles are in French rather than English), film (Jean-Luc Godard, Jacque Demy, Claude Lelouch), style (Lou Doillon, Clemence Poesy), music (Francoise Hardy, Sylvie Vartan, Serge Gainsbourg), and of course the movie stars (Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Stephane Audran). I could go on and on, but I will stop there.

So with all that, because I haven't been to France in almost 10 years, I take every opportunity to at least feel like I'm in France. Sadly, Los Angeles is not very reminiscent of France at all, but we do have a couple of restaurants that try to bear some slight resemblance....Taix, Figaro Cafe, and The Little Next Door.

Adam and I just got back from a short trip back to NYC, and of course while we were there we had to stroll through our old neighborhoods...his being Cobble Hill, where we went to our favorite French restaurant in Brooklyn, Bar Tabac. Beer, wine, salad, fries, and a big ole' veggie sandwich on a baguette- it doesn't get any better than that!

For more French-ness:
My good friend, Jennifer just got back from her honeymoon to Paris...read about it here
The Classic Stripe Bateau (so French) at Refinery 29

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Reporting from NYC...

Adam and I are back to the east coast for a short trip...business, family, friends, wining, dining, etc. I have been addictively twittering my way through the city....follow us here

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Do You Aiik?

Every Little Counts is now available in Taiwan!
aiik is an online concept shop with an emphasis on art, fashion, and design. They are inspired by "the art in the Parisian air", as they say, and their blog is full of these cool photos of themselves and their travels all over the world. Everything they do looks cooler for them having done it.

Read their blog here
See our stuff here

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I'm Not the Only One Who Likes Big Buns...

I love buns. I do. I've been wearing my hair on top of my head for years and I just can't seem to stop. So when I saw this piece from "Holier than Now" I sort of felt a sense of satisfaction.
See the original source here

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Itsola/ Myne Sample Sale!

Itsola/ Myne Sample Sale!

My dear friend Lauren of Itsola just informed me of this double threat sample sale. If you are in LA, or southern CA you should definitely check this out...
There will be a ton of flowing silk dresses, vintage inspired pieces, and more! Everything is 70%-95% below retail prices!

Tomorrow, Friday June 5th
Time: 10-4pm
LA Apparel Mart- Myne Studio
112 W. 9th St. #720

Late Night Dreaming Up Outfits...

So I've just been doing a little late night browsing through my Etsy favorites- dreaming of all of the wonderful things I can't buy just yet and I realized these three great pieces make such a lovely outfit. I imagine wearing this while having a picnic with friends on a great big lawn...
dress by parsimony, $59
barrette by charm school design
bag by ikabags, $27

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's Like Heaven....

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

So...I don't usually blog about food, although I am quite the food lover. Even more so, a dessert lover. I am actually obsessed with desserts. Everyone who knows me knows this. And then particularly, I enjoy finding delicious low-fat desserts...watching the figure of course;)

I made this peanut butter pie for a little soiree over the weekend and it was such an immense hit I thought I would share it. I can't actually take credit for the formulation of the recipe, since it came from All Recipes, but I did make some adjustments. Instead of using the full fat versions of each ingredient, I used fat free cream cheese, reduced fat peanut butter, nonfat milk, and fat free whipped topping. AND it was delicious- low fat and all. In fact, I think we all had seconds...until there was no more to go around :(

If you would like to make your own graham cracker crust, like I did:
*Makes one pie crust*
  • 8 chocolate graham crackers, crushed and crumbled
  • 3 tbsp. of sugar
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine crumbs, sugar, and egg whites; toss with a fork until moist
Press into bottom of a 9" deep dish pie pan coated with cooking spray
Prick crust with a fork before baking
Bake for 10 min. at 350 degrees. Remove and cool.

Another chocolate peanut butter dessert I am dying to try:
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cake with PB & C Ganache
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