Saturday, August 19, 2017

The SWEET TASTE of Summer....


TOMATO & ROASTED GARLIC PIE

with heirloom tomatoes being at their peak now,
it's a perfect time to make this delicious-looking
tomato dish.  I also love roasted garlic, and the Italian
cheeses.

all this from Bon Appetit'

Friday, August 18, 2017

Celebrating 30 Years



CLAUDIA SCHIFFER EXUDES PURE ELEGANCE IN VOGUE GERMANY

PHOTOS BY GIAMPAOLO SGURA   STYLING BY CHRISTIANE ARP
Supermodel Claudia Schiffer lands the September 2017 cover of Vogue Germany. The icon wears a black leather dress from Valentino’s fall collection. Photographed by Giampaolo Sgura, the blonde beauty celebrates 30 years of modeling this year. Inside the magazine, Claudia serves elegant and seductive vibes in looks styled by Christiane Arp featuring the designs of Chanel, Celine, Prada and more.







I remember when she & Helena Christensen 
ruled the runways, music videos,
and magazine covers & advertisements.

They are both still incredibly beautiful women who have amazing successes to their credit.

do you guys remember music videos ?


Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bouquets

Stunning Wedding Bouquet - Photo: Kindred


Stunning Wedding Bouquet - Jennifer Van Son Photography

noticing how the brides are choosing larger bouquets, 
leafy bouquets, gathered bouquets,
which I'm loving very much !!!
love the "free" feeling it gives.



& then there's this cake !!!




did you know there's a direct correlation between flowers 
& one's mood ???

yep, it's true.

but us girls always knew this, didn't we ????

though it's still very HOT in Houston, the vacationers have
returned home, some of the kids are beginning school
already, and the shops are FILLED, FILLED with
FALL CLOTHES.

also seeing lots of flower prints in these clothes too,
thank you to Lanvin seasons past, and now
to GUCCI. 
everything Gucci is doing is floral for FALL.

me, I have a date tonight !!!!!!
a widower, age appropriate, he lives in Houston.

it'll probably take me the rest of the day to get ready !!!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Necessities

Miriam Hopkins and her vanity.

you know how it is?

all of us LOVE receiving something pretty from our girlfriends, don't we?

it can be silly, beautiful, wonderful, and useful,
however, I don't want a packet of kitchen sponges (useful),
or a new carpet cleaning product,

we want something for OURSELVES don't we?

I've found something, the other day at market; we actually left our area of the building
and went to the exotic wonderland of
MAKE UP
SKINCARE
HAIR & NAILS
YADA YADA YADA

I came away with this

32 BRUSHES of all sizes

NATURAL BRISTLE BRUSHES

I use brushes for all of my makeup applications, 
and compared to most of you, 
I probably wear a lot of makeup.

Eyeshadows, Eyebrows, Eyeliner above & below, Powder,
literally EVERYTHING except my foundation which I apply with a wet makeup sponge.

& when the brushes are NATURAL BRISTLE 
they can be washed with
regular soap & water (I use Dove) 
pressed dry between a towel 
& then stood upright in a glass to dry.  
they don't lose their shape at all. 
and the good thing about the WHITE PINK bristles is
that you can actually SEE they need cleaning.

a SUPER GOOD BUY @ only

$29.00

this is a STOCK-UP for Christmas giving,
girlfriends, sisters, aunts, daughters, nieces, teachers, mothers.
& all the others you won't want to leave out.

payment link at top left sidebar
shipping gratis
delivery 3-4 weeks 
I ordered enough for everyone I think !!


don't forget to look at the wonderful little handbags
in the previous post.
GENUINE LEATHER
mini bags, with an iconic chain & a terrific strap.
suede on one side
polished leather on the other

Monday, August 14, 2017

Marsha's Making Jewelry Again

1st up,
a stretchable bracelet
large center stone of Turquoise surrounded by Pave CZ's,
faceted Turquoise Rondelles make up the bracelet.

will fit anyone

$85.00
free shipping

one only
please email
splenderosa@gmail.com
to purchase









I did this because I have a VAST INVENTORY of un-used stones, just sitting
around taking up space.
all it takes is something that peaks our interest and an IDEA springs forth.

while shopping the other day I saw some stretchable bracelets
at Neiman-Marcus costing almost $200.
some, at other retailers, were MORE.

so I thought I would see if I still have a bit of craftsman in myself.

gathered up the center stone, 
some beads and actually had to go to the
bead shop to get elastic string.  

never had worked with it before,
then watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to tie them off
and secure them, 
and then, I just started the project.

PLEASE let me know what you think.
about SIZE OF STONES
the sparkles
the actual piece of jewelry

would love to read your thoughts !!!




Let's Play Make-Up

Miriam Hopkins and her vanity.

you know how it is?

all of us LOVE receiving something pretty from our girlfriends, don't we?

it can be silly, beautiful, wonderful, and useful,
however, I don't want a packet of kitchen sponges (useful),
or a new carpet cleaning product,

we want something for OURSELVES don't we?

I've found something, the other day at market; we actually left our area of the building
and went to the exotic wonderland of
MAKE UP
SKINCARE
HAIR & NAILS
YADA YADA YADA

I came away with this

32 BRUSHES of all sizes

NATURAL BRISTLE BRUSHES

I use brushes for all of my makeup applications, 
and compared to most of you, 
I probably wear a lot of makeup.

Eyeshadows, Eyebrows, Eyeliner above & below, Powder,
literally EVERYTHING except my foundation which I apply with a wet makeup sponge.

& when the brushes are NATURAL BRISTLE 
they can be washed with
regular soap & water (I use Dove) 
pressed dry between a towel 
& then stood upright in a glass to dry.  
they don't lose their shape at all. 
and the good thing about the WHITE PINK bristles is
that you can actually SEE they need cleaning.

a SUPER GOOD BUY @ only

$29.00

this is a STOCK-UP for Christmas giving,
girlfriends, sisters, aunts, daughters, nieces, teachers, mothers.
& all the others you won't want to leave out.

payment link at top left sidebar
shipping gratis
delivery 3-4 weeks 
I ordered enough for everyone I think !!


don't forget to look at the wonderful little handbags
in the previous post.
GENUINE LEATHER
mini bags, with an iconic chain & a terrific strap.
suede on one side
polished leather on the other

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Gifts For the Girls

Miriam Hopkins and her vanity.

you know how it is?

all of us LOVE receiving something pretty from our girlfriends, don't we?

it can be silly, beautiful, wonderful, and useful,
however, I don't want a packet of kitchen sponges (useful),
or a new carpet cleaning product,

we want something for OURSELVES don't we?

I've found something, the other day at market; we actually left our area of the building
and went to the exotic wonderland of
MAKE UP
SKINCARE
HAIR & NAILS
YADA YADA YADA

I came away with this

32 BRUSHES of all sizes

NATURAL BRISTLE BRUSHES

I use brushes for all of my makeup applications, 
and compared to most of you, 
I probably wear a lot of makeup.

Eyeshadows, Eyebrows, Eyeliner above & below, Powder,
literally EVERYTHING except my foundation which I apply with a wet makeup sponge.

& when the brushes are NATURAL BRISTLE 
they can be washed with
regular soap & water (I use Dove) 
pressed dry between a towel 
& then stood upright in a glass to dry.  
they don't lose their shape at all. 
and the good thing about the WHITE PINK bristles is
that you can actually SEE they need cleaning.

a SUPER GOOD BUY @ only

$29.00

this is a STOCK-UP for Christmas giving,
girlfriends, sisters, aunts, daughters, nieces, teachers, mothers.
& all the others you won't want to leave out.

payment link at top left sidebar
shipping gratis
delivery 3-4 weeks 
I ordered enough for everyone I think !!


don't forget to look at the wonderful little handbags
in the previous post.
GENUINE LEATHER
mini bags, with an iconic chain & a terrific strap.
suede on one side
polished leather on the other


Friday, August 11, 2017

Suede On One Side, Polished Leather on the Other

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BLACK

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Famous Brand Solid Crossbody Bag Chain Genuine Leather Small Bag Ladies Handbag Single Shoulder Bag Simple Clip Lock Clutch Bag

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approximately 5" x 7"
Genuine Leather, 
Suede on One Side, Polished Leather on the Other
Gold Chain
Wide Strap

MIGHTY MINI BAG

delivery about 1st week of September
PRE-ORDER NOW
payment link on top left sidebar

$ 125.00
USA & Canada ONLY
shipping gratis

over time I've discovered that if I wait to post the merchandise
when it arrives in the studio we are overwhelmed
with labeling, packing, shipping.
I know you understand.

thank you, guys, for all your amazing support


this one is coming next, I think

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Would You Wear This ?

available merchandise may be seen via the PAGE links above



Would you wear this beautifully embroidered jacket?
It's one-size


Slide View: 1: Montana Embroidered Kimono

Slide View: 3: Montana Embroidered Kimono


available HERE

Thursday, August 10, 2017



for our merchandise, please click on the PAGE links directly above


and now, please look at this beautiful image...



this could be a holiday event, note the greenery on the chandelier,
or it could be one of my friend's homes.

simply lovely.
lovingly simple.