You know her, I know her, we all do. She is that girl in your life that is ALWAYS (seemingly) so pulled together. Hair done, nails done, everything did. You know. She's that person. She's the person that decides to sit right next to you in class when you're 15 minutes late, sweating, with sleep marks on your face and yesterdays make up...and she seems to somehow literally be glowing. Then she's nice to you.
Don't worry. Usually with the case of 'that girl' in your life- her annoyingly innate lady-ness doesn't stop there. Not only does she have a strange golden aura about her, everything she touches seems to have a little extra glow to it as well.
Her bag is not a frightening abyss of old gum wrappers, loose change and tampons. 'That girl's' bag is a real leather bag from an italian flea market that she just stumbled upon once... and all of its contents are safely separated by appropriate purpose in small modern looking cases or ornately decorated cosmetic bags.
These table top set ups remind me of 'that girl'. When I imagine the lives of women I am designing for I think of her home. The type of room she keeps and how she organizes her jewelry, or the things that are important to her; books, flowers, stationary etc. I just love all of these images of the things that we collect in our lives and how we decide to display them in our home. Our own version of visual merchandising.
I think having one of these lady table tops is like our 'that girl' prep station. The 'that girl' loading dock. Where you pull together all of your finishing touches to give off that glow, and to give others the idea that you yourself, can be
on certain days 'that girl'.
Speaking of lady tables, don't you remember as a child just being FASCINATED or obsessed with where your mom, aunt, grandma, older sister- older-woman-someone basically- kept all of her lady accouterments? I remember so vividly the unique shapes of old silver hair brushes on a small glass tray on my grammys vanity, with its' weird off white bristles. Or when I would go to visit my aunt and sleep in my older cousins room. I would ever so carefully open her jewelry box and just stare in wonder at earrings that were meant for pierced ears.
These two girls I have a blog crush on- they live in San Fran and write/share inspiration about all things important and lady; good food, good wine, good fashion and good friends. I had been following their blog for a while, but what I have loved most so far was seeing how what I thought was two very similar tastes in fashion/aesthetics, actually resulted in two very different approaches to their personal lady stations: one was very minimal and more spread out (see below)
while the other is more compact and more of a visual feast- your eyes don't know what to look at first.
I am pretty sure that these two are probably accused of being 'that girl' pretty frequently...which on that note, I should probably get to sleep before I turn into that other girl with sleep marks and sweat... for my big first day tomorrow! Thank goodness I am never the other girl though....(insert laugh here) never...