Sasha Darling & The BellJar Blog — sasha

Had a mini girls night.

Mandy Darling and I had dinner at Maverick, which is so amazing if you have not been please go! WE had a few glasses of wine with dinner and an amazing cheese plate for dessert and then promptly ran out of the shop to fetch the Pig and head home. There was a monsoon outside and we had the tiniest of all tiny umbrellas and by the time we made it back to BellJar we were soaking wet. I had this scratchy throat all week and I woke up this morning with what appears to be a full blown cold. Damn you weather! So much to do! I was planning the BellJar Valentines Day window and it must be installed today! So in honor of getting motivated to do my window with this nasty cold here is some inspiration!

It may be a flats day!!! GASP!

We had super busy week. We finished shooting all the new spring to upload to our new e-commerce site, which we hope to launch next month (I'll keep you posted). We also went to Cala which is a mini trade show held down town at the St Francis to order fabulous new apparel and accessories for summer! We picked up a new jewelery line that is so amazing and some super cute flirty summer dresses! stay tuned! So on top of all the work things going on, I have been feeling really under the weather...I was so exhausted on Tuesday that I literally fell asleep at like 7. So after work last night the Darling gang felt like blowing off some steam and we went to have a drink, and it turned in to many drinks, which lead to me waking up in my fake eyelashes again! So I'm feeling a bit too groggy to worry about stilettos...but I can post a few sneak previews of the up and coming website shots? How's that for an exciting and amazing blog post?

You Guys™

Recently one of my amazing girlfriends had a Mid-Century themed potluck party. If you are asking yourself what this is, invite all your friends over, and have them cook food that looks like this. In usual form, I got dressed to the nines and had 11 glasses of champagne (not really) but had been working so much that I sat down on her perfect 1950's couch and promptly fell asleep. Having grown up with hippie parents who drug me to about a million rock concerts, I can sleep just about anywhere at a moments notice. After an hour or so kitten nap I woke up to a dance party happening around me. I propped myself up, re-applied my lipstick and joined in. My Little nap energized me so much I was one of the last attendees at the party and of course entertaining everyone with all my fabulous and exciting stories...and this is when I found out that I have a key phrase.

SOOOO apparently whenever I'm about to either tell a very important story or am about to make a statement that is life changing, I preface it with..."yoooou guuyyys..." Supposedly even if I'm only talking to one other person.

It goes something like this:

"Yoooou guuyyys my hair looks really cute today!"

"Yoooou guuyyys, Why am I so pretty?!"

"Yoooou guuyyys, the first time I had sex.....(then all the important details)"
"Yoooou guuyyys, I love you, and I'm not just saying that cuz I'm drunk."

So next time you are graced with my charming presence look out for this gentle reminder that something VERY important is soon going to be shared by the ever fascinating Sasha Darling!

why am I sooooo Cute!!! from BellJar on Vimeo.

almost as cute as these two!!!

A Little Bit Country

I really am dying to see Crazy Heart! Anyone that knows me, I'm a little bit country. I love old country I have 10 pairs of cowboy boots, I love to do the two step, I used to be rockabilly and I like a roadside as much as adore the fanciest four star restaurant. I do love to sip fancy savoy cocktails, but I can happily shoot Jim Beam with the boys in a sawdust covered bar with a cactus out front and and old rusty ford. I can watch urban cowboy over and over and over and wish desperately to someday recreate Sissys sexy bull-ride scene at a Gilly's in Texas. I can also shoot a gun, ride a horse western, and have been known to attend the rodeo. It's important to remember glamour comes in all sorts of packages and I prefer to not only have one wrapping! So take Darling to see this movie!


Inspiration and Ramblings

I keep saying that 2010 is my year, and so far it feels like things are really going my way. We are moving along with the website, there has been a good amount of contact from press and I generally feel healthy happy and fulfilled. I have a lot that I want to get done and it seems that the one problem I'm having is waking up early enough in the day t get it all done. I wake up bu 8 usually but after going to the gym and general beauty regiment (shower, curl, eyelash, dress and heel) It seems like I can never leave the house before 11. We still manage to get a lot accomplished at the shop but there is so much more to be done!

1. Photshoots- We need to finish shooting all the new spring, jewelery and sale! We also need to get it uploaded to the site asap! We hope to launch the new e-commerce site next month. Currently we have been shooting on our own, but we need some help for the final push, so anyone who wants to come in and help us for their portfolios, experience and maybe some lovely merch trade, let us know. I mean isn't just hanging around he BellJar girls reason enough? We promise beauty and decor tips as well as champagne!

2. Video Casts. I want to start doing a weekly video on style, shopping, beauty, love, fashion, and random darling ramblings. Do you guys think you care to hear such things as flea market tips, how to apply fake eyelashes or possibly about my ever fascinating and often tragic but always glamorous love life?

3. Prepare the fall buying plan! We seem to keep running out of gorgeous little frocks for all you pretty ladies so we are really getting strategic for fall to make sure this does not continue to be the BellJar trend. (ps thanks for shopping) We Plan to continue on with Funktional, Grace Sun, and Literature Noir amongst others! But will be searching for new lines!

4. Buying trips and gift shows!!!! Loads of travel coming up. Enk, Project, Pool, International Gift Show, Stationary show and more!

5. Road trips to find random treasures. I need to get my pretty butt out many strange and beautiful things to be found and so little time! What if someone else beats me to them!

6. Get hair extensions put in, and buy some damn new fake eye-lashes...mine are tired I tell you. Ps girls only wear Shu Umera..I kid you not they are a dream come true! Recently a boy told me I had anime eyes. I'll take that!

7. Fall in love...I mean really darlings, isn't that the last step for our glamour filled lives? Well darn it if I don't fall in love weekly and I do enjoy all the lovely gifts, dinners and good conversation, (thanks boys) but this year is all about taking a bit of time to not only focus on my world style domination but also to take a bit of me time and have a real personal life again.

8. Take a vacation. Yes, yes I do realize I'm incredibly spoiled and get to travel all the time for work..and believe me I love my job so it never REALLY feels like work, but I desperately need a week or two somewhere exotic where I do nothing but sip on champagne and get massages! Santarini can you here me?

9. I really want to go to the worlds largest garage sale this year! Who wants to drive the truck?

10. Curate amazing art opening for Gallery BellJar- We have the next five months pretty much covered and I'm really excited about the art we will be showing, but I need to ramp it up, attend more art openings and focus some attention on my other true love. Curating art openings!

11. And of course post more eye candy for you all- so here you go-

xoxo And as always we love and adore you!