Year: 2011

family trip to Europe

warsaw poland

So.  Somewhere around the time I was in L.A., or San Francisco, or Nashville, or one of those places, Viktor bought 4 plane tickets to Europe. We’ve hoped and dreamed, and scrimped and saved to be able to take the family to Poland.  Viktor’s immediate family are the only members of his family who left Communist Poland to come to America under political asylum in the 1980’s, everyone else staying behind to weather out the storm. Viktor didn’t get to…
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how to wax your eyebrows at home

face wax

I’ll stoop to any level of non-makeup-ed gorgeousness to help you with your beauty regimen, this video about how to wax your eyebrows at home being no exception.  Please to enjoy. Supplies you need to wax your eyebrows at home: tub of wax clean Popsicle stick baby powder strips of torn muslin fabric, 2-3″ long, 1/2″ wide

Jennifer Garner Kids Event

jennifer garner

Remember when I told you I’ve been jet-setting for the last 6 weeks, much to the chagrin of my body?  Well, I’ve been jet-setting alright, and now I’m flat in bed. Booyah baby, that’s how it’s done. Anyhow, sometime in January I flew to L.A. for a brief 24 hour stint at the W hotel in Hollywood, Precocious by my side. We went to L.A. to attend a Frigidaire event hosted by Jennifer Garner.  When I got the initial invitation,…
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fashion week spring 2011

nanette lepore 2011

I’ll get to fashion week in New York one of these days, if it’s the last thing I do.  But in the meantime, I’m watching all the fashion shows from my phone, reading all the tweets from those in attendance, and swooning over the newest collections for Spring 2011. I have too many favorites to mention, but these are the highlights.  Also, something to note: lace, leather, fur, and big colors are all hot.  Big time.  Not going anywhere. Left:…
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What’s in Your Purse Series Week Thirty Four

purse with flowers

Are you guys sick of this series yet?  Do you still like seeing what’s in everyone else’s purse all the time?  Let me know, and I’ll change things accordingly.  I still have a healthy lineup of purses, but if you still like it, still want more of it, submit away. This week’s What’s In Your Purse series purse is from Jen of Organized Design.  I really like these cool flower purses I’m still seeing everywhere, even though I don’t own…
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kids book: the flying hockey stick

For my 5th birthday, two weeks into Kindergarten, my best friend Douggie gave me what was to become my most treasured book ever:  The Flying Hockey Stick. The illustrations are marvelous, of course, but it’s the cheeky humor that got me.  Jolly Roger Bradfield, the author, really had a way with words.  I’d always assumed he was British, mainly because Douggie’s mom was British and I figured I was special enough that she brought it back for my birthday from…
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Kid Style Video #3

WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: Andrea C : So many chances to win! It’s lovely!! If you’re Andrea, email me at: allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom to claim your booty. — This is the last in the series of kid style videos I’ve done over the last two weeks.  What do you think?  Are you in on the kid style love or do you get enough of that at your house already?  Either way, let me know so I can give you more {or less} of the…
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hockey photo shoot

hockey commercial

I’m styling about one photo shoot/commercial every two weeks with my photographer friend Ed McCulloch, and I couldn’t be having more fun.  Ed’s so talented and easygoing it makes my life pretty simple. This outfit is from a hockey commercial filmed over the weekend. Pretty fun, right? Army Pants, Sorel Boots, Ski Sweater

Happy Valentine’s Day Friends!


Happy Valentine’s Day! We don’t really subscribe to the whole thing at my house {AHEM, Viktor}, so it’s pretty low key around here today, holiday wise.  But if you’re itching to get your craft on, I did a Valentine’s Day Craft roundup last week with a few fun ideas to try. Just a few things going on around here at Petit Elefant you might want to know about: I have TWO, yes TWO Old Navy Giveaways live right now, each…
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