Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello 2012!


It's a new year! On the decorating front I don't have any huge plans. But when I grow up this is what my house will look like: classic architecture with a mix of old and new furniture, and a lot of happy color thrown in.


On the fashion front, it was a good a start to the year. In a bit of fashion anxiety while dressing for a party I opened a drawer to see a long forgotten lace skirt, looking amazingly current{this has to be at least 20 years old!} Hey, that would work, but does it fit? I never hang on to clothes...glad I made an exception.


And on the House of Fifty front, we are busy wrapping up the fourth issue, to be released at the end of the month. It is shaping up to be what I hope will be the best issue yet! This has been a venture that continues to grow and one that I thoroughly enjoy working on. After years of working in solitary fashion on design projects, writing assignments and this blog I can't begin to tell you how rewarding it is to work as a team! Thank you everyone who has worked with me on House of Fifty to date, you're the best.

Here's to a fabulous 2012!

30 comments :

  1. Absolutely adore that room and your description of the design mix! Cannot believe that skirt is 20 years old...love it! Take care, Caroline

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  2. Wow, those curtains are just wonderful. Hmmmm . . .

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  3. Wow! A 20 year old skirt still fits? I need your metabolism.

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  4. Love the room and you look fabulous. That skirt is wonderful. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

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  5. You look stunning, being a lover of lace, I am loving your outfit! Funny thing...I "found" about a 20 plus year old lace top the other day, its soo beautiful, and I was so excited BUT it was a size 4, boo hoo. It has however furthered my resolve to lose some weight, not sure if I will ever fit into it now it almost looks like a barbie top..lol but it reminded me of how thin I was at one time, and it made me kind of mad but also gave me some much needed inspiration. You look red hot!!
    Love the room too...a perfect mix of old and new. Heres to all great things in 2012!

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  6. Great room, but that skirt is the best! Looking forward to the next issue of HOF too!

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  7. You look amazing Janell! You should write how you keep yourself looking not a day older than 29!

    Happy New Year, excited to see what you have in store this year!

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  8. Love your grown up room, perfect direction for you. You look amazing in your lace skirt, glad you kept it. Always keep a classic!! They also say never to throw away belts or scarves. I don't know if I agree with that, because there is no way my belts would still fit, but I think my neck is the same size, lol!! happy New Year , looking forward to the new Issue of House of Fifty, xo Kathysue

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  9. Your skirt is darling and perfect on you! It's a keeper. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2012. I just know it's going to be great! xo

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  10. You look adorable. Can't wait to see the latest issue. So thrilled to be a part of it. Happy 2012.

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  11. Yes, Happy 2012! You look gorgeous, Janell! Love the skirt and also love your boots! I am looking forward to another addition of HOF! Thank you to you and all of your team for all of your talents and hard work putting it together. It's a true labor of love and a work of art.

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  12. Gorgeous room and gorgeous You, Janell!! The skirt IS perfect!

    Happy New Years to you and yours! Please come and enter my Giveaway from Serena & Lily.

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  13. Love the room & the skirt! I'm guessing fitting into a 20 year old skirt made for a very happy start to the new year!

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  14. FABULOUS skirt!!! Still looks great if I must say so myself:)

    It has been wonderful working for you on HoF! Can't wait to order this upcoming issue and have it grace my coffee table. Would be a happy dose of spring!

    Wishing you a very Happy New Year my dear!!

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  15. Happy New Year ! What a cute skirt and a beautiful room, those yellow draperies are exciting.

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  16. The skirt looks amazing and so do the boots! It still fits. Like they say- You go girl!

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  17. Janell, that lace overlay skirt is such a great look. You look fabulous. Go You!!

    I can't wait to see the spring issue. Working with you on HOF has been such an amazing experience. Very excited about being a part of another great issue. Thanks Janell.

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  18. I am loving House of Fifty! And that skirt rocks!

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  20. Look at you rockin that skirt! You look great and kudos on still fitting into it! Can't wait to see the next issue! xo

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  21. You look great! and each HOF does get better than the last...hard to believe it's possible! And I LOVE that kelly green with leopard...I've been looking for something to paint that color!

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  22. What a great way to start off the new year, in a fabulous skirt and with a gorgeous room to inspire you. It has been such joy to read each issue of HOF, my favorite e-zine and I look forward to what the future holds. Cheers to a great New Year!

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  23. lace...it's just so classic! and looks so adorable on you! May I say, I adore your space now but love that room too.

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  24. That space looks beautiful and fresh, thanks to the yellow curtains and the blue table lamp.

    If you didn't tell me, I wouldn't have guessed that your lacy skirt is 20 years old. It's a pretty skirt and you look absolutely gorgeous in it!

    Looking forward to read the latest issue of House Of Fifty!

    Happy New Year, Janell!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  25. Love the skirt on you, hot mom for sure!

    I cant wait for the next issue of House of Fifty- I have loved every issue so far and if you say this one is the best yet I cant WAIT!

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  26. I AM impressed that you still have it but more so that it still fits!!! Good for you....and you are rocking that "hair swept sideways" look :)

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