CREEPY CUTE: PASTEL GOTH GHOST COOKIES

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darlings, it's time!

i have collaborated with the talented and mesmerizing jonathan lo of happy mundane to bring you the creepy cute world of PASTEL GOTH! prepare to meet lavender creatures and mysterious pumpkins that glow gloriously soft gradients.

visit happy mundane to see jonathan's latest bag of tricks. you'll be glad you did!

of course, i'm all about the treats at WHORANGE. pastel goth ghost cookies, in fact! take my hand and we will journey into the land of single-bite, sugary spirits.

for the recipe, i consulted the amazing sweet sugar belle for her easy-peasy sugar cookie concoction. i've tried several recipes and sweet sugar belle is my fave so far. she also offers tons of helpful tips for amateurs like me. please refer to sweet sugar belle's sugar cookie and royal icing recipe on her website as you follow along.

meanwhile, i'll show what it looks like to conjure the cookies.

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rolling dough with friends.

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the little 1.5" tall ghost is actually an upside-down, mini tulip cookie cutter. i first saw this trick on make me cake me. due to the tiny size, i coaxed over 100 cookies from one batch!

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whipping up the royal icing requires only 4 ingredients: powdered sugar, meringue powder, clear vanilla extract, and water. so easy! i used wilton's meringue powder, although i hear there are much more tasty options available. explore and let me know!

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who doesn't love a stiff peak?

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mixing the royal icing color is tricky. be sure to start off with just a teeny tiny drop, mix it up, and add more color if desired. i used wilton's royal icing color because it's readily available at michael's. however, americolor is supposedly much, much better.

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pastel piping. i used a #2 tip size. i highly recommend this trick for fast and easy bag filling and clean up!

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my favorite step is flooding the cookie with thinned icing after the outline has dried. the flood bottles remind me of 2nd grade glue dispensers.

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adding faces. :| :| :|

i used a #1 tip size.

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the final step: RAINBOW DISCO DUST! because even ghosts want to feel fabulous!

there you have it -- the pastel underworld of cookie decorating! not too scary, right? 

these little ghosts are perfect for beginners. due to their tiny size, you can make a billion and practice your piping skills.

stay tuned for more creepy cute from me and happy mundane! follow our supernatural journey on instagram @happymundane and @whorange and snapchat, too! (snapchat: @happymundane and @tulajeng.)

R.I.P = Rest In Pastel. xoxo

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GOALS

Ferragamo Rainbow 2 Platforms

if you follow me on instagram, you know platform sandals happen on me for a reason. my goals are high, darlings. my goals are high.

{rainbow 2 platform sandal available for a billion dollars at ferragamo.}

 
sequins enforced. marc jacobs' party dress code.

Marc jacobs gloss party rabbit ears

kittens, marc jacob's ny fashion week party invite just arrived and i am RSVPing YES for you and me!

here's the skinny: marc's september soiree is a book launch for gloss: the work of chris von wangenheim. if you are not familiar with mr. wangenheim's photography you gotta check it out! his notorious lens captured the coke and lamé filled '70s better than anybody. his muses were the denizens of studio 54, supermodel gia, and dobermans. He was even the inspiration behind the 1978 film the eyes of laura mars, which is one of the trashiest (i.e. most fabulous) fashion photography/horror flicks ever made. 

now, onto the party!

mr. jacobs' fashionable fete will honor chris von wangenheim with the swankiest, sickest, most sequined, and sans subtle dress code ever! in fact, he is so passionate about the party attire, he even specified it with all caps in his invite.

the instructions read:

STRICT DRESS TO KILL CODE WILL BE ENFORCED: FUR COATS OVER LINGERE, LIP GLOSS, JERRY HALL SIDE-SWEPT HAIR, SEQUINS, GOLD LAME TURBANS, PATTI HEARST SYMBIONESE LIBERATION ARMY GEAR, ROGUE, ROLLERINA CHIC, SHEER HAREM PANTS, MINI SKIRTS AND MUSCULAR LEGS, PLATINUM RECORDS AS HEAD GEAR, SEQUINS, GRACE JONES BUTCH REALNESS, GLOSS-Y SKIN, BLEACHED EYEBROWS, SLITS, RIDING IN ON A WHITE HORSE, SEQUINS, SKY HIGH STILETTOS, MIRRORED AVIATORS, METAL MESH, COWL NECKLINE HALTERS, OR EYES OF LAURA MARS CHIC. NO FLAT SHOES. NO MATTE SURFACES. NO NATURAL LOOKS.

 let's unpack these looks, shall we?

Bianca Jagger Studio 54 white horse birthday party

{above: "riding in on a white horse": bianca jagger's birthday party at studio 54.}

Grace Jones fierce style gold record hat

{above: "grace jones butch realness" and "record as head gear."}

The Eyes Of Laira Mars Fashion

{above: an oscar-worthy moment from "the eyes of laura mars."}

Elton John Cher Diana Ros Studio 54

{above: "sequins," "see through harem pants," "gold lamé," and "no natural looks" courtesy of cher, elton john, and diana ross.

Rollerena Fairy Godmother Studio 54

{above: "rollerena chic" -- aka the fairy godmother of the east village.}

Halston Bianca Jagger Mick Jagger Studio 54 style

{halston and jagger sandwich. that was on the list, right?}

Jerry Hall and Divine Studio 54 fashion

{above left: "jerry hall side swept hair"; above right: divine models "rogue" and "no matte surfaces."}

Chris von Wangenheim photographs Donna Jordan and her bleached eyebrows

{model donna jordan brings her "bleached out brows."}

Diane von furstenberg studio 54

{above: diane von furstenberg's "sky high stilettos."}

Anjelica huston studio 54 glitter

{above: anjelica huston and a studio 54 go-go dancer in "sequins" and "lamé."}

Bianca jagger and andy warhol patty hearst style

{above: andy warhol and bianca jagger's "patty hearst symbionese liberation army gear."}

Grace Jones Studio 54 style

{above: grace jones. 'nuff said.}

so, what are we wearing, darling? i think we should for the "fur coat over lingerie" story. and gold...lots of gold!

and, of course, i'll pack the polaroid camera, because you know andy would want me to.

here we go...

Studio 54 Marc Jacobs party fashion inspiration sequins gold and faux fur

{above: 1. marc jacobs 60mm sunglasses; 2. vintage faux fur coat; 3. mac 44 eyelashes; 4. la perla sirene sequined halterneck bikini; 5. hot tools 24k gold 1" salon curling iron; 6. alexis bittar ribbon cuff bracelet; 7. aurélie bidermann's gold-plated brass 'marella' earrings; 8. nails inc galaxy; 9. wolford daria mesh dot tights; 10. rafe crescent and stars necklace five and two; 11. BCBGmaxazria bronze black dena heel; 12. bando twist scarf in metallic gold; 13. stila magnificent metals foil finish eye shadow; 14. eva cocktail ring; 15. whiting & davis convertible mesh clutch; 16. mac ruby woo lipglass; 17. mac superslick gold liquid eye liner in pure show; impossible vintage polaroid SX-70 starter camera.}

 
LOVE WINS

Love Wins Marriage Equality Unicorns

marriage equality has been such a long and hard-fought struggle for so many. i am proud to be an american today. this is a powerful and profound moment for this country. ‪

cheers to my gay and lesbian friends, family, and loved ones!!! raising a glass to the present and future. #‎LoveWins‬

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A COTTON CANDY COIFFURE

Cotton candy unicorn groomying

darlings, this is a rare glimpse into the fine art of unicorn grooming. yes, even magical creatures have bad hair days.

{cotton candy brush via we heart it.}

 
Let's Ride!

Hop a Pink bus

darlings!

it's been soooooo long. how are you? how's the hair? are your hot rollers treating you right?

i'm slowly climbing aboard the blogging bus and i hope you're along for the ride. cocktails are on me and everyone gets a jaunty hat, of course. so many great places to frolic. ready to boogie? let's do this thing!

xoxo,
tula

 
PINK LIPS A GO GO

Vintage lipstick assembly line

kittens, i have tried every single pinky, nudey, rosey lipstick on this unicorn planet. from sticks to stains to sheers, i am always on the search for the perfect pinky shade that will take me from palisades client meetings to downtown go-go dancing.

after years of tint testing, i've composed my top ten lippy picks below. these go-to gals can be worn solo or layered in any combo. they all work well together much unlike our congress.

do you have any favorite pinky neutrals? let me know and i'll give 'em a spin!

Pink and nude lipsticks lip liners and lipgloss

{above: 1). nars dolce vita sheer lipstick; 2). lancome laque fever in rose macaroon; 3). MAC velvet teddy lipstick; 4. nars dolce vita velvet matte lip liner; 5. bobbi brown rose lip liner; 6. smith's rosebud salve (clear! use in combination with lip pencils); 7. julie hewett bette cheekie palette; 8. laura mercier naked lip pencil; 9. bobbi brown roseberry lipstick; 10. julie hewett biba lipstick.}

** please note, i'm totally not paid by any of these companies. i'm just a lipstick whore.

 
...IN A DISCO

Jocelyn Anderson Daydream Believer

it's monday, darlings...

some of us are returning to the grind. others are bikini-clad and roller skating down the beach promenade in aruba.

if you're joining me in the glorious grind, let's meditate upon a few get-me-through-the-day slogans, shall we? each phrase is perfect for chanting during your commute, while sitting at your desk, or in a board meeting.

FUN FACT: if you add the words "in a disco" to the end of any of these phrases, your day will improve 150%. guaranteed!

I woke up like this neon sign

example: "i woke up like this in a disco."

You Rule Sorta by Erik Marinovich

example: "you rule sorta in a disco."

happy monday, kittens!

{images: "daydream believer" by jocelyn anderson for friends of type; "i woke up like this" via they all hate us; "you rule sorta" aka "champoo" by erik marinovich for  friends of type.}

 
four yeses

Greta Grossman floor lamp and Fired Earth tiles

greta grossman floor lamp - need.

fired earth floor tile - want.

armchair - now, please.

brass pineapple container - gimme.

{via the designer pad.}

 
eye want

Eye rug and eye pillow

eye rug.

eye pillow.

eye want.

{mara hoffman rug for anthropologie.}

 
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