11 March 2011

Moving Party!

Hello my lovelies! You're invited to a moving party...
This blog is DEAD!

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(Photo // Julia Ottavianina)

05 January 2011

Mexico, Abandonment & New Beginnings

Are you there readers? It's me, Margaret Sarah.  You may have noticed that I abandoned this blog a few months back.

In Mexico, during my period of blog abandonment.
Sunglasses: F21, Swimsuit: Juicy Couture, Skirt: American Apparel
I had to do it. I hate the way blogger is set up, and have wanted to move over to a wordpress site for awhile now.
As of this week, it's a few minor alterations away from being completely done. I've seen it with my own two eyes, even though my lovely husband (who is building the site for me) told me not to look.
I mean, how could I not look? That's like putting a pair of Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses on my face and telling me to stay away from mirrors. So I hope you're just as excited as I am. The link will go up soon. Until then, all of my updates have been going down here, or on The Reader.com and Omahype.com.
If you haven't seen it, check out my Thrifting Guide on Omahype.

27 September 2010

But that’s life. One minute you’re on top of the world, the next minute some secretary’s running you over with a lawn mower.

 Guess who made it into the Top 10 female finalists in the AMC's Mad Men casting call contest? (Try saying that 5x fast, good lord!)
Me! Little old me. Thanks again to everyone that voted so faithfully. A lot of people have been asking me what happens now, so I will try to clarify how everything works from my understanding (via my interpretation of the contest rules)...


Mad Men Math:
  • Voters picked 10 men and 10 women = 20 finalists
  • The shows Creator Matthew Wiener now picks ONE grand prize winner who gets the walk on role, and 2 second prize winners that win fairly substantial Banana Republic gift cards.
  • So breaking that down a little further, I have a 5% chance of winning. It looks like a female was chosen for the winner last year so hopefully they don't pick a guy just because of that. I am just happy to have made it this far! My ultimate goal for entering this contest was to try and meet the award winning Costume Designer for the show (also designed the amazing costumes for HBO's Deadwood) Janie Bryant, and to maybe get a little advice about entering the world of costume design. Or even just meeting her and seeing the costume department would be lovely!
One last thanks to Bill Sitzmann of Minorwhite Studios in Omaha for taking this photo. 
Love you Bill & Minorwhite!

22 September 2010


This is the rumored cover for French Vogue's 90th Anniversary edition which features otherworldly dreamgirl Lara Stone. I mean, let's get real. Do you even remember an American Vogue cover that was this intriguing? And it's spot on with what we saw on the fall runways, cleavage, curves and more cleavage. My one wish is that the accompanying spread will be Eyes Wide Shut themed. 

Carine Roitfeld this is TO DIE FOR, never stop doin' what you do best. 

P.S. Dibs on this for Halloween. How bangin' would a hands-holding-the-girls-up corset be? Does this exist? I smell a DIY coming on...

Xo Rah

29 August 2010


She absolutely SLAUGHTERED this dress. The hair, dress and shoes are harmonious.  And as much as I adore her Mad Men looks, she's doing a great job here of separating herself from her character on Mad Men, Betty Draper. It's only been a few hours since the red carpet coverage but I'm pretty sure everyone else loathed this gown and is whining about her looking to thin, /shrug.

January Jones in Versace at the 2010 Emmy Awards
I don't have much else to say, I'm too exhausted from my two day photo shoot with Scott Drickey from Minorwhite Studios for Princess Lasertron's look book for her new dress line. 

Photos on that to come as soon as I get my hands on 'em! 

19 August 2010


"God, Carol I know...she is just SO pushy!"

So I'm kind of a high maintenance friend right now. Or maybe always. I don't know.
I've been begging everyone to vote everyday to help me get on Mad Men.  Since a lot of people have asked, the contest doesn't end until September 17th, so you can vote everyday until then. I just need to get into the top 10 women, and then it's all up to the Man Men makers (say that 10 times fast). 

How wonderful are all my friends and family? No really! All the reposting and linking (and threatening...and husband's facebook account hacking...Kitty I'm looking at you) you've been doing, I think I just might be in lurrrrve with you. My friend Megan aka Princess Lasertron is even going to give out one of her TOTALLY gorg dresses if I get on the show!
Have you ever wanted something more than anything in your whole life and it turns you into a freak a little bit? Have you ever had a feeling that achieving one tiny thing could make all the difference in the world for you? Well this is almost like that. I'm close to desperate and at the same time I'm really close to saying eh, whatevs and letting it go.

"Geez Louise, that Sarah can only dream to 'hive like this."
But I won't. You guys know me. We've got a plaque that says, "PERSISTENCE" on the wall of our bedroom for Christ's sake.

You can click here to vote, and ya'll gotta promise to come back 'round here real soon, y'hear?

"Hey Mad Men, you've got my number, call me?"
Xo Rah

30 July 2010

Mad Men Contest Entry

Today has been an exciting day, I finally had a photo accepted for AMC's Mad Men casting call contest!
Not only that, but since 8 am today I've received 580 votes with the help of all of my friends and family that have been so wonderful with pushing everyone they know to vote as well.
I appreciate you! You guys got me from page 135 this morning with no votes all the way to 580 votes and into the top 10 "most popular" pages of all the contestants.

Granted it will be A LOT harder from here on out to move up, since some of the very top people have close to 20,000 votes (and they're some of the weirdest photos!) but that's alright, I just want to try.

Above is the photo I cropped down to the permitted size and entered into the contest.

You can vote everyday, and as I learned this afternoon you can vote more than once if you have multiple browsers on your computer, and you can also vote on your phone. PHEW that's a lot of voting.
I love you guys and thanks again for all your (very fast) support.

Xo Rah

(Photo: Bill Sitzmann of Minorwhite Studios)

29 July 2010

Miles Aldridge for the Win

Motivation, Vogue Italia-style. Enjoy!

Of course this is my favorite.

I'm just going to pretend that they were inspired by The Mynabirds' cake fight in "Let the Record Go". It's obvious, right? Miles Aldridge is totally channeling Laura Burhenn.

Xo Rah

(Photos: All photos by Miles Aldridge for Vogue Italia)

28 July 2010


These are part two of my photo shoot with with Bill Sitzmann from this spring. Part one, "White Dress" is here

The whole suitcase situation is loosely inspired by this promotional photo from one of my favorite movies, Crybaby. Traci Lords' character, Wanda is totally the best thing about that whole movie and I am completely inspired by every aspect of her look. The tiny bangs all curled up on her forehead while the rest of her hair remains long, fluffy and curled, the attitude, the bold red lips, the leather jacket over the dress...GAHHHH it just slays me!

This photo (above) is the one they used in Omaha Magazine for my style feature.  All photos were (of course) taken by Bill Sitzmann of Minorwhite Studios

I guess I should say a little something about what I was wearing. The most amazing dress in the world is vintage, sheer socks with blue polka dots are from Anthropologie (I bought 4 pairs, favorite socks in the world!), and the silver glittered open toe pumps are Christian Louboutin.  They're also the shoes I wore to my wedding this past October. 

Were you missing the fake snow from part one? Here we go...

The best (above) of all the snow pictures, I think. 

Feel the burrrrrrrn! 
Snow was all up in my eyes again so although it's not the most flattering photo, I wanted to show you close up of my jewelry. I think I was wearing like four necklaces. Jewelry was a combination of vintage and Forever 21

What's that sitting by my arm? Do you see it? The little yellow bag...

IT'S CRACK! Or some other drug, I don't know. None of us were entirely sure, but I think it really sealed the deal to make these last shots my favorite. During the shoot, Colin Conces (also of Minorwhite) stepped on it by accident (after my hair stylist Darcy Covert found it on a mound of dirt and bravely picked it up) and got it all over his shoes. I think he ended up throwing the shoes away or at least had to scrub them down in fear that his dogs would somehow ingest the crack.

Seriously the most ridiculous thing to ever happen to me on a photo shoot. I guess that's what you get when you tell your photographer that you want to shoot in front of one of the most run down strips of (mostly) abandoned housing in Omaha. Omahans, do you recognize it? It's off Leavenworth Street. 

Thanks so much again to the Minorwhite guys for shooting me, I'm really looking forward to our shoot next week, for which we ordered 350 freeze dried honeybees.

That's all I'll say, you'll just have to check back for more BUZZ on the bees.

Xo Rah

21 July 2010


Let me tell you about one of my favorite stores in the universe, In God We Trust NYC. When I was in New York this past spring I was running my husband and buddies Lindsey and Dustin all around looking for all of these stores that I shop at online.
I wanted to go to Oak.
I wanted to go to Opening Ceremony.
I wanted to go to Pixie Market.
I (of course) wanted to go to Topshop.

You get the point, I wanted to go to the real stores!

In God We Trust "Horse Bit Socks", $25

But as the story many times goes, the online store ends up being much more amazing than the real thing. During this manic day, we happened to walk by a store with a little flag that said "In God We Trust" on it. I peeked in, cute salesgirls...ok lookin' good so far. I start to scan the front window and see these little beauties on a mannequin, fittingly named, "Horse Bit Socks" (pictured above). Lindsey and I both bought them and disgustingly, I wore them for like two weeks straight. So many ladies asked where they could get them, and there you go (go for it and order me the red ones for my finder's fee!).

Back to my love affair for this store, sadly, everyone wanted to move on and I have so many regrets about things I didn't buy (they had the perfect high-waisted, military green, perfectly fitting shorts that for some reason, I hesitated on).
However, I checked out their small online store when I returned and they have a couple of jewelry items that I really liked when I was there, such as...

In God We Trust "Best Fuckin' Friends Necklace" in sterling silver, $200

In God We Trust "Sweet Nothings Necklace", $40

The "Sweet Nothings Necklace" comes with 22 slightly vulgar optional sweet nothings, such as, "Crazy Sexy Cool" (my personal fav, Oooh on the TLC tip!), "Sweet Tits" (this one is calling my friend Laura's name), "Balls to the Wall", "Eat a Dick", "Let's Make Out" and some that frankly, I just can't name. You can see all the wonderful options here.
So next time you're in NYC or near it, take a cab to In God We Trust. I hope you'll love it like I do.

While we're at it, what are your favorite NYC boutiques?

Xo Rah

P.S. Siiiiiiike (is that still cool to say?)! Not really over, here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip, enjoy!