Swanky Squash

Swanky Squash
I hate the term ‘girl-crush’ almost as much as I do the word ‘bromance,’ but in this case, there’s no better way to describe my feelings toward a certain someone.  That someone is Jaimee Rose.  Jaimee is a stellar writer, blogger, and cook (at least, judging from the recipes on her blog), a Phoenix-enthusiast, a fashionista extraordinaire; she oozes style, she would probably never use the word ‘oozes,’ and she is the only person I want to simultaneously be my best friend, big sister, personal shopper, and interior designer. She’s like the Posh Spice version of Martha Stewart.
Am I coming off a little creepy?  I’ll get to the point.  When Jaimee isn’t busy painting her living room black or being invited to Prada store openings, she is giving glam makeovers to fake pumpkins. That’s right. You wish she was your best friend too.
Here are a select few of her many squashy stylings:

Polka-dots are like, so in.  See her tips for getting such a realistic look from plastic pumpkins HERE. (Spoiler alert: she dries out real stems and saves them all year!)

This pair was inspired by a set of Jonathan Adler vases.  See them HERE. It’s sad when a pumpkin is hipper than you are.

Metallic and color-blocked? Ack, so glam. These pumpkins could walk the runway.  Roll the runway? See them HERE.

And lastly, chevron pumpkins, because why not?  Actually, Jaimee calls them ‘Missoni-inspired,’ because she will always be cooler than me.  She even includes downloads to easily recreate this look yourself HERE

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  1. September 26, 2012 / 5:15 PM

    Now I’m even more inspired to get going on my fall decorating!


  2. September 26, 2012 / 5:30 PM

    Who knew an orange blobular object could exude hip.

  3. September 26, 2012 / 6:47 PM

    If I did the polka-dot ones, my friends would be like, “You glued pom poms on pumpkins???” It would not be hip. Just weird.

  4. Kyla K.
    September 26, 2012 / 9:35 PM

    Sounds like you don’t have very hip friends, Ashley. 🙁

  5. September 27, 2012 / 12:55 PM

    Ashley, the pom pom ones are not my favorite either, but I like the other styles, they would make very modern looking centerpieces.

  6. September 28, 2012 / 1:31 PM

    these pumpkins are so adorable!

  7. Anonymous
    September 28, 2012 / 2:40 PM

    Hi! I’m from Portugal and I loved what you made with those pumpkins. I have some doubts aabout it, as I’d like to do something with pumpkins as well, so I’ll try to make myself clear!

    Are those pumpkins real? And if so, what have you done to them so they don’t rot?

    Thank you for your time,
    Margarida Valle Lima


  8. amber
    October 7, 2012 / 9:42 AM

    Haha I agree!

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