Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Behind the scenes @ Dwell

I'm a huge fan of behind-the-scene images (hello & remember me?), which is why I loved these images from behind the scenes at a recent Dwell shoot. Since I'm interested in everything art direction/styling-related, seeing these paper leaves be cut out by paper artists made me a little giddy. See the final feature here. View more behind-the-scenes images here.

photos by Peter Belanger Photography from Dwell

LOFT scarves

Speaking of spring scarves, the 2 above, from Ann Taylor Loft are high on my wish list. I imagine them over denim paired with a cool fedora. So perfect.

images from Ann Taylor Loft

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from Hus & Hem via Made by Girl

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Fedora from Chrissy Callan's Etsy shop

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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from K.I.D. Collective, via Apartment Therapy

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Helmut Lang dress from

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring show flashback: the RL formula

I already blogged about the boyish, demin-heavy Ralph Lauren spring show. Denim, turns out, is shaping up to be the spring trend. PS-I made this... has a great denim DIY up + if you follow me on Twitter you know I'm obsessed with my recent thrift scores: a denim J. Crew skirt & Calvin Klein top. But I digress. I was also taken by what I think is the perfect formula for spring dressing (as seen at Lauren): cool hat + scarf + airy dress. So easy. So lovely.

detail photos (L) by Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse, full-length photos (R) by Marcio Madeira, all from

Target does mod(-ish)

Design snobs: stop reading now. This post is not for you. Instead, it's for readers (like moi) who perk up when they see anything fabulously mid-century or modern on ebay, craigslist, or at the flea market only to be disappointed by how much 'authentic' costs. Sure, real is always better. But still. Nice to know Target (who knew?) can give us the look for less. Just an option.

image from Target

New arrival Anthropologie bags

Above are a few of my favorites. And I would wear each of these year-round. They're just that perfect. I'm especially taken by the Cage & Free Tote (bottom, center). I want to wear it with layers of denim & flower dresses. With a nautical scarf tied around the handles & a flower pin attached to it. Love.

images from Anthropologie

Banter Banners

Wow. Ten bucks (the price of 1 of these cool banners from Banter Banners) never looked so charming. Simple. Fun. Inexpensive. Removable. Stylish. What's not to love?

images from Banter Banners

Bodysuits are baaaack...

...& I couldn't be more thrilled about it! I love tucking my tops into jeans & spring skirts. Bodysuits offer the clean, sharp look minus the fuss that comes with tucking, adjusting, smoothing, etc. Love that!

all images from NET-A-PORTER

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photo by David Prince from Real Simple

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from Newport News

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Horses by blissful images

Still loving blissful images on Etsy. My favorite fine art photographs from the shop, as of late, are the beautiful (stunning & breathtaking, if I may) photos featuring horses. There is something about the light. And the simplicity. Buy them here (for $27 ea).

top photo, 2 horses & bottom photo, if i could pick just one 1, by blissful images, from Etsy

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Nacho Figueras & Delfina Blaquier's bedroom, photographed by Miguel Flores-Vianna from ELLE DECOR

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from Urban Outfitters

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Spring show flashback: Erdem in bloom

Another beautiful spring day inspired me to look back at the spring shows (presented in September) again. The gorgeous floral prints from the Erdem show just blow me away. So pretty. So perfect. I love every last detail. BTW: the Erdem fall show didn't disappoint either. Read my thoughts on it here.

photos by Olivier Claisse from

Allen Frame favorites

Lately I've been really inspired by the work of New York-based photographer Allen Frame. These recent works by Frame (above) move me the most . The composition is my favorite part. They don't seem at all contrived, yet they're stunning. I love them all.

top: Swimming pool, Campinas, Brazil, 2008; center: Yvonne and Lia, Tijuana, 2008; bottom: Beijing park, (woman kneeling), 2008 (all from

On my radar: my spring DIY project inspiration from the runways/retail

Luella's charmed classics (top)
pretty little additions to classic heels & bags, as seen at the spring Luella show, have inspired me to create charms for some of my own accessories

Bergdorf's blooming accessories (center)
this Valentino tote & Lanvin belt (from Bergdorf Goodman) make me want to doll up an inexpensive bag & belt with faux craft store blooms

Vera's wristware (bottom)
these bold (yet soft & feminine) bracelets from the spring Vera Wang show make me want to experiment with my glue gun, tulle, beads, brooches, etc

top (Luella) photos by Olivier Claisse from, center photos from, bottom (Vera Wang) photos by Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse from

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from Marie Claire Maison

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from J.Crew

Monday, March 22, 2010

Spring show flashback: details @ Marc

Spring is here! Yes! What better time, then, to flashback to September 2009 (wow, has it been that long) to the spring runways? Here are a few of my favorite detail shots from the Marc by Marc Jacobs show. The pattern/stripe combo, belts & bows (the bows!) inspired me the most. Happy spring everybody!

photos by Don Ashby & Olivier Claisse from

A pretty spring DIY project

How perfect/pretty/simple is this DIY project from the Martha site? I love the thought of it on a nightstand, mantle or dining room table.

image from

Made by my friend: Peggy's yoga bag

If you follow the blog, then you may remember the work of my über talented pal, Peggy. Above is a photo of 1 of her latest projects, a super cute yoga bag. So practical. So fabulous. I'm mad about it!

Persephone Vintage spring blazers

These blazers from Persephone Vintage (on Etsy) make me giddy not only because they each cost just $49, but because they are so versatile. I envision them worn open over jeans & tees, or belted over breezy sundresses. These blazers have the potential to be the perfect spring wardrobe staples.

images from the Persephone Vintage Etsy shop

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designed by Debra Martinson, photographed by Susan Gilmore, from Traditional Home

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Rebecca Taylor jacket & dress from Bergdorf Goodman

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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photographed by James Gardiner from Easy Living Magazine