Tuesday, September 28, 2010

DIY Inspiration

When I saw these Rebecca Minkoff pouches on shopbop.com recently, I immediately thought of the purse I made last Christmas (also inspired by a designer version). Another super chic DIY project in my future? Maybe. For 1 of these classes? Possibly. Stay tuned.

images from shopbop.com

80. Space of the Day

from Martha Stewart

120. Look of the Day

from Holly Stalder's Etsy shop


Can't make it, but you should. PS, don't you just love the blog?


I seriously need these. Found on Design*Sponge's post "living in: love story." Which is awesome, since I totally get Ali MacGraw on the mind this time of year.

vintage eyeglasses from here

Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

The London Shows: color pops @ Burberry

Lord knows I love a Burberry show (see here & here par example), & the latest show did not disappoint. I am so so smitten with the use of the punchy pops of color which update the classic separates so beautifully. The entire show gave me happy feelings, not unlike those experienced after seeing the Peter Som show.

So here's what I am thinking...come spring, if you are not in the position to buy a bunch of new clothes, then no worries. Spring for a hot green (or pink or blue) belt or bag instead. Love that.

details photos by Marcus Tondo/GoRunway.com, full-length photos by Yannis Vlamos, all from style.com

78. Space of the Day

by Max Kim-Bee via desire to inspire

118. Look of the Day

from Impressionen

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fashion Week: Fourteen [New York] Favorites

My favorites from the New York shows.

all images from style.com

77. Space of the Day

photographed by Jonny Valiant, from House Beautiful

117. Look of the Day

Jean Paul Gaultier dress from Neiman Marcus

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fashion Week: Jenni Kayne

I do LOVE a Jenni Kayne show. This season the designer mixed things up with the prettiest berry tones & horizontal strips! The show, which was inspired by a fantasy road trip, was perfectly (& simply) styled with great sunglasses, minimal (but hot) shoes & long necklaces. So so chic.

photos by Yannis Vlamos/GoRunway.com, from style.com

76. Space of the Day

photographed by Roger Davies, from ELLE DECOR

116. Look of the Day

from EmersonMade

Sunday, September 19, 2010

design inspired by: my weekend camping trip

Because a design lover ne-ver misses an opportunity to be inspired. And yes, I actually did sleep in that tent, thank you very much.

Series 3300™ Two-Seater Sofa from Design Within Reach
solid velvet floor cushion from Urban Outfitters
pillow case from Fine Little Shop

75. Space of the Day

from Marie Claire Maison

115. Look of the Day

ankle socks from Urban Outfitters

'10 ATL Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House

I am slightly obsessed with this show house. I'm especially loving that chandelier in the dining room (it is real turquoise, by the way), saffron (yes, saffron!) trellis walls & verre églomisé panels in the bathroom, & vintage furnishings & furniture covered in durable outdoor fabric in the sunroom. The entire 'home' is just stunning, no?

dining room designed by Meg Adams Interior Design, bathroom designed by Raymond Goins Designs, sunroom designed by Turner Davis Interiors

photos by Erica George Dines, from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren is a mix MASTER

I love this look from the Ralph Lauren show. Plaid & shimmer? And leather? Yes, please.

photo by Monica Feudi/GoRunway.com, from style.com

Friday, September 17, 2010

Fashion Week: blush & bashful @ Oscar de la Renta

My 3 favorite trends on the New York runways:

1. bright/neon & happy
2. sixties & seventies

Above are some lovely dresses in varying shades of pink from the Oscar de la Renta show. From barely pink to salmon, these dresses show off pink's different personalities. Love them all.

detail photos by Gianni Pucci/GoRunway.com, full-length photos by Monica Feudi/GoRunway.com, all from style.com

74. Space of the Day

from Micasa via desire to inspire

114. Look of the Day

RM by Roland Mouret dress from Bergdorf Goodman

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fashion Week: 60s flashback @ Chris Benz

The Chris Benz show was, well, very literal when it came to its sixties influences. But that's what makes it fun, no? That green. That trapeze dress. Those bell bottoms. Each piece is blurring the line between fashion & costume. But in a very fun, very now kind of way. I am kind of digging that.

photos courtesy of Chris Benz, from style.com

73. Space of the Day

from HousetoHome