this makes me happy!
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Archive for November, 2010
this makes me happy!
LOVE the mood. LOVe the purple lips. LOve the overall color palette. Love the hair. LOVE LEOPARD!
… and everything Emma Watson has been wearing for her press tour has been amazing! I think this look takes the cake!
photo courtesy: www.bauergriffin.com
Reinventing the classic… Brogues! Brogues with Bows! Brogues with Flowers!
I’m always inspired by wallpaper and fabric… the silhouettes – colors – patterns – and textures- they can transform a room in an instant!! So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Schumacher. Most of what I have featured below are available both textiles and wallpapers – isn’t that genius?! Schumacher has also collaborated with the likes of noteworthy designers Kelly Wearstler, M.P Smyth, and Trina Turk to create their own collections of interior goodness! Below are my favorites!
found here on bforbonnie she has a beautiful blog, full of interesting commentary on art and culture. i also love the clean layout and extra big images!
photographed by Roddy McDowall
see i told you today would be a day full of color inspiration! i was just checking my email – came across jcrew, jenna’s favorites – and this popped up! is this happy / pretty or what?!
i am really inspired by Dree’s look (right).. of course she looks effortless – and those colors… so good. my sister and i have been talking a lot about what we can do to make our style appear effortless, and i think the trick is,
first. being a picky shopper
and second. start looking at what other people are wearing. in particular…
models, fashion people, street fashion (which is at the tips of our fingers now via here here and here) – they are in the business of looking good- so look to them for inspiration. maybe you’ll gravitate to a particular look because you already have it in your closet – i do this all the time. what is perfect about Dree’s look is that I know exactly what pieces from my sisters closet she (and i) can use to create this look and be out the door – no shopping necessary! amazing!
this font is not new by any means – i believe it came out in 2006, but never-the-less it is still such a great font. i think they use this font a lot in Lula Magazine (my forever favorite magazine) and i also think i sew it a lot in foreign magazines, particularly dutch and scandinavian types. i want to use it everywhere. it is modern, feminine, edgy, decorative, pretty, you name it..
find the odile font – and a ton of other equally excellent fonts at village
back in april, at a vintage shop i spotted a knit beanie that gave a nod to the turban. it was really cool. i never went back to get it – i guess i just assumed it would be snatched up- but i’ve been thinking about it ever since. so imagine my delight when i found this one on the refinery 29 shops. it is by A.OK a new line from the ultra chic shop OAK NYC. I was also super pleased with the prices. This is only 38 – so I snatched it up with little thought!
spotted here: refinery29 shops
bought it here: OAK NYC
my roommate, Kristen, started dabbling in neon last year, and it made me really appreciate neon as art, rather than neon as an ‘open’ sign or ‘liquor’ sign. K told me neon is actually a really difficult medium to work with & something that looks really simple is actually quite an accomplishment. i love how neon is happy, and pop art-y, and the light actually creates a distinct mood in the room. imagine going into this kitchen with the lights dimmed and those letters turned on – don’t you think it would just liven up the atmosphere – the kitchen would automatically be more fun, right?
thanks ffffound and john dummer