May 4, 2013
Where have I been? Cooking up a little bump and still searching for lovely colors for Spring. I like to wear normal clothes when I’m pregnant, so that I can use them afterward. This dress is perfect. Happy Weekend.
Click for look: Free People Long Tiered crochet dress
nails Essie Snap Happy
similar turquoise cuff
Nachelle gold initial necklace
Rainbow leather flip flops
Here are a few other must haves for Spring.
Kate Spade Earrings
Dolly Chambray Dress
Asos Swing Dress
Mia Pency Pants
Mia Tiered necklace
River Island Mexican Dress
One Teaspoon boy shirt
March 9, 2013
clockwise: Blue Poppies // Fall Floral // Hot House Floral // Happy Poppies
What’s on the rise? Florals, everywhere from the US to the AU. Not just in clothing, but down to the fabric in upholstered furniture. Are the late 80′s back? Nope…although we love the neons. These floral prints are bold and bright, with a splash of retro. So, when you’re recovering and walk past what you think is a dated floral, think again. These are some funky floral options.
Chairs from the Lovely Clusters (catalog & etsy shop) , Okologi Interior Design and One King’s Lane
March 7, 2013
Now that 2012 and the Arm Party (Thank you Man Repeller) are behind us, what’s next? The Necklace parade. Layer some lush statement pieces with dainty chains to amp up last season’s style. Here are a few from Anthropologie that I’m loving this season.
1. Jade Dotted Double Strand
2. Agassie Ceramic Necklace
3. Brass Cirque Necklace
4. Fairburn Necklace
5. Geometer Nekclace
6. Drupelet Strand
7. Embroidery Tufted Pendant Necklace
8. lock and key necklace
For these and more Anthro necklaces click here.
February 27, 2013
How fashion inspires us is an interesting thing. We use it in all facets of our life. Colors we see throughout the season inspire so many subconscious choices we make that year. When I caught up with Peter Pincus he told me he recently found an immense amount of inspiration in the fashion image above and what transpired? The beautiful work below. This well designed tea bowl has barely cooled from its last fire and is already off to a show.
The hue you see between the soft grey and black tones is between a mint and pale blue, which Pincus discovered as his eye mixed the pattern of the fashion image.
line 1: Mint jewel bracelet (steal) // Ohne Titel Stripe Jersey Wrap Dress
line 2: Gap Body cardigan // Pour La Victoire black Suede heal // Club Monaco Bucle Jacket // THE OUTNET Wool-crepe sleeveless jacket
line 3: Isabel Lu Hamptons Dress // Botkier – Valentina Shoulder bag
background: ASOS Pants In Jacquard (steal) // Asos black skater dress (steal)
February 2, 2013
The artist Peter Pincus recently floated into my life and his style and outlook have made quite the impression on me. As the daughter of a potter, ceramics is cast deep in my bones. I remember at the age of 3 smashing my feet in the clay buckets and love the smell of fresh, wet clay.
The pieces by Peter Pincus strike me in way that appeal to many sections of the right brain. I very much appreciate the form and function of the work, but moreover the design and graphic element to the pieces; the possible influence of a retro, contemporary style. These pieces are on the edge of mixing many iconic eras. In a recent interview with Justin Crowe’s, Dizbe.com, Peter explains the foundation of his works. One thing I find intriguing about Pincus’ process, is the ability to use only portions of each piece to make the perfect vessel. His process, which he explains in the interview, is to throw a piece, cast the mold, dissect it, take the perfected pieces and place them back together. In essence, I suppose it’s a mastered puzzle for our eye to enjoy.
Peter relays his interest in crossing over to collaboration with the fashion world. His design work, in my opinion, would translate very well into fabric. I can see these designs walking the runway as we speak. His sleek lines, sharp edges and brilliant hues are a perfect match for a spring line.
I want to connect affluent art objects with contemporary culture. To do this, I make colorful porcelain objects that are both three dimensional paintings and functional containers. They combine vibrant material with contemporary aesthetics borrowed from pop culture, fashion, tattoos, modernist paintings and other sources. Together, they form a basic working vocabulary of color relationships and compositions highlighting what I see as defining elements of our current culture. ~Peter Pincus via Dizbe
January 28, 2013
I’m a huge fan of Chic Comfort and I’m loving the former Tory Burch Designer, Stephanie Von Watzdorf. The world traveler launched her new Figue collection last fall, inspired by the fig fruit she so often ate throughout her childhood in Italy. While her designs and style are definitely luxe and made for a champagne wallet, her edge is timeless. Although a native New Yorker, as a daughter of a Russian Ballerina mother and German/French father, she has been surrounded by a worldly view and desire to travel her entire life. Her cultural influence has left her collection with an independent imagination and rich, bohemian style.
So often our clothes wear us or are determined by the NOW factor. Von Watzdorf’s pieces are in essence, an extension of her lifestyle. She owns the look and incorporates the beauty of her experiences in her tunics and military coats. From Marrakech to Manhattan, the design translates to all walks of life.
image via WSJ
Some photos from her travels.
January 21, 2013
King of the Mountain by Carol Jackman
Here’s how I’m feeling this Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and some of you are enjoying the holiday today. Here are a few lovely works to share.
Wall mounted glass pebbles by Christopher Jeffries
These pebbles are a calm start to the day. I love the creative way to display glass works.
Guidecca by Murray Dessner, 2007, acrylic on canvas
One of my passions is huge abstract works. They give me peace and evoke challenges simultaneously.
Tall Cake on Pedestal by Tina Ingraham 2012, oil on linen mounted on wood
Would really love to eat this entire cake for breakfast/brunch.
January 18, 2013
When I tell people what my wardrobe staples are, I get many looks and sanity is not one of them. My staples are not a nude skirt and a pop of color. Change up your staples, take a piece with a little flare and incorporate it for more than just a special occasion.
January 16, 2013
FORTUNE TELLER GAME
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Baublebar is celebrating their 2nd anniversary and kicking off their 3rd year with a pave collection which opens today.
Some of my favorite bracelets in a the pave line.
Neiman Marcus midday dash starts a little over two hours. I love these flash sales. They’re so exciting!
January 7, 2013
images via Greenberg Van Doren Gallery
Everyday version of modern miami chic style.
January 5, 2013
The rush of holidays is finally over and with all the parties, family, friends and fun, it’s time to slow down and look through the books I have long been coveting. Here are some of the reads I’ve added to my collection this season.
Books: Evidence Architects// The Color Revolution // Dazzling Design // The Iconic Interior // Kelly Wearstler Rhapsody
I also updated my nook with a mix of pieces vintage and mod. It’s easy to change small spaces with simple updates. If you get overwhelmed tackle a corner or hall way. It will give you a fresh start for the new year.
Where I got this look: Table from To Bee Seated // Chair – Vintage find // Pillow -mod find from vintage shop // Icelandic viking sheepskin rug -found from a Artisan in the Blue Ridge Mountains // Stella Floor Lamp – Urban Outfitters
No Brand 70′s throwback// Jonathan Adler Multi color Bargello // Jonathan Adler Jamaica Lane // @ pillow //Trina Turk Geo Yellow and Gray // Blissliving Jack multi pillow // Natori Lotus Temple
January 1, 2013
AFF has been M.I.A. because the holidays brought me one of my fave chics, My Sis and I wasn’t going to waste a second.
Here’s a snapshot review of a few of this years favorite looks.
December 20, 2012
Photo of the Meatpacking district by Mike Richard
I have many great loves and one is bustling city life. I like to take a trip into the city as much as possible, to get lost, soak up the culture, the life, the buzz, the pace, everything a city has to offer. Here are some of my favorite city works and when the time that has elapsed has been too long, these bring me back to that place.
Boy in Park- by Tim Gardner
Waiting – by Casey Childs – Principle Gallery
Bryant Park – Charles Jarboe – Principle Gallery
The Fox is Black illustrations
Paper Metropolis by Kiel Johnson
A photo essay of the city in the blizzard of 2010 click to see the rest…
December 17, 2012
I love wearing white and cream in the winter. It feels so feminine and chic. This is one of my favorite dresses because of the dainty pink lace detail and light free flow of the sleeves and skirt. Great Holiday look.
Free People Light Hearted Dress // Campus Frye Boots // Sanctuary Faux Fur Vest // Blue stone bracelet
December 12, 2012
This is a spotlight on one Torlarp larpjaroensook, nicknamed Hern, an amazing Artist whose house is in fact, a canvas/workshop/ livable space/creative zone. The Artist and owner of Gallery See Scape has talent radiating out of the ends of his long dreadlocks. He turns found objects into treasure and uses elements in his environment to create 2D paintings of Oil and Acrylic. When he speaks of his art and his home, he comments,
My art is crazy because my mind is crazy- I put everything in my head into my art and feel peaceful for a moment, until the noise starts again. It helps me get creative. ~Hern
I look at everyday objects and think about how I use them differently, giving them a new or special function. I get inspiration from all around me. ~Hern
Art is a part of our everyday life – I want to show art in everyday life. I believe everything around us is art. ~Hern
images and quotes via Habitus.