kate spade on gifts

I love reading gift guides. Nothing makes me want to shop more! Especially when they’re written by someone like Kate Spade. The above photos are from two different – and very old, I might add – pieces that I re-discovered in my magazine collection last night. The cool thing is that her suggestions are just as fresh now as they were then! Scans one and two are from a 2004 InStyle feature. The third scan is from an unknown source (but I love it all the same). Oh, how I wish Kate Spade had a GOOP-esque newsletter so we could see what she's giving this year. I have a hunch that she would have some very good ideas :) 


une citation

"Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. 
In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall."

-Larry Wilde

(photo by Slim Aarons)


want of the day

I’ve never been one to collect autographs, but I have an extreme infatuation with Grace Kelly. I mean, who doesn’t? The above, according to the seller, is a page from a book of drawings by famous people (the title of which is unnamed). Both the flower sketch and the blue autograph are printed, but the red text was signed in ink. Wouldn't you love to frame this for your home? It’d surely be a fantastic conversation-starter!


elle fanning + the perfect cat-eye

These photos might be old news, but I found them too cute not to post! I love Elle Fanning – I think we can all agree that she’s absolutely adorable. These shots are from a recent Terry Richardson photo session, hence the retro specks + "thumbs up" poses (Mr. Richardson's calling cards). Elle’s probably not wearing a stitch of makeup save for those liquid liner cat-eyes - cute because it looks as if she tried a new "look" with her mother's cosmetics (that went over remarkably well). Should you like to recreate Elle's look, you mustmustmust check out this tutorial on Refinery. Apparently, the perfect cat-eye is only a few pieces of scotch tape away! Who would have thought?


unwrapped: for me, for you

Hi there, I'm Kate and I do my thing (photography/jewelry making/rambling) over at For Me, For You. I don't blog about "stuff" very often these days, so this wish list was a treat to put together. I approached this as a list of things I want and a few things I own that I think would make awesome gifts. Thanks for having me, Fallon!

1. Dinosaur Toes Earrings
They're so simple and easily transition between dressy and casual.

2. Score+Solder Hanging Planter
Do I even need to explain why this is awesome? This has been in my dreams for a bit now.

3. MCMC Hunter
Jenny sent me this recently from her new amazing shop and I wear it every single day. It's easy enough to wear everyday, but is also really unique smelling so you won't run into tons of other ladies wearing it as well.

4. Ermie After Party Dress
Girls, treat yo' self, this dress will make you feel like a million bucks. Or a million twinkling lights. Either way, awesome.

5. Fieldguided Dreamcats 2012 Calendar
This calendar contains all the key elements of my personal taste: peach color, retro font, geometric shapes, and kittens. 

6. Stine Goya Noble Hat
I haven't owned a hat since a Mariners baseball hat I wore in the fourth grade until my short hair tucked under it got me mistaken for a boy, but hats are a romantic idea to me these days, and this beauty especially.

7. Butter London Laquer in Wallis
I wear nail polish pretty much 24/7 and I can say with confidence that Butter London is the best stuff out there. I want this dark, sparkly color for the dark winter days. Just kidding, I live in LA. Don't throw things at me.

8. Heath Teapot
I drink a lot of tea, and this is the teapot of my dreams. 

9. Rifle Paper Co Botanical Notebooks Collection
Someone sent these to me recently and I've decided that they are the perfect gift - they're beautiful, affordable, and everyone can use a pretty notebook.

(PS! For more Kate, check out her fabulous jewelry boutique! -FH)