Friday
Aug262011

c'est moi!

Before I left Kansas City, I had a very talented photog friend of mine, Chris Mullins, snap a few photos of me in my bedroom with my little dog. Although my purple walls are long gone, I’m happy that I can always look back and remember what life was like in KC. Those darling pajamas I’m wearing? They’re from the Marigot Collection - the most luxe sleepwear company on the face of this planet (which also happens to be based out of Kansas City!). It’s funny because although this photo was “styled,” I really did work from my bed (...I know, I know, so lazy). It was always covered in books and magazines and newspapers... oh, how I miss it! I left most of my library back in the midwest as I was afraid I’d have no room to store it here in California. I'm this close to driving three days there and three days back to pick it up! That I survived this long without my copy of Billy Baldwin Decorates is simply beyond comprehension :) 

Friday
Aug262011

want of the day

This pretty silk “foulard” from Olympia Le Tan’s Autumn 2011 collection, currently for sale at Colette, caught my eye the other day. The piece is from Ms. Le Tan’s newest collection, which was inspired by the life of a typical 1950s housewife. Don’t you love? It’s only $240 dollars - the deal of a century, if you ask me :) 

Thursday
Aug252011

j.crew in paris

The September 2007 J.Crew catalog was certainly one to remember. How could one forget these iconic Parisian shots? Although this catalog is four years old, the clothing featured here hardly looks dated (reason 1001 why classic clothing is king). I haven’t visited Paris in years, but I’m just dying to go. It seems like everyone has plans to visit or has visited recently... but me! (#whitegirlproblems, anyone?). My little sister just got back from a ten day vacation in the city and a close friend of mine is scheming to spend her Christmas break there (which I support 100%, if only so I can live vicariously through her). Anywho. If you need me, darlings, I'll be sipping coffee, eating croissants and listening to Edith Piaf on my front porch. You're more than welcome to join :)

Thursday
Aug252011

on this day in history...



1910:
Dorothea Tanning (who turns 101 today!),
American artist and former wife of Max Ernst,
was born in Galesburg, Illinois.
Wednesday
Aug242011

want of the day


As a little girl, my favorite book was called A is for Annabelle. It is an alphabetical directory about a doll named Annabelle + the things in her wardrobe (“B is for the Bonnet she wears in her hair.”). That being said, it’s no wonder that I find Fendi’s new book, The Whispered Directory of Craftmanship, so delightful! The yellow livre is somewhat like an “A is for Annabelle” for adults, spotlighting fine italian companies, restaurants and boutiques instead of lace bonnets and such. It'd make a handsome coffee table book, no? Nevermind the fact that have no plans to jet off to Milan, etc. anytime soon :)