Monday
Aug012011

garance doré + petit bateau

I find it hard to turn away from Petit Bateau’s gorgeous new campaign shot by fashion photographer/blogger/darling Garance Doré. The campaign confirms the age-old belief that the french can take the most the most basic of objects (in this case, a simple tee) and give it a certain je ne sais quoi that transforms the ordinary into extraordinary. My favorite look is the first photo - I’m a sucker for wicker baskets and vintage cameras (on a side note... doesn’t that model look strikingly similar to Garance?!). Though my to-do list today is several pages long, I’m dying to toss it aside and visit the new Petit Bateau boutique in Beverly Hills. Field trip, anyone? 

Friday
Jul292011

scarves

Kevin Sharkey, a top creative at Martha Stewart, has one of the best blogs around. The man is particularly near and dear to my heart because he will occasionally scan images from books (both new and vintage) for his site. The silk confections above are from Nicky Albrechtsen and Fola Solanke new book, Scarves, published only a few months ago. Mr. Sharkey wrote about the book earlier today in hopes that the age-old accessory (which, he says, looks just as good hung above a mantel as it does on one’s head), would make a comeback. I’m with him 100%. Because, at least in my book, scarves = instant chic :) 

Thursday
Jul282011

from the desk of philip treacy

Someone once told me that you learn much more about a person by seeing their things than you do in conversation. This is why I love features - like Vanity Fair’s “My Desk” or House Beautiful’s “My Bed" - that give glimpses into the private lives of interesting people. I don’t know much about British milliner Philip Treacy, but from the look of his “My Desk” feature in the November ’11 issue of Vanity Fair, I can tell that we’d be the best of friends. Pink ink and ostrich feathers? Please and thank you. I hope that, one day, I have the opportunity to visit the Philip Treacy offices in person (ideally, for a hat fitting).

Wednesday
Jul202011

want of the day

Now that I live in California, I need to get myself a cute bicycle to ride about the neighborhood. This sweet pink number by Cambridgeshire-based Beg Bicycles has my name written all over it! It’s ostentatiously feminine but I love. It seems like Brits have all the fun, don’t they?

Tuesday
Jul192011

emma block + the queen

I am completely head-over-heels for these sketches of the Queen by British artist Emma Block. If you haven’t noticed, I’m a bit obsessed with the Monarchy... I feel as if these works were made for me. Aren’t they darling/whimsical/perfect? If only I could find one for sale! Anyway, Ms. Block's ouvre is beautiful. I strongly advise you to check out her site here :)