52 posts categorized "Inspiration"

May 05, 2012

FLAVORS OF THE WEEK

Happy Saturday, everyone! Hope you had a good week. I've been busy working on some projects and fighting off a clingy cold...hopefully it's on its way out. Below are a few of the highlights of a busy week.

The beach sweater got here a few days ago! I love it so much!

As you can see, I am going quietly mad in my sick bed. You know what that means...online window shopping!! Net-a-porter, stop breaking my heart.

 

1. Philip Lim cotton twill jacket

2. Meredith Wendell tassled drawstring shoulder bag

3. Current/Elliot cropped tie-dye print skinny jeans

4. Martin Margiela python ankle boots

5. Dolce & Gabbana lace-insert patent leather sandals

6. Alaia studded suede sandals

7. Rochas mint green platform sandals

 

April 26, 2012

PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK

 

 

 

 

 

I am playing guest editor over at Shoescribe this month, and in honor of their film theme,  this shoot was inspired by one of my favorite movies, Picnic At Hanging Rock (1976). It is a haunting turn-of-the-century mystery set at a girl's boarding school in Australia. One of the many 'haunted little girl' movies that came out during that time. Highly reccomended! It takes place in the Australian outback and the scenery is stunning.

These patent Rochas granny booties got me thinking in this direction--they are some of my favorites! So stubbornly unmodern. The dress is a silk 70's number I picked up sometime back.

April 23, 2012

SPECTACULAR BOOK ON CELIA BIRTWELL

I picked up this beautifully done book on the brilliant Celia Birtwell at Half Price the other day...it is an amazing retrospective of her life and work, with a delightful sprinkling of personal stories and insights from Celia. Definitely worth picking up for any vintage or textile enthusiast! I scanned some images from my copy to share with you.

Marissa Berenson modelling a Celia & Ossie Clark design

The quintessential 70's babe, Pattie Boyd

Absolutely love her whimsical illustrative style!

A cubist portrait of Celia done by David Hockney

TAGS: Inspiration

April 13, 2012

WINDOW AT NEIMANS

Excited to show off the windows I designed for the historic flagship Neiman Marcus! I love being at the downtown Neimans, it has an atmoshere like no other and represents everything that Neimans has come to stand for. I am so impressed with what the Neimans team did!

 

The launch party was such a fun time, thank you so much to those who came out! Had so much fun seeing my friends and meeting new ones. These photos come courtesy of the lovely Stephanie and Erin. The shot of Steph swirling around in the bridal salon is everything.

I spent some time this week having some fun-thrifting, toy shopping, doodling, and working on an extremely exciting hair-related project. I'm headed to the Songbird Society for (another) hair experiment, can't wait to show you guys!!

April 01, 2012

LE SMOKING

 

 

I love Prada for doing this smoking lips shoe. It's for girls who just don't care anymore...haha! Very disco. There is a black version available at Nordstrom and Saks that is amazing too!

March 31, 2012

THE BRASS ANIMAL ROAD TRIP

My mom and I had a bit of an unusual road trip on Thursday. The night before she had found a Craiglist listing for a huge 70's four foot brass deer out in East Texas--the seller said they had more brass animals and was looking to clear them out. Obviously, this was not something we were going to miss! We drove into Grand Saline and went down winding country roads forever and ever until we got to their house....they were not kidding about the size of their collection.

The moment I set eyes on these lions, I knew they had to come home with me! I have been looking for the perfect lions for my new place since I moved in.

 

The giraffes are proudly wearing my mom's jewelry in her place.

Mr. Seal went to live with mom too.

Our backseat looked ridiculous on our way back.

This was on the seller's property--lush!

All of these guys needed a LOT of polishing. I'm still working on my lions. 

Looking better though, right?? What a fun day trip that was!

March 17, 2012

INSPIRATION PILE

70's girls by Helmut Newton for Vogue Paris

Inspiring set design in 70's British Vogue

Invisi-purse by Margiela

David Bowie doing his makeup

The adorable Fillipa Burg doing amazing things with an aviator hat

Scythian girl

Fabrizio Rollo's fabulous apartment--hey, we have the same deer!

Killer Memphis furniture

My favorite boots by Martin Margiela

Beautiful Bianca Jagger!

Inspiring looks at Ralph Lauren

Images via ciaovogue, Kwassakwassa, uuiuu, Malicious Glamour, FyeahBiancaJagger, Elle Decor, the Sartorialist

 

March 03, 2012

COWGIRL COOL

I love that Isabel Marant did emroidered western shirts for her fall 2012 collection. It made me smile to see a little bit of Texas in Paris. I'm going to have to run to the thrift store and pick up a few more. The ones with realy beautiful embroidery from the 50's can get quite pricey, but that would be a great collection to start!

The SHOES were beyond amazing too--very funky, I want the boots!

 

TAGS: Inspiration

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