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May 28, 2012

If I could add to my wardrobe...

I would add these items to my wardrobe if I could...


SUMMER BRIGHTS

Yigal Azrouel Green Blazer, Vince Tank, and Leather skirt by Malene Birger
I love the green leather skirt paired with the lighter green jacket. Throwing in a little bit of blue, well this seems like a lot of color, but as it's muted a bit, it works for me well. 




3.1 Phillip Lim blazer, Chalayan Grey Line blouse, Hot pink shorts by Elizabeth and James
I love silks in bright colors. Always have. It reminds me of when I was a teenager, and I used to make my own clothes.  Colorful silks were all the range in the late 70's early 80's.   

Helmut Lang yellow dress
On a hot summer night, this dress is... HOT!



SEXY 70's INSPIRED

Vince Blazer and Alice and Oliva Pant

The romantic side in me is drawn to this 70's–Glam 'Eye's of Laura Mars' look.  
Loose silky silks paired with, comfortable but clean jackets...  Easy. Sexy. Mine.


Helmut Lang Tank with 10 Crosby Derek Lam Wide Leg Pants
Stripes in a wide legged pant, with a textured top.  
But I'm afraid I could look like a clown.


Madewell striped top, Joseph Leather shorts, SEE by ChloƩ platform sandals

Sailor girl look with striped top and shorts, with stacked heeled sandals ala Mary Janes and socks.   
Girly and sexy!



WILE FLOWERS

Cythia Rowely Tuxedo Jacket, La Lee Verte silk floral top, and Sass and Bide silk pants.  
And for that party where you feel you need a little wild flower action along with a drapey pant suit in silk... this outfit is romantic, but easy.



All outfits from the Lookbooks on shopbop.com–– my favorite, but pricey, online store.



May 24, 2012

ShopJeen Delivers!





Ah, there are so many cool things to be had from ShopJean.  Before I moved I bought two rings, one for me and one for a friend. And Erin was so sweet! She said they would ship to Germany! Yay!  I almost forgot I have a discount code too!

Newley coveted piece:
Cicada Rings




May 8, 2012

A Brooklyn British Love Affair




I've never seen someone embrace their new life and home like I've seen my friend Victoria Sullivan embrace Brooklyn.   We girls always joke how Victoria is the "mayer" of Brooklyn.  Well really anywhere she visits, we dub her the "mayer" of... like Cold Springs.   She just has a lovely way of introducing herself, and getting to know people. She goes out on her bike, explores and discovers the best and most unique finds.   Always sure to find a bargain, and sometimes right off the street.

Take for example the way her and her husband bought a barely standing brownstone in a popular section of Brooklyn, and turned it around, on a tight budget, into one of the best of spaces ever.  She really sets the bar.   Dilapited to Desireable, Grime to Glory, Sad to Sensational.   And I would not have believed it.  I just don't have the eye that she and her handsome husband have.   They could see right from the beginning what they wanted to do.

After a semi-reasonable about of time with contractors– pulling down, and putting up, and putting in– they took over the rest of the job themselves.  But I don't just mean painting.  They brought the old fireplace to a luster it probably never had, adorned the ceilings and walls with detailed molding, painted colors that suggest a feeling, lay down brand new wood floor boards, and even new stairs to the basement.   They did this themselves.  Then there's the decorating...   Don't worry, it didn't happen over night. That would make them just too much to bear.  Envy is only a small step away from good intentions.   No, I'd say it took about 2 years to get just right.   And that's how it ought to be.   Love, care, and an ever persistent scrutiny to what goes wear and what one wants.  You have to earn it.  and they did.

The house has personality.  It's theirs and it speaks volumes.   I'm pleased as punch that Victoria has recieved the recognition she deserves with articles in British LivingEtc, which I posted last year here. And most recently on Refinery29.

And if that's not enough, Victoria and her sister Charlotte Thompson, who is based in England,  are the fabulous duo behind White Rabbit England, which they've worked hard on and put heart and soul into. With gorgeous night lights of Rabbits, Owls and Charlie the dog, this spring they will be introducing nursery quilts and children's bedding too.  Too bad my boys are all grown up!  Although I think they'd love Charlie the Dog for their room... (hmmm birthday approaching fast!)

So as Mother Day approaches, I couldn't help but think of one of my hardest working moms, who finds time to still be the bestests friend ever.   Without Victoria, I'd be lost at sea.








Above pictures from the 
Refinery29 photo shoot.






     Victoria's home was also used in a recent photo shoot for Shopbop.com for the Rebecca Minkoff's Lookbook!








And if you haven't yet, check out The March 2011 issue of LivingEtc, another amazing spread of Victoria and Nick's home posted right her, back in may of 2011:






May 3, 2012

Back to Drooling over Daryl K Clothing...



So the Daryl K Fall Winter 2012 Preview is out!    And yes, once again, I wish I could forgo all other expenses; food, wine, bills  (wait, keep the wine), and spend all my money on Daryl K!!!

Here are some (just some) of my favorites...





I love this look. And the pants, Stretch Will with Leather!?   Mine!   The shirt is silky and drapes just perfect.   The block of colors; black, bone, plumb and grey...  makes me feel inspired for fall, even before summer has hit!


Love the idea of paring a dress with leather leggings.  And we all know Daryl K's leather leggings are the best ever made. If there is one investment we should all make, it's these.


Stretch Leather pants in Wine?  Yes!  Looks hot with the black silk jacquared top.  I would slink around in this everyday...  I would be that crazy girl who never changes her outfit..  Yes, that would be me.


Go see more: http://www.darylk.com/blogs/the-word/6013610-daryl-k-fw-2012-preview