1. Barbour Clearaway quilted jacket, $349 // 2. Miu Miu Cat eye optical glasses, $340 // 3. Stenciled Coir Doormat, $38 // 4. Elements of Style, by Erin Gates, $35 // 5. Magritte Alpaca Beanie, $215 // 6. Kate Spade Small Square Studs in Tortoise, $38 // 7. Brushed Pullover Sweater in Colorblock, $98 // 8. Large Tortoise Tray, $40 // 9. Boxcar Chain Bracelet, $148
25 October 2014
21 October 2014
Oscar de la Renta
July 22, 1932 - October 20, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Oscar de la Renta's passing yesterday. He was a true legend in the fashion industry, not only because of his career achievements but also because of who he was as a person, as evidenced in this touching tribute written by Anna Wintour. Over the years I've read so many wonderful comments about his kind, gentlemanly spirit. A true feminist, Mr. de la Renta always sought to empower women, to help them feel confident and beautiful. I always enjoy following the careers of successful people who live fulfilling, balanced lives, and he did just that. In addition to making beautiful clothes, he lived to love his family, to create magical homes and gardens together with his wife, Annette, to help those less fortunate. Oscar de la Renta will be missed, but he sure made our world a beautiful place while he was here.
17 September 2014
1. Tissue Turtleneck Tee, $45 // 2. Curved Metal Hair Elastic, $14 // 3. Collection Deco Feather Top, $375 // 4. Beautycounter Any Time Eye Cream, $32 // 5. Leopard Scarf, $65 // 6. Broken-in Boyfriend Jean in Harbor Wash, $135 // 7. Calf Hair Pouch, $78 // 8. Flannel Shirt in Buffalo Check, $89 // 9. Stripe Makeup Pouch, $19 // 10. Anchor Lock Bracelet, $50 // 11. Striped iPhone Case, $25
My favorite J.Crew new arrivals could hardly be more predictable. Leopard print and black and white stripes-- how could I resist? Especially when I wholeheartedly believe both of these prints to be neutrals! As we continue to endure 100 degree days in California, I can't bear to think of all the sweaters and coats coming out for fall. But come October, I like to think that a lightweight turtleneck, a pair of boyfriend jeans, and even a flannel are not so outside the realm of possibility.
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I've fallen quite behind on the Spring 2015 shows-- London Fashion Week ended yesterday and I still haven't even shared my favorite collection from New York! Even over a week later, I just cannot get this one out of my head. As tempted as I was to just move on to London favorites, I can't bear the thought of these beautiful images not living on my blog.
Now I always love a little Oscar de la Renta, but this collection even managed to exceed my expectations. It included so many of my favorite things-- over the top pink florals, gingham, ostrich feathers, black and white, lace, Daphne (my favorite model)... the list goes on and on.
Truly a feast for the eyes, the whole collection was bursting with femininity, youthfulness, and joie de vivre! It was difficult for me to narrow down my favorites-- I easily could have included all 56 looks. Fashion designers, like other artists, have the capacity to create new worlds for viewers to live in and when it comes to this, Oscar de la Renta truly has a gift! This particular one feels like a royal garden party meets My Fair Lady meets a Renoir painting. What I wouldn't give to be able to escape to this perfect little world on a whim!