Archive | January, 2010

Mona Lisa Smile…

25 Jan

Have you seen the new Mid Century, 50’s proper collection for Anthropologie. As you know I absolutely love anything and everything Anthro does (for the most part) but I especially love their visual displays and editorial photo shoots. I love how they create a story (which you can read about here) and then tell that story in order to show out a new assortment of clothes or a new collection of Home Decor. To me it gives new store bought items a nice vintage twist by giving them a story or background if you will. When you put on this skirt above or the beret below you feel as if you become a character in a long lost book or as Anthro likes to put an actress in Mona Lisa Smiles… And did you see those platforms above… swoon!!!

(perfect for spring… the Painters Work Skirt)

(showcase effortless style in this Reed Shirtdress)

(click here to see the fabulous bracelet the model is wearing..
baubles, pearls and faucet oh, my!)

(finish your outfit off with the buckled cummerbund)

(love that clutch)

Now I just have to decide which pieces would fit into the novel of my life (ie. my closet)… Hum, I think I might go watch Mona Lisa Smile for a little inspiration myself. I’ve never seen the movie, but if inspired this spread, its sure to inspire me.

Ciao my lovelies!


Click here to read Anthropologie’s lovely inspiration behind their 50’s Proper Collection

Love for Haiti

17 Jan

Love Cloud Print
by: claudiagpearson
12″ x 9″

Purchase HERE

*25% of sales will be donated to Yele Haiti, an organization raising relief money for the earthquake tragedy in Haiti.

Typewriter Dreamin’

17 Jan

I (heart) these whimsical sticker decals that can turn any boring laptop into a whimsical 2010 style typewriter. If only this fabulous company would ship to the USA I would be set.

{Photo via: Design Delight}

Fairytale Come True: Zac Posen for Target

17 Jan

A little bit of this and a whole lot of that. The new Zac Posen collection for Target is giving me everything. I’m absolutely loving the dress above and the bar top, skirt and cardigan outfit below is adorable, my only hope is that the clothes looks as good in person as the do in photos. Because honestly I can say the Go International Collections for target of the past have have all been lacking one thing; quality. But I guess the saying is true, you get what you pay for. I just hope this will be the collection where fashion, quality and price all decide to compromise. But who am I kidding, I sure there were be at least a few pieces I will HAVE to have.

Coming soon to a Target neat you… April 25th

To see the entire lookbook click here


{photos via here}

Style Is Eternal…

17 Jan

Have you seen this stylish Unknown Family of Style via The Sartorialist? If not, then your in for a treat. The Sartorialist, who is know for showcasing fabulous style from around the world, spent a lovely afternoon at the Chelsea Flea Market here in NYC (one of my favorite pastimes). While browsing through old photos he came across not one, not two, but six personal photos of a very stylish unknown family. What a fabulous find! Personally, I love the old photos, not only for the look and feel but for the stories that are behind them that you (the discover) get to create. Thank you for the inspiration Sartorialist! My next trip to the flea, I will be on the hunt for my very own treasure among the boxes filled of old photos. I can only hope one day I will be lucky enough to find A Unknown Family of Style


{photos via: The Sartorialist}

Quote of the Moment: Spread Your Light…

5 Jan

“There are two ways of spreading light:
to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

-Edith Wharton

{photo credit: Holly Becker for decor}