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Anthropologie Fall Photo Styling

2 Nov
Anthro style and illustration all in one, how lovely! Anthropologie never ceases to amazing me.  I love there creative approach to everything that they do. What an awesome team they have working for them. And by the way, did you notice that jacket on image #4, to die for!  and those tights in the last photo are a must for sure! 

images via: anthropologie.com

How To Dress For Success… Edith Head

15 Aug
I came across these amazing illustrations on while browsing LiveJournal here and immediately rushed to amazon.com and purchased the book How To Dress For Success by Edith Head.  I simply had to have it for my collection.  Edith Head is one of the greatest costume designers of all time with some of the greatest films of all time under her belt, including my all time favorite’s Funny Face and Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  She was sought after by most of the leading ladies of the 40’s & 50’s including Ginger Rogers, Bette Davis, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn.  I mean that’s SOME track record if you ask me.  Edith Head was an amazing women who could make the ordinary, extraordinary! 
She sure had a lot of wisdom to share as well, my favorite being… “You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it”.  Working in the fashion industry I can tell you know truer words have ever been spoken. 

50 years, 50 Great Moments for Woman

19 Jul
In celebration of the 50 years since The Pill was introduced to woman Daily Candy and Bayer’s Celebration of Woman’s Empowerment have teamed up to celebrate Woman everywhere.  They ask the questions, “what will you do?”, “what are your dreams?” as part of a contest to help make them a reality.  Unfortunately the contest has come to an end, but I still think these are questions that we as woman should be asking ourselves everyday.   I can’t wait to see the results of the contest.  For no check on the lovely illustrated timeline of some amazing accomplishments made by woman in the past 50 years.  Above are a few of my favorite… CLICK HERE to see the rest! 

Accessory Illustrations via The LA Times

16 Mar

I came across this fabulous “50 Series” post on The LA Times website most recently featuring 50: Signature Bags.  Above are my top 8 picks from their list of 50, illustrated by Jameson Simpson.  If you follow my blog you all know that I am a sucker for all things illustrated and this article did not disappoint.  Click here to check out the other 32 Signature Bags featured (all equally fabulous).  Oh, to own a Chanel or a Birkin….what a wonderful dream.

Bella Pilar: ‘Tis the Season

12 Dec




I finally found the Bella Pilar Christmas cards I have been looking everywhere for! Yippee!!!

{images via: Bella Pilar Illustrations on Facebook}

Tis’ The Season To Knit

25 Oct
Illustration by Bella Pilar

Friday evening I started crocheting again… (I can both knit & crochet but lately I prefer the one needle approach). I wish I was better at it so I could make things like this & this, but for now its square and rectangular projects for me. This year I think I would like to make a nice throw for my bedroom.

Novel(ty) Illustration

29 Aug

I have said it before and I will say it again… I LOVE Ruben Toledo’s illustrations. Toledo has teamed up with Penguin Classic’s to create the fabulous, “couture inspired covers” featured above. I found out about this must have collection via The Daily Candy Weekend Guide. I actually am a little embarrassed to admit that I have not read a single one of these, but certainly plan to now. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be caught on the train reading Pride & Prejudiced with such a fabulous cover as this.

Penguin Classic’s are in my opinion all around chic and fabulous! Check out the newly released cloth bound classics I discovered via Design*Sponge.