Friday, March 30, 2012

It is all in the details...













Images: To The Trade, Kravet


I am totally inspired by most things Asian - textiles, furniture, decorative objects, art. It could go on. So I was so very pleased, no, ecstatic when I received Kravet's new catalog of window hardware at work and learned that Barbara Barry added window hardware to her Indochine Collection. Look at those finials! How amazing are they?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Digging...

















Images: Helga Wagner Palm Beach


I usually wear very small earrings, but really big rings or necklaces. However, earrings are very cool. Very beachy, very Palm Beach. Totally digging them, but if Helga Wagner reads this...may I make a suggestion? 


These would make awesome rings! Hint. Hint. 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Art to Fashion















Images: Mary M. Payne, Style.com


Cherry Blossoms (and I guess Almond Blossoms) are in bloom - one of my faves! - and I LOVE that Rodarte took inspiration from Van Gogh's Almond Blossom (c. 1890) to apply to the fabulous dress above. 
Added bonus: Turquoise ground color.

I would wear this anywhere...anytime...seriously...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Belted and Scarved






























































Images: Taigan


As I am thinking of my spring wardrobe - what to add, what to subtract - there are a few things that always get factored in: Shirt dresses, belted shirts, and gauzy scarves. These are some ideas I came across on Taigan.
I am totally in love with that shirt dress and white belt. 

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hometown























Image: Net-a-Porter


I may have to get this dress for a couple of reasons:


1.) It is navy and white stripes
2.) The label named it Swarthmore, which just so happens to be the name of my hometown


I am actually heading to the old hood tonight to see some friends. I always love driving by the two houses I grew up in. My mother no longer lives in there so I do not get there often, but when I do pay a visit my mind becomes filled with the best memories of such a great and beautiful town.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Seersucker...be still my heart


Inspiration...























Images: Kim Seybert, Dransfield & Ross


I LOVE seersucker. Seersucker suits, seersucker bedding, seersucker anything


As the maid-of-honor for my sister a few years back, she let me select the dresses and since the wedding was in June in hot hot hot DC, I selected a seersucker dress by Thread. I still love that dress. So as an admirer of seersucker I could not resist the seersucker napkins by Kim Seybert or the seersucker cocktail napkins by Dransfield & Ross. However, since I have been itchy for a craft project and I am not quite ready to print the design for the lampshade I mentioned in my last post, I thought I would make my very own seersucker dinner napkins as seen below. 

























Images: my iPhone, Save the Stitches (inset of bottom image)

I opted for classic blue and white seersucker for my napkins, but for a little pop I sewed the hems with coral colored thread. Now I am debating whether or not to finish off the edges with a blanket stitch in coral embroidery thread for an added touch. These napkins are to be used on our screened-in porch which we will not be able to use for a little longer, I do have time if I am feeling up to the task. Regardless, love them...