Tuesday, January 4, 2011

warmth in a skirt

This photo of Carine Roitfield was really featured in the fab blog The Sartorialist . I think it's a great fashion picture on many levels. The outfit feels both comfortable to wear everyday, even with the fur trim, yet incredibly elegant. I like the bare legs, especially spotting the bandaid on the knee! I would certainly copy this look on some kind of level...maybe with a oversize sweater & add boots. Spotted this skirt at J.Crew in nightfall blue that is perfect. Am not trying to make this a fashion blog, but this winter is chilly and I hate to feel like I'm a walking michelin man.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Spied this lush hat on etsy from the maker onnesti . It is perfection in cashmere and so brilliantly named "Cashmere Pale Blue Furry Bjork Hat Ear Flaps". With temperatures here averaging twenty something, this is the hat to wear... soft, warm, beautiful blue with some bjork dancing in your ears.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Breakfast at Tiffany's

The director Blake Edwards passed away this week. He directed many hilariously funny films but my favorite was the fun, romantic, but poignant Breakfast at Tiffany's. In fact, this film is one of my all time fav movies.
Many things made me fall in love with this film- New York, Audrey Hepburn and the fabulous clothes by Hubert de Givenchy. And from then on, Audrey greatly influenced my style...even this sidestep out from Givenchy on the film "Two for the Road" in which the clothes came from many 60s designers. And if you are an Audrey fan, do check out the other links on this site clothesonfilm for more on Audrey's attire for this free wheeling film.
So on this gray snowy Friday, I may have to watch this film again.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

chiseled luxe

Spied these stunning gems on Daily Candy and then went to the site better late than never .
I've really never been a fan of diamonds or gold, but over the past few years, I have started wearing gold. It looks better, richer with my Scottish complexion and slightly dark auburn hair.
These are so bewitching in their sort of rawness, but seemingly architectural beauty. I'm a fan of straight edges, spikes, old world with a modern bent. Who would have thought that that I would succumb so quickly to diamonds? This artist & jeweler has some other drool worthy pieces, but I'll take these.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A different kind of fashion story

Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. 

For their latest mission, several hundred agents spend a day at Coney Island / Brighton Beach wearing black tie attire. They covered a mile-long stretch of beach with a diverse group of people of all ages (from babies to sixty-somethings) laying out, playing games, and swimming in the ocean, all in formal wear. Agents were instructed to find cheap tuxedos and ball gowns at thrift stores for the occasion. What transpired on the beach was a mix of curiosity & fun. Do watch the video! I'm a fan of water fun. Would have loved to been there, wouldn't you?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Falling into Fall

Just discovered this wonderful Brooklyn shop Hayden-Harnett . While pursing through their wonderful online selections, came across these scrumptious leather jackets by Hare+Hart . And on that site, a beautiful suede cowl scarf that is part warm, part art statement. In addition to creating beautifully designed products, these designers have a conscience.  They produce their collection in Argentina, sourced from grass-fed, free roaming cows and from hides that are being used for beef, so no part of the animal is wasted. In addition, all the craftsman working on their items, receive fair wages and benefits. Quite refreshing! 
I think I'm hearting the Cadet blue color to wear over some dark gray and chocolate sweaters. And you?
And the Hayden-Harnett boutique is a must stop on my next NYC visit, if I don't grab something yummy online first!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Good Design

L 2 speaker, 1958, by Dieter Rams for Braun

What is good design? A question many designers ask about their own designs as well as what is in the world around them. Back in the early 80s, the designer Dieter Rams drew up ten principles for what he considered good design. Click here to read what are considered the "Ten commandments." Really brilliant. The above speaker is one of my favs of Dieter Rams' work. Straight forward, clean, bold and beautiful. Found this interview on one of my fav blogs and daily reads: Swissmiss Tina Roth Eisenberg, not only has a incredible design sense, but an incredible sense of humor as well.