2.28.2011

♥ color me wonderful.


i love the whimsical and fun-colored artwork
that accompanies fanny bostrom 's
playful spring collection, FOLKI.

it kinda makes me wish everything
in real life were this magical.

♥ cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.

cats are awesome.
plants are awesome too.
but cats + plants = AMAZING.
which is why i heart stephen eichhorn's
clever kitty/horticultural collages.
see more on his tumblr & flickr.
& watch a video clip.

2.25.2011

♥ i put a bird on my head.


is that what that was? i thought it was feathers.

no, it was a bird.

via bhldn.

why is it only wedding season that people are bold
enough to put flowers and birds on their heads?

if this post inspires at least one person
to wear a bow on her head
for no reason
other than
it looks
fabulous, then
i will have made
the world
a prettier
place.


2.24.2011

♥ a little catnap.

talua's new favorite place to nap is this itty bitty sliver
of space between my bicycle and the radiator.
i so wish we could trade places for a day.

♥ fancy pants.




the ladies at new brahmin recently teamed up with erin gates
of elements of style to style a gorgeous editorial: a feast of fancy
brimming with baubles, festooned with flashy accessories
and bubbling with bold prints. LOVE!




and if you're like me and find yourself wishing you could somehow
pull together an outfit bursting with the same unexpected punch of color
as erin's tablescape, feast your eyes on sass & bide's latest fall collection
which definitely contains the same elements of ms. gates' style.



2.23.2011

♥ an affair to remember.



fanfare than the audrey tatou biopic coco avant chanel (2009),
but in my opinion was a much better representation of the strong-
willed, ego-driven designer who knew what she wanted
(a perfume with her name on it, another woman's husband..)
and got it. based on the book coco & igor, this film re-imagines
the torrid love affair that is rumored to have taken place between
the famous designer and the russian composer.

2.22.2011

♥ it's greek to me.


the greek key or meander is a pattern made from a continuous line,
which is believed to recall the meandering path of the maeander river of
asia minor and also to symbolize infinity and unity.

once used as a decorative element in greek & roman art and architecture,
this labyrinth-like border is still as powerful a design today as it was in
ancient times. you may notice that it is still everywhere in interior as
well as fashion design.



for the versace spring 2011 ready to wear collection, donatella
employed the greek key throughout a number of looks, which
is one of the fashion house's oldest signatures.
don't you love when history meets fashion?

2.21.2011

♥ and the winner is...

thank you to all who participated in my last week's
photography giveaway. the winner is #6: naina of style'n!
congratulations, naina!!

♥ happy birthday, mr. president.


gilbert stuart's unfinished portrait of george washington,
also known as "athenaeum" is his most famous piece,
and one which looks amazing in all kinds of
interiors. i kinda need one.

(buy a print here.)

♥ all happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.



i am one of those people who could eat breakfast food for any meal of the day.
(ever try dipping a french fry in maple syrup? it's like heaven!)
so when i saw that miss moss started a breakfast blog, where people
submit pictures of the yummy food they are eating in the morning,
i felt compelled to share them with you and
get your day off to a delicious start.


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