Thursday, June 23, 2011

clare vivier

recently, i stumbled upon clare vivier's blog seevivier and i'm addicted to reading it. clare'saccessories are absolutely beautiful, simple and functional in the most amazing colors and textures. I want one of the fold-over clutches SO BAD. Can you imagine any type of accessory that is more perfect?

upon finding her blog & also another blog called LA In Bloom, i've decided that my fear of Los Angeles is dumb. These blogs make me want to get on the next plane over there and throw my cares to the wind. Their styles are chic, simple, comfortable but with just a little bit of something extra thrown in. My heart just feels cozy when I look at the posts from both sites.

kirsten dunst

i'll always love her & her frumpy-chic style. i'm glad she's back.

ps: that Rodarte dress in the second to last picture? are you joking? so beautiful.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

opening ceremony resort 2012

Maybe i'm biased now that I'm interning with them (well, for their PR company) but I really love Opening Ceremony's clothing line. Part of my job is to manage the showroom for this particular PR firm, which carries a bunch of wonderful labels including OC. So I get to really analyze and understand all of the pieces and where they belong, how they feel, etc. Opening Ceremony's Pendleton collaboration is really one of those dream worthy creations that makes your heart and soul feel so cozy as soon as you lay eyes on them. Even though it's often really hot in the showroom, feeling how well made and beautiful the Fall 2011 pieces are from OC (and the other labels as well) is pretty nice.

I did several projects on Opening Ceremony this past school year and I really enjoy reading about and exploring their brand. They started off as just a clothing store but have expanded into other territories and have really taken the idea of 'non traditional retailing' to another level. They are in a league of their own. To look at their own clothing line up close and personal, or even in pictures, it is very apparent how detailed, precise and for a lack of a better word, interesting, the designs are. Now these are people who started off as shop owners but now produce beautiful clothing unlike anyone else's. I think that's impressive and inspiring. Name one brand like theirs. You can't. I'm happy they're getting more and more recognition and taking their name into other arenas. I'm looking forward to watching them grow and maybe even being able to afford a piece from their store. ha!

Obviously everyone knows this but good quality fabric really makes all the difference in the world. So next time anyone complains about Opening Ceremony's expensive price tags or about their selection of items offered, stop and think that you're really getting a unique and well made product. It's true. Just ask my hands and eyeballs. I look at and feel that shit 20 hours a week now.

Moral of this post: How good is their resort 2012 collection? I love the background prints and the styling in the photos so much.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

little boy style

Why is little boy style the actual best thing? seriously. Of course little girls' clothing is cute but there's something about little boys that kill me. Maybe it's because I have so many women in my family and when I get to hang out with my nephews or any other little guys, their brains just make me melt. When they're dressed cute like this? Ovary explosion.

I mean, kids clothing in general can be the most adorable stuff on earth. I did a couple of projects this past quarter based on childrenswear and I gotta tell ya, it was pretty fun. I imagine working with kids clothing is much more fun and innocent than working with adult clothing. Anyway, look at how CUTE and stylish these little guys are. I found it on a blog randomly and thought I needed to share.

found here

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

One of my favorite blogs out there is Oh Happy Day! run by the lovely and talented Jordan Ferney. Her little family (She & her husband and two adorable sons picked up and moved to Paris for a couple of months. Cool life?) and beautiful yet simple style is so inspiring in every way. Here are photos from her apartment that she posted today. I cannot get over how perfect it is. I love how she mixes just the right amount of a modern look with a traditional/vintage inspired look to create this cozy yet unique and intriguing little environment. Interior design crush times 100.

Monday, June 13, 2011

i've been a dead beat blog mom. i'm back in new jersey, interning twice a week in the city and enjoying home-time. i'll update here & there. i promise.