Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Take A Leap!

Leap:
V. Jump or spring a long way,  to a great height, or with great force. 
 N. A forceful jump or quick movement.

 My illustration

What kind of leap would you like to make this year? A leap forward? A leap of faith?

Happy Leap Day, everyone!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

In Full Bloom

Only the bravest flowers in my yard have shown their faces with March still a few days away. The earliest pink camellias, the bright yellow miniature narcissus-- always the first to the party.  But at Jil Sander, the runway was in full bloom.

 New York Times

 Vogue

 Telegraph UK

The flower-filled vitrines and elegant collection both blossomed with subtle, soft assurance, like a Dutch Master floral come to life.

Nicolaes Van Veeredae, Crystal Vase With Flowers

 Vogue

Style Bubble

Vogue

Vogue

Bolliger, Vase With Flowers

Getty Images

Such a beautiful farewell for Raf Simons who leaves Jil Sander, rumor has it for Yves St. Laurent or Dior. Lovely to think that his gorgeous bouquet of a collection will be blooming this fall as our summer flowers fade into memory.


Monday, February 27, 2012

Inspired By: The Queen Of Hollywood


"I think your self emerges more clearly over time."-- Meryl Streep 










Thanks, Meryl, for showing all us girls that the best really is yet to come.

For more, see The Cut Blog's Meryl Streep Lookbook

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rain Or Shine


"The best thing one can do when it's raining is let it rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Vogue

Gustave Caillebotte, Paris Street, Rainy Day 

Fashion Week Daily 
 
Gustave Caillebotte, Study for Paris Street, Rainy Day

AP for Daily Mail

I loved Christopher Bailey's Fall 2012 Burberry Prorsum collection for reminding us how beautiful a rainy day can be.

Rain or shine this weekend? Whatever the weather, hope yours is gorgeous! XO

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Dreaming of... A Summer Croquet Party

Speaking of blue... have you seen Tory Burch's Southampton home in this month's Vogue?

Vogue

Vogue

Blue heaven! When I saw the photos it made me think of a friend of mine who has a remodeling project in her future (you know who you are). So much to be inspired by in this "sprawling Gatsby-era manor"... you can see it here if you haven't picked up a copy yet.

Vogue

But what really caught my eye was Tory's lush green lawn. It sent me dreaming of a summertime croquet party.

 Style Me Pretty
 
With summer still a few months away we've got plenty of time to find the perfect hat...

Oscar PR Girl

Vogue

I would need a new white dress...

Snippet & Ink

And we'll have to remember where we packed away the croquet set...and brush up on the rules.


It would be the perfect excuse to find some new garden furniture...

 Vogue 

 Style Me Pretty

 Style Me Pretty

Because we'll need a shady spot to kick back with a gin & tonic...

 Style Me Pretty

Martha Blog
 ...after navigating a sticky wicket!

Snippet & Ink

Who wants to help me plan a summer croquet bash?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

If You Can't Beat 'Em...


"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition." - William Aurthur Ward

It's easy to wake up feeling blue on a stormy late-February morning.  But sometimes I think the best way to get over a case of the blues isn't to go chasing the sun... it's to revel in the beauty of a blue mood.  

My Illustration

Vogue

Moltan Holum

Heidi Diaz

 
 Vogue

 
Picasso

Paris Perfect

Oscar PR Girl

My Photo

Houzz

Traditional Home

How do you rise above a case of the blues?

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