Category: Fashion

China: Through the Looking Glass

We were in New York City for a hot second in early July and managed to squeeze in a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the China Through the Looking Glass exhibit now on view through September 7, 2015.  The exhibit was a spectacular visual feast and creatively explored how Chinese aesthetics have permeated art in all its forms for centuries.  Here are snaps of my favorite rooms, the first of which was covered in exquisite de Gournay wallpaper and the second was a breathtaking enormous glass bamboo forest.And then there was the most intricate gold gown of fairytale proportions…Glorious views from AK’s plush rooftop garden of the 4th of July fireworks (over the East River) after the jump. (more…)

Marco de Vincenzo

When it comes to fashion, I’m a devout fan of unique textures and fanciful prints, so when I happened on this season’s Marco de Vincenzo collection (on sale at Nordstrom – see Susan Harris at Seattle flagship), any resistance was futile.  I adore how the individually attached embellishments flopped around with lively movement and the colors while vibrant were tastefully subdued. Many thanks to my immensely talented brother for contributing his photography skillz, without which my first (and perhaps only) personal style post would not be in existence.

Fashion + Decor: Wintry Luxe

It is a gorgeous winter Friday, following a splendid Valentine’s Day celebrated with a delectable dinner, sweets galore, and a single perfect red rose.  Sensing Spring just around the corner, but nevertheless, happened upon the perfect winter combination … wrapped in fur with a little glimmer of crystal, sitting by a roaring fire in a mountainside lodge saturated in warm chocolate hues that keep the chill of the snowdrifts at bay.  Have a beautiful {and hopefully, long} weekend.

Fashion & Decor, Wintry luxe

{Images left via Jhony, right via Kelly Dillon Photography}

Chic Camera Bags

Simultaneous with the proliferation of street style fashion blogs is the ubiquity of DSLR cameras and the legions of fresh new eyes in the world of photography.  Even without a DSLR, an iPhone with its seemingly endless photo filtering and processing options allow amateurs to capture and perfect their visions quite beautifully.  These days, we are all photographers, and to this end, it was only a matter of time before designers devised ways to make traditionally bulky and unappealing camera cases into the latest “it” bags.  A few of my favorites are as follows.  {1} The monogrammed case by Rebecca Minkoff is beyond adorable.

Rebecca Minkoff camera bag

{2} The ultra luxurious “Newton” camera bag by Derek Lam in lizard.  {3} The impossibly chic camera case by Lanvin.

Derek Lam & Lanvin camera bags

{4} Love the cross-body capability of this neutral “Claremont” camera bag by Lo & Sons.

Lo & Sons camera bag

{Images via 1 // 2 // 3 // 4}

Sophie Hulme ~ F/W 2012

Recently, on my fashion radar is British women’s wear and accessories designer Sophie Hulme whose current collection features classic silhouettes infused with wonderful modern details.  I adore the brassy gold accents as well as the edgy use of leather.  The collection is absolutely timeless and chic in an effortless way.  More here.

Sophie Hulme, Fall 2012

Sophie Hulme

Sophie Hulme, Fall 2012

{Images via Sophie Hulme}