Archive for May, 2011

VINTAGE ACQUISITIONS

I’m always on the look out for new vintage pieces to add to my wardrobe.  I have enough clothes for 10 people, but I can’t resist beautiful fabric and attention to detail.  I love this brocade fabric.  (50′s Dior jacket) This is another great find from eBay.  Black and white Geoffrey Beene quilted Grosgrain jacket. [...]

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DETAILS

I love shoes with exquisite details.  I love the use of feathers on these Manolo’s.  If you capture a small feature of the shoe in a picture frame, it becomes a work of art by itself……I captured a few details of some of my favorite shoes. Manolo Blahnik. Raffia heel from Proenza Schouler. Woven leather–Proenza [...]

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POTATO PANCAKES WITH SOUR CREAM AND CHIVES

I’ve always wanted to make potato pancakes, but the grating, squeezing, draining, and blotting involved kind of intimidated me.  I found this recipe in Rachel Ray’s latest magazine from Food Editor Leah Holzel.  Even though it’s my first attempt, I’m going to call this recipe close to perfect–and it gave me something to do with [...]

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PRADA

I love Prada Fall/2011.  The shoes are too cute.  Am I the only one?  What did you all think of the shoes? Everyone have a great weekend!! All photos from Style.com

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A GREAT OUTCOME

I just received the following e-mail from HSN.  I’m so happy that they are removing the pin.  It’s very nice to know there are companies with ethics!  Way to go HSN!  Congratulations to Nathalie and Fernand of Hanna Bernhard.  Thanks to all the other bloggers and readers that re-tweeted this story.  It’s great to know [...]

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IRIS APFEL….REALLY?

I Received a shocking e-mail from my dear friends at Hanna Bernhard this morning regarding the announcement of Iris Apfel’s line of jewelry for HSN.   There really is not much to be said.  The pictures tell the whole story.  I’m really saddened by this.  I have always admired Iris Apfel’s style.  There is just [...]

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CAROL DEPARTING…..

We received some very exciting and bittersweet news a few weeks ago.  Carol was accepted into United World College. You can read more about the program, but I won’t bore you.  Carol will technically be a junior in high school next year,  so this is more of a college preparatory school.  She was accepted at [...]

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HAPPY FRIDAY THE 13TH

There couldn’t be a better day to announce our collaboration with Monster High.  Jane and I are completely smitten with the Monster High doll line, and are thrilled to be working together with their team on an exciting project.  The Monster high dolls are so cute–but more importantly, they are all about accepting and celebrating [...]

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TAILORED

Ivan Grundahl jacket, LGB jeans, Guiseppe Zanotti buckle shoes.

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HALLWAY

My hallway shot by Manny Rodriguez.

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