Sunday, October 19
Thursday, October 9
HA! Finally the organic farmers of the world - backyard variety on up - are vindicated! It is now proven that organic food is considerably higher in antioxidants & flavanones and MUCH lower in pesticide residues.
(I don't know why the eggplants - they're just cool I guess:-)
Wednesday, October 1
This perfect blend of post-consumer waste upcycling and uber chic design is a perfect ambassador for the eco design world, no?
All are numbered and can be custom ordered in colors of your choosing. They run between $750 - $1400Euros.
|Etoile - child sized roller chairs|
|The Haussmann & Versailles I |
CRAZY about this green!
Saturday, September 27
|Story found on Good Morning America|
Chi Kreneta crocheted her own wedding dress over a 50-minute/day, 5-month commute! She's an architect that learned to crochet from her grandmother and has put the skill to exceptional use, wouldn't you say?
Just for kicks I Googled vintage crocheted wedding dresses and found this on eBay. French Victorian gown of Irish crocheted Lace for around $10K.
|vintage Irish Lace|
If you are inclined to make your own vintage inspired version - here you go. . .
|PDF pattern here|
For the Disco bride!
|pattern on Etsy|
And how about this 60s-ish mini for a beach wedding?
It's found on Crochet Rising which has collected a bunch of links for DIY crocheted wedding dresses.
Saturday, September 20
Thursday, July 24
There are so many kooky versions of the sneaker, or trainer, or running shoe, whatever you want to call it, out for fall I thought I'd drop my favorites on you just for kicks.
First of all, I always think it's weird when uber designers issue a version of something like a sneaker and then sell them for $2K. There's something wildly disingenuous about it. Cute and trend setting, but…off, and not in a brilliant way off. Sneaker snobbery has already gone far enough, sez me. Cue Marc by Marc Jacobs and Chanel, in that order below:
Look for knock offs galore at any mall in America and probably Chez Target:-)
All trashing aside - here are ones I LOVE:
1st of all, as a California girl I will forever be devoted to my beloved Vans. And when they collaborated with Star Wars this year I was ecstatic. Even a Mom like me can pull these bad boys off with a little skirt + leather jacket or jeans + T...
|Oh Han Solo and Boba…..how do I love thee?|
|Nothin' and I mean nothin' beats the classic Slip-on|
And… in the leather category - how about these darlings?
They come in white too - perfect for end of summer transitions. I just discovered the blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blond Salad and she has super cool shoes! The slippers with a winking eye are to die, but these = = = FAB, period.
|The Lana - also in white|
|the Drew - also in white.|
Friday, July 18
Time for another Maison Martin Margiela post! I am always blown away by MMM first from an aesthetic perspective and secondly because their long-standing philosophy has been to up cycle or repurpose fabrics. This new collection uses bits of antique garments and their own samples to stunning effect. Also incorporated are mid century "Japanese Souvenir" Bomber Jackets sourced from around the globe. You know how much I love a good patchwork…..
|Skirt is patchwork of embroidery samples and took 80 hrs. to make!|
|Again, embroidery samples and the cashmere coat is patched together samples from trade shows.|
|Part of the bomber jacket is from 1945 and the skirt is constructed of embroider samples in metal|
|Part of the bodice is from antique - 1870! - french embroideries acquired at auction.|
Here's the runway video too.