Well I am already a pretty big advocate of the Baggu, especially this size which I can’t seem to get enough of. They do such a great job creating simple, easy to pair pieces that are also very functional. And their eye for color is equally spot on, which is why it is so hard to choose just one. So imagine my delight when I saw the gold-dipped baggu tote and weekender – a collaboration between Baggu and West Elm. Stripes? Gold? I’ll say yes please to almost anything with either of the two.
One of my favorite new accessories companies is Sud De Sur. Inspired by a road trip to Big Sur, Los Angeles based couple, Barrett Prendergast and André Vippolis, combined their diverse backgrounds in fashion and photography to create a brand aesthetic reflective of their taste, travels, and sensibility. The manifestation of this is Sud De Sur. And it is perfect.
The modern yet timeless designs, the astutely conjured color palette, and the impeccable construction speak to the couples’ innate design sense and their easygoing, worldly style.
A luxury accessories company informed by nature, the elements, and the rich California landscape, Sud de Sur is evocative of the modern bohemian lifestyle. With uncompromised attention to quality of construction and detail, Sud de Sur is dedicated to creating timeless pieces that are dynamic, playful, and sophisticated. The collection includes the Madera Mini, the California Clutch, and the Topanga Clutch which have all quickly become favorites amongst the stylish and in-the-know.
And now you know, too… and you should also know that they’re made in LA! Love it so.
This week Anthropologie launched its new wedding line BHLDN. And lo and behold, it is exquisite. So feminine, so playful – so extravagant, so chic. The details are wonderful, the ruching, the layers, the pleats, the crocheted embellishments, the scalloped hems, the eyelet lace, the feathers, the flowers… Whichever girl you are, there is something for you. Whether barefoot in the sand, corseted at the Plaza, overflowing in tulle on your church steps, or sipping sazeracs in your shift, there is something for you. And if you aren’t sure which you are BHLDN has devised a simple test to help you determing which you are… I did… and they told me this:
A little moody, a little nostalgic, and a little naughty. I love these images from She Hit Pause Studios. Photographer Matt Schwartz captures his version of the pin-up girl in these raw and scratchy, yet dreamy and wistful polaroids. His work is described as walking into a memory. All of these images and more are available from She Hit Pause Studios, commissioned work and unique wedding photography are also offered.
I was so excited to see J.Crew’s recent preview of their Fall 2010 Collection – not only because of their inspirational styling, their consistently apropos palettes, and the fact that their designs always, remarkably, answer the question, “what do I want?” before I have even asked – but because this season all this was delivered with a nod to the iconic Edie Beale.
Creative Director Jenna Lyons describes the inspiration for the collection as “if Edie Beale went to camp.” Edie Beale, also known as “Little Edie”, was a socialite, model, and cabaret performer who was first cousins with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal in Albert and David Maysles documentary film Grey Gardens which documented her life with her mother at their East Hampton estate. The film captures her singular style – her carefully chosen “costumes” – a mash of eccentricities and layered memories from her fading station, artfully adorned with jewels and relics from a life once grand.
I love the latest styling from Anthropologie’s website, the sets are painted entirely in chalkboard and the rooms and interiors are drawn-in in chalk. What an inspiring idea, it could have interesting applications in the home or in a retail environment.