Thursday, March 31, 2011


As some of you know I spent the entire day yesterday on the couch when I got hit with a fever. Nothing bothers me more than not being able to do anything so I tried my hardest to work.

 photo: milenachka

I did decide that any of the unsold key paintings (as seen on design*sponge), would be sold for $100 before I move into a new space. It will be a one-week only sale and we'd love to feature your styled painting on the blog (American Eagle Outfitters bought the majority, but there are a few left!)
It's a steal since all of my work is currently selling for $450- $3000. Email if you'd like info before the sale. Begins Monday.

melanie acevedo

some of my favorite pics by talented photographer, melanie acevedo.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Spotted at vogue and coffee

Giveaway- from Quercus Design and Dallas Shaw

As you may have noticed we have been having some amazing giveaways here. This blog has been growing so quickly and everyday I get to share my very favorite products with you. Giveaways literally let me share the products with you so this has been fun and I hope you are enjoying it.
Congrats to Jennifer S - Lilac Bijoux chose you as the winner of the FABULOUS Betty Carre ring :) winner of the chic spectacles from SpexClub will be posted shortly.

Today I'd like to introduce the work of Quercus Design. I love the beach. And I love groups of simple photos in large square frames... so it's only fitting that I find Jennifer's work so intriguing. Her finds while beach coming are perfectly placed in each photo- and will be soon be perfectly placed in our new office.

We'd love to offer you the chance to win any of the photos that fits you best. Simply visit the etsy shop, and comment on which you'd like / where you'd place it in your home. Enjoy- and thank you again for following the blog.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My favorite colors.

I am very drawn to this space b/c not only do I love whites, but I love bright artwork. I'd love to work here- and if I did, here's what I'd be wearing to work.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Ruffled Feathers

My job is so unique. I work in fashion but what I end up drawing for designers and companies changes every day. Today's project involves pretty parrots. Found some really adorable photo inspiration for this, just thought I'd share with you. You always ask me where my inspiration comes from, and this just proves it: everywhere.

spotted on Luv Chicagoland's photostream (flickr), edenechoand,  chubbard

Of course this photoshoot served as MAJOR inspiration.
and this one made me reconsider a new family pet.
I can hardly believe it but these pretty pink birds have me ready for a trip to the zoo!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Elle Decor

A big thank you to Elle today for including me in this weeks Design Insiders' Weekly Finds

What a great way to end the workweek.

erica weiner

Beautiful work by Erica Weiner.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In the Spirit of St Barths

With old man winter thoroughly confused this spring, as I work in the office I find myself dreaming of sand, sun- and a luxurious break. I just entered this contest for a trip to St Barths, in honor of the launch of Assouline's newest book "In the Spirit of St Barths". (And I promise my entry was gooood, so I'm doing a lucky hula dance)
I thought I'd share a few photos from the book- so you can all dream of the sun with me. I have never been anywhere like this- and the book serves as such vacation inspiration.

Do you have any dream getaways these days?

for the magazine addicts

My husband is over my magazine addiction. 
So I am buying myself this cute bag to store (and buy store I mean hide) them in.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Giveaway- from Spex Club and Dallas Shaw

Hey four eyes. Ever seen some of those really amazing geek-chic glasses and thought 
"I'm just not sure", or "Waaay to much money"? 

 Spex Club has tons of adorable styles like this so I've teamed up with the team to get you a new pair of glasses! On 3-29 Spex Club will send one winner a pair of glasses (with or without prescription lenses).
The gift of stylish sight.

 Entering is easy: Visit to try on your favorite pair at the spex vision link, and comment below on which looks best on you! So easy! 
(Tweet the contest for an extra entry. @dallasshaw01, @SpexClub)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pomp and Plumage

 Can we begin wearing boutonnieres on a regular day please?

jak and jil

Two reasons I've been checking in with Jak and Jil blog alot recently:

Monday, March 21, 2011


The sun came out mid day here- just in time to begin a new project! 
Hope you are all having a beautiful day, whether rain or shine.

Lily Donaldson by Carter Smith

Just a few brights I like this monday morning.

Also, a huge thank you for all the the birthday wishes via mail, the blog, facebook, email, & twitter... 
I felt very popular ;)  

Friday, March 18, 2011


pictures from my photo shoot with alison conklin

Today is my birthday! This year I feel very thankful for all of the support and warm welcomes that my new artwork has been receiving. I'll be out celebrating collaborations with DKNY, Shopbop, dace, NineWest, ShopStyle... (after today's work is done of course). I feel very lucky to work for the most stylish people in the world, and I'm happy that you follow along.
This weekend make sure to enter here if you have not.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

seeing spots


living room #2

When deciding on a few key pieces for my new living room, I turned to my interior designer Megan for help. She put together an amazing mood board for the first room option and just sent over this second room as a #justincase option. I like that there is something sleek and masculine in it. 

Here are both of Megan's amazing mood boards, you'll remember the second from a previous post. Which room is more your style and why?
couch, side table coffee table- abchome, all lighting- arteriors, rug- madelineweinrib
chairs and ottoman- Jayson home and garden , pillows and curtains - anthro

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


There is clearly a theme in today's posts...I cannot get enough of all things nude and natural right now.
These limited edition Sonia Kashuk brushes are available at Target and I cannot wait to try them. I am always seeking the best/ prettiest makeup brushes to mix together since I leave mine out. I think the collection should be pretty as well as useful- do you have any favorites?

Bare Feet

I have been loving the Tkees foundations collection for a long time. No one loves a nude sandal more than I do. This spring and summer I am looking forward to totally bare feet- nude flip flips paired with nude shades of polish. 
Seen here: Tkees foundations in seashell, sunkissed, cocobutter & mocha (from top to bottom)
Polishes: Essie's sequin sash, Coney Island Cotton Candy by OPI,  
Deborah Lippmann's Diamonds and Pearls, Cosmo-Not Tonight Honey by OPI.

Would look great with those stackable rings below too... :)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

makeup inspiration

Our makeup inspiration this week comes from a nicole Bentley photo.
Making me want to line my eyes in white.
nicole bentley, dolce and gabbana

Giveaway- from Betty Carre, Lilac Bijoux and Dallas Shaw

I was introduced to Betty Carre by a small boutique here in DE and I immediately searched for more of her work. My favorite pieces of Betty's are her stackable rings- I am not sure if it's the rough gold plating that I like or the unique cut of the candy colored stones. (Maybe it's the combination of the two.)
Betty, Lilac Bijoux and I would love to offer you the chance to have one of these rings!

Simply let us know what color you would want if you win. And also since they are stackable, which color you think would look best with the color you chose. (I own the aquamarine and the moonstone.)

If you Retweet the photo I posted of my Betty Carre rings on twitter- we'll give you an extra entry! :)
I know! So many giveaways lately- but what can I say- we are growing so fast it's the best way to say thank you!

Monday, March 14, 2011

dollhouses and a winner

 If I could live in a dollhouse...
...I'd choose one of these. By Brinca Dada

Congratulations to Sarah- who Verla Ivans chose sarah as her arrow winner.
If you didn't win the arrows but would like some of your own use the code DALLAS30 for a 30% discount to the shop. And there is another giveaway right here. Enjoy!

Friday, March 11, 2011


A recent project has been seeking stripes. Here are some that I'll be adding to my closet along with some classic staples.

(I am clearly looking fwd to a relaxing spring)