Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Up in the Air Somewhere

 Beautiful bowls from Up in the Air Somewhere

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Coastal Style all year long

Many people who have met me tell me I am very laid back.  I feel most at home are in coastal towns and sometimes during the summer I work from the beach.
As fall slowly creeps in,  am completely against stowing away all of your memories from the shore until the following year.  Megan and I share the same mix-it-up style when it comes to interiors, so I asked her about the best ways to show off coastal finds year long.

all photos from Lonny
Can't get to the beach? 
Seek out shells and coral at etsy shops like this one.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Makeup inspiration

I love how this strong liner seems to look casual here. Going to try this look for sure.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Recently I was introduced to Tokyo Milk. I like it's dark and unusual packaging so Liana and I 
thought we'd introduce you to it today!
 Have you tried it yet?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

In a recent meeting, a client of mine said she was ready to switch over to her fall nail colors...Which got me thinking: "Are nail colors seasonal now that all of the fashion rules can finally be broken?" What will you be wearing this fall: Glitter, bright, dark, metallic- or just nude polish?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Giveaway- from Kendra Scott and Dallas Shaw

After visiting the Kendra Scott site, and checking out all of their candy colored jewels I really gravitated toward this pair. I love the blush pink stone, and mixed with gold it is the perfect "dress-up-or-dress-down" earring. (I actually think that it even dresses up your dress down a bit.)

I love when you can wear a pair of earrings with anything. Here is how I'll be wearing mine:


I'm excited to offer my blog readers a chance to own these Dee earrings in rose quartz! 
Visit the Kendra Scott site, and comment below on your favorite piece to win.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

the lovely lucy laucht

I rarely ever compare my personal style to anyone else's... but...

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Makeup inspiration

I always love when a frosted lip comes down the runway, but often wonder how to wear this in real life without looking aged. This photo answers my question. Mix it with Dewy Skin for a fresh and simple look. Think this is a look we can all try?

all product here from jouer
Thanks Lindsay for the product tips!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Some gorgeous shots I spotted around pinterest today

meadowtree.tumblr, franklyestoric.tumblr

Bionda Castana

Well, I was sharing the shoes I was staring at that day because Bionda Castana 
hired me to do some illustrations for their new line. I completed these three for them, but cannot 
decide which one to put on my own website. Can you please help me choose?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Let's Design Together: Luxury Monograms

I love a monogrammed...anything. So when I visited Luxury Monograms and saw these beautifully styled photos, you can only imaine my desire to have everything in my home covered with initials.
I am pleased to say that Luxury Monograms is the next addition to our office project (yes, I'll be posting TONS of photos. Now 4 items are backordered. We must have very good taste) 

I felt it needed not only some color, but a touch of classic prep. Megan and I took a look and thought this Navy addition would be fabulous without feeling overpowering.
We'll be adding this Navy pillow, with a gold monogram to the antique chair. (You can see all of their pillows here)
What do you think about our latest choice?

Current Items: Layla Grayce Screen , Antique Louis Chair (here, from Senera and Lily), Ikea desk, West elm Rug, Metallic Cowhide, Jill Rosenwald vase, labels deigned by Paper+Cup, Lucite tray by Tilly Maison, console from bungalow 5, pillow by luxury monograms

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Missoni for Target

 Was just peeking through the lookbook for the upcoming Missoni for Target collection.  How adorable are these office products? I can't even think of a better gift for a coworker. While you're picking up the pencils above for them, grab this throw for yourself.
psst) wait until you see the BIKE.
Missoni for Target will be available Sept. 13 through Oct. 22, 2011 at all Target stores

Monday, August 15, 2011

My Sparrow

All items from My Sparrow
(I have a thing for these glass boxes lately)

Friday, August 12, 2011

White Denim

I love white denim. The nautical side of me always has. But I find myself wearing them the same few ways. Here, Liana shows us her fav ways to wear her white denim. 
What are your favorite ways to wear?

all items at net-a-porter

Thursday, August 11, 2011

MZ Wallace

Let's celebrate summer while it's still here. Check out these finds at the MZ Wallace summer shop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Giveaway- from Garnet Hill and Dallas Shaw

After adding a rug from Garnet Hill to my home recently, I began visiting their website more often and discovered that they have a really nice selection of accessories. One of my favorite items there is the firenze leather bag. I own it in in ginger but believe all three colors would be fit for a fall wardrobe. This week, I am happy to say that Garnet Hill would like you to have one of these bags. 
AND it gets better: you can choose the color that fits you best.

To enter, visit Garnet Hill and leave a comment below mentioning any product you like, and like them on facebook for an extra entry. Good Luck!

Also, thank you so much for all of your email regarding Lucky Magazine. I loved reading them!
congrats to ashley catherine nicole who won the Michelle Chang earrings.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Lucky Magazine/ White House Black Market

About a month ago a mentioned I was being photographed and filmed for an advertorial for White House Black Market that would appear in Lucky Magazine. The September issue of Lucky is currently on stands and I was so pleased that they asked me to be a part. I hope all of my clients and readers get to check it out! In addition to here on the blog, you can view my video from White House Black Market and enter the sweeps here at the Magazine's website. Hope you enjoy!

Also- cold use a favor. Would you "like" my submission here if you have a moment?

Monday, August 8, 2011


Thought I'd kick off the week with a fun bracelet over at dannijo

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Job- Your Personal Style Correspondant

At a recent meeting, I was asked to sum up my job. It is difficult to do since my job requires more than just illustrating fashion. After some thought, I thought I'd share here.

I am a full time fashion illustrator.  I also develop creative projects. My clients include Dkny, Jack Rogers, DSW, Nine West, Shopbop, BagSnob, Le Chateua, Dace and lots more. 
You can see my work at

To keep clients and fans of the work in the know, as I work I share my personal finds and travels with you on my blog . I get to seek out the most beautiful things for projects,
and I enjoy sharing my favorites with everyone. My writing style is short and sweet- I let the images speak for themselves- and you can see my personal style be taking a look through my favorite shots.

I host events in the fashion industry and give my favorite picks to publications. Sometimes, I am a brand ambassador or a director of an entire project, but designers come to me for one thing only: 
my thoughts on personal style.

I attend fashion shows and events and often take a peek around backstage in order to share 
my personal style with all of you here on the blog and twitter. For Fashion Week is the best part of my job. I usually heels I can run around in, my favorite purchases ( both new and old) and most importantly something to capture it all with (currently testing out the Nokia Pink N8).

The question I get asked most is "what is your personal style" and my usual answer is "whatever I like that day". I don't believe in trying too hard, but I do believe in wearing what makes you feel most like you. I don't have a style icon that I look to for style guidance , instead I just like to wear what looks good on me.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

upon a fold

Some beautiful products at Upon A Fold

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Giveaway- from Michelle Chang and Dallas Shaw

You have probably noticed some changes in the blog. More posts. More followers. And more giveaways!
I have been seeking the best of the best items to thank readers with. I am so grateful for your support of my crazy career in fashion.
Today's giveaway is from Michelle Chang jewlery. I was first brought to her etsy shop when seeking small thin necklaces to go with a few "busy" tops I own. What I like about her store is that all of her items have a cute simplicity to them and somehow they are not overly girly.

 For my blog readers today, Michelle Chang would like to offer you a chance to win these tiny branch studs.
Just visit her shop, and let us know what you like about it! You always get an extra entry by sending a tweet about the blog this week. Enjoy- and thank for the support.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bionda Castana

At Mercedez Benz Fashion week,  I was seated next to a lovely lady named Natalia. We got to chatting before the BCBG show and she told me about her website, Bionda Castana. It must have been fate because not only am I doing some illustrations for them shortly, I cannot get enough of their shoes.
If you have never been to this site you are missing out on the most stylish heels I have seen in a long time. Here are my favorites:

Which should I pick up for Fashion week in Sept? I WILL be sporting these to NYFW this year.
(oh and if you like shoes, don't forget to enter this weeks giveaway.)