Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

Santos Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays (from Santos!) In addition to two Christmas dinners, I plan to play video games and bake dog treats.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

white on white


I am still obsessed with Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2011- the white on white on white is so startling without feeling clinical or cold. I'm a huge fan of one colour head-to-toe and I'd like to give this white on white business a go this spring/summer. I especially like how all these runway looks were created with similar pieces.

I've broken the images down and come out with 10 items:

1. vest (with cross-strap)
2. sleeveless twist/drape top
3. wide quilted belt
4. mini skirt with wide quilted waistband
5. long side cut-out skirt
6. half-vest with horizontal straps
7. one-armed jacket
8. quilted chest piece
9. cropped pants
10. jacket with buttons

...11. of course, a white pair of shoes also

This is probably enough items to wear head-to-toe white every day in the spring and summer, which is kind of an interesting "futuristic" idea to me. I recently read this great Vanity Fair article about the devolution of fashion and dressing. It got me thinking about the future, and also the past's idea of the future. What will we dress like in 100 years? I like to think (or hope) it will look like a scene out of The Fifth Element.

Also, all-white outfits make me think of Oskar in Jonathan Safran Foer's book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which incidentally I discovered was turned into a movie that comes out this January. Great book, hopefully the movie will live up to it.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Lotta Agaton

One of the interior bloggers I follow is Lotta Agaton, a freelance interior stylist from Sweden. She recently opened up a shop in Stockholm and I am absolutely obsessed with the images. As I don't think I will be making it back to Stockholm any time soon, I can't wait until she opens an online shop.

Photos: Annaleenas hem/ Annaleena Karisson Photography




Photos: Pia Ulim for Lotta Agaton



Monday, December 12, 2011

Wednesday, December 7, 2011





What I wore to my brother's birthday dinner on Saturday.

Ann Demeulemeester coat
Number Nine waistcoat
Ann Demeulemeester feather necklace
Ann Demeulemeester top
H&M leather leggings
Ann Demeulemeester pinwheel skirt
Ann Demeulemeester boots

The last few days I've had a bit of a surge of energy. I have a lot of work to do right now and instead of procrastinating like normal, I'm actually doing it. And look, I've even taken a rare outfit photo! Plus, I'm pleased that all my Christmas shopping is already done, but now my mother is sending me out on missions to look for gifts for her! I don't mind though. I seem to be in the Christmas spirit more so than any year before in my adult life. I've already brought out the tree decorations and am eager to go buy a fresh tree. I am partial to the Alpine Fir, for their well spaced branches and minimal look. I'm not sure where this positive energy is coming from but I'm hoping it stays for a while and I don't jinx it by posting about it here!

Monday, December 5, 2011

And the winners are....

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Erika and...Caille!

Congrats on winning the Celine catalogues. I've already emailed you Erika, but Caille, please contact me with your mailing address as your profile doesn't have a contact email.

Thanks everyone for entering, I might have some more giveaways coming up soon, so stay tuned :)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Gift List


Even though J and I have our gifts to each other sorted out already, it's still fun to make a Christmas wish list. Of course, I would never expect such expensive gifts!

Clockwise from top left:

ManiaMania Reincarnation Ring: I adore this ring, because it's a little step pyramid. Plus, it's on sale now for $130. Available in bronze (pictured) or silver plated.

Pia Wallen Wool Crux blanket. This blanket has been on my wish list for a while, but at over $800 it's not going to become a reality any time soon! Pia Wallen have released a lower-priced Peruvian cotton version available at Mjolk for $245

Rick Owens Pillbox jacket, now on sale at Barney's. I loved these jackets from the moment I saw them on the runway. The stiff structured shoulders and mix of leather and wool really appeals to me.

MA+ Leather Fingerless Gloves. These would look great under a wool coat, and I love the spiral buttons and peek of cotton lining.

Rick Owens Book. This book is jumbo sized and filled with the world of Rick Owens. Enough said.

Maison Martin Margiela Oversized Snow Globe. Instant Christmas, jumbo-sized, but I think it would look great all year round.

Byredo Accord Oud. I'm obsessed with this scent for fall/winter and have been meaning to pick this up.

Diptyque Baies Indoor/Outdoor Candle. There seems to be an over-sized theme going on in this list, as this candle is a whopping 51.2oz. 150 hours of fun!

Diptyque Philosykos Shower Gel. I got a little sample of this in New York and the scent is amazing. Now I know what all the fuss is about! The shower gel is a little luxury for bath time.

I'm thrilled that my Christmas shopping is almost done, and it's still the beginning of December! The only thing left to do is my charity donations, which usually includes the Firefighter Burn Fund (for my Dad), Doctors Without Borders (for my brother) and the SPCA (for Santos)