“You can either see yourself as a wave in the ocean or you can see yourself as the ocean.”
Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
A certain color can have such strong associations. We associate blue with a serene, sometimes melancholy state. Green can represent growth and renewal. Meanwhile, red is the color of passion, love, or sometimes aggressiveness.
I thought it was really interesting to see “Colors” by Karen Jerzyk in which she styles photos according to distinct colors. There is a surreal feeling to these photos and it reminds me of Tim Walker’s style. I thought it was really fun to see and imagine these colors taking over the mood and energy of a shot.
What was your first Coach bag? My mother had Coach bags for a few years so I was certainly familiar with the brand. I’d still love to steal her now vintage saddle and messenger bags some day! But when I first started buying Coach bags for myself, I gravitated towards the younger, brighter bags. Eventually, I also added other bags from Burberry to Chanel and didn’t buy as many Coach purses. But I really liked how Coach has forged interesting collaborations from its Disney collection to the Coach x Rodarte collection now.
Rodarte is an interesting partner because it isn’t mass market, but known for its “high couture, modern femininity, and modern influences”. In other words, it’s luxurious and cool in a funky way. They have worked with everyone Frank Gehry to the LA Philharmonic. In addition, they were the first designers to be awarded the National Arts Awards. The Coach x Rodarte collection is certainly filled with high fashion influences with laser cut touches, leather sequins, set against only black, cream, or blush leathers. Many of the wristlets are unsurprisingly sold out online and those are certainly the most wearable, affordable pieces in the collection.
What do you think of the Coach x Rodarte collection?
Circle dress with leather sequins, $2,500
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I’m always intrigued by unique takes on ordinary items. Holeroll is such an interesting concept – they are blackout blinds, but have cutouts that mimic famous city landscapes. I love seeing my hometown in such a fun concept for interiors!
Whoa – is it Mother’s Day already? The holiday has completely slipped my mind, but thank goodness for fast shipping right? I’m also curious because my husband has proudly stated that he ordered a gift for me (I’m notoriously difficult to shop for though!) I should direct him to this monthly wish list tough because I do adore the coral tree jewelry holder (my current one has too many necklaces!) and am very curious about the Vintner’s Daughter active botanical serum. I have a few serums I’m trying now, but this will certainly go on the list. I’m always curious about great skincare products and of course anything that helps organize this cluttered space.
What is on your wish list this month?
1. Vintner’s Daughter – Active Botanical Serum, NET-A-PORTER.COM, $185
This award winning serum is anti-aging, brightening, and all natural. What’s not to like (besides the price!)?
2. Wolf – Chloe Zip Jewellery Case, Amara, $77.59
This gorgeous case would double as a great clutch too!
3. Jacqueline Rose Dome Ring, Shopbop, $135
I love the simple and bold shape of this ring.
4. Black Halo Brooklyn Dress, Shopbop, $345
This is such a simple and versatile dress and the red really makes it pop!
5. Coral Tree Jewelry Holder, Shopbop,$45
I love displaying jewelry and this is a great way to hold a few necklaces too.
6. Fringe Classic Rose Journal, Shopbop, $7.50 (from $15)
My little one loves journals and this is such pretty one!
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Happy Fun, Free Friday lovelies!
Happy Cinco de Mayo friends! I don’t need a holiday to partake in good Mexican food. I really loved this list of perfect Cinco de Mayo recipes and got some inspiration too! I am going to try to creamy rice and beans and the grilled chicken as well.
Mmm, grilled corn is always a good idea. I need a stovetop grill. The quesadillas also look healthy and delicious. My husband loves chilaquiles and I love chorizo so I’ll have to make these some time too!
“Fashion is the armor to survive the reality of everyday life.”
– Bill Cunningham
The Met Gala 2017 honored famed Japanese designer Rei Kawakuno, founder of the avant garde label – Comme des Garçons and was entitled “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between,”. Her creations are the definition of avant garde – experimental, edgy, and definitely interesting. The Met Gala or Oscars of the East Coast are always an interesting red carpet to watch. This year’s theme promised to be even edgier than previous years. While I’m a fan of more traditional, glamorous gowns, I am still able to appreciate some of the more unique gowns as well. Here are some of my favorite looks from the night.
Kudos to H&M for creating a dress with such a romantic vibe! Cassie and Diddy made quite a pair and I was pretty impressed with his tuxedo. Rita Ora’s Marchesa gown was unexpectedly edgy, but pretty as well. I think I’d wear Tracee Ellis Ross’ Comme des Garçons dress!
Ashley Graham in H&M
Cassie in On Aura Tour and Diddy in Rick Owens
Dakota Johnson in Gucci
Hailey Baldwin in Carolina Herrera
Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh in Comme des Garçons
Rihanna in Comme des Garçons
Rita Ora in Marchesa
Tracee Ellis Ross in Comme des Garçons
One of the standouts was the feathered train on Blake Lively’s Atelier Versace dress – love the pop of color. I also loved the side train on Emmy Rossum’s Carolina Herrera gown. Finally, Priyanka Chopra’s Ralph Lauren trench coat gown was certainly unexpected and interesting!
Bee Schaffer in Alexander McQueen
Blake Lively in Atelier Versace
Donna Karan in Donna Karan
Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera
Jennifer Lopez in Valentino
Katy Holmes in Zac Posen
Priyanka Chopra in Ralph Lauren
Zoe Kravitz in Oscar de la Renta
Best fitted looks
Kate Hudson and Naomi Watts both wore light, but distinct Stella McCartney looks. I love the simple shapes and beautiful fit of both gowns. Naomi Campbell is timelessly gorgeous in this Edward Enninful creation – it’ll be interesting to see his work as Vogue UK’s Editor!
Diane Kruger in Diane von Furstenberg
Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney
Kerry Washington in Michael Kors
Naomi Campbell in Edward Enninful
Naomi Watts in Stella McCartneyReese Witherspoon in Mugler