Category archives: fashion

Diana Vreeland - The Eye Has To Travel

 

Please Please Please let this be released here in Berlin so I don’t have to wait until the DVD comes out to see it!  This new Diana Vreeland documentary will be released September 21st for those of you lucky readers in the US and an interesting fact I discovered- it was written, produced and directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who is married to Mrs. Vreeland’s grandson.  It should be in theaters in New York and Los Angeles, so if any of you get the chance to see it, please report back!

summer dress obsessing

In preparation of our trip to California next month I have started my usual pre-flight internet shopping craze to fill my suitcase.  I usually fly home with an almost empty suitcase and somehow always manage to fill it up before my return flight.  The few hot days we have had so far here in Berlin have made me realize I don’t have very many summer outfits (although Andreas would probably try and disagree)… and I am obviously a believer that you can never have too many sundresses.  Here are a few that are currently on my wishlist….

1. asos elephant romper // 2. tbags los angeles gathered v maxi // 3. tibi jewel orchid dress (click to check out the back- it is what I love most about the dress!!) // 4. asos smudge spot dress // 5. madewell stucco stripe dress // 6. earthy blooms dress // 7. madewell cabana dress // 8. polka dotted dress // 9. susana monaco zola dress // 10. haute hippie striped maxi // 11. marc by marc jacobs finch flight romper // 12. young fabulous & broke ombre maxi

Bell Jar | Gorgeous Little Things

Cydney’s pup Ace is the sweetest and most well behaved dog I know.  She loves Bell Jar too :)

While I was in San Francisco I was able to spend some time at Bell Jar, a darling Mission boutique managed by my dear friend Cydney.  It feels a bit like Anthropologie’s more stylish, and a bit darker, older sister… With lots of amazing vintage furniture, taxidermy, and gorgeous jewelry and accessories by local designers.  I fell in love and wanted one of everything they sell, and I drooled over the decor (I wanted to move it there) – that taxidermy peacock?!?  AMAZING!  If you are in the city I highly recommend a visit to Bell Jar and if Cydney is there, say hello and tell her I sent you!

Bell Jar    |    3187 16th Street (at Guerrero Street)   |    San Francisco, CA

and the bride wore valentino

Cruising pinterest the other day, I literally squealed when I saw the top right image.  “Is she wearing polka dots on her wedding day?!?!?!?”  (I really wanted to, but then that Monique Lhullier magically fell into my lap and I couldn’t say no, so I instead I rocked the polka dots to our wedding clambake)  After a second click I realized that homegirl was wearing the Valentino dress I had lusted after for a greater part of last year, and while they are technically not polka dots, they look that way from a distance.  SO chic and unique, and the rest of their Italian celebration looks equally as fabulous, check it out here.

Photos by Bayly & Moore

western done right

Usually themed wedding are far too kitschy for my taste, but sometimes they are done oh so right, and the recent wedding of Lauren Bush and David Lauren looks to be from another era (and in a good way).  Normally I am not a fan of headpieces (sorry Kim Kardashian), but she looks amazing, and you know how I LOVE long sleeves on a wedding dress!  Of course having Norman Jean Roy and Mark Seliger photograph your wedding is another dream entirely, simply gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.
More photos at Vogue.com

obsessing over: rose gold

Something about rose gold just makes my heart swell.  Most likely that has a lot to do with the fact that my wedding band is rose gold, and every time I look down at it I smile.  With the combination of Pink + Gold, seriously, how could you not love it?  Even though I am not much of a jewelry wearer (i know- the horror!), and usually only a simple gold locket from my grandmother, I suddenly find myself obsessing over anything and everything rose gold- the watch is definitely on my Christmas list :)

1) anna sheffield Hazeline Solitaire,  2) Halston Heritage Jenny Fold Clutch, 3) Jennifer Zeuner Love Bracelet,  4) anna sheffield Eleonore Cocktail Ring,  5) Marc by Marc Jacobs Henry Chrono Watch,  6) Deborah Lippmann Some Enchanted Evening,  7) Marc by Marc Jacobs Tiny Heart Necklace

wallis

It has been ages since I posted an editorial here, and this one was way too good not to share…  The late and great Wallis Simpson and her style inspired a spread in Marie Claire Australia and I am madly in love with the vintage stylings with Miu Miu and Chanel.  The Duchess of Windsor is one of my style heroes, and in my opinion, her wedding look is one of the greatest of all-time.

photographed by Hugh Stewart and styled by Jane Roarty for Marie Claire Australia
images from C2  via the Terrier and Lobster

l'amour fou


Somehow I am just now learning of this documentary about Yves Saint Laurent, but from the trailer, it looks fascinating, and I am dying to find a way to watch it.  Has anyone seen it yet?

“I understand that the most important encounter in life, is the encounter with oneself.”

oh so very true.