celine : summer 14 campaign

Posted: March 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, things | No Comments »

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I always enjoy coming across images from Celine’s Summer 2014 ad campaign. Good stuff. Good shapes.

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daame : leather laptop tote

Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, doing good | No Comments »

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The right laptop bag is hard to come by. I’m feeling this tote by Daame, a small new biz that launched with this product only. They donate 5% of all profits to a featured organization that supports women in some way.

Currently, donations go to Outliers International, dedicated to providing safety and education for girls in the village of Minawar, Pakistan where the literacy rate for women is as low as 12%.

Pre-order the tote ($395, was $465) which ships later in April.

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(*via swiss-miss)

gamma folk : woven jewelry

Posted: January 28th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, brooklyn, design, handmade | 1 Comment »


Brooklyn neighbor Lily Piyathaisere is the designer and creator behind Gamma Folk, a line of braided and woven necklaces in beautiful, subtle hues. Explore her shop online, prices range around $65-75 for most pieces.






(*via Pattern Pulp, via Miss Moss)

iris apfel : on the meaning of style

Posted: January 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, art, design | No Comments »


Enjoy this video from T Magazine with the inspiring 92-year-old Iris Apfel, style guru.

(Image via Into the Gloss)

laure de sagazan : parisian bridal design

Posted: October 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, weddings | No Comments »

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Hm yeah, as far as I can tell, these are PERFECT.


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(*via Miss Moss)

portland gem : una

Posted: September 25th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, places, portland | No Comments »

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Una is likely my favorite shop in Portland. They have the most beautiful collection of clothing, jewelry and accessories, from a wide variety of designers.

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922 SE Ankeny St
Portland, OR 97214


lavender bangle : alkemie

Posted: August 28th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, handmade, things | 1 Comment »

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Lavender bangle, handmade to order in gold petina ($198), from Alkemie of Los Angeles.

geometric earrings : hand & machine

Posted: August 7th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, handmade | No Comments »


Fun earrings find on Etsy from the shop, Hand & Machine, made from recycled scrap wood and hand-painted. Range from $15-20 with loads of good reviews. I’m thinking these seafoam ones…



equipment : homme for femme

Posted: August 6th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, design, new york city | No Comments »


Wouldn’t mind a closet full of these.

The line EQUIPMENT was originally established in 1976 by Christian Restoin whose primary idea was to create menswear shirts for women. EQUIPMENT was recently relaunched in 2010 by Serge Azria with the same vision, plus new designs and a bunch of other developments, like a cashmere collection and men’s line. Here’s a few from my wish list.

Shop online or in their NYC or LA boutiques.





hosted by (no subject) : create + cultivate

Posted: July 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: apparel, biz, design, handmade, places | No Comments »


I spent a great day with the folks of (no subject) at one of their Create + Cultivate workshops, in Portland this past weekend. It is a way to meet other creative-type business folks, learn some new things and hear about other business owners and their work.

I particularly enjoyed a workshop led by Betsy of Betsy + Iwa, a great jewelry biz; a talk by Emma Mcilroy, CEO of Wildfang, the online (and soon retail) shop for all things tomboy (check it out, it’s a great business concept); cocktail-making with Art in the Age spirits; plus a delicious dinner catered by Yakuza.

Great to meet some interesting folks and to enjoy a day of making and treats. They’ve got an upcoming workshop scheduled for Brooklyn soon — more info here.