Friday, February 26, 2010

Fendi: Fall 2010

Love the Fall 2010 Fendi collection. Gorgeous palette, as inspired by American painter, Edward Hopper.

Fendi: Ready-to-Wear

Nice shapes and color for their ready-to-wear line as well. Mi piace molto.












































































































Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Socks

The way to happy feet is happy socks. These remind me of my days in color class with Aki. Get some happy socks here. Thanks to Nobu.





Saturday, February 20, 2010

Feeling ruffled

Only if it's because I'm wearing ruffles... down the front, on my hips. The red one is simply stunning. The last of my UO dress posts for the week.











































Friday, February 19, 2010

Puma

A flashback to the 80's? I used to hate 80's everything... it's slowly but surely been growing on me over the last few years. I even love Bizarre Love Triangle and other 80's jams.

These are on sale for $56! The sad thing is.... these are only available in a size 11. Noooooo!!! Get 'em while they're hot.


Backsides

Always been a big fan of open backs... just don't own anything like these yet. My personal fave is the little, white, lacy one. From UO.












































Thursday, February 18, 2010

Blues & Belts

Blue, teal, ultramarine, cerulean.. whatever you'll call it, I'm liking the cool hues of the dresses paired with belts going on at UO.


A.b.k. Custom Leather

Old world craft will never cease to inspire awe, envy, reverence, desire and pleasure all at once. It is a personal prayer of mine that quality, hand-made pieces like these will never go out of style for convenience's sake. An object someone spent time, energy and effort in creating is truly priceless. Read more about Alya Kazakevich and her gorgeous pieces here and here, as found on the T Magazine blog.




Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Food Processors

My right hand tool in the kitchen this past weekend while baking a pie for my sweetheart. I'm in the market for one of these things so I can become pie crust master.

Happy Pills

Candy is the cure! For whatever your ailment may be. I promise. For those of you visiting in Barcelona, be sure to fill your prescriptions at Happy Pills. As found on Design Milk.


































Christian Dior

Stunning look by John Galliano for his Spring 2010 collection. Inspired by vampy femme fatales of the 1940's and film noir. A wonderfully modern take on a classic look. For more info and how to's, visit here.













































Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Brooke Fraser

Love this little tune by my newest girl crush, Brooke Fraser.

Your eyes are full,
full of the future of us
The air changes as you look across
at me in that wondering way

It is as if
I knew you before we spoke
Do our hearts know something we don't?
Conspiring, converging
without giving us any say

You sing me to sleep,
talk down my walls
Look through my windows as I wait
You could be the thief
I give the key to

You're ruining me
with secrets and gestures and looks
With sonnets and second-hand books
Playing the chords in me
nobody knew how to play

You sing me to sleep,
talk down my walls
Look through my windows as I wait
You could be the thief
I give the key to

It fits in your hand like the water in rain
It unlocks our two different selves
and shows we are the same
Rather than wait 'til I
put me out for the taking
You're breaking
You're breaking into my heart
and I'm letting you

Your eyes are full,
full of the future of us

The Thief, Brooke Fraser

Monday, February 15, 2010

Lutz & Patmos: Spring 2010

I absolutely adore the soft neutrals, gorgeous draping, airy material and juicy pink accents. I was delighted to read that Archbishop Desmond Tutu, an activist and cleric of South Africa, was the mind behind the pops of color. Learn more and shop here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Goodbye to my friend Adam who left this world on February 3, 2010.
















Fall 2003, Section IX after sledding
















Fall 2003, Drawing critique in Al Decredico's class

Alexander McQueen

I feel like a hole has been punched into the heart of the world. I am reeling from the reverberations of the impact. We will miss you.

David Hockney

According the Jenna, J. Crew's creative director, David Hockney was a muse for this season's collection. To be honest, I've never viewed his work until now. There was an exhibit in Boston a few years ago that I missed. Everyone raved about it. Now I see why. See more pictures here.










J. Crew: February 2010

Dear J. Crew,

*Sigh* I'm totally smitten. The layers of chunky jewelry, soft shades of neutral, occasional hits of saturated color, and unabashed combinations of sweats and silks is enough to make any girl (or guy) go, "Wow."

What breaks my heart though, is that none of your clothes fit or flatter me. So for now, I will just admire from afar. But keep it coming.

Love,
Liz

P.S. Loved watching the video revealing the brains behind the beauty.
P.P.S. The swim suit spread below is amazing.