sp 2013 print in fashion…

…mary katrantzou the frenzy of spring 2013 fashion week new york is finally over and prints, thankfully, still have staying power.  prints took a twist this season, stripes, florals, geometrics, chinoiserie and even… Continue reading

apocalypse wow!…

…harnesses by herve leger. harness style waist belt i’ve gotta give credit where credit is due!  the new fall 2012 accessories from herve leger are all that and then some!  i bought my… Continue reading

no summer is complete…

…without a definitive soundscape. lianne la havas’ debut album, “is your love big enough?” has stolen my heart as best album of the summer.  the amazing range of this london export is absolutely… Continue reading

found on etsy…

…nina yeghiazaryan nina yeghiazaryan of odd princess dolls, is a fantastic artist whose work i found while browsing etsy!  hailing from yerevan, armenia, her delicately jointed dolls harken back to the victorian era… Continue reading

gaga…

…for testino got a copy in the mail of the summer 2012 taschen catalog a while ago.  finally noticed the back cover: gaga goes ganguro!  definitely not born this way!

pass me that poodle…

…will you? i’m having flashbacks of my rave days in the early 90’s and i’m lovin’ the new adidas offerings of jeremy scott!  whether you would wear them or not is besides the… Continue reading

illustrated paint palettes…

…by m.a.c. cosmetics! now available in limited editions are the new cosmetic collections featuring the illustrations of julie verhoeven, nikki farquharson and françois berthoud. this is good news for illustrators like myself as… Continue reading

kreayshawn…

…strikes again with her new single, “go hard!  if you’re looking for a song to change the world, this is definitely not it but if you’re looking for your summer theme, then look… Continue reading

live the life…

…you have imagined.”-henry david thoreau there is something so undeniably satisfying in seeing a dream through to reality!  back in february, i lost my dear grandmother at the wise old age of 92. … Continue reading

hello baby!…

i’ve been time warping over the past few months doing research on the roaring 20’s for print inspiration.  the biography of zelda fitzgerald of course has gotten me in the mood as has… Continue reading

inspirational excursions…

…are great opportunities to score oneself a guilty pleasure! i was browsing my favorite local bookstore and i broke down and bought the anna sui paper dolly parade note cards! they’re all hand… Continue reading

ma poupée…

… ma obession! these little poppet pendants are the delicious work of parisian artist servane gaxotte.  her whimsical designs are beautifully crafted and fully detailed with couture fashions.  each figure is a delightful… Continue reading

nothing new under the sun…

…apparently not. work by tuan tran? i was going to use this post to write about san francisco based artist tuan tran but then i happened to browse through the copy of california… Continue reading

the flow bib…

…by fenton i have a deep fascination with beautiful, modern baubles like this.  it’s the juxtaposition between candy bright plastics and edgy chain not to mention the non-traditional shapes and draping that has… Continue reading

summertime…

…time to sit back and unwind. ha!  i wish i could say that was the case but i have been so busy with freelance projects and family graduations that i’ve barely had time… Continue reading