or rather i should say ‘milk just gets it.‘ i swear, when i grow up i wanna be an art director for french magazine, milk. no matter the subject, no matter the theme, i don’t think i’ve ever seen a spread in that magazine that didn’t inspire me in some small way. they take a lot of risks, i think — and they do it with panache. these rooms don’t have much to do with other other, per se, but they are all from the inspirational decor pages of milk, and i adore them all for different reasons. quirky, avant-garde, and each one a unique space unlike any other. which is the best part, n’es pas?
• all photography courtesy of milk magazine.
The fun folks over at fossil invited me to create a few fashion ensembles for you this week, and we had a blast layering these looks together. Fossil isn’t just about wristwatches anymore – they have a whole collection of clothing, bags, wallets and designer accessories. and just for fun — here’s a little behind the scenes styling from photographer laurie frankel and me.
First up – the minimal modern. We paired their black vickery drawstring hobo bag with the cutest mod Winnie turtleneck, and the charlotte single breasted black coat (especially cute with a polkadot lining). Add to that their Cecile multifunction stainless steel watch and the slim passport sleeve and you’re all set for some 1st class travel.
Next up – new retro. I think my favorite piece is fossil’s selvage pleated front denim jacket. It’s got some great stitching detail. We put that together with the Dylan shirt and the mod trouser, which has leather trim. Add in the Sydney shopper to stash all your favorite accoutrement and then for fun retro twist we added designer Eley kishimoto’s two-hand leather watch.
Our last look is what we call fashion forward and we had a little fun with this one – think I was inspired by my crush, wes Anderson. With the preston foldover clutch in fuschia we added fossil’s slim boyfriend jeans, the gracie lurex rose dust cardigan (wes adores a cute cardigan!) with the Jacqueline three-hand stainless steel rose watch. And for a bit of texture (and warmth) the multi-colored eley kishimoto box land glove.
• all photography by laurie frankel for sfgirlbybay.
my brother and his family are in hawaii right now, which makes me insanely jealous. and then i stumble upon the december issue of inside out magazine which is completely beachy. it’s summer down under, after all. these spaces feel so light, airy, and well — summery in the dead of our winter. so let’s get a virtual tan, shall we? grab a margarita or a cerveza, some chips and salsa and enjoy a trip to warmer climates.
• photography via inside out magazine.
go ahead — call me four eyes! i wear glasses but i’ve never minded one little bit. i’m not one for contact lenses, because for me eyeglasses can just be one more style statement — a fashion accessory, if you will. but eyeglasses do not have a standard size (everybody’s heads are different sizes!) making them a little tricky to select online. so when i was invited by david kind to work with one of their style experts on not only hand-selecting the most flattering frames for my face, but also finding the right fit for me personally, i thought this is a simple luxury and time-saver i could really use.
david kind glasses are simple and classic — very chic and a bit parisian comes to mind. you fill out their profile along with your prescription and photograph, and the style expert selects 6 different pairs they think will best compliment your facial features, sends them out for you to try on, and even invites you to take a few selfies and send them to your style expert for review. from there, they can narrow down the best look, and fit for you. By providing a photo in the glasses you chose, they can collect the lens measurements needed to accurately make your glasses—no matter your prescription. david kind glasses are all designed in Los Angeles and made at the highest optical standards using the best materials and manufacturing facilities in Japan and Italy, so we have the luxury of being styled and serviced by experienced opticians without having to leave home — it’s all done online.
How david kind works:
• 1 Sign up. Tell david kind what you like/don’t like and include a few photos of you. A real eyewear stylist then builds your fit and style profile.
• 2 Receive 6 frames to try-on at home for 6 days. Free shipping both ways.
• 3 Select your glasses, or work with your stylist until you find the perfect pair. Return shipping is free. Your glasses with your david kind prescription glasses arrive within 5-10 business days.
like our many mood swings, my taste in decor is constantly shifting. i don’t know if it’s something that happens with age, or if i’m just learning to live a simpler life, but i feel the need to banish clutter, and have less things. or at least own quality pieces over quantity. i live in a small space and since i like to shop for decor items, or get excited about them, it doesn’t mean i should always bring them home — otherwise it feels as though the rooms are shrinking around me. these spaces are the kind i aspire to — modern, but still a cozy, warm feel to them. probably because there’s lots of natural wood, earth tones (but not boring ones!) and loads of natural light. i feel more zen just looking at them.