tuesday’s girl: lily ashwell.


while the vibe is perhaps recognizable, the designs are all her own. designer lily ashwell seems to have inherited her mother, rachel ashwell’s affinity for feminine prints and shabby chic pastels, but this generation of ashwells is all about fashion. lily ashwell designs clothing under her own label — pretty, flirty dresses, skirts and tops in linen, cotton and... 
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thoughts for a friday.


martha stewart’s DIY Precious Diamonds Family Tree. you know me. i love all things photo-related. from high-tech apps like instagram and after light to a twin lens reflex — i am smitten. i actually learned to take photos in high school on a twin lens reflex, developing the film and making prints in the classroom darkroom. talk about old school. but i loved the... 
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tuesday’s girl: springtime coats.


coat cloudy from kling shop + marte. do you remember when you were little, and towards the end of february or early march you’d need a new pair of shiny patent leather maryjanes or perhaps a new spring coat? those early mornings when you could still see frost on the ground and a hint of crocus pushing their way to the surface, but it was just too warm for winter wool?... 
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put a pretty print on it.


flashback alert. i spied these pretty wallpapers from uk-based designer rachel j powell in this month’s frankie magazine and i felt like i’d walked into my mum’s kitchen circa 1969 — pretty, retro patterns called ‘prudence’ and ‘woodstock’ to make your walls pop.  
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Give the Gift of Art.


this post in partnership with art.com. for the holidays a lot of people on my gift list are art lovers, so i created a new art + you gift giving gallery on art.com. i emailed them the art.com gallery, asked them to have a look around and if anything piqued their interest to let me know. easy online shopping, and framing too — most of these images are available from art.com... 
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