Temple St. Clair

December 31st, 2008 Posted in Eateries, Jewelry | 1 Comment »

I fell in love with Temple St. Clair‘s modern classic style for its imaginative, impeccable goldwork design. It reminds me of a freshwater pearl ring I bought from a Court Street, Cobble Hill jeweler and the orb jewel from “Men in Black” ;).

*Photocredit: Gilt & Heidi Nahser (Special Projects: “Men in Black”)

Gorgeous Frocks To Ring In The New Year

December 31st, 2008 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

Aren’t they absolutely breath-taking? Here is Nina Ricci and Temperley London…..

*Photocredit: Gilt

Happy New Year

December 31st, 2008 Posted in anthropologie | No Comments »

It has been a beautiful 2008 holiday season. Wow, another year has gone by! Hopefully 2009 will be even better. Wishing everyone happy, magical times…

As an aside, these are my top picks of current Anthro items…

*Photocredit: Anthropologie

3191 A Year of Mornings

December 30th, 2008 Posted in Books | No Comments »

I ordered this book by Maria Alexandra Vettese and Stephanie Congdon Barnes just this morning and can’t wait until it arrives! I’ve only been able to see a very small portion of the pictures but I know from the little I’ve seen that it’s very special and will probably remain in my permanent collection. The concepts are simple, peaceful, delightful. It’s probably a book I would turn to for comfort on a gloomy day.

http://www.3191ayearofmornings.com/
http://3191.visualblogging.com/

Olivia by Ian Falconer

December 30th, 2008 Posted in Books, Toys | 2 Comments »

Olivia is my favorite children’s book as an adult. My parents did their best to care for my sister and I but there were no bedtime stories. It’s almost impossible to catch up. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a decent sized Olivia collection of books and stuffed animals, etc. The limited edition FAO Swartz stuffed Opera Doll still eludes me; it’s an on-going search that’s been on-and-off for nearly two years now (sort of like the 1998 large 12 inch tall stuffed pink polka-dotted elephant from The Island of Misfit Toys). My opera doll figurine will have to suffice for now.

*Photocredit: Amazon.com

Artist Michael Sowa

December 30th, 2008 Posted in Books, Fine Arts, Movies, music | No Comments »

I started to take interest in his work before beginning this blog so I almost forgot to mention him. He is one of my favorite contemporary artists to the point where I’ve decorated my study with his artwork. He was featured in my #1 movie “Amelie” starring Audrey Tatou and Mathieu Kassovitz. I have been thinking about his artwork recently. My brother-in-law bought me “The Little King December” (by Axel Hacke, illustrated by Michael Sowa) off my Christmas wishlist. I also attempted to find an iPhone compatible download of “Amelie” but was met with disappointment =(. Without further adieu…

*Photocredit: Amazon.com, Michael Sowa, “Amelie” Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Vis-A-Vis on Nantucket

December 22nd, 2008 Posted in Fashion, Handbags, Trips | No Comments »

There’s a very charming and posh mid-size boutique on the main strip of Nantucket. They sell gorgeous vermeil jewelry as well as estate pieces, besides every other article of fashion imaginable.

Vis-A-Vis
34 Main Street
Nantucket, MA 02554
1.888.228.5527

It’s just one ferry ride away. If you are ever in the area, go in and browse…..

*Photocredit: Vis-A-Vis

Alexander McQueen

December 22nd, 2008 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

I especially love the gown with moon design. So chic! I never saw anything like it. He has some really classic, powerful designs. I also adore the blue fur trim on the cardigan. I am trying to figure out what brand is responsible for the teal hosiery that the model is wearing in some of the pics. I want a pair! I used to have fitted denim dresses just like the one in the picture by BCBG and another one by Tommy Hilfiger. Hopefully I still fit them. I haven’t worn them in a while just because I’m so bombarded by everything else hanging in my closet. I wish I had more closet space! I tend to go for variety, but I can understand owning fewer very high quality ensembles too.

*Photocredit: Gilt

Pretty Party Dresses

December 21st, 2008 Posted in Fashion | No Comments »

Nicole Miller, Marc Jacobs, Catherine Malandrino… I’m starting to run out of steam since it’s getting late =(. Just know that if I was a real party-goer, I wouldn’t mind donning these on. Goodnite; ’til next time. My next post will be on Alexander McQueen =).

Kara Ross Flower Collection

December 21st, 2008 Posted in Fashion, Jewelry | No Comments »

It’s nearly impossible to choose favorites from Kara Ross‘s Flower Collection! I love them all. Great to wear with a minimalistic silk or chiffon white or ivory top e.g. think something by John Galliano or Development.

*Photocredit: Kara Ross & Gilt