Wednesday, March 31, 2010

mociun spring







new mociun! I haven't seen it for sale anywhere yet though. there are also a number of orange items.

an update.. this collection is now in the mociun store

new pack




I just found & added this leather backpack to my shop. Its actually a convertible item, as it can be worn as a satchel or backpack.. love to have options!

purple & gray








a few new items (& an older one or two to help make my point) in store now

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

#2, lauren




Lauren, of Dear Golden Vintage..


Q. Favorite color/ print if applicable?
can't choose one, but i have a particular fondness for
gray
cream
white
greige
taupe
basically, non colors!


Q. Visually inspired by…
way too much really - french farmhouses, a Japanese clothing line called Eatable of Many Orders, barns, the films of Jane Campion and other period films.


Q. Favorite designer and/or clothing decade?
i am always into the clothing of the 1930s and am usually drawn to the pale cottons of the Edwardian period.


Q. Personal favorite iconic fashion item(s) is/are...
hats. i wear hats fairly often, mostly 1930s/40s hats. and also pale cotton lace...so pretty.


Q. Currently most excited about...
Victorian mourning jewelry, rustic farmhouse style, ballet flats, gin cocktails. ♦

Monday, March 29, 2010

light spring.. have & have not







as is usual, I've gone for lots of cream & linen for the spring. I'll admit to having hopped on the chambray bandwagon last year.. and am along this year, too. [I'll rationalize my trend prompted affection & say that] I think it has become a permanent favorite

canvas espadrilles- espadrille store
oversize chambray button up- nordstrom
silk knit dress- custom order from sanchia playfair on etsy
tiny deerskin purse- the lucky deer trading post
pale chambray spring dress- splendidred on etsy



& a few items that fit right in, but are still out in the world for sale..

extra pale blue oxfords- Dieppa Restrepo via totokaelo
canvas cream leather tote- rennes on etsy

Sunday, March 28, 2010

in vancouver..






this was a quick trip, but included a number of fun things. mostly eating. we started the trip with some quick, fresh & inexpensive sushi at sushi mart, joking that it was our first dinner. we walked around, stopping to shop a bit, & then stayed in to watch a movie & order a piece of pie.

the next morning we started with brunch at cafe medina which we both thought was excellent. very nice staff, great decor, and a lighter cooking style that made eating brunch items easy & satisfying. their original ceiling lamp really struck me..

from there we went to granville island, which I really like.. we stopped at paper ya which is a favorite place of mine, and into a great little postcard shop.

from there we tried the famous japadog, which includes toppings such as seaweed & wasabi mayo. it was really good. its interesting just how popular it is- it took us about 30 minutes to get ours.

next was the aquarium, then a delicious dinner at the cozy & friendly bistro burgoo followed by a show at biltmore cabaret. our last stop this morning was a quick brunch at joe's on davie. again, a nice staff & good food.

this week we'll have to get back to normal, eating & working accordingly. I'll be adding new items this week, so please check back!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

in vancouver..





we visited the aquarium today. the beluga mother whales were my favorite, followed closely by the beautiful varieties of jelly fish. lots of great colors everywhere.

Friday, March 26, 2010

update, weekend, yay






those few extra items, as mentioned earlier. & now for the weekend- have a good one!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

eggs




I am fascinated by the tranquil, perfect & natural beauty of simple eggs


photo- by Olga Dzioeva
egg shakers- Rou Designs
wood craft eggs- via etsy

close comparison



I've noticed karen walker sunglasses for the past two seasons, and they seem to really hit a certain note. I like them a lot & happened to have come across a pair of vintage sunglasses that make a close comparison.. available in store now

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

update / other







this most recent update will be followed by a group of spring items later in the week.. then I am off to vancouver for the weekend! we're going to see acid mothers temple & to relax.

for those with personal item requests, I am working on them & have a few possibilities to report back with!