5 Things To Love

5 things I’m loving right now….

1) Art on the Street- I love how these tiny Gnomes are popping up all over the city in unexpected areas, here’s one I discovered. So cute!

Gnome Art

 

2) Bright Prints- I’m loving all things Mara Hoffman lately, such gorgeous prints & amazing accessories, I love the whole collection for Spring 2014.

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3) Throwback- not sure why, but totally thinking about the 90’s lately…who remembers these girls? I SO wanted to be like Naomi or Christy….they always seems so strong & so beautiful. Such a cool photo & looks like it was shot in Soho where I grew up.

"The Supermodels" Vogue Magazine UK 1990
“The Supermodels”
Vogue Magazine UK 1990

4) The Met Gala Red Carpet 2014- these are my favorite dresses seen at the Met Gala…I loved all the subdued colors mix with the occasional pop of a bright yellow, fuschia or red.

Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
Suki Waterhouse in Burberry
Olivia Munn In Diane Von Furstenberg
Olivia Munn In Diane Von Furstenberg
Blake Lively in Gucci
Blake Lively in Gucci

 

5) Summer- lately it’s been HOT here in California, so I’m loving the idea of future beach days!

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Getting Inspired #9- BLACK & WHITE

It’s often cold & cloudy here in the San Francisco Bay Area, even during summer, which makes it much easier to mix clothing from different seasons & to start thinking ahead towards the fall trends…..

The high impact black & white trend is bold & classic & something that can be worn now & later come fall. Here are some images to get inspired……

GETTING INSPIRED #8 – Punk Rocks!

Lately I’ve been daydreaming about  the new Punk-Chaos to Couture” exhibit at the MET in NYC.

Punk teaser final                                                 (photo: metmuseum.org)  

Even though I’ve been living on the West Coast for years now, New York is still my home town and most favorite city in the world, so it kinda felt like I’d be able to just jump on the subway for a quick trip uptown for the opening day (May 9th), instead of being all the way on the other side of the country & just reading about it online. I first discovered Punk Rock style as a kid growing up in NYC & something about it completely resonated with my inner rebellious streak. My friends and I liked to watch the Punk Rockers hanging out in Washington Square Park and on St. Marks Place after school. Later, I began to borrow bits and pieces of the style to mix with my strange “DIY Mod Girl via Thrift Shop & I wish my boyfriend was in a band” look. And years later, while in design school, I fell in love with Vivienne Westwood, and all the anti-establishment angst that she was able to incorporate into her designs.

page1-image2                       Westwood, right, in London during the halcyon year of punk, 1977.

                                                                   (photo: style.com)

Even though I’ve been though so many style changes over the years; & now my current look has become more “simple, pretty, Cali-vintage Mom living in the ‘Burbs” than “edgy, gritty, NYC fashionista“; there will always be a piece of my heart somewhere that belongs to Punk Rock.

Since it’s set to be one of the new trends for Fall 2013, I’ve been checking out some of my new & vintage pieces to get nostalgically inspired again…..

poster

“God Save The Queen” poster

t-shirt

       “Too Fast To Live Too Young To Die” T-shirt (Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood) &
                                                Skull Necklace (Vivienne Westwood)

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Spiked Belt & Customized Leopard Purse with Pins (Vintage)

Book Love

I’m always drawn towards beautiful illustrations in children’s books….here are some favorites from our shelf we’ve been reading… both new & old….

I really love the illustrations from The Yellow Tutu…..


And when life starts to imitate art…….

Have a beautiful day!

A Sunny day in San Francisco


This past weekend we went to the new opening of the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. (formerly Zeum)
http://creativity.org/
What an amazing place! I’m not sure who had more fun, me or my 4 year old daughter? …..I just love to go to well designed places with amazing interiors….I am most happy in a beautiful, fun atmosphere with my family. If you can, you should check it out, there are so many great interactive things to do! Kids get to dress up in costumes, perform & sing, create their own videos (complete with green screen), do puppet shows & create music & animation.


monster mobile


cool stairway


playing dress up


glittery drum circle


puppet show


I need this in my office

It was a fun day!!