Monday, January 31, 2011

pretty things.

after spending all afternoon downtown serving jury duty on a really intense trial, i was happy to come accross this pretty model with her toothy grin and bright pink lips to lift my spirits. tres chic.
on another note, this inspired me to do something clever with the packaging from a recent purchase at hermes.
and also introduced me to some really cute bags...
and while we're on this equestrian kick, a little bummed i missed out on these bookends first sighted here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

bright white

image from my interior design folder via casa sugar
the sun is shining and it is one of the most beautiful days of the year here in houston....which is why today i'm keeping it short and sweet and leaving you for the weekend on a white note - with the most pristine room i have ever seen. it is so serene and lovely. i'd like to sit here and enjoy a glass of champagne (only colorless liquids allowed i'm sure), find some peace of mind and enjoy the view. happy weekend.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

killer boots

this morning i am thinking about how much i want these shearling lined boots for our trip to chicago next month, where it will be a stinging 20 degrees. they will be perfect for romping around in the snow like gisele.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

up in smoke

apologies for the late post today, but, on a last minute note, here is a unique twist on a cigarette table (a piece i have recently really gotten in to). i love the clever little feet, but certainly won't be getting anything like this for the apartment anytime soon, as husband thinks they look like "elmo feet". i will settle for something a little more classic, like this glass one below. also into the idea of placing little stumps around the pad - very LSD. this one is a great price.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

spring punch

i'm not usually one to wear alot of color; i typically prefer monochromatic ensembles of made-up of neutrals, blacks, and whites...and stripes. but the j. crew '11 lookbook has me pretty excited about adding some punchy color come spring. jenna lyons is maintaining that tone on tone look that i love but in a fun color palate, fully equipped with messy pony tails and bright lips. and i like it.

Monday, January 24, 2011

the looks of olivia

images via

on this rainy and dreary monday i am pulling inspiration from the chic and sophisticated style of olivia palermo. i love that she frequently and elegantly wears shorts as an evening ensemble. her looks are always creative and her knack for accessories is unusual. her ability to pull off menswear while looking sexy and feminine is perfection. i'm thinking it may have a little something to do with her size 0 frame....

Friday, January 21, 2011

she's got legs

today i am very much in need of this pair of legs. husband thinks they're weird, i think they are kitschy and sexy in all the right ways. don't know where i'd put them...maybe in my office, as soon as we have enough space for my own.
fabulous legs a la kelly wearstler.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

hello hippo.

totally obsessed with lauren santo domingo's funky apt and her rad hippo bar. my husband and i love the idea of having a bar in his office and this would've been the perfect solution...until we saw this. will have to keep hunting.

and then there's the living room. she makes me want to bring back smoking...
i wouldn't mind working next to my shoes either.
i spy two pairs of the proenza schouler boots i was dying for this fall. jealous.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

my love affair with alex

ribbed crew neck

saddle stitched mini

cropped mock neck

halter pull over

per usual, i am coveting all things alex wang this season. my ongoing wishlist over at shopbop is filled with pieces from his spring collection. mostly nudes - hitting on trend with the blush tones this season, interspersed with a few black and gray pieces (usual suspects in my daily wardrobe).

also can't keep my eyes off of this little pouchette by rebecca minkoff to add the perfect touch of bohemian to my spring look.

time to put that christmas gift certificate to use...

Monday, January 17, 2011

anne hathaway sparkles in armani

image via fabsugar
one of my favorite looks from the golden globe awards. anne hathaway in a futuristic, strong shouldered, sparkly backless number by armani. styled by - who else - rachel zoe. i love the peachy bronze hue and mermaid bottom.

Friday, January 14, 2011

chaise hunting

image via cinemastyle
i have recently become obsessed with the idea of having a chaise lounge in our bedroom and last night, after a late night SATC marathon, i may have stumbled upon the perfect one. seeing the reruns prompted me to start perusing the net for info and images on charlotte york goldenblatt's redecorated park avenue apartment and luckily, i landed on this one. she looks so chic perched upon her throne, which happens to be an antique but looks quite contemporary to me with it's laquered legs and angular body. i absolutely love it. fingers are crossed that i may be able to have a copy made...
p.s. - the gold baroque looking chest would also make a stunning side table or console in our bedroom. adding to wishlist.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


image via casasugar

i have had this image tucked away in the 'interior design' folder on my computer and i pull it out from time to time to serve as inspiration for our new apartment. i love the dark walls with high gloss finish on the ceiling, the gorgeous antique french chairs with blue hued velevt fabric contrasted by the contemporary round table. all flanked by light airy sheer white curtains. to me, this embodies the perfect fusion of old and new with a touch of regal elegance.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

hello world. i'm back...

2010 was a very big year. i got engaged in may and married in november, travelled to four different continents with my (now) husband and moved homes. twice. the dust is finally starting to settle and i am excited to hit the ground running in 2011. i have an interior design project (client being myself), a new product concept for korcula and an idea for a new line i'm developing. i'm back from my hiatus and back to the blog. here are a few favorites from 2010...mumbai, india

mumbai, india

elephant island, mumbai, india

engagement photos, napa

dog sledding, alaska

pheasant shoot, italy

our wedding mnemba island, east africa
mnemba island, east africa

central serengeti central serengeti