7.18.2014

Dusen Dusen x Nordstrom


Loved seeing all these pretty Dusen Dusen pieces through Nordstrom's eye. They did such a fantastic job capturing them. Dusen Dusen, along with several other great designers, are a part of Nordstrom's current Pop-In shop curated by LA's Poketo. Pop on over to their blog for a great interview with Dusen creator, Ellen & her thoughts on Salvation Mountain, why she's digging sports as of late & the comforting powers of the Washington Monument.

BTW, that green pretty & that striped black, blue & red number are both available (& on sale!) in the shop. Jus'sayin.






All images via Nordstrom

7.16.2014

Time warp.


There was a time when the thought of the 90s made me cringe. Hitting my teen prime square in the middle of the decade left a funny taste in my mouth for all things 90s. I was a bonafide mall rat & fully embraced every awful trend. Metallic pleather, yep. Shiny stretchy shirts, you bet. Chunky shoes, couldn't get enough. Itty bitty lunch box purses, pretty sure I had 3 of them. Point is - to use a term I really hate - I was a bit of a fashion victim. On into adulthood I was left thinking there wasn't a single redeeming quality for gen-x. Now that I've had a little time to cool off, I'm fully embracing the better sartorial qualities of the 90s. Leather jackets, florals, boyfriend jeans, a few grungy touches here and there and yes, some how, even crop tops are all feeling just right - for now.

Thanks to Miss Moss for sending me down this rabbit hole.








All images via 90s Outfits

7.01.2014

Remembering Frida


I'm a huge Frida fan so when I was asked if I had anything in the shop that might fit the mood of a Frida inspired shoot for Vetta Magazine, a newly launched Austin publication, I flipped! Rich colors, smoldering brows, eclectic jewelry, florals, men's wear nods -- stylist Graham Cumberbatch nailed it. Various Tiro Tiro pieces, the classic Miranda Bennett Every Day dress, a pretty Lee Coren scarf, Sister necklaces, a biggie Ilana Kohn tee & my favorite Feral Childe shirt all made an appearance. Check out the full spread here.






All images via Vetta Magazine.

6.27.2014

Esby Pop-Up


Effortless, tomboy-chic pieces are popping up all over as of late and I, for one, couldn't be happier. Esby champions this style, well effortlessly! "Clothing for women with [a] menswear mentality" is how owner/designer Stephanie Beard puts it - think perfect button ups, un-fussy day dresses, expert tailoring & easy day-to-night pieces. Fresh off it's first collection, Esby was launched right here in Austin. Fittingly, Beard spent the past 10 years designing for menswear giants like Converse and Levi's. Lucky for us she's sharing all her gorgeous wares this Friday, June 27th! Join us and explore Esby's inaugural collection and sip cocktails from Dripping Springs.

Check out their collection video - so cute!

6.13.2014

Art Socks



Well now I know what my feet are missing: miniaturized master paintings, obviously. I'm sure my day would be better with Matisse ladies circling my ankles. Super stylist Kate Brien styled these crazy rad art socks for Vogue to celebrate the Frieze Art Fair last month & they've been stuck in my head ever since. A little googling unearthed a treasure trove of art socks - looks like it's time for a weekend treat!






6.11.2014

Gal Pal: Sister x Miranda Bennett


So excited to be hosting another round of Gal Pal - a pop-up centered around creative women - tomorrow evening at the shop. After a successful first go with ceramicist, Angel Oloshove & up-and-coming designer Kate de Para, both of Houston, two Austin ladies are up to bat: Jenny Mulder of Sister & Miranda Bennett. The two share an affection for rich indigos, effortless shapes & a touch of whimsy (creative dying & lil' booby sculptures anyone?). Can't wait to see what these two have in store! If you're in the Austin area swing by tomorrow evening from 6 - 8 for a cocktail, pizza & some Gal Pal goodness.






6.06.2014

Denim


I spent a better part of the evening clicking through the Sartorialist last night & something about these two images just stuck with me. I'm definitely a jeans & t-shirt gal, so naturally they popped to me. There's something so democratic, so seasonless, effortless, timeless about denim. Perfect for spring with a little eyelet tank & iced coffee or layered up under a blue velvet blazer (!). 


Images via The Sartorialist