Doll Parts

November 1st, 2013

I recently discovered Niki Havekost’s work on Buy Some Damn Art. The artists’ three-dimensional figures, or dolls, work off the underlying theme of traditional “women’s work,” which the artist believes is integral to feminine identity. Hovekost has described the dolls as possessing tools and skills by which they can grow, evolve and restore themselves if need be.

{See more of Niki Havekost’s work online or visit Buy Some Damn Art}


Parallel Lines // Pre-Raphaelite

October 31st, 2013

// ABOVE / Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia, 1851-2, based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act IV, Scene vii, in which Ophelia, driven out of her mind when her father is murdered by her lover Hamlet, drowns herself in a stream // BELOW / For her RTW Spring 2014 Collection, Anna Sui layered references from her travels, music and the arts. Her recent trip to London, where she saw the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition at the Tate Modern, especially played into her show. Nouveau florals and soft, flowy styling marked Sui’s spring lineup.


Frightfully Fun

October 30th, 2013

From winged critters, fanged cats, to beady eyed wolves, Charlotte Olympia’s footwear designs are frightfully fun and awfully cute.

{See more of Charlotte Olympia’s Halloween 2013 Collection online.}


Jeepers Creepers

October 25th, 2013

I am madly in love with designer Daniela Villegas’ hand-crafted pieces, particularly the tiny beetle rings. Working in gold with gemstones, the designer draws inspiration through nature. Each one-of-a-kind piece is colorful, surprising, and playful. {Images via Moda Operandi and Daniela Villegas}


HIGH/LOW // Basic On Top, Business On Bottom

October 24th, 2013

// HIGH / Marni’s white t-shirt, with the felt-paneled paneling and split side hems, is anything but basic {$410 Marni at SSense} // LOW / Zara’s combo top is simply a less expensive alternative {$70 Zara}.


Do Goodies // Think Pink

October 23rd, 2013

October is breast cancer awareness month. Show your support by wearing pink.

Although we’re rounding the corner on the end of October, it’s never too late to do your part during this Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pile on your arm party with Chan Luu’s Think Pink. Live Green. Bracelets, from which 50% of net proceeds will be donated to BreastCancer.org. {To purchase, visit ChanLuu.com}


Love Your Space

October 18th, 2013

At the creative agency where I’m a partner and creative director, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the lovely people at Art.com and collaborate with an incredibly talented crew of individuals. Character has been designing, art directing and working with Art.com for a year now, creating their direct mailer and concepting their lifestyle imagery. It’s work I’m very proud of and I’ve been eager to share.

Art.com offers the world’s largest collection of art, including original pieces, limited edition prints, and hand-embellished canvases — art to help you love your space.

{Credits: Client/Art.com; Photography/Todd Tankersley; Styling/Glenn Jenkins & Rachel Riedy; Copywriter/Sam Jones; Set builder/Tom Tankersley; Producers & Managers/Dawn Webb (Tankersley studio), Katya Black & Melanie Wood (Character SF); Creative Direction/Tish Evangelista, Character; Art Direction/Tish Evangelista & Kyle Macy, Character; Design/Kyle Macy, Character.}


HIGH/LOW // On the Wedge

October 17th, 2013

Sometimes a woman needs practical, walkable, basic black shoes. And however practical they may be, they should also be cute, no?

// HIGH / Isabel Marant’s Patty is a calfskin leather wedged heel pump with sturdy ankle strap {$860 Isabel Marant at Forward Forward} // MID / Loeffler Randall’s Jules ankle strap wedge has a subtle platform {$325 Loeffler Randall} // LOW / Marais USA’s Idlewild shoe has a 3″ wedge {$158 Marais USA at Anthropologie}.


Puppy Love

October 16th, 2013

I recently discovered Cloud 7, a Berlin-based company offering stylish and contemporary dog accessories. Although I’d like to claim my fixation with the site is a result of the thoughtfully and tastefully designed pet products {I really want to get little Wally one of the travel beds}, I have to admit that the real reason I created this post was all the cute pup photos Cloud 7 has in their testimonial section. Doggie approved products — what’s not to love?

Read about about Cloud 7’s foundation and philosophy based on the core principles of eco-friendliness and fair trade online.


Rome for Today

October 11th, 2013

My husband and I recently had the opportunity to visit Italy. It was a whirl wind of two weeks, visiting Rome, Venice and the Amalfi. Venice has always been one on my favorite cities and Italy one of my favorite countries. The architecture, history, art, sites, colors, smells, the food, the way people are so expressive with their gestures and speak with their faces — I love it all. I’m trying to sort through all my photos and will be sprinkling posts regarding our trip every so often. In the meantime, here are a few pictures I took in Rome, consider it a little peek. // Above / Woman resting on steps in Rome. // Below / San Rocco Church next to the Mausoleum of Augustus, and across from Ara Pacis.

Have a great weekend, I can’t wait to share all my Italy photos and experiences with you.

{Photos are my own}