Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I've always loved bringing unique souvenirs home from travels; buying the thing that most embodies your trip. Sitting in my room I have a starfish from the Irish Sea, a crest-printed ascot, and European cowbell--both from Irish charity shops, a hand-painted depiction of Abraham done by a Romanian Monk, who refuses to sign his work, along with various trinket boxes from India, and enough over-sized scarves from everywhere to strangle a cow. (please excuse the odd comparison) Anyway, the New York Times did a spread entitled The New Antiquarians. Below is a picture from the spread that completely inspires me. I love the vibe it gives of old-fashioned adventure and complete curiosity. This in turn reminded me of how much I loved the butterfly displays that I saw recently at the rock and mineral show. I found some wonderful ones to buy at Real Butterfly Gifts at Etsy. Maybe I'll start putting some in my room, they'd be great flying in limbo above an antique writing desk.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I got a wonderful text from my Mema today that told me that The Preakness is this Saturday! The above picture reminds me of everything I imagine in horse-racing style; Mint Julep in hand, little dress, big hat, possibly an ex-debutant. I'm not so crazy about the last place in America where I can dress as if I'm attending the Queen's Garden party, but below I found some other options (in Paris and the like) which are much more appealing to me.
Pictures: white-thread.com thesartorialist, and anonymous via google.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
I love Mod Cloth. If you don't know about it, then you are sorely missing a sweet piece of life. It's an online clothing site created by two high school sweet-hearts, who show their passion for vintage and vintage-inspired clothing. It's not your standard clothing site; with witty stories along with exceptionally picked clothing. Just take a look at this Resistance Fighter Coat story (btw I totally want this coat, if the story is not enough, then simply for it's quirky military vibe!)