Slips for Sale

11/08/2012 § Leave a comment

Pardon the repetition — I did mention these shoes only yesterday — but after noticing that The Gap currently has a 30% off Friends and Family Sale on through this Sunday (promo code: GAPFRIENDS), I realized that these slips are *only $27!*  Order two pairs, and you get free shipping.

Boom.  Your summer-to-fall footwear, instantly solved.

From top: 
Suede loafers
Tassel loafers
Herringbone loafers
Embroidered loafers

Itsy Bitsy

09/08/2012 § 1 Comment

How adorable is this sweet bralette and boyshort set
by LA-based Honeydew Intimates?
Obviously I am in desperate need of every single color...

Red & Gold

07/08/2012 § 2 Comments

A summer wishlist in red and gold.

From top left:
Madewell Manuscript mini-wedge in bandana red
Sugar Paper anchor noteset
Kenneth Jay Lane lion bracelet
El Casco travel backgammon set
Spisani coral and lucite bookends
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Flappers and Philosophers

Loafing Around

24/07/2012 § 1 Comment

Can we please talk about these lovely Opening Ceremony x Dieppa Restrepo loafers?  Denim, animal print, flouro tassels?  Get. In. My. Closet.  Find them here.

Coasting with Charm

19/07/2012 § Leave a comment

Your very own letterpress monogrammed coasters?  Quite charming, indeed.
Available here via Sugar Paper.

The Pajama Game

17/07/2012 § Leave a comment

You already know my position on what you should be wearing to bed, but I recently realized I am sorely lacking in the summer pajama department.  I’m definitely digging this brushed satin set that’s a little grandpa on vacation, a little Bjorn Borg, and a whole lot of awesome.

Pajama top and shorts by Juicy Couture, via Net-A-Porter.

Travel Kit || The Louis Vuitton “100 Legendary Trunks” App

10/05/2012 § Leave a comment

I’ve long admired Louis Vuitton’s “100 Legendary Trunks” project (you can see my previous posts on the splendid book and the exhibit at Musée Carnavalet in Paris).  The book was curated by authors Pierre Léonforte and Éric Pujalet-Plaà, and is a collection of over 600 images — some from the LV archives, some taken especially for this project — of the 100 most spectacular trunks and cases created on commission by Louis Vuitton, with owners including Douglas Fairbanks, Karl Lagerfeld, Ernest Hemingway, and Damien Hirst.

If the pricetag of the tome (normally $125, but currently $86 on Amazon) has put you off from purchasing it, I have good news, if you own an iPad.  Packaged in what appears to be an exceptionally manipulable — and so very pretty! — format, you can now experience the 100 Legendary Trunks as an app!  And the best part, it’s only $19.  Head here to purchase it from iTunes.

So while the app may not offer the comforting and luxurious heft of a coffee table book, and an iPad doesn’t exactly look quite as outwardly interesting while sitting on your bookcase, granted, it is worth noting that the app means this exceptional media on the subject of travel, is now perfectly positioned to tag along on your globe trotting.  In fact, I think it’d be the perfect companion…

~*~For further Travel Kit posts, head here.~*~

To Auction || Christie’s London: Vintage Film Posters

27/04/2012 § Leave a comment

New additions to the I Need Money file — which is already quite a large file, indeed, thank you for asking — from the Christie’s Interiors auction in South Kensington on 2 May 2012.  With some estimated values as low as £300, I miiiiiight be able to convince my pocketbook to make an exception for a small piece of film history.

Sale information and how to place an electronic bid can be found here.

Christie’s
85 Old Brompton Road, London
May 2, 10:00am

Milwaukee’s Finest?

19/04/2012 § Leave a comment

No doubt my grandfather, a Schlitz man, would have a bone to pick
with Osa regarding “Milwaukee’s Finest Beer.”

Snap up this beauty of a vintage ad here, if you’re so inclined. 

Wants: Spectacles by RockOptika

03/02/2012 § Leave a comment

New spectacles maker, RockOptika, caught my eye with a rather well-executed campaign that immediately had me wanting to know more.  I happily discovered that designer Tom Herrington is set to debut 10 designs, 5 for women and 5 for men, that are designed in England, handmade in France by craftsmen and display the kind classic style that I always look for when selecting my own frames.  When you are very good at “conscientiously balancing well proportioned models against bold lines and an indulgent splattering of Great British eccentricity,” you’re assured to have my full attention.  I didn’t see a US stockist on the list, but with a collection this strong, it’s only a matter of time.  I was hoping to make a trip across the pond anyway…

Found here via here.

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