Sunday, July 31, 2011

David Downton Favorites

A few favorites from famous famous fashion illustrator David Downton...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lulu Frost Code Rings

I love the concept behind these Lulu Frost Code Rings. It's got me thinking about what numerical combo I would like to have...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Luv AJ Spring/Summer 2011

Some really inspiring pieces from new (to me) jewelry discovery Luv AJ. I am already dreaming of getting my hands on the body chain in the first pic... I can't think of a single thing it wouldn't go with.

En Cavale

Simple and to the point. Gotta love Vogue Paris for editorials like this...

Vogue Paris June July 2011
Photographed by: Claudia Knoepfel & Stefan Indlekofer
Model: Anna de Rijk

Monday, July 25, 2011

Excuse Us...

Please forgive me for the lack of updates, we've been moving this weekend, heatwave and all. Here is the lovely Tiffany looking very hot during our last few minutes in our old apt.... Normal updates resume tomorrow from this sea of boxes I'm in.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

It's a Heatwave ...

It's 95° out right now and way too hot too think about clothing at all.... but I have had my eye on these necklaces by Dannijo for a while now. They are so summer perfect.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Teddy Boys by Ben Watts

Just came across this amazing series of portraits by Ben Watts. It's always great to happen upon something by chance that can easily inspire an entire collection....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mini Shop Update...

I did something highly unusual the other day. I actually made myself a dress. (Gasp! Such a rare occurrence.... really.) I came across this black & white Rorschach print and grabbed it instantly, I had to have have it. Of course as luck would have it, there was only a very small amount. Maybe enough for 1 dress? I would have loved to get a roll of this awesome stuff but being as I was too late I got what I could and gave the design some thought. I decided to use it as sparingly as I could and ended up with enough left over to make another of these guys. So there will only be two on the whole world, mine and one other.... the one I just added to the shop.

...:::Axis Dress:::....

Friday, July 15, 2011

T by Alexander Wang Resort 2012

He just gets it.

(pics: Style)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Iris Van Herpen

Just a few completely mesmerizing images from Iris Van Herpen at Berlin Fashion Week....

(Images Via: Glam Canyon)

Monday, July 11, 2011

In the Shop Right Now: 'Ahu the Sequel

This is really just an excuse to post photos of Alana with her adorable puppy Koali but I guess I should also mention that we did made another batch of the 'Ahu Tops available now.

P.S. Koali is so cute though, isn't she?

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Cover Magazine July 2011
Photographed by: Rasmus Skousen

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Fitting the Chanel Haute Couture Spring 2011 Collection with The Kaiser

More fun for everyone loving the process of putting together the amazing haute couture creations we love to admire.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Just Saw: Ai Weiwei's "Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads" in front of The Plaza.

Lots of inspiring fabrics at a fabric documentary archive.

In Development: The Vintage Redux winning entry, the Jean Seberg dress from Breathless. Finding the right fabric for any project is much more of a challenge than many people realize but in this case even more so. Finding the right stripe for the right season seems like finding a needle in a haystack. I'm still looking for "the one" that would be perfect but the muslin is almost totally finished and I hope to have the sample ready very soon. In the mean time... a small peak of what's in store.

Listening to: Hanni El Khatib - Dead Wrong

In Honor of Haute Couture Week....

I may be one of only a few that dorks out over all the haute couture sewing and construction techniques but I love this video of all the work that goes into just one look at Chanel.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

In the Shop Right Now....

In the shop right now.... two brand new summer dresses I am really excited about. Although they didn't really go with my main collection shot the other week I was really lucky to come across these fabrics which are so inspiring I could resist adding them to the shop.

Top: The Sonus Cotton Shirtdress. The print is great, it resembles an ikat but more unique, the shapes kind of remind me of waveforms. You can see the detailed photo here. I'm going to try not to steal any more samples from myself as I have a limited quantity of the fabric but it would be perfect for a super hot day like today.

Bottom: The Trikona Silk Dress. I've been wanting to make a very simple design where the main feature is the print and color. This dress is a almost like an oversized tee shirt with a pocket. I love that there are no design details that interfere with the print and the color is a perfect shade of mustard. Sometimes the simplest things can me most effective.


Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone! Time to celebrate our nation's independence by eating the least healthy foods we can get our hands on and drinking way too many mojitos. Cheers....