It’s been a while (again) since I did one of these mega Cavalcade! posts. With taking time off last week to take care of Zelda–I’ve got a backlog of lovely things and not enough time in the day. So, here are some things I’ve been admiring lately. There’s not really a theme per se, but it looks cohesive through my rosy goggles. Maybe a “blush silk Morocco quartz crystal diamond whiskey jetsetter magical rays” kind of theme? I dunno–that’s all I got.

I love this old photo of model, Jean Shrimpton. Such great style–those bags!

This print from Liam Stevens is fantastic–love his work.

This amazing ring from Erica’s shop is going to stay in my mind FOREVER.

This peachy silk dress is so pretty. The shoes are lovely as well.

I don’t technically need another credenza, but this one from Angela Adams is a beauty.

This rose hip mask sounds nice. They say it leaves a “rose hip milk tea” scent on your skin.

This pretty Dawn in Montauk candle smells like melon, honey, grass, sandalwood and sun.

I’m very much in love with this saddle bag that Nette’ made. So beautiful!!

These link rings are so lovely and come in gold, brass, platinum and sterling silver.

Oh, just the PERFECT white marble mortar and pestle.

I’ll take all these rugs, please. And… everything else in the shop.

I love these kaleidoscope basket bowls–especially this one.

I’ve always adored this Irving Penn photo of kids running in Morocco.

Lee Radziwill and her daughter at home in London by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1966.

These dotty hexagonal coasters are so pretty.

I would love love love to have one of these stoneware eyes in my house.

A dreamy neroli candle entirely sculpted by water.

A cute test shoot from Frolic!–it was shot by Lisa with help from Chelsea, Megan and Skye.

I want to try this rosy soap from Sweden. Has anyone out there tried the Nea of Sweden line?

I love this little tutorial Elizabeth posted to help us all learn to sandwash silk.

This taxidermy swan by Jessica Silversaga is such a striking image.
Photo: Jessica Silversaga

Perhaps the most beautiful flask in the world? Yes, it ’tis.

Whoever gets this ring is one very freaking lucky person. Major dazzler!

I’m still completely enamored with these quartz crystal mirrors from a few years ago.

I wouldn’t mind chilling out in this gorgeous space for a few hours.

5 Responses to “Cavalcade!”
  1. Leanne says:

    I am completely smitten with Elizabeth’s line of clothing, thanks for that tutorial!

    And that satchel from Nette is yummy.

  2. Oh my god–those mirrors! Amazing. I saw one on my Pinterest feed yesterday, but there was no source. I’m so glad you posted it here! I am also in love with that credenza. Beautiful things, Jen.

  3. Joanna says:

    Dear Jen, I’ve recently discovered your blog and I love it!
    Can you tell me where I can buy the saddle bag by your friend Nette on this post, or what her website is? The page is no longer available which is unsurprising of course as it’s 18 months on from this blog post. Also, I have been hunting the web for a method to sand wash silk and am very keen to know Elizabeth Suzann’s method. However again the page is no longer available. Can you help?!
    Thank you SO much.
    Joanna :-)

    • Jen McCabe says:

      Hi Joanna!

      Thanks so much!

      Here is Netté’s web shop:

      and her main site:

      I’ll ask Elizabeth if she still has her tutorial posted somewhere.

      Take care!

    • Jen McCabe says:

      Hi Joanna,

      Here’s what Elizabeth says about the tutorial:

      I’m so sorry – I don’t have a copy of this anymore on my new site. A brief description of the process though:

      – Purchase Soda Ash (Dharma Trading sells it online)
      – Wash the silk in washing machine on the hottest, strongest cycle (not delicates, etc) with 1/2 cup of soda ash per load
      – Tumble dry on hottest setting

      Fabric will shrink significantly, but will soften and take on a matte, stonewashed finish that is incredibly soft and buttery.

      Hope this helps!