So, it’s Friday? I have no idea how this week went so fast. The pace of time is endlessly distressing (not a good use of time!?). I thought what might really be helpful is a tutorial for how to slow time down, but it just makes me wish I had more time and money to travel! Sigh. This weekend is full of tedious, time consuming tasks that I’m not looking forward to, so tonight will be all about slowing the week down with some takeout, nail polish, wine and a good Brit crime drama. I hope you have some slow, enjoyable plans for the weekend!
➔ SOME VERY LOVELY LINKS…
♥ Come enter my amazing giveaway–new Pendleton and LOTS of other lovely things!
♥ My new favorite top. I’m never taking it off.
♥ Love love love this super cute linen dress.
♥ …and the also super cute striped version.
♥ These dusty pink linen shorts are a lovely closet staple.
♥ Love this easy, slouchy sweater.
♥ Cashmere hoodie? Yes, please. 5, please.
♥ I’m not much of a t-shirt person, but this one I really like.
♥ These spotted flats are sweet for spring.
♥ I really need to buy a pair of these shoes for spring bike rides.
♥ I like these cute suede slip on sneakers.
♥ The very cutest of all the slip on sneaks.
♥ A beautiful custom ceramic moon pendant.
♥ My current fave candle—smells like sunny days are coming!
♥ I tried a sample of this perfume and it’s lovely! Pine, lavender, cardamom!
♥ I love this new ‘envy’ color lipstick that I picked up.
♥ The ‘fiery’ color is lovely, too!
➔ A FEW SWEET DEALS:
♥ Get 25% OFF Ay Marieke jewelry with code: GREENSPRING now thru 3/7/14.
♥ Get 10% OFF Shop Adorn new arrivals with code: HONEYLOVE now thru 3/31/14.
IMAGES ABOVE: 1. Photograph by Charles Allmon from “Martinique: A Tropical Bit of France,” National Geographic, February, 1959. 2. Dorian Leigh a pleated address with leather straps by Carven. Photo by Georges Dambier, March 1954.
I love this sweet silk watercolor watermelon dress from the MiH Jeans spring collection. I love their denim and their new collection has some other sweet non-denim pieces, but I don’t think most of the other things are available yet. I’m so ready for spring! More HERE.
➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…
✚ Today is the last day to enter my dreamy jewelry giveaway!
✚ This beautiful new lookbook makes me want to get in the car and drive to the forest.
✚ A big roundup of things I’ve been loving lately.
✚ I LOOOOOOVE THIS COLLECTION.
✚ Marled watercolor stripes and more lovely designs.
✚ Everything in this natural skincare line sounds amazing!
✚ Stunning glass terrarium pieces made from recycled materials in Jessie’s living room.
✚ My friend Eden is making these new yummy syrups to add to lots of drinks and food.
✚ Lots of links, an amazing photo of Clara and being freaked out.
✚ A few nice things that Kate has been really into lately.
✚ Ilenia is window shopping for a cute outfit.
✚ Anna put together an awesome travel roundup.
✚ Kelly is talking about a bunch of things she likes right now.
✚ Lisa is talking about her friend, Carrie’s, amazing handmade quilts.
✚ Sarai talks about her love for Isabella Rosellini and some amazing photos.
A SWEET DEAL:
✚ Use code: GREENSPRING for 25% off Ay Marieke purchases now thru 3/7/14.
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.
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 love these kaleidoscope basket bowls–especially this one.
I’ve always adored this Irving Penn photo of kids running in Morocco.
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.
This taxidermy swan by Jessica Silversaga is such a striking image.
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.
I’ve just found Mullein & Sparrow, an intriguing line made in Brooklyn by Anit Hora. I’m so curious to try some of her potions. While I have a few favorite beauty products, I could never tire of trying beautiful natural concoctions. I think our skin has different needs on different days. I love Anit’s philosophy and part of her statement really resonates with me in an important way because I’m trying to take better self-care in 2014 and haven’t been doing the best job yet with sleep and morning rituals. The line I highlighted below is such a good reminder. More HERE.
“Born in Mumbai, raised in New York City, Anit grew up with the principles of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of traditional medicine. Mullein & Sparrow draws strongly on the self-care regimens of Ayurveda, with the belief that true beauty naturally arises from simple acts of regular self-care.”
Images courtesy of Mullein & Sparrow.
Happy Friday! I’m Sarai Mitnick from Colette Patterns and I’m guest posting for Jen today. This post was inspired by the Wardrobe Architect series I’m writing for my blog, all about defining personal style and buying (or making) clothing with more intention. Read more about the series here and you can also check out my Core Style pinboard.
I fell in love with Isabella Rossellini when I was 15.
I don’t know what it is that makes teen girls sometimes latch on to beautiful famous women, but I suspect we see a reflection of both who we want to be, and who we already are.
I don’t have the sort of face that gets a lot of comparisons to famous people, perhaps because most celebrity women tend to look alike. But there was something about Isabella’s dark eyes, angular features, and full lips that I could identify with, an idealized and more beautiful version of my own stormy Italian-Jewish features.
But it was something Isabella conveyed more than what she looked like. She has a grace and elegance that combines with something dark and intense. In many of her roles as an actress, particularly in David Lynch films, she is a little unhinged, a little weird. At the same time, she manages to convey strength and self-possession.
This is probably what appealed to me most of all as a young girl. The idea that one could be beautiful and just a little off, a little strange; and that, in fact, it is this unusual quality that makes her all the more compelling. You can’t take your eyes from a woman like that.
PHOTO CREDITS: 1. Photographed at the Cannes film festival in 1990 by Jean-Christian Bourcart 2. Photographed by Steven Meisel for Dolce & Gabbana, 1989 3. Photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe 4. Photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, 1993 5. Photographed by Herb Ritts.