Mill: In Perfect Harmony

I love the new Mill spring shop lookbook featuring lovely songbird Sarah Simon from sweet SF folk band Magic Magic Roses. I’d never heard of the band (listen here), but now I’m going to buy their dreamy albums because I can’t stop listening and they’re perfect for summer days. These photos are stunning — photographer Andrew Paynter shot them on Kodak film, proving that real film still rules. The new Mill online shop is beautiful and much easier to navigate than their last. Some of my favorite from this lookbook are the Golden Bear Varsity Jacket, the Saint James Galathee Striped Top, the Ouur Linen Crewneck Sweater, the Apiece Apart Chios Jumpsuit and the Moroccan Market Bag. More lovely looks right HERE.

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Images courtesy of Mill. Photography by Andrew Paynter.

Great Things

Hi guys, Kate from For Me, For You here. It’s been so long since I wrote a blog post with stuff that I decided to avoid a theme and just share some great things I’ve come across lately!

I’m an obsessive lipstick hoarder, and my favorites are always pencils/crayons, even though not many companies make them–until recently a few new ones have come along. I really want to try Bite’s new Matte Crème Lip Crayon as Bite makes clean beauty products that are actually bold and beautiful. But, truthfully, I’m on a major budget right now, so I’ll probably try the new Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm first!

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Everything by Kindah Khalidy, but particularly this scarf. And the strawberry pouch! And and and…

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The Made Up Words Project is a wonderful project by illustrator Rinee Shah. Do you have words someone in your family made up that were or are still used in your family’s lexicon that you may have not even known forever were not words the rest of the world used? Rinee is collecting and illustrating them all and they are hilarious to read through. My own contribution was “futsydutsy”, one of the many words my great grandmother used, which is used to describe a piece of lint.

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I’m currently plowing through Cheryl Strayed’s amazing memoir, Wild, about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail alone in her 20s, so an outdoor adventure is top of mind right now. In this fantasy world in my head where I do something so brave and incredible I’m outfitted entirely by Westerlind. One can dream.

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Lastly, I leave you with two great new songs. St Vincent’s “Prince Johnny” and Mirah’s “Oxen Hope”. Thanks for having me, Jen!

Melaena Cadiz

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It turns out that one of my lovely readers, Melaena Cadiz, happens to be an amazing songbird and musician. I thought I’d share a few of my favorites here today with a few tracks and videos. Such a beautiful voice! Melaena lives in Brooklyn and, in the second video below, you can see her beautiful home. I have so many varied musical references floating around in my head when I listen to Melaena’s songs–Joan Baez, Melanie, Stevie Nicks, Billie Holiday, Jolie Holland, Dolly, Hope Sandoval–to name a few, but her sound is all her own. She has a stunning, timeless voice and beautiful lyrics. Listen to more of Melaena’s music HERE.

➔ SOME THINGS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED…

✚ Weekend plans, Bette Davis, new Pendleton and LOTS of lovely links.

✚ A single face in many beautiful variations.

✚ Some very beautiful jewels.

✚ I’m obsessed with this gorgeous collection.

✚ Magical perfume bottles from 1947.

✚ A vibrant and versatile new collection for spring!

✚ A sunny, dreamy new lookbook.

✚ An avalanche of wonderful things that have caught my eye lately.

IMAGE ABOVE: A photograph of Melaena Cadiz by Mikael Kennedy from Gravure.

Come Away With Me…

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Hello! Google Reader bites the dust tomorrow, so I wanted to let you know how you can easily continue to follow Honey Kennedy and all of your other beloved blogs. There are several options for you to EASILY import all your current blog feeds and I’ve played with a few. I love you guys and want you to keep hanging out with me (FOREVER), so I want to help!

✚ The one I like most and find to be most similar to Google Reader: FEEDLY

✚ Another one I like–because you can view the blogs in their natural state: BLOGLOVIN’

✚ I haven’t played with it much, but I’ve heard some people say they like: DIGG READER

I recommend importing your current Google Reader blog feeds into one or all of these as quickly as possible, so you don’t miss out on posts or lose the ability to easily click and move everything at once. All three of these blog readers have “Import my Google Reader” options to make it super simple! Seriously–click, click, done.

Here are the Honey Kennedy links specifically, if you need them:
HONEY KENNEDY ON BLOGLOVIN’ and HONEY KENNEDY ON FEEDLY.

 

Image: Dorian Leigh photographed by Cecil Beaton. Vogue, 1950.

A Richer Red

A RICHER RED from Sarah Paul Ocampo on Vimeo.

I wanted to share this beautiful new video by one of my dearest and most talented friends, Sarah Paul Ocampo. We’ve been friends a long time now and besides still being one of my favorite people to drink too much gin and talk into the wee hours with–I love her music, choreography, love of words, style and overall creative vision. Sarah Paul will be uploading more of her dreamy music videos soon. Please come help me cheer her on. ♥

VIDEO CREDITS
Created by Sarah Paul Ocampo, April 2013
Filmed by Gina Mainwal
Performed by Karen de Luna, Sara Jinks and Sarah Paul Ocampo