YAY! It’s the 3rd Annual Spring Seconds Sale this Sunday, February 7, and it’s going to be wonderful! Make your way to The Cleaners at Ace Hotel to shop the wares of eight beloved local designers who are selling their slightly imperfect, but beautiful goods for up to 70% off. Plus, some perfectly perfect things, too! Look for clothing (ladies AND gents!), jewelry, accessories, lighting, housewares, planters, ceramics, chopsticks, candles & more. Come early for the best scores!! 11AM to 4PM at 403 SW 10th Ave. MORE INFO
SPRING SECONDS PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS: • CARAVAN PACIFIC • BRIDGE & BURN • BARROW JEWELRY • ANOTHER FEATHER • THE GRANITE • HANK BY HENRY • REVOLUTION DESIGN HOUSE • MEADOW DESIGN • HOSTED BY CARAVAN PACIFIC ♥
Once again, I’ve been enchanted by the world of Paloma Wool by Barcelona’s Paloma Lamma. The tailoring, prints, textures, gorgeous photography and, this time, stunning porcelain pieces created by a variety of talented ceramicists and then painted by Tana Latorre who illustrates Paloma Wool’s wonderful textile prints. More HERE.
Images courtesy of Paloma Wool.
I’ve been eyeing some lovely things in the MINNA shop lately — especially a couple of the rugs and tea towels for Spring 2016. I’m so happy that Sara Berks’ designs are ethically produced — it’s refreshing. The number of patterns and sheer volume of almost interesting textiles that big box stores are producing has gotten overwhelming. Nothing ever beats the real deal with textiles. I think it’s worth investing more (or scavenging hard for affordable vintage) in this category and less on other pieces. I love MINNA’s Wild Geese Rug in Grey, the Symmetrical Mess Rug, the Agnes Rug in Blue, the Norma Rug in Cochineal, the Oaxaca Throw Blanket, all the Dash Tea Towels, and all the cute pillows. More HERE.
Images courtesy of MINNA.
I love the new White Collection from Elizabeth Suzann! For someone who loves design, it’s strange, but I put zero thought into my own wedding dress in 2006. The ceremony, rehearsal dinner, modest decorations, food, booze, subtle Twin Peaks-ian vibe, mid-ceremony sing-a-longs and secret party afterwards all went wonderfully, but I wore a snooze of a frumpy navy vintage dress and my hairdresser didn’t understand my references and it was all kinds of wrong with no time to fix it. I actually didn’t feel the least bit comfortable or pretty until I was swigging a bottle of champagne and nibbling a cupcake in my cropped pants, ballet flats and soft sweater at the afterparty. Things would have been different if I’d been wearing Elizabeth’s silk Florence Pant and Cora Shell or the same top with the Bel Skirt. SO GOOD.
It makes me really happy to see stunning designs meant for the ceremony, the parties surrounding the event, the honeymoon or just to wear played up or down for a variety of occasions unrelated to getting hitched. I especially love the pieces I mentioned above, but I also adore the Cora Shift, Vera Slip Dress, Clara Jumpsuit, and the more formal Hollyn and Eleanor gowns. Beautiful! More HERE.
“It is our aim to make clothing for the modern woman who feels most radiant in simplicity.” —Elizabeth Suzann
Images courtesy of Elizabeth Suzann.
Lately, I’ve had housewares on the brain and a penchant for bringing home many pretty vessels after all-day vintage shopping romps. LeFlair certainly isn’t helping to quell this inclination! I love this little online German vintage shop run by mid-century loving sisters Thi Luu Thuy Le-Henkens and Vi Nghia Quach. I’m especially enamored with all the white pieces, the Lava Vase Set, the Green Ceramic Pitcher and so many pieces that have sold. You can also find their charming feed on instagram — it includes some sweet cloud pillows and other things they make by hand for their other shop, Mikanu. More HERE.
Images courtesy of LeFlair Vintage.