I saw this work by Carly Waito on Oracle Fox and immediately assumed they were photographs of actual gems and minerals – but no – they are oil paintings. Can you imagine the patience and attention to detail that must go into them? So amazing.
I like this quote from the artist’s website:
“Each painting expands the infinitesimal traits of the artist’s tiny subjects, rendering them as detailed maps of an otherwise invisible geological universe.”
Sometimes you just need to sleep in and not feel an ounce of guilt about it. Life is go go go, and there are ten million things you want to do. It’s easy to forget how exhausted you are sometimes. Or maybe you take note, but that doesn’t stop you from packing more things into your day and limiting the hours of sleep. Take advantage of the weekend. Don’t set an alarm, and sleep until your heart desires. Hang out, read a book, cuddle with your pet, and take time getting up. Just for once, don’t rush yourself, and relish in the sea of calm. The body needs this to rebuild. It’s healthy to do once in a while, and there’s absolutely no reason to feel bad about it.
Western-inspired looks were everywhere around the office this week. Sprinkled throughout, I picked up on notes of fringe, brass, and hide. People were tying handkerchiefs around their necks and throwing on boots like the old cattle ranchers. Others interpreted a more feminine side, piling their heads high with braids and showing off lace-up stockings.
my jaw is on the floor – gold-tipped snakeskin cowboy boots…
When free people launched this trend I became all nostalgic, being British I studied this movement through my fashion and design course and feel honored that one of the significant designers of this time is from my homeland Wales. When I think of MOD I think of Mary Quant amongst other things. She was a Welsh fashion designer and British icon, who was instrumental in the mod fashion movement; she was one of the designers who took credit for inventing the miniskirt and hot pants and showed a generation how to dress to please themselves, she created the ‘London Look’ that was so apparent during this time.
What mod means to me?
To me mod means ‘swinging London’ a time when fashion and style was everything, a time when mods and rockers became huge rebels and pop culture influenced fashion in a big way, psychedelic rock and bob haircuts… now I wish I was right in the thick of things in carnaby street London, 1960’s
Here’s my inspiration and a great editorial I found in self service magazine starring Arizona Muse and Daphne Groeneveld
Anyone who comes in and purchases a sweater, thermal, or sweater legging will be entered into the raffle to win a trip to the LA showroom! The trip includes a sneak peak at the spring line, lunch with the showroom team as well as a styling/fit session with the new product. The more items you purchase the more chances you have to win. Opportunity ends Monday!
The store will be participating in the mall-wide trick-or-treating going on 11am – 1 pm on Saturday, October 29th. There will be candy and cookies, live children-friendly music, and pumpkin decorating with glitter, feathers, gems, and other crafty items!
Pumpkin decorating will take place from 1-3pm.
Music featuring live jazz, with Max Christian on piano and Ryan Hux on double bass, will play from 1-5pm.
All Day – purchase a black, orange, or “ghostly” white item to be entered into a raffle for your chance to win a unique piece from the Fall display or an FP gift card.
One day while I was walking back from getting lunch, an adorable little clothesline caught my eye. A collection of printed bras hung all in a row, fastened by wooden clothespins and swaying in the wind. A bit later the scene was up on our site as the gateway for our “Hung Up on Prints” collection of printed bras. The assortment is out of this world. I almost want to buy one of each and recreate the scene in my bedroom.
I am beyond excited about this year’s holiday book and today I can finally give you a sneak peek! This year we decided to pay homage to the fashion of bygone decades that still influences us today. We traveled back in time to Paris in the 1920s, America in the 1950s and Morocco in the 1970s before finishing up with the Modern Girl, a girl who mixes her favorite trends from the past with her vision of the future.
You all saw Julia’s mod inspiration yesterday, and now here’s a peak into what mod means to me. I chose the image above because I love the outfit’s chic ladylike look. She’s sophisticated, but creative, and everyone wants a look into her world.
Housewares: Clock. This clock is so modern with its clean lines and stark contrasts. I can’t help but think back to the days of mod. Its roundness also mirrors the polka dots in her blouse.
Hobbie: Painting. When I think of the mod days Andy Warhol pops into my head. I think this was an extremely creative time, and I picture our girl in a studio apartment, inspired by Warhol and painting away.
The muse: My grandmother. This is a photo that I stole from one of my grandparents many photo albums. The pages are packed with my grandma in retro clothing, always maintaining herself in a feminine and proper way. The highly styled hair, the blouses, and especially the coats all remind me of the mod image.
Animal: Zebra. Wild souls that have never been tamed…they run free as a bold contrast throughout their environment. The mod woman is attracted to their vivacity, and can’t help but love that pattern…
The Scent: Miss Dior Cherie. The bottle is so prim and proper, but the scent inside is kind of funky. I picture this girl having the bottle sitting on her vanity as she gets ready each morning.
Shirts seem to be a trend everyone is diving into right now, including me. That preppy school girl is becoming cool again but there seems to be a twist. I’m seeing people buttoning their shirts right up to the top so the collar becomes a feature (see blog post here) and they’re not scared to get adventurous with it either. So here we’ve made our very own DIY where we’ve made the collar a little more decorative!
What you will need;
Measure the length of the collar and cut trim to size
Sew the trim around the collar
Then style as you wish, we love it under cropped sweaters
And here’s a little idea to jazz a shirt up a little for holiday season; buy some iron diamond, decorate the edges and shine on!
Its that time of year… for holiday parties, get-togethers, festive events, and you know what that means: time to find the perfect dress. What I love about our dress selection this season is the range – we have dresses for every type of girl, so whether you want to be sparkly, sexy, sweet, bohemian or comfy, we’ve got you covered.
I put together these little vignettes to show you the range of styles – be sure to check out our dress shop online!