Monday, June 20, 2011

Stella McCartney Resort 2012

I know these photos are old news in blog terms (they came out last week), but I can't help but post. I'm completely in love with Stella McCartney's Resort 2012 collection. The bold prints, the Hawaiian shirts, the stripes, the '50s shapes are all things that would make a collection for me on their own. Together with Stella's fun, low key attitude about fashion, they are completely irresistible.

Via Mr. Newton

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Rome Photo Diary

It's safe to say that in the five days I spent in Rome, I saw nearly all of the city's famous, historic, and beautiful sights. These photos are mainly from my trip to St. Peter's, the picnic Maddie and I took on the Aventine, and the Colosseum. Having never been to Rome before, I particularly enjoyed the amazing art that you can see largely for free all around the city. There's something to be said for being able to just walk into a church and enjoy some Carvaggio before heading to apertivo.

See more photos on my Flickr

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rome Photo Diary: Gelato

I don't want to say that eating tons of gelato was the best part about visiting Rome because it wasn't, but it was pretty great. The oldest gelateria in Rome, Giolitti (pictured second), tops their already giant cone with whipped cream. I got almond and chocolate and it was decadent and delicious. At the classic Sicilian gelateria Origini (pictured third from the top) I got banana and vanilla with flecks of chocolate and nuts. It was absolutely delicious, but not my absolute favorite. That honor went to Gelateria Del Teatro where I got salvia e lampone (sage and raspberry) and the most intense chocolate I've ever tasted. The raspberry sage combo was incredible and definitely something I'll be searching for here in NYC.

On the one day I didn't get an afternoon gelato I tried a granita from Gran Caffè Tazza d’Oro (pictured second from bottom) which was amazing, but gave me a bit of a tummy ache from all of the caffeine and creme. As for the best part of visiting Rome? Hanging out with my BFF Maddie who moved there in January. To read up on more great things to do in Rome, visit the site she's been working on YoungInRome.com.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Need: Alexander Wang Robyn Hobo Bag

From the instant I saw this bag it felt like the modern update to the classic Coach that my mom carried for years. Simple and luscious and just a little bit '70s.

Alexander Wang Robyn Textured-Leather Hobo Bag, $985, at Net-a-Porter.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Link Love: Glamour.com The Girls in the Beauty Dept.

I was so honored to be mentioned today on Glamour.com's The Girls in the Beauty Dept. They picked up my Prada-inspired manicure and mixed in some very chic clothes to match.

Read all about it on Glamour.com!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cage Jewerly by Gaia Repossi and Dominic Jones

My love for simple gold jewelry knows no bounds. Instead it seems to constantly grow. Lately I have been enamored with the cage-style jewelry I've been seeing from Gaia Repossi and Dominic Jones. I have a great affinity for unadorned gold jewelry, but sometimes it can feel a bit plain. These pieces are the perfect antidote to that problem. As statement pieces, they have a sort of lightness with their weight and while the cage motif is certainly and old one, the clean minimalist lines make them feel very modern.

Top left ring by Dominic Jones all others by Repossi available at Barneys.com and Colette.fr.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SHOP

We were lucky enough to be asked to take part in SHOP, a very exciting pop-up shop that is being put on by Wieden + Kennedy from June 16-20th.

If you live in NYC, come by to say "hi" and pick up a Moveslightly bracelet!

Shop
Wiededn + Kennedy New York
150 Varick Street (b/t Spring and Vandam)
6th Floor

Friday, June 3, 2011

Prada Spring Summer 2011 Nails

I was originally going to do my nails inspired by Prada's now-iconic platform brogues, but getting the actual brogue treatment right seemed too daunting. I settled on a more simple rendition of the Prada black and blue stripes. I used an OPI white polish for the base, then did a rounded blue tip with Essie and a very careful half-moon in black. The result? Confirmation that I need more Prada in my life.

Photos by Mark Iantosca. View more on my Flickr.