Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a very happy holiday spent with friends and family! I leave this evening to head to Berlin with my family, so no updates next week. I leave you with one of my favorite holiday gifts and the best way to start off the New Year, Keel's Simple Diary Volume Two, and a very festive set of Sally Hansen Nail Effects topped off with Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow. And you know I can't resist mentioning a resemblance to a certain Junya Watanabe blazer...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Need: Chloe Stacy Brass Snake Ring

I don't know why I'm surprised to see that Chloe's jewelry is simple and sophisticated, but I was and it is. Usually I find serpent rings a bit too bohemian for my style even though I love them on other people. This pared-down version perfectly balances modern and romantic.

Chloe Stacy Brass Snake Ring, $355,

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Proenza Schouler Pre-Fall 2012

My excitement for new Proenza Schouler collections never wanes.  It is only amplified by the fact that they always draw inspiration from the coolest and most exotic locations (this time Everest) and translate it into the most exciting garments. My only issue is that they're sort of hiding the accessories here. I guess its a good thing to leave us wanting more.

Photos via

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Chanel Spring 2012-Inspired Nails

I simply could not resist these Kiss Nail Dress stickers when I saw them at the drugstore. The little raised pearlescent bubbles reminded me of the actual pearls applied to the models' skin at Chanel 2012. Can you imagine if Peter Philips tried his hand at nail art? That would be amazing.

Photos by Mark Iantosca and Chanel News

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dita Von Teese's Blue Half-Moon Manicure

No surprises here, Dita Von Teese has immaculate nails. Somehow the half-moon manicure makes wearing bright cobalt blue seem almost sophisticated.

Via Garance Dore

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Need: Juniper Ridge Teas

My family often spends the holidays at our house in the Palm Desert, but since this year we will be far away in Berlin I want to bring a little taste of West coast with me. These teas by Juniper Ridge sound like just the right item. Douglas Fir Spring Tips and White Sage & Wild Mint bring flavors from Northern and Southern California into delicious herbal teas. Even better, they give a portion of proceeds to defending Western wilderness.

Juniper Ridge Teas, $10,

Christmas Wish List 2011

Usually for Christmas I have a laundry list of items I've been eyeing for months, but this year I already got my present, a round trip ticket to Berlin with my family. I certainly don't *need* anything else, but if someone asked I might say that I wouldn't argue with a Clarisonic, new gym bag, personalized stationery and iPhone friendly winter gloves. And also jewelry. Always jewelry.

What is on your list?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Giveaway: Zoya Smoke & Mirrors Polishes

I'm not very well-versed in the world of blog giveaways, but I figured nail polish was a good place to start. The Verve salon is giving away two nail polishes from the Zoya Smoke and Mirrors collection. To enter for a chance to win, just comment below with your favorite shade of nail polish (open to continental US only, no Hawaii or Alaska). I will announce a winner next Wednesday.

Thanks to Verve 360 Nail salons in Pittsburgh PA for providing the prize!

UPDATE: The random number generated was 14, which means Joy B is the winner of the nail polishes! Thank you to everyone who entered! Invite Codes

You may have heard about the new site It basically allows you to follow shopping wishlists by all of your favorite bloggers--a one-stop-shop curated by your style icons. Right now it is in invite-only beta, but I'm lucky enough to have a few codes to hand out of my own. If you'd like a code so that you can try it out, comment below and email!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Lucky Magazine Feature: Prabal Gurung Resort 2012-Inspired Nails

I can't tell you how excited I was to be selected for a feature in the "From the Blogs" section of Lucky's January issue. With Lucky's Jen Ford I chose this amazing Prabal Gurung's Resort 2012 look. I loved wearing this look and I'm crazy about how the feature turned out in the magazine. Go buy yours now and flip straight to page 57!

Photos by Mark Iantosca and

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Need: 3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Parka

I find it so hard to get excited about outerwear, but so easy to be drawn to this Phillip Lim number. Interesting color? Check. Leather sleeves? Check. So good, I can actually imagine getting excited to go outside into the chill.

3.1 Phillip Lim Jacquard Parka, $899, at