Monday, October 29, 2012

Into Now: Woven Wall Hangings

Woven wall hangings like these have been popping up more and more frequently across my favorite sources of web inspiration. Big pieces can end up being pretty expensive, so I'm looking into local weaving classes to try to DIY one of these. Right now I've been looking at Coursehorse, Lion Brand Yarn Studio and Loop of the Loom. If you know of any nearby, please share the links!

Images from: The Brick House, Brook & Lyn, LA in Bloom, Totokaelo

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Derek Lam Fall 2012 Runway Inspired Nails

Derek Lam's florals are a major fall favorite and to get the runway-inspired look on my nails I went with different sized variations of the flower pattern. I used a black or white base and painted flowers on top using my paint pens. Since the zoomed out view doesn't offer a lot of detail on its own, I wanted to capture some of the finer aspects of the actual flowers.

Photos via Mark Iantosca and

Rings by Catbird

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Into Now: 10.22.12

I've been a little busy lately and less time means less creative inspiration. Thankfully with the internet one never has to search too far. Moda Operandi picked up on one of my favorite trends with their Lulu Frost trunkshow, Revlon has some amazing new polish formulations, Olay sent me a fantastic new day serum that I highly recommend and I have some news that I can finally share. We partnered with a very cool new ecommerce site called Wittmore on an exclusive run of Moveslightly bracelets. The colors are perfect for fall, so enjoy!

Lulu Frost Icon Pin, Revlon Moon Candy, Olay Day Serum, Moveslightly X Wittmore Bracelet

Monday, October 15, 2012

10.14.12 Weekend Wear

This past weekend was pretty lazy. All I could really muster was rolling out of bed and throwing on my favorite T by Alexander Wang top and cat-eye sunglasses. Thankfully my new Paul Mitchell Curls routine gave me some wild waves to boot.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Fashion Week Jewelry Inspiration

My street style game is lagging because I don't know who this girl is. What I do know is that she has some amazing jewelry. Two completely different looks, but both are inspired.

See more of my favorite jewels here!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Beauty: Wash & Go

About a month ago I changed my gym routine so that I am working out in the mornings before work and showering at the gym. Now that every minute really counts, I've pared down my already simple beauty routine to just the essentials that I know I can rely on. My biggest concern was losing sleep, but Dr. Bronner's peppermint scent and Aesop's Rind Body Balm are both great eye-openers in the morning. My second biggest concern was my hair. I don't blow it dry, so I needed a product that would style quickly and last all day. After getting to try all of Paul Mitchell's new Curls line, I found my solution. The Twirl Around cream gel gives my hair a little extra body and I swear it air dries faster than before, leaving just enough time to grab a necessary cup of green tea on the way to the subway.

Dr. Bronner soap, Paul Mitchell Twirl Around Crunch-Free Curl Definer, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glow Sheers, Aesop Rind Concentrate Body Balm, Baggu bags

*This post was sponsored by Paul Mitchell, but I also use Twirl Around every day. I'm just glad the bottle is generously sized!

Moveslightly Custom Minx Nails

A few weeks ago I had the incredible opportunity to design Minx nails for the celebration of the launch of Lucky's Ultimate Style Guide sponsored by TRESemme. My two designs were inspired by baroque embellishments and chunky crystal detailing. The talented Minx team applied the nail wraps at the event which also featured Grace Atwood DIY-ing bracelets and a TRESemme styling bar. Thanks to Lucky and TRESemme for the wonderful time!