libby gray + rebecca dayan

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Photographer Libby Gray photographs the lovely Rebecca Dayan (most recently of Celeste & Jesse Forever) for Bullet Magazine.

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textures + textiles

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I always seem to be drawn to textures and textiles when ever I am looking for inspiration. The gals at the Block Shop { image two } are creating beautiful block dyed scarves and that lace in the first, used in Marissa Webbs Spring/Summer ’13 collection, is so delicately beautiful. It’s hand spun and hand woven from genuine natural Indian cotton. In addition to hand weaving the base fabric, fabric artisans hand embroider and hand cut eyelets – perfect! Happy Sunday xx

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easy tiger

tiger

Obviously, tigers are all the rage. They are everywhere from clothing, to jewelery, to home accessories! For a quick { inexpensive } fix I picked up this Zara Tiger-Print Blouse that I am in love with. And, if you’re up for spending a bit more, you could always splurge on an iconic Kenzo Tiger Embroidery Sweatshirt { well actually you probably can’t because they are eternally sold out ! } Or, for something in between, be inspired by the above. xx

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wednesday night jams

jams
Just a little mix to keep me going while I do housework on a Wednesday night. Enjoy!

1. Play by Play – Autre Ne Veut
2. Myth – Beach House
3. Chained – The xx
4. Die Young (Ke$ha Cover) – Gallant x Snow
5. Lisztomania (Classixx Version) – Phoenix
6. Last Night – Niki & the Dove
7. The Last Prom on Earth – Gayngs
8. Losing You – Solange
9. Silver Screen – Beat Connection
10. Daydream – Youth Lagoon (Noah Hyde Remix)
11. Odessa – Caribou
12. Kiara – Bonobo

Listen HERE on 8tracks. xx

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latest finds

finds

Just a few of the latest and greatest must have items I’ve come cross lately… especially if you are already looking towards { and forward to ! } Spring and even more specifically, because the prices are quite a steal!

GAP Printed Crew Sweater – $49
Constellation Pendants { Julie Nolan Jewelry on Esty } – from $45
JOE FRESH nail polish in Mango – $4
ZARA denim jacket – $39

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textiles & closet space

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Ok, so gearing up for a comeback is not such an easy task. There’s a lot of umm what if I can’t do it, ahhh what if it’s not like it was before et cetera, et cetera. Step one, I suppose, would be to get rid of those negative thoughts right. Ok, so then what? Step two, find inspiration in new ways. Queue stumbling upon Allison Watkins. California-based Allison Watkins is an artist whose work combines art and fashion in an very intriguing and inspiring new way! I love the idea of bringing your carefully curated closet out from behind closed doors. Why not let each zig – zag, each polka – dot, and splash of colour come to life! Allison says;

I’m mainly attracted to the color, pattern, and texture of material – it’s so seductive.  This is partly what drew me to the closet as a subject to embroider. A closet can be full of memories, and the eclectic nature of a persons wardrobe is what draws me to it.

I absolutely adore it and hope you are feeling inspired on this fresh Wednesday morning! xx

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merry christmas from the a&o

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Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it! The computer was in the shop and it’s taken quite some time to get it all reorganized and to get my blog-necessary programs all reinstalled. What a pain, eh! But, I’m still here and looking forward to a very Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays to all ; )

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in your space: creative minds

Who doesn’t want a sneak peak into the amazing workspace of such creative minds?? Heather Clawson, of Habitually Chic, covers the bases in her second book Habitually Chic: Creativity at Work. Get a glimpse above into the work spaces of Jenna Lyons, Albertus Swanepoel, Chris Benz, Philip Crangi, and Thelma Golden. For more, check out her book here. Happy Friday!

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statement sweater: all is fair

There’s a new cool kid in town. Fair Isle sweaters may have been an ‘ugly Christmas sweater‘ thing of the past but now, when done right, are super comfy, cozy, and cute for the cooler season. Bundle up, it’s getting chilly out there!!

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not-so-spooky links


The four strand braid

Garance Dore tells us how to shop at Zara

Here’s to a comfy weekend

Techie travel essentials via Design*Sponge

Last minute costumes ideas for couples

The Beauty Department does brush cleaning 101

An Iceland diary

DIY photo transfer tote

Must have coffee table books

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atlas assortment no.11

It was time for a Halloween inspired atlas assortment – eep! I am loving all of the skull printed items at Zara right now { especially this cute skull print sweater } and cannot wait to celebrate this all hallows’ eve { and my birthday ! }

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