style icon: jane birkin

Forever a fashion icon; inspiring the much loved Birkin bag { by sitting next to chief exec. of Hermès, Jean-Louis Dumas, on a flight from Paris to London } and even thought of as the queen of denimAmanda Brooks of Vogue writes:

She’s never worn designer jeans or jeans with elaborately branded embroidery
on the back pocket. She just wears well-loved, well-worn jeans. In the seventies, she seemed to wear them nearly ever day—some days with a T-shirt and red
sandals, other days with a stripy sweater and ballet flats or with a tank top
and wedge-heeled espadrilles. It also appears that Birkin has never been one
to own multiple pairs; in most pictures of her, if you look closely, she’s wearing the
same ones. Even today, she still looks more at home in jeans than almost anyone
else I can think of. She inhabits them so effortlessly. Vogue.com

There’s some inspiration for when the only thing you feel like throwing on is a pair of jeans + a tee ; )

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bernadette pascua: illustrator extraordinaire

Bernadette Pascua is a freelance illustrator based in New York City (living in Brooklyn) whose wonderful work can be found in W Magazine, British Vogue, Flare, and Harpers UK just to name a few. She has also done work for Stylecaster, Refinery 29, and Tiffany & Co.

I highly recommend checking out her blog Decade Diary“Decade experiments with the structure of posts and original content. The result is a presentation where splatters of watercolor and sketches appear to be drawn on the screen as if a real handmade book.”

More of Bernadette’s sketches can also be found on Flickr.

Enjoy ;)

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prêt à partir

via Vogue.com … “As the world seems to become even smaller and while we traverse it ever more frequently, the question of what to wear on said journeys—be it by plane, train, or automobile—still vexes. On the one hand, you want pieces that are comfortable (even in first class you can get stuck on the tarmac) and practical (only the most skilled can race through Gare du Nord train station in Givenchy’s gold-band pumps without incident). And yet, looking at photos of someone like Veruschka from the 1970s, heading to baggage claim in a tailored coat, floppy hat, and judiciously heeled loafers, one can’t help but feel wistful for a time when the ideas of elegance and travel didn’t seem oceans apart. With this—and the impending holiday vacation season—in mind, Vogue culled stylish and realistic looks to wear en route. Bon voyage.”

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