I was skeptical when Lauren told me about marbling paper with food coloring and shaving cream. How can you possibly get those gorgeous swirly patterns with just pantry and bathroom items?! It seemed either too complicated to try or too good to be true. But I’m always up for a challenge or to debunk a myth. But I’m happy to report that marbling paper with shaving cream is, indeed, too good to be true and beyond easy. In fact, I went through 3 cans of shaving cream after my first attempt – it’s addicting. Beware.
Fashion month is only officially 3 days in and we’re already blown away by. An unusally refreshing and impressive start! With chin grazing turtlenecks, floor sweeping everything, and fifty shades of gray paving the way come fall, we’re rounding up a few of our favorite collections thus far . . .
Trademark: Inspired by Garry Winogrand’s midcentury photographs and their own mother’s personal style, Pookie and Louisa Burch are reinterpreting American sportswear with their signature retro modern sensibility. We can’t get enough of the variety of coats, all with the right amount of distinctive details.
Interior designer Amber Lewis is feeding my textile fetish with her collection of pillows, made from vintage fabrics all over the world. The combination of bright boho colors and rich textures, from Malian indigo mud cloth, Laotian Hmong batik, Turkish kilims, and Indian hand blockprints, is everything. And let’s not even get started on her custom upholstered headboards . . . there aren’t enough beds and sofas in my life to accommodate this much pretty!
Textile designer and illustrator Teresa Lim is never without her mini embroidery hoop, thread and needle when she’s traveling. For instead of capturing the amazing landscapes she comes across with just the snap of a camera, Teresa immerses herself into the scene and hand embroiders what she sees. Incredible.