My husband calls me a hoarder, I call myself a passionate collector. He’s not convinced. I think I can learn something from Ariane Dalle and the way she lives with her treasures in a stylized and surprisingly uncluttered manner. The design director of fabric houses Manuel Canovas and Larsen lives in a modest, 850 square foot apartment in Paris, which means each of her collections are thoughtfully displayed. Dhotis from India are sewn into curtains, antique fencing masks are hung as art, small straw bags are hung as decor next to a bed, and vintage French ceramics line the top of a kitchen shelf . . . so seemingly effortlessly chic.
There’s a new designer on my radar and her name is Stine Goya. The Danish designer studied prints at Central Saint Martins and her expertise is evident in her feminine, artfully printed collections. Her most recent collection, which launches this week, is full of delicately dotted dresses, printed silk separates, retro knits and quirky animal gilded blouses and blazers. I can’t wait to get my hands on any of these oh so pretty and graceful pieces.
My obsession with straw bags has evolved over the last year. First, it was simple straw satchels. Then, it was souvenir straw totes, And now, wicker box bags with lucite details have consumed me! This post is actually a cry for help as I’ve fallen down a deep rabbit hole, scouring the web for these vintage treasures and feeling the need to have them all. I just love how the lucite and bakelite elevates an otherwise simple woven bag. And you can actually find most of them in mint condition for no more than $60! Check out my favorites below and please, snatch them up before I do.
When Thomas Rook stumbled across an original 1901 tenement apartment in Berlin, with all of its original details and features intact, he knew he was destined to make it his own. The German stylist has always been inspired by cultural history, which explains his knack for restoration and incorporation of old world objects and furniture. However, nothing here is too precious – his use of bright color, bold wallpaper and quirky decor makes it feel modern and relaxed . . . a perfect balance.
Are you guys starting to notice a theme this week? Clearly, I’m jonesing for warmer temperatures and the release of Lisa Marie Fernandez‘s latest swimwear collection has me seriously considering my summer travel plans. The Mira one piece, my personal favorite, is now available in a vibrant marigold hue and mini black and white polka dot print. A double ruffle has been added in the Sabine, which makes it an even chicer beach to street look. And new smocked silhouettes, in bubble gum pink and black crepe, are adorably delicate. I want it all, vamos a la playa!