Do you remember the Invisible Man? We featured Liu Bolin back in 2011, after he had become known for perfecting the art of blending into various backgrounds by using his body as a canvas. I love seeing that, all these years later, he’s still at it. The Chinese artist is currently the face of Moncler‘s fall campaign and the shots, photographed by Annie Leibovitz, are mesmerizing. It’s amazing how he’s able to camouflage himself so seamlessly into each scene. So in addition to sharing photos from the campaign, I’ve pulled some of my favorite works from the last few years, just so you, too, can appreciate the magic of The Invisible Man.
Hello, semi sheer swiss dot blouse with billowing sleeves and a voluminous pussy bow . . . I love you. It turns out, this stunner of a blouse isn’t the only thing I love from Mahsa. The New Zealand based label uses raw fibers, like silk, cotton and wool, and sophisticated tailoring to create a modest collection of romantic, trans-seasonal blouses, trousers and dresses. Every piece manages to delight in unique details while maintaining a sense of simplicity. Love, love, love.
It’s no secret that I love patches. I’ve even got Quincy jumping on the bandwagon! He recently started his own collection, while stopping through gift shops and visitor centers on our little summertime excursions. By the way, those are the best places to find mementos like patches and pins. With pre-k starting next week, we thought start a little project together by adding his favorite iron-ons to his new backpack. I love that he has a story for every single patch and I just know he’s chomping at the bit to share them with his classmates on his first day of school. I’m excited to add more as more adventures with my little guy await. And of course, Coco, who looks up to her big brother in every way, needed to get in on the fun to . . .
iron-on patches (here are some of my favorite places to shop for patches):
It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. With struggling to balance the scales between family and work these days, I’m finding myself spending less time simply relaxing with friends. So before Abe and I whisk the kids away on our end of summer vacation, I thought I’d host a little outdoor gathering at my friend Ariel‘s new house. She just recently moved to the neighborhood from Los Angeles, shortly before the birth of her second baby, so the idea was to dress up her stunning backyard for a midweek happy hour with my favorite girls. Pillows, throws and flowers were brought in to warm up the space. Convenience is of the essence, especially after a long work day, so I whipped together an impressive, yet totally easy, cheese and charcuterie platter. And a fireside get together was the perfect occasion for an EDWARDS® Desserts Hershey’s S’mores Créme Pie. A cookie crumb crust is topped with a rich chocolate filling and a fluffy, toasted marshmallow meringue. I love this twist on a classic summer treat – and the fact that it’s so easy to serve! Friends, cheese, wine, pie and a s’mores pie?! It doesn’t get better than that. And what a great reminder to myself to that all it takes is a little effort and few simple elements to make time for connecting with friends. Enjoy the rest of your summer, everyone!
Hillary Justin knows her denim. She’s been sourcing vintage Levi’s, embroidering them with her signature Western motifs and garnering a serious fan base since 2014. But in the recent year, with the rise in popularity of vintage denim, sourcing became more difficult. Relying on her adept knowledge of material and fit, Hillary and her team at Bliss and Mischief created the Collector Fit. It’s a timeless button fly silhouette, made with 100% non stretch deadstock denim, with a high rise and straight leg. The Collector Fit also solves those vintage denim problems with a shorter, ankle length crop and a roomier, more forgiving bottom. I can’t wait to put a pair to the test . . . and when I do, I’ll be sure to report back!