Swiss designer Amihan Zemp launched Coltrane this season with a mission to contribute to a less wasteful society, using biodynamic and Global Organic Textile Standard certified fabrics, while still creating timeless, quality pieces. After swooning over the Zurich based label’s fall collection, we can’t stop thinking about all of the incredible layering of textures and silhouettes. Organic silk blazers, mohair sweaters, cotton shirts and wool culottes are so beautifully layered in a variety of natural textures and warm, monochrome hues. I mean honestly, why would you want to wear anything else but shades of ivory this winter?
Mexico holds a special place in my heart. I associate it with love, as it’s where Abrahm and I were married nearly seven years ago, and beauty, as its storied craftsmanship and diverse cuisine excites and inspires me each time I visit. So when Etsy asked me to create a holiday themed tablescape, in time for Thanksgiving, Mexico immediately came to mind. My favorite destination on my favorite holiday! Win, win. With authentic Mexican pottery, rich leather details and paper goods, all sourced from Etsy, I put together a fall-themed spread that was ready for a Mexican inspired feast. Below are some tips on how to recreate this beautiful tablescape at home:
I’ve been crushing hard on the all pretty pearl embellishments spotted on shoes from Miu Miu, Chanel, and Nicholas Kirkwood but it’s Gucci’s pearl adorned heels that really inspired today’s tutorial. Large faux pearls are nestled in luxe gold bezels and dotted around block heels. So good! And a DIY must. The key here was finding bezels big enough to fit sizable pearls, which luckily, I was able to find in the form of brass earring blanks. The rest is easy, requiring very few supplies and steps. Honestly, the only difficult part of this project is the drying time but that just requires some patience – a very small price to pay . . .
Andrea Lieberman’s spring lookbook pretty much sums up why I love A.L.C.: clothes that are luxurious, laid back, functional and comfortable. So much so that I, too, want to shake a leg! Lucky for me, A.L.C. launched their online shop this month which means it won’t be long before I’ll be snatching up striped, wide leg trousers, printed maxi dresses and knit tunics. Oh, and I’ll take those Nikes too.
Standing amid the bustling streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter is one of my fondest memories of Vietnam. Your senses are abuzz – and that’s not just the Vietnamese coffee kicking in. The smells from street food and the sounds of vendors is awakening. And bicycle after bicycle, packed high with flowers, vegetables and fruit, are like explosions of color whizzing by. It’s like nothing you’ll ever experience, which is why I absolutely love this series of bicycle vendors from above, photographed by Loes Heerink. The photographer posts up on different bridges around Hanoi to capture the vendors as they ride beneath her. Although there’s no shortage of bicycle vendors, you can imagine how much patience it requires to capture the right shot. Can you imagine toting around all of that beautiful cargo on a single bike?! Amazing.