Happy first day of Spring! Or should I say, pom pom season? It’s usually this time of year when I start adding pom poms and tassels to everything. Not to say this kind of flair isn’t appropriate all year round. But there’s just something about warmer weather that makes whimsical accessories that much more fun to wear. Today, we’re making pom pom earrings! All you need is a few items from your local hardware store and a couple of pom poms. Easy.
There’s no doubt that at some point during my childhood, I convinced my parents to buy me a straw tote while on vacation, emblazoned with the word “Mexico” across it. Or maybe it was the “Bahamas” – I can’t remember. And I can only assume that it was during my college years that I found it tacky enough to purge. Sad. With spring on the horizon, I’m newly obsessed with vintage souvenir straw bags. They’re the perfect, most whimsical item to carry into summer, wouldn’t you agree? Check out some of my favorite finds after the jump!
Sculptor Warren King has been recreating residents of a small village in China, where his grandparents grew up, for several years now. I should mention that his only mediums are old cardboard moving boxes and glue. What?! The life sized figures brought such a deep connection between him and his cultural heritage, that the series has become an ongoing project for the American born artist. His goal is that one day, he will have constructed over 200 figures. The layering of clothing, the facial expressions and the body postures are so incredibly true to life, I can’t help but feel nostalgic for my own grandparents.
Aquazzura‘s Edgardo Osorio has collaborated with famed luxury wallpaper brand de Gournay, and honestly, it’s a match made in print heaven. The interiors obsessed shoe designer was approached about creating a wallpaper inspired by a recent trip down the Silk Road. His love of Ottoman history, and the amalgamation 0f East meets West, was translated into an exotic pink jungle theme, with each exquisite element hand painted by de Gournay’s skilled artisans. Not only will the wallpaper be available and customizable, the design will be printed on five pairs of shoes, which will be available for sale at Matches Fashion this May. So much yes.
When Morgan Smith launched her children’s swimwear label last year, I was overwhelmed with Minnow‘s unbearable cuteness. I had to get a couple of suits for Quincy and Coco for the summer! This season, an adorable ruffled cap-sleeve silhouette has been added to the lineup, as well as new colors and prints, including a soft buttercream yellow and chic black and white gingham. Hopefully, it’s just a matter of time before Morgan starts designing for women so that I can finally stop pleading: does that come in my size?!