Dôen Summer 2016

Maybe it’s because it’s summer and I’m looking for effortless ease when it comes to dressing. Maybe it’s because I’m all about those retro, bohemian California vibes. One thing’s for certain, I’ve been enamored with Dôen ever since I first discovered the young label earlier this year. Their latest collection of sheer poet blouses, block printed cotton dresses, vintage-inspired raw silk shirts, and the perfect pair of high waisted cropped denim is all I want to wear everyday, all season long.

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THEY New York

New York label THEY has just debuted their new collection of minimalist sneakers that celebrate the beauty of simplicity. Geometric shapes, inspired by German Bauhaus geometry, are seamlessly embedded within each shoe by their team of expert craftsmen. And a masterful and precise method, passed down from Japanese shoemaking, is used to hand align the shoe’s upper half with its custom made bi-color rubber sole in order to continue the fluidity in its design. A girl can never have enough sneakers, so yes, the blush two toned kicks are at the top of my fall wish list!

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Valentino Fall Couture 2016

It seems only fitting that Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli’s last collaboration together at Valentino would end with a theatrical, Elizabethan-inspired couture collection that the world’s greatest dramatist Shakespeare would have surely approved of. The clothes were extraordinary, as usual. But oh, the hair! The hair, which was wrapped in tiny gold coils framing the face, was ethereal, graceful and modern. And easy to replicate, I assume, with some thin gold wire and metallic elastic. Give me some time to experiment and I shall report back . . .

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The Ultimate Leather Chair

May I introduce you to the most stunning piece of furniture you never knew you needed? This gorgeous chair, with its simple leather seat, bronze frame, shearling pillow and wooden tray, is the brainchild of designer Tyler Hays of BDDW. It’s a work of art – quite honestly, it is everything.

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Just Keep Swimming

The simple delight of swimming, captured by illustrator Joanne Ho, brought me slightest glimmer of cheerfulness this morning, amidst all the tragic and devastating events that have occurred in our country in the last few days. No matter how small we might feel in this big, confusing world, we must keep learning, taking action, listening, uniting, swimming . . .

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