Last week in Milan, Raf Simons took his final bow as the creative director of Jil Sander by delivering a collection that was, well, fresh as a sweet Sunday morning. Honestly, I think I fell in love with pink all over again, as if it were the very first time. The palette was classic, sugary, and graceful and silhouettes were strong, structured, and modern. I’m absolutely mad for the double-face coats, nude jumpsuit, and navy dress with a keyhole bodice. Bravo, Raf!
Pale turquoise set in bezels and pavé diamonds in 14kt gold, mismatched earrings and double sided rings . . . these are just a few of my favorite things! I’m absolutely smitten with Caitlin Mociun‘s collection of precious earrings and delicate rings. Be sure to check out her website as well as Caitlin’s eye catching, custom prints – some of which were part of a recent collaboration with Baggu. Honestly, multi-talented.
From 1960 to 1963, over fifty million skateboards were sold in the US. Skateboarding was clearly becoming a growing sport and eventually in May of 1965, this fun-loving street activity landed on the cover of Life Magazine. These images, snapped by staff photographer Bill Eppridge in New York City, are as stylish and timeless as they were over 50 years ago. Wouldn’t you love to see more New Yorkers on skateboards these days?
This week’s DIY, requested by a reader, was inspired by the abundant and delightful use of pearls in Chanel‘s Spring 2012 Collection. Though I’m usually not the biggest fan of pearls, I actually fell in love with the way Karl affixed them along the back of necks and pushed oversized ones into loose updos. His modern interpretation of the underwater gem just goes to show that pearls can be worn any day, at any age! With a few easy steps, you’ll be able to whip up a handful of pearl hairpins as fast as you can say “Sally sold seashells by the seashore” 10 times. Backwards.