Micaela Greg, a San Francisco based knitwear company, was founded by sisters Marie and Karen Potesta who produce all their pieces with the softest Egyptian cotton and cashmere imported from Italy. The simple silhouettes and muted palettes have me wanting to wrap myself in the sweaters and cardigans for those cool spring nights.
I love myself a chignon – if done right, it can look incredibly chic and effortless. It’s no wonder the word actually comes from the French phrase “chignon du cou,” which means nape of the neck. There are a handful of great tutorials out there that are incredibly easy to follow: from the tuck and roll chignon to the asymmetrical chignon to the braided chignon. And unless you’re walking down the aisle, a little loose and a bit messy is the way to go.
For Rebecca Atwood, inspiration comes from her experiences growing up in Cape Cod as well as the places she’s traveled, the nature she’s seen, and the family heirlooms she’s collected. The Brooklyn based artist began her design career at Anthropologie and has now started her own eponymous collection of hand-dyed pillows and framed artwork, which launches today. Incorporating fiber reactive dyes and traditional techniques like Shibori for dyeing and printing, Rebecca works in small batches and will occasionally repeat the dying process for that beautiful depth of color. We so appreciate the rich quality of her work and cannot wait to get our hands on a set on indigo-dyed pillows!
We love shoes but Jenna Lyons loves shoes. I mean, loves. All of her 289 pairs to be exact. When the style icon talks about the inspiration behind and the making of J.Crew’s Italian shoe collection, which is designed in New York and then produced in a small workshop in Italy, we can’t help but “ooh” and “aah” over the collection’s traffic stopping color palette, sweet floral prints, and sparkly glitter accents. Killin’ it.