Michael Kors Spring 2014

Imagine Lauren Hutton living in Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World and you’ve entered Michael Kor‘s tailored but romantic depiction of spring. Billowy trousers, fluffy mohair cardigans, pinup-girl bikinis, 40s floral frocks, linen pencil skirts – all belted at the waist – were pieces I could see myself wearing now and decades later.

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Follow Me To . . .

From the rice fields of Bali to the streets of Istanbul, Russian photographer Murad Osmann documents his globetrotting travels with his girlfriend leading the way. With each photo, posted to Instagram, we see the photographer’s point of view with his extended hand holding onto his partner’s. So romantic, no?

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Paper Fashion x NYFW

Honestly, is there anything more dreamy than Katie Rodger‘s exquisite fashion illustrations? We are huge fans of her blog Paper Fashion, where she recently translated some of her favorite gowns seen on the runways at New York Fashion Week onto paper using watercolors, glitter and sequins. Check out more of her work here and if you’re not already following her on Instagram, I highly recommend that you do . . . it’s full of eye candy!

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One, Two Step: FREDA SALVADOR

Banana Republic is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year. And in keeping with the San Francisco based company‘s pioneering nature, we are exploring the inspirational stories behind three Bay Area entrepreneurs – each who have built their businesses with an innovative spirit and a focus on impeccable design. First up are the ladies behind one of our favorite artisan footwear labels FRĒDA SALVADOR.

Who is FRĒDA SALVADOR: FRĒDA SALVADOR was founded by us, Cristina Palomo Nelson and Megan Papay, in August of 2011. Our first collection debuted Fall 2012.  We met while designing for another Bay Area footwear company – we had awesome design chemistry so we decided we wanted to do our own thing.

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