It’s just now starting to feel like fall in California. Temperatures actually fell below 70 degrees this week! Finally! This long awaited, transitional weather doesn’t mean that I’m storing away all my relatively new summer (or even late summer) dresses just yet. In fact, I’ve been obsessed with layering trousers and denim underneath my favorite midi and maxi frocks. Not only does the right pair of jeans tone down the femininity of a summery dress, it keeps those legs warm on those chillier days. I personally prefer ankle length or cuffed boyfriend denim. And also, be sure that the dress is looser fitting – drop waisted or wrap dresses work great. If it’s a button down, experiment with keeping the bottom open to expose those blues!
I’m loving this tribute to Grey Gardens by Attico designers Giorgia Tordini and Gilda Ambrosio. Each of the polychromatic robe dresses, ankle cut skirts and sequined mini dresses are punctuated with unique touches such as ombré gradations, intricate embroidery and feminine ruffles. But nothing is too glam. Loose fits and wrapped silhouettes are perfect for lounging at home . . . Big Edie and Little Edie style.
2017 has been a heavy year. There’s no denying the anxious cloud looming over current social and political climate. The silver lining is that I’ve been challenging myself with ways in which I can do and be better. The task can feel larger than life and at most times, insignificant, but I’ve realized that I can, indeed, make a difference in the smallest, yet most important, of ways: by starting at the local level. In my own community. This is why I couldn’t be more invigorated by method‘s most recent collaboration with Oakland’s Creative Growth, a non-profit arts center for adults with developmental, mental and physical disabilities. The San Francisco based company has paired the work of four artists with four limited edition fragrances. I had the opportunity to visit Creative Growth, for the first time, just a couple of weeks ago and the experience was transformative.
Perfect symmetry, precise coloration, surreal backdrops . . . these are all qualities that make Wes Anderson’s films so recognizably Wes Anderson. His aesthetic is so magical, I know I’m not the only one who wishes I could be transported to his imaginative, self-contained locales. Well, now you can, thanks to one amazing Instagram feed: Accidentally Wes Anderson. Curator Simon Sarris encourages travelers, all over the world, to submit photos of Wes-worthy vignettes. From a Swiss hotel built in 1882 to an Alaskan post office built in 1969 to an Indian royal palace built in 1732 to an Art Deco building in downtown Los Angeles, it turns out a little piece of Wes Anderson has been right under our noses this whole time.