Oh, how we’re crushing on Leslie Tessler‘s collection of luxuriously handcrafted capes. Made in Argentina, where the New York designer currently resides, each style is produced in extremely limited runs and made of Peruvian alpaca, Italian cashmere, and French woven silk. Between the orange herringbone, the bright teal, and classic ivory, it’s hard to pick just one of these classic staples to keep me caped throughout the season!
Vogue’s newest hardcover Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers contains nearly 400 photographs of memorable weddings and dresses, of royalty, models, artists, actors, musicians and designers, which have graced the pages of the magazine for 120 years. From images of Wallis Simpson’s low key ceremony to snapshots of Grace Kelly’s royal nuptials to behind the scene peeks into Lauren Santo Domingo’s dress fitting with Olivier Theyskens, this book wows and inspires with the crème de la crème of fairytale weddings.
Los Angeles based designer Jessica Seaton‘s collection is entirely hand sculpted and casted using the ancient method of lost wax. She told me her hands are always dirty from working with metals, staining wood, and dying fabrics, which explains the dip dyed fingers in her latest bohemian-inspired lookbook. I’m desperately needing the oversized naja ring!
Though we live in an age where life seems unfathomable without the existence of email (or internet – GASP), you must admit finding a letter or invite in your mailbox is always a momentous and welcoming occasion. Familiar with that sweet feeling that comes along with receiving a handwritten note, I’m making an early 2013 resolution to send more thank you’s, miss you’s, and just because’s through the postal service. I’ve also recently perfected the art of wax seals as part of this newfound effort! It’s all about the little details, right?