Before Louis Vuitton and Goyard there was Moynat, the oldest French trunk manufacturers founded in 1849. The luxury brand recently created a bicycle featuring a picnic “basket” equipped with plates, cutlery, drawers for sandwiches and a place for wine glasses. Functional and trés chic? Absolutely. Within my budget? Not even close. But a girl can dream . . .
Sure it may be a bit over the top but you can’t deny how adorably sweet this Latvian children’s clothing line is. Inspired by fairy tales, Aristocrat Kids hand produces precious girls clothing in luxurious fabrics like silk, cashmere, wool, and linen. Can we talk about the floral printed raincoat, for example? Too much cuteness in one place, honestly.
There is something so incredibly magical about the homes in my beloved San Miguel de Allende. The cobblestone streets of this little colonial town in Mexico are lined with unsuspecting doors, most of which open up into the most magnificent open courtyards and dwellings. High beamed ceilings, oversized Spanish style furniture, four poster beds, outdoor living rooms and lush gardens are not uncommon – it’s no wonder so many retreat to Mexico’s best kept secret.
Whenever economic hardships hit, there is a growth in the sales of cosmetics. Case in point, the Wall Street Crash of ’29 caused a huge spike in lipstick sales and more recently, nail polish sales have skyrocketed due to the recession. Madrid based brand SuTurno has created two gorgeous scarves made of 100% silk to celebrate this trend in history as well as 30s glamour and the surrealist humor of Elsa Schiaparelli. We love the muted tones that contrast so nicely with bright pinks and reds!
We’re just loving the über feminine turn Kira Plastinina has taken for Lublu this fall. Inspired by a young princess playing dress up in her mother’s closet, the Russian designer has taken lace and jacquards, Victorian-like floral prints, full volume skirts and dresses, and capelets for a youthful spin. Her fall campaign, shot by Tommy Ton, features everyone’s favorite streets style darlings donning her wears on the streets of New York City. What’s not to love?