Designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim are only into their third collection under their label Monse, however, the Oscar de la Renta alums have already made an impression with the refreshing way in which they’ve deconstructed men’s shirting and fabric into bold and glamorous pieces. Naturally, they’ve continued their signature deconstruction for resort – this time introducing khaki gabardine and colorful silks. Trench like silhouettes are twisted, wrapped, cinched and oversized. And patterned silks are patched together to create blouses with extra large cuffs and gowns that feel relaxed and cool. Monse. So good. Don’t forget it.
When an artist’s medium involves a florescent spectrum of sugar, glitter, candy, pom poms, pipe cleaners, and washi tape, you know it’s going to be magical. Australian artist Tanya Schultz, who works under the pseudonym Pip & Pop, meticulously creates her fantastical, utopian wonderlands all over the world. Her mini landscapes are installed on the floors of buildings and galleries and are entirely three dimensional. I’m intrigued by the intricate layering of colored sugar to create flawless patterns. I would just love to see one of her installations in person – and I think Willy Wonka would certainly love it too, don’t you?
With their beautiful range of natural fabrics, values surrounding creativity and art, and close proximity to Australia, designer Sarah Hardie knew that she was destined to open a sustainable textile studio in Bali. Her collection of cotton, supima, and muslin women’s dresses are feminine, lightweight and simply effortless to wear. And in an effort to support other global communities, Sarah donates a portion of each sale to clean water, human trafficking and education projects in Africa and Cambodia. I’ve already snatched up a few hand blocked and embroidered dresses from her own label and from another brand she carries, French label Blue. Oh, and if you have little girls, you must check out the adorable children’s clothing and floral sleeping bags. They’re beyond adorable!
It’s no secret that I have a weakness for vintage costume jewelry. I’ve accumulated such a sizable collection over the years, that a lot of it never really gets much day to day wear. So after sorting through my own assortment and acquiring some beautiful new pieces from Etsy, I transformed vintage brooches and rhinestone necklaces into beautiful and luxurious hair accessories. You’ll be surprised at how incredibly quick and easy it is to repurpose some of your favorite jewelry. And to all you future brides, this is the perfect something old!
There isn’t anything about this Barcelona flat that I’m not absolutely obsessed with. The whitewashed herringbone floors, the black trimmed windows, the vaulted ceilings, the exposed brick, the old world fireplace, the free standing bathtub in the bedroom, the oversized lanterns and the super long sofa . . . everything is oh so very good, right?