It’s no wonder Munich based photographer Nick Frank favors shooting urban architecture. He does it so well. His perspective on the facade of Mira, a local shopping center, has enhanced the colors and geometric structure so beautifully and brilliantly.
The weather is getting warmer and the sleeves are getting shorter. Exposed wrists are in desperate need of jewelry – some new, some old and some handmade. This season, I’m all about making these braided brass cuffs, inspired by Aurélie Bidermann’s Copacabana bracelet. The most complicated step to this tutorial is drilling holes through the cuff but if you’ve got a steady hand and a tiny drill bit, you’ll be churning these out before you know it.
If you haven”t heard of Brock Collection yet, you might want to pay close attention. This new label is reinventing American sportswear and I want just about every single piece from their debut fall collection. Moda Operandi stylist Laura Vassar and her designer partner Kris Brock are aiming to recreate everyday staples with that elevated, unique touch. For example, a full red plaid mohair skirt is given a multi-layered front construction, giving it gorgeous movement and a sense of fluidity. Style it with a billowy silk blouse and a shearling trimmed bomber jacket and yup, we want that look. Sold.
Jennie Kwon is to blame for my addiction to layering the finest of fine jewelry. Ever since I added three of her delicate, diamond and 14k gold rings to my wedding stack, I’ve been hooked on her designs. Über skinny cuff bracelets, dainty necklaces and exquisite rings are encrusted with tiny emeralds, and black and white diamonds – what is not to love?! And it’s only gets better with her latest collection, where Jennie is introducing grey diamonds, opals and blue sapphires in the form of gold and rhodium ear cuffs, chokers, and geometric rings. Honestly, irresistible.
Whether it be a wood burning cast iron stove or a midcentury conical fireplace, there is something so wonderfully charming about free standing fireplaces. I love the exposed pipes and flexibility when it comes to shape and size. Heartwarming . . .