Natalie Martin

Designer Natalie Martin‘s search for unique fabrics brought her to Bali, where she was exposed to hand batik printed silk. Her collection of printed and embroidered caftans and dresses was born from the time honored Indonesian process of manual wax-resist dying. Designs on silk are painted with wax and then placed in a dye bath where everything, other than the waxed designs, are dyed. The wax is removed by boiling in water and the fabric is dried by the sun, making all of Natalie’s designs unique and distinctive. I’m crazy for the indigo prints but honestly, any of her lightweight and breezy pieces are just perfect for packing along on a holiday getaway!

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A Chalet In The Alps

Can you believe this charming chalet, nestled in  the French Alps, was once a farmhouse originally built in the late 19th century? Belgian designer Lionel Jadot was commissioned to not only restore the old building, but also transform it into a modern day cabin with his eclectic and ethnic interior touches. With oversized windows looking onto Mont Blanc, a sheepskin covered outdoor nook, kitchen counters covered in Bisazza mosaic, and an abundance of colorful textiles, this wintery retreat is a slice of bohemian heaven.

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FoundRae

Designer Beth Bugdaycay is a big believer in karma. Inspired by storied objects and karmic symbols, the former Rebecca Taylor CEO and co-founder has created a line of stunning 18k jewelry to compliment her free-spirited ready to wear collection for her own label FoundRae. The cigar band and signet rings are my favorite – each inscribed, using an age old enameling technique, with words like strength and dream and adorned with symbols representing karma and protection. I mean, who doesn’t need need a little token of positive vibes?!Foundrae2

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Lace Up Sweaters

Lace up fronts are still going strong with silhouettes transitioning to knitwear for winter wear. Whether they’re tied up tight or worn open and loose, I’m loving the look. I’m also kicking myself for not snatching up Isabel Marant‘s chunky, lace up wool sweater but thankfully there are other sumptuously cozy versions out there for grabs this season!

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