Pale Storms Of Cuba

Shot on her ranch in Austin, Texas, photographer Harper Smith captured the beauty of Cuba Tornado (Ridley Scott’s granddaughter) for Bona Drag‘s latest lookbook Pale Storms Of Cuba. Cuba’s allure is enhanced by a collection, so wonderfully curated by Bona Drag, of covetable fall dressings and accessories from Mara Hoffman, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Natalie Martin, Pamela LoveUpstate, and Alice McCall.

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Bookstores Of New York

The New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein recently shared a collection of drawings and stories inspired by New York City’s most beloved bookstores. I have the most fond memories of some of these charming shops while living in Manhattan so it’s touching to read these short anecdotes. And in an age where some our favorite independent bookstores are devastatingly nearing extinction, it’s a great reminder to continue to support our local bookstores! Click on the images to enlarge . . . and enjoy.

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DIY Morse Code Bracelets

I’ve been meaning to put my collection of Miyuki seeds beads to good use. They’ve always been one of those things that I can’t restrain myself from hoarding every time I step inside a bead store. The perfectly uniform, cylindrical beads come in nearly every shade of color imaginable and their itty bitty size make them that much more appealing. I’ve got a thing for anything miniature. So inspired by Sashi’s seed bead bracelets and George Frost’s morse code jewelry, I recently made a handful of mini seed bead bracelets, each encoded with secret little messages.

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FP x For Love & Lemons

If I could live in one outfit every day of the week, it would plainly be a semi sheer cotton white v-neck tee and a perfectly broken in pair of blue jeans. Boring . .  but wait, not really. Thankfully, For Love & Lemon‘s collection of stunning bralettes turns up my t-shirt and denim game. Their strappy silhouettes and delicate lace details subtly peek through, adding the perfect amount of sexy. And their recent collaboration with Free People? A match made in lingerie heaven.

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