Summer is all about ease and so when it comes to my hair during these hot months, the least amount of time spent fussing over it – the better. Enter the hair wrap. It has saved many straight-out-of-the-pool dos, camping-without-a-hairdryer coifs, and just about everything in between. We’ve always been smitten with Stella Jean‘s headwraps, knotted and sticking up so dramatically in bold African wax prints. And the all white headwraps at Giambattista Valli‘s couture presentation this week?! Amazing. With just some fabric, some trusty wire and some very basic sewing skills, I promise you’ll be living in these all season long!
Birds Of A Feather, a live portrait series by Claire Rosen, is ridiculously good. The vintage wallpaper backdrops really accentuate and highlight the colors in each bird, which range from the common Parakeet to the exotic Hyacinth Macaw. The combinations are brilliant and simply happy.
Eugenia Linovich has encapsulated the romance of Russian folk art in her accessories label Masterpeace. In her latest collection, inspired by Leo Tolstoy’s War & Peace, The Russian designer brilliantly incorporates embroidery, filigree, porcelain, miniature lacquer painting and bead weaving into uniquely modern silhouettes that include corset necklaces, crossbody sashes, brooches, epaulets and headbands. Honestly, stunning.
Four years ago I spent 6 weeks on the road from Oregon to New Mexico in a 76′ Minnie Winnie and have been a huge fan of the “life on the road” lifestyle ever since. So it’s no surprise that I’ve found a soulmate in Foster Huntinton, the author of Home Is Where You Park It. In the summer of 2011 Foster left his job in New York and moved into a VW camper. After 100,000 miles on the road meeting like-minded people, he started a successful Kickstarter campaign to publish his second photo book of various vans and campers. Some people are obsessed with bookshelves, some have a thing for doors . . . Foster and I are in love with mobile homes.
I’m so excited about philanthropic denim brand, Rialto Jean Project. Founder and creative director Erin Feniger started by hand painting vintage Levi’s, Wranglers and Lees in her garage in Venice Beach, California – and that was the start of her one-of-a-kind denim collection. As part of the company’s charitable platform, a proceed of all sales goes towards art therapy programs at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Denim doing good . . . I dig it.