Septum rings have come a long way since their punk-inspired days in the 80s and 90s. Today’s versions are far more delicate and feminine. And although some designs more intricate, some inspired by their tribal origins, they can be rather subtle in size. And if you’re still on the fence, these non-pierced cuffs are committal free. So tell us, would you rock a septum cuff?
Every October, the skies are filled with 750 hot air balloons for Albuquerque’s International Hot Air Ballon Fiesta. The 9 day event is the largest ballon festival in the world. Just before sunrise, 750 balloons take flight in only two hours. It’s fascinating to think that just over 230 years ago man took his first flight in a hot air ballon. You must check out the time lapse after the jump – you’ll want to accompany me next year!
We love the idea of using a simple length of ribbon to tie up a messy bun or an effortlessly pulled back ponytail . . . sweet but not saccharine. Just perfect.
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 Love, Upstate, and Alice McCall.
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.