Elongated ear cuffs, domed and signet rings, oversized barrettes, stacked hoop earrings . . . these are just a few of my favorite things that are currently waiting to be purchased in various online shopping carts. This week’s cold snap has us all bringing out our winter coats again, which is inspiring even more accessory play. And pssst! Shopbop is having an awesome sale until Saturday so use GOBIG18 for discounts on all the pretty gold things.
Since the launch of her eponymous line in 2014, textile designer Rebecca Atwood has continuously wooed me with her collections of pillows, fabric and wallpaper. Remember those roman shades I made using her gorgeous marbled fabric? Rebecca’s experimental printing and dyeing techniques, in combination with her use of painterly color palettes and unique textures, make mixing and matching textiles at home effortless. It only makes sense that her recent foray into bedding would be the next obvious move. And oh man, is it good. Duvet covers, quilted coverlets, embroidered pillowcases and fringed throws, in the softest blue, grey and blush-orange hues, are grouped into collections named after elements of nature. I had so much fun styling my personal favorites together – some of which include a hefty, oversized headboard pillow, a pair of playful linen pillowcases, and a reversible striped coverlet for those extra cozy nights. Dreamy!
Challenging society’s unrealistic expectations of a female’s body image, French artist Inés Longevial has developed a distinct way in which her subjects are painted. By focusing on the power of a woman’s body and composition of posture, and by fragmenting shapes and colors, she sets out to celebrate the uniqueness of womanhood with her art. I can’t help but examine each piece at length, while uncovering the subtleties that make her work so special. Honestly, love.
Just when I thought I’d satisfied my lust for shearling coats this season, a luxe, slightly oversized and reversible coat, from newcomer Arjé, completely stole my heart. And then, so did the rest of the collection. The New York based label launched earlier last year with Donna Karan alums Bessie Afnaim Corral and Oliver Corral. The husband and wife design duo set out to change the way we dress by focusing on comfort, versatility, and luxury. Color palettes are simple and sophisticated and silhouettes are designed to be layered in a multitude of ways. They’re also changing the way we shop with their “see now, buy now” approach. Four collections are to be launched per year, and everything within that collection will be fully produced before debuting. So although my dream shearling coat is sold out, I’m comforted in knowing there’s a lot more Arjé to indulge in for seasons to come.
You guys, I have a newfound obsession. Latch hooking! It all started with a beautiful palette I had saved to my desktop while pinning inspiring color combinations – another new addiction as of late. I wanted to actualize it into a three dimensional piece of art for our bedroom and what better way than to turn it into a wall hanging! Latch hooking is something I’ve been dying to teach myself for awhile now, thanks in part to the incredible weavings from tapestry artist Judit Just. So this stunning palette of blues, blush, rust and ochre finally motivated me to sit through a slew of YouTube tutorials on latch hooking 101. I was surprised to learn how easy the process is and even better, how few tools and supplies are needed! I will be honest, it can get pretty tedious but the results are so worth it. Pro tip: the time flies even faster when you Netflix and chill.