I can't get over how beautiful these are. Makes me miss my ballet days...
YOU GUYS! A few months ago I met with Hudson Valley Magazine to chat a bit about my life and what it means to be a Mormon working in the world of fashion and design. Well, guess what landed in my mailbox this week. MY FACE. IN A MAGAZINE. IS THIS EVEN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW.
(Please excuse the poor photo quality. I'm one of the 4% of fashion bloggers who don't have a snazzy expensive camera. I also went filter crazy.)
HUGE thanks to Hudson Valley Magazine for featuring me and giving me an outlet to talk about what I believe. For those of you not in the Valley, you can read the article online in full here!
I just found blogger Moorea Seal's webstore yesterday, and gosh dangit, it's amazing. So I decided not to be selfish and share it with you. (However, if you make it so that the Tiny Triangle Pendent sells out before I can get my hands on one, we're not best friends anymore. I'm serious, guys.)
Generally, when bloggers have their own webstores, the store only features items from third parties that are hand-picked by the blogger. The blogger will end up making a small percentage of any sale, so I generally don't really check them out because the items and curation aren't really special. But Moorea's webstore has beautifully curated pieces and tons of exclusives, and she just opened her own storefront. You can even search her store by cause and find pieces that benefit causes you care about. And everything is well priced. What is this. How can one store be so amazing. Most of my friends know that I'm impossible to shop for because I'm really, really picky about what I wear, but I'd wear 99.9 percent of everything here in a heartbeat. I don't think I've ever said that about any store ever. So this is a big deal, guys. This post isn't even sponsored. I just really, really love this website.
Check out her wonderful website for beautiful objects at a fair price here. You won't be sorry. (Unless you make all my favorite things sell out. Then you may be sorry, because I know how much our friendship means to you.) Also, to check out her main blog, look no further than this link. Enjoy!
*Update* - The triangle pendant did sell out. Sorry, we're not friends anymore.
Here's my top 3 favorite pieces from the Moorea Seal store:
Rosemary Shoulder Bag - $30 (for the size, quality and price, $30 is fantastic)
Hammered Stacking Ring - $16 (Not even kidding, I think this is my wedding ring.)
List Makers Gonna List Book - $7 (Need.)
I have about 50 other things I want to share with you, but no one has time for that. So just go to her store and check them out yourself! Happy shopping!
This week, my boyfriend and I spent a day exploring the beautiful town of Rhinebeck, and in the process we stumbled upon the cutest little design and stationery shop in the history of the universe, Paper Trail. I literally could have spent all day there. We stayed for at least an hour, and I used my upcoming birthday as an excuse to buy myself some fun gifts. Happy Birthday to me!
Third, I found a darling little notebook perfect for ideas and sketching from Cavallini. I love keeping it in my bag and jotting down sketch ideas, and the cover is really beautiful. All the pages are girded, making it perfect for my industrial design concepts. It's really a great little notebook for a couple bucks. You can find your own here.
Lastly, I found another gem from House Industries - a couple hundred stickers and labels. The fonts are beautiful and fun, and the stickers are great for mailing letters and making all the things in your life looking a little more designy. I love using these. You can find them here.
First off, I found this gorgeous book of typography postcards from House Industries. The set is a whopping 100 postcards for only $20. I just couldn't pass it up. It's something I know I'll use for a long time, and it's great incentive to write far-away friends. Also, the cards are stunning. Sometimes I'll just shuffle them and look at each one. I'm so glad I found this. You can purchase it from the House Industries website, or on Amazon.com.
Second, I found this beautiful poster of Brooklyn from Nu Vue Studio. When I'm at school in Utah, it's really easy to get wrapped up in the culture there. West coast is vastly different than east coast, and it's so easy conform to what everyone else out there is doing. So I really like to keep lots of NY imagery around so that I don't forget where I'm from and who I am. This poster is perfect for my fall apartment. Also, it was only $5 at Paper Trail. Just $5. And it's amazing quality. And I love it to pieces. You can purchase one here.
Overall, I've been really happy with everything I found at Paper Trail. It's a really lovely place. Snoop around their website for more goodies. I'll most definitely be back in the future!
I love this simplistic editorial from one of my favorite photographers, Boo George. The subtle tones in the background really make the gowns pop. Beautiful work.
Happy Tuesday Lovelies! I'm still clicking through all the Met Ball gowns from last night. Great stuff - I love to see how everyone represented Charles James in their own way. Have a great day!