La Vie RT

06.24.14

Néle Azevedo

I love transient art (Philippe Baudelocque, Andy Goldsworthy, and this public art exhibition by Néle Azevedo.)

via Beautiful Decay

Néle Azevedo

I love transient art (Philippe Baudelocque, Andy Goldsworthy, and this public art exhibition by Néle Azevedo.)

via Beautiful Decay

06.23.14

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry.  
Tops

The Grey Gardens Top

I’m obsessed with the Grey Gardens print so much I’ve designed jackets, dresses and tops with it, and it graces all of the fabrics so beautifully. This particular top is a light summer style with a slim fit and I love it paired back to my trusty cargo pants, a bright lip and nail, and some simple jewelry. 


Tops

06.20.14

The Dance of Reality

One of the first ‘art house’ ‘independent’ movies that I saw was “Santa Sangre”, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, so I was so curious to see his latest film (and first in 23 years), “The Dance of Reality.” It’s such a visually stunning movie, I can only describe with a random words: imaginative…powerful…polarizing…bold…magical…ambitious…poetic…surreal…unforgettable. Highly recommended.
The Dance of Reality

The Dance of Reality

One of the first ‘art house’ ‘independent’ movies that I saw was “Santa Sangre”, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky, so I was so curious to see his latest film (and first in 23 years), “The Dance of Reality.” It’s such a visually stunning movie, I can only describe with a random words: imaginative…powerful…polarizing…bold…magical…ambitious…poetic…surreal…unforgettable. Highly recommended.


The Dance of Reality

06.17.14

A Nook with a View

One of my favorite things to do in the city is to simply watch people… fascinating! This is one of my favorite perches: in the window at Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita. A nice, comfortable bench, a European style cafe with a wonderful wine and beer selection, and the neighborhood guarantees a lot of interesting passersby to gawk at.

A Nook with a View

One of my favorite things to do in the city is to simply watch people… fascinating! This is one of my favorite perches: in the window at Epistrophy Cafe in Nolita. A nice, comfortable bench, a European style cafe with a wonderful wine and beer selection, and the neighborhood guarantees a lot of interesting passersby to gawk at.

06.13.14

Loving LA
 So nice to be in LA and mixing business with pleasure, family and friends. Last night we held a party at the boutique on Robertson Blvd to celebrate the launch of the Little White Dress capsule collection supporting the Baby Buggy charity, and tomorrow I’m looking forward to visiting with the women of Fashion Island in Newport in support of Good Neighbors.  I love coming to LA and feel so at home here—- being near the ocean and with my family from New Zealand here touring the city with me as well.  (Got a little starstruck visiting the Chinese theater and seeing Marilyn Monroe’s handprints, a truly talented, beautiful legend.  Has anyone worn a Little White Dress more memorably?!?!)

Loving LA


So nice to be in LA and mixing business with pleasure, family and friends. Last night we held a party at the boutique on Robertson Blvd to celebrate the launch of the Little White Dress capsule collection supporting the Baby Buggy charity, and tomorrow I’m looking forward to visiting with the women of Fashion Island in Newport in support of Good Neighbors.  I love coming to LA and feel so at home here—- being near the ocean and with my family from New Zealand here touring the city with me as well.  (Got a little starstruck visiting the Chinese theater and seeing Marilyn Monroe’s handprints, a truly talented, beautiful legend.  Has anyone worn a Little White Dress more memorably?!?!)

06.10.14

Grey Gardens: The Documentary (trailer)

06.05.14

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints

Beautiful Decay

My favorite print of the new collection is the Grey Gardens print, named after the 70’s documentary of eccentric, reclusive socialites living in a house of squalor. I love the idea of controlled chaos— a wild and beautiful floral garden growing as if by magic, with the force of nature. The print was inspired by the techniques of Oriental painting but digital printing allows the print to be transferred to fabrics as varied as organza and leather. It’s a print of contrast: fragility and strength, ancient and modern, beauty and decay.

Shop Prints

06.03.14

Last night, in black and white:  chatting with Beth before we leave for the CFDA awards.

Last night, in black and white:  chatting with Beth before we leave for the CFDA awards.

05.31.14

White Linen

Out on date night at the refined, cozy Crosby Street Hotel I ordered this cocktail - White Linen - and was delighted.   A refreshing taste and the froth is fun. It’s something special.   The ingredients are: Hendricks gin, cucumber, egg white, lemon juice, sugar, cracked black pepper.

White Linen

Out on date night at the refined, cozy Crosby Street Hotel I ordered this cocktail - White Linen - and was delighted.   A refreshing taste and the froth is fun. It’s something special.   The ingredients are: Hendricks gin, cucumber, egg white, lemon juice, sugar, cracked black pepper.

05.31.14

Site we love:  Letters of Note
It’s a wonderful web site, now also a new book:  Letters of Note gathers fascinating personal correspondence from well-known people. I love the beauty of an elegant letter composed from the heart, written, typed and mailed (not emailed! or tweeted!  or blogged, for that matter!) But it can be faxed —- as my husband sent me a series of clever faxes when we were dating which I still have.

Included:  a humble, grateful letter written by Albert Camus, after winning the Nobel Prize, to an old teacher; a deliriously, intensely passionate love letter from Henry Miller to Anais Nin; and my favorite— this charming, inspiring letter of advice from Kurt Vonnegut to a class of high school students.
Letters of Note

Site we love:  Letters of Note

It’s a wonderful web site, now also a new book:  Letters of Note gathers fascinating personal correspondence from well-known people. I love the beauty of an elegant letter composed from the heart, written, typed and mailed (not emailed! or tweeted!  or blogged, for that matter!) But it can be faxed —- as my husband sent me a series of clever faxes when we were dating which I still have.

Included:  a humble, grateful letter written by Albert Camus, after winning the Nobel Prize, to an old teacher; a deliriously, intensely passionate love letter from Henry Miller to Anais Nin; and my favorite— this charming, inspiring letter of advice from Kurt Vonnegut to a class of high school students.

Letters of Note