La Vie RT

04.30.14

The History of Love

Just finished reading this amazing book, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss… it’s richly romantic but with some beautiful yet bitter bits… here is a sample passage I love:

“She was gone, and all that was left was the space you’d grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. For a long time, it remained hollow. Years, maybe. And when at last it was filled again, you knew that the new love you felt for a woman would have been impossible without Alma. If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.”

The History of Love

Just finished reading this amazing book, The History of Love by Nicole Krauss… it’s richly romantic but with some beautiful yet bitter bits… here is a sample passage I love:

“She was gone, and all that was left was the space you’d grown around her, like a tree that grows around a fence. For a long time, it remained hollow. Years, maybe. And when at last it was filled again, you knew that the new love you felt for a woman would have been impossible without Alma. If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.”

04.29.14

Bill Cunningham: Facades

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham is showing a series of photographs documenting fashion in the city at the New York Historical Society, a must-see exhibition.  Mr. Cunningham is such a gentleman and so passionate about fashion, photography, culture, people; he is one of the original ‘street style’ photographers.  His “On The Street” feature in the Sunday New York Times is always such a joy.  (One of my favorite “New York” moments was picnicking in Battery Park with my husband in the 90’s, and being approached by this kind man asking to take our photograph, I don’t think we made the paper but it’s a photograph I wish I had today!) 
Bill Cunningham: Facades

Bill Cunningham: Facades

Legendary New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham is showing a series of photographs documenting fashion in the city at the New York Historical Society, a must-see exhibition.  Mr. Cunningham is such a gentleman and so passionate about fashion, photography, culture, people; he is one of the original ‘street style’ photographers.  His “On The Street” feature in the Sunday New York Times is always such a joy.  (One of my favorite “New York” moments was picnicking in Battery Park with my husband in the 90’s, and being approached by this kind man asking to take our photograph, I don’t think we made the paper but it’s a photograph I wish I had today!)


Bill Cunningham: Facades

04.28.14

lindasinklings:

light umbrellas.

lindasinklings:

light umbrellas.

(via left-my-heart-in-paris)

04.27.14

Springtime in Park Slope.  Sunday, April 27th.

Springtime in Park Slope.  Sunday, April 27th.

04.27.14

Site We Love: Oh-SoPretty

Talk about tasteful! Oh-SoPretty is an inspirational blog about design, minimalism, neutral tones, and a whole lotta white space.

Oh-SoPretty

Site We Love: Oh-SoPretty

Talk about tasteful! Oh-SoPretty is an inspirational blog about design, minimalism, neutral tones, and a whole lotta white space.

Oh-SoPretty

04.25.14

The Pursuit of Style

Honored to be included in this book, The Pursuit of Style.  Chock full of amusing musings from fashion designers, via the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The Pursuit of Style

The Pursuit of Style

Honored to be included in this book, The Pursuit of Style.  Chock full of amusing musings from fashion designers, via the Council of Fashion Designers of America.


The Pursuit of Style

04.25.14

From:  decadediary:

Chie Yamayoshi, Emphemeral Eternity

From:  decadediary:

Chie Yamayoshi, Emphemeral Eternity

04.22.14

Celebrate Earth Day
A starfish colony on the beach of New Zealand, my homeland, and one of the most magical places on our beautiful planet.

To see more wonders of the world, follow our Pinterest Board Magic, Everywhere.

Celebrate Earth Day

A starfish colony on the beach of New Zealand, my homeland, and one of the most magical places on our beautiful planet.

To see more wonders of the world, follow our Pinterest Board Magic, Everywhere.

04.22.14

Woman We Love: Edith Wharton
One of my favorite writers is Edith Wharton (b.1862- d.1937) writer of such classics as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. Her graceful prose is rich on characterization, atmosphere, observation and wit — a reader is immersed into the worlds she creates, intimate with the heroines she creates. The characterizations of her heroines are embedded in my brain and I like the women I design for to aspire to live life as such: grand, with passion, style and grace.
For some of Edith Wharton’s most memorable quotes as depicted styled her modern-day heroines, please see the Black Tie Collection lookbook, Literally Lovely.

Woman We Love: Edith Wharton

One of my favorite writers is Edith Wharton (b.1862- d.1937) writer of such classics as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth. Her graceful prose is rich on characterization, atmosphere, observation and wit — a reader is immersed into the worlds she creates, intimate with the heroines she creates. The characterizations of her heroines are embedded in my brain and I like the women I design for to aspire to live life as such: grand, with passion, style and grace.

For some of Edith Wharton’s most memorable quotes as depicted styled her modern-day heroines, please see the Black Tie Collection lookbook, Literally Lovely.

04.21.14

J’Adore: The Enchanted Garden Top

My favorite top from the Summer 2014 collection would have to be the Enchanted Garden Top. It’s the epitome of luxury casual —- a lovely print, constructed with a beautiful fabric, and I can wear with it as easily with a pair of work pants as a lace skirt. (Love it with a red lip, as it complements the deeper red color of the floral print.) We styled it buttoned-up on the runway for a more fashion-forward look, but it’s nice to wear with the collar open as well, to feel a bit sexier and more free-spirited.  
For more floral looks and inspirations, see our Modern Floral Pinterest board.

J’Adore: The Enchanted Garden Top

My favorite top from the Summer 2014 collection would have to be the Enchanted Garden Top. It’s the epitome of luxury casual —- a lovely print, constructed with a beautiful fabric, and I can wear with it as easily with a pair of work pants as a lace skirt. (Love it with a red lip, as it complements the deeper red color of the floral print.) We styled it buttoned-up on the runway for a more fashion-forward look, but it’s nice to wear with the collar open as well, to feel a bit sexier and more free-spirited.  

For more floral looks and inspirations, see our Modern Floral Pinterest board.