In New York, we are having the first real Spring in years, and I can’t get enough of it. I truly believe that Fall and Spring are the seasons when you get the most out of your wardrobe. You can wear boots with dresses, sandals with jeans and your entire collection of lightweight jackets. The past few weeks were filled with tons of inspiration gathering for an upcoming punk inspired photo shoot, dining outside and picnics in the park.
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It’s been quite a while since I shared any editorials with you, so I’ve put together a mini round up of my favorites from the Spring issues.
Talk to the Hand / Maria Locks / Julia Sarr-Jamois / Dancian / Wonderland Magazine via Smile
The Right Side / Carlotta Maniago / Katlin Aas / Numéro China via Coup de Foudre
Life is Like Ice Cream / Amy Troost / Nadja Bender / I-D via Coup de Foudre
The Mistress of All Evil / Alessandro Dal Buoni / Alyona Osmanova / L‘officiel Italia via Coup de Foudre
A Tiger Never Loses Sleep / I-D / Josh Olins / Stella Tennant via Coup de Foudre
Tokyo Society / Kori Richardson / Leda and St. Jacques / Elle Canada via Coup de Foudre
Before Sunrise / Annemarieke Van Drimmelen / Erin Wasson / Rika via Coup de Foudre
A few weeks ago, I headed to a horse farm in upstate New York to style a Frida Kahlo inspired photo shoot. Here is a sneak peak with some of my favorite looks, for the full editorial, visit Spirit & Flesh Magazine.
Inspired by the Mexico City exhibit featuring clothes from Frida Kahlo’s recently opened closet, this editorial pairs new and vintage pieces in true Frida style. Set on a horse farm in upstate New York, photographer Metin Oner captures the stoic styling of blogger, Christina DeSmet. Braided hair styles by Laureen Krawse and bold beauty by Nicole Sievers help bring out Monica Granillo’s inner Frida.
This week my Mom is in town, which is fantastic! Although it left me postless yesterday, so I apologize. This weekend is all about easy tees, sunnies and angular jewelry. Yesterday I hit two major sample sales, Creatures of Comfort (read my review here) and Elizabeth & James (read my review here) where I picked up some key pieces for my weekend look. I love my new Elizabeth & James dark green tortoise sunnies, they couldn’t be more perfect for my summer wardrobe.
(Side note: remember my post about ethnic rugs? We finally found a vintage Turkish rug for the office., pictured here)
Gorjana V-Necklace / Vintage Weight Necklace / Raquel Allegra Shredded Tee / Elizabeth & James Sunglasses
This is the closest I’ll ever get to talking sports, so take note. The sporty trend we’ve seen for a few seasons won’t be going anywhere this year. An easy way to get the look without looking like you’ve just left the gym is to incorporate small details into your otherwise stylish street ready wardrobe. I love this DIY because you can apply these sporty stripes to any t-shirt in your closet. I chose to use a men’s white tee that I usually sleep in, because I liked the over sized look. I also think these stripes would look awesome on a vintage graphic tee. Gather your tools and supplies- Your choice tee + painters tape (or masking tape) + sponge brush + water based black fabric paint. I used this kind.
When taping the front of your sleeve, cut a long enough piece of tape so you can wrap it around the back of the sleeve in one continuous piece.
Because you are painting on a knit tee, do not use long brush strokes, just dab the paint onto the sleeves until it is saturated.
And finally, wear it!
Wearing with: Gar-de silk vest / H&M Sandals / BDG Skinny Jeans / Ray Ban Sunglasses / Cheap Monday Bangle
I know this sounds hard to believe, but I am loving printed bomber jackets right now! In my mostly solid and neutral wardrobe, I found that throwing a printed jacket over an all black look changes everything. My Mom is in town, so over the weekend we did a little shopping, and she bought me this amazing quilted print-mix bomber from H&M’s Conscious Collection, and I haven’t taken it off since. On Sunday we went to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which is just a few short blocks from my apartment, and my jacket fit right in with the flora and fauna.
Wearing with: Persol Sunglasses, similar here / Chloe Sandals / Grey distressed denim, similar here.
This post is dedicated to the new animated film, Epic which debuts this month.