Monday, May 31, 2010

summa time

I am totally ready for you summer. Been waiting a loooong time. Sorry there is no real cohesion to my post today, just some pretty pics from my desktop. But, they sum up what I'm hoping my summer days are filled with:

Hope everyone has a beautiful Memorial Day. Seth and Stella and I are headed out to a pick your own farm in NJ and catching a double feature at a drive in movie theater!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Daydream for the long weekend...

At some point I think every New Yorker daydreams about a romantic "movie" moment on the subway.  I can't stop watching this short film by Photographer Poppy De Villeneuve. The fashion, the model, and the music suck me in and give me butterflies. Enjoy the NOWNESS.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

white: White Forest Pottery

Huge, HUGE fan of White Forest Pottery. I love pretty much everything they do, these truly inspire me.

white: steve mcqueen, wow!

(white on white)

check out these awesome pics on 

still so fresh, so cool. sooo want to be him.

Friday, May 28, 2010

White: Poolside

When I think of wearing white in the summer, I can’t help but think of Slim Aarons. Oh to have been in his photographs or at least lived the life for a day, would have been so sweet.

He is one of my favorite photographers that took pictures of the rich and famous at play in the 1950s all the way to the 1980s. The perfect tans, cheeky clothing and amazing atmosphere leave me with a longing for the good life.

So, every summer I break out my Slim Aarons books for inspiration of what to wear while poolside (or wishing I were poolside) and try my hardest to look half as chic as these ladies do….

Thursday, May 27, 2010

White: An eye for it

In honor of bringing white back for the summer I want to share with you images from photographer Janne Peters. Peters work makes white inspiring, warm, edible, livable and lovely.  But lets just let it speak for it's self.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fairest of Them All

OMFG, you guys! It's almost Memorial Day weekend and that means summer is officially here: drinks are consumed (lots of them), preferably on rooftops, poolside or while dining alfresco; summer flirting commences (lots of it), preferably with cocktail in hand; and the summer wardrobe is amped up (lots of new clothes), preferably to a swimsuit worn poolside while flirting shamelessly with cocktail in hand.

Wanna make sure you look good while taking part in the above summer extravaganza? I give you my favorite products that bring some white heat...

Bumble and Bumble Bb.Shine spray for super shiny, eye-catching hair.
Fresh's Citron de Vigne scent is inspired by Champagne. Cheers!

Laura Mercier's Secret Brightening Powder is lightweight and translucent, but gives a perfecting glow.

Sephora's Professional Platinum Powder Brush: use it with the Brightening Powder!

Sweep Bobbi Brown's Long Wear Metallic Cream Shadow in Opal over your lids for a sheer shimmer.

A spritz of Tom Ford's White Orchid and you'll be drivin' em wild.

Feeling edgy? Try MAC's lipstick in Bubbles or Metal Maven.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

White Hot

Ahh, summer. How I love thee. It's time for bbqs, outdoor concerts, picnics in the park and white sundresses! To celebrate our communal love of white, here are a few killer finds to celebrate the return of my (ok, I'm going to be biased) favorite season of the year.

A+R Store's Shinichiro Ogata & SIMPLICITY's
Wasara Biodegradable Tableware

John Robshaw's Sheesha Pillows

Billy Kirk's No.165 Carryall

RGB's White Nail Polish
, tres chic!

Monday, May 24, 2010

white: i've been dreaming of a white summer

This week on canvass we're talking about white in an ode to the old tradition that you can't wear it until after Memorial Day. Mentally my summer begins this weekend, regardless of weather or work. If I had an outdoor space, I'd be living out there non-stop until September. And this is how I'd decorate it:

This photo, via the brass petal, is my inspiration for color and texture. Emily is right, that curtain thing is amazing. I'd love to have something something similar hanging....imagine the pretty shadows it would make. My first purchase would be a vintage crocheted tablecloth to hang as a curtain or space divider.

Second, third, and fourth purchases are the malm outdoor fireplace $1500 from DWR, two or four Acalulco chairs $480, and gorgeous linen euro shams $80 stolen from the bedroom.

I'd string about a bazillion of these white outdoor lights and have a few wood play guitars laying around for impromtu 3 year old jam sessions. Chilled lemonade gets served out of my beautiful (non-existent) white pitcher collection. Photo by David Meredith.

To tie it all together and create a defined seating area, this plastic rug made from recycled bottles is under a hundred dollars.

Enjoy the week my friends!