The process was several months in the making - back and forth emailing, sketches, a little photoshop tweaking here and there and one incredibly tattered, well loved vintage dress finally led us to the perfect trio of clothing. Can't wait to share the fruits of our labor!
Loved seeing all these pretty Dusen Dusen pieces through Nordstrom's eye. They did such a fantastic job capturing them. Dusen Dusen, along with several other great designers, are a part of Nordstrom's current Pop-In shop curated by LA's Poketo. Pop on over to their blog for a great interview with Dusen creator, Ellen & her thoughts on Salvation Mountain, why she's digging sports as of late & the comforting powers of the Washington Monument.
BTW, that green pretty & that striped black, blue & red number are both available (& on sale!) in the shop. Jus'sayin.
All images via Nordstrom
There was a time when the thought of the 90s made me cringe. Hitting my teen prime square in the middle of the decade left a funny taste in my mouth for all things 90s. I was a bonafide mall rat & fully embraced every awful trend. Metallic pleather, yep. Shiny stretchy shirts, you bet. Chunky shoes, couldn't get enough. Itty bitty lunch box purses, pretty sure I had 3 of them. Point is - to use a term I really hate - I was a bit of a fashion victim. On into adulthood I was left thinking there wasn't a single redeeming quality for gen-x. Now that I've had a little time to cool off, I'm fully embracing the better sartorial qualities of the 90s. Leather jackets, florals, boyfriend jeans, a few grungy touches here and there and yes, some how, even crop tops are all feeling just right - for now.
I'm a huge Frida fan so when I was asked if I had anything in the shop that might fit the mood of a Frida inspired shoot for Vetta Magazine, a newly launched Austin publication, I flipped! Rich colors, smoldering brows, eclectic jewelry, florals, men's wear nods -- stylist Graham Cumberbatch nailed it. Various Tiro Tiro pieces, the classic Miranda Bennett Every Day dress, a pretty Lee Coren scarf, Sister necklaces, a biggie Ilana Kohn tee & my favorite Feral Childe shirt all made an appearance. Check out the full spread here.
All images via Vetta Magazine.
Well now I know what my feet are missing: miniaturized master paintings, obviously. I'm sure my day would be better with Matisse ladies circling my ankles. Super stylist Kate Brien styled these crazy rad art socks for Vogue to celebrate the Frieze Art Fair last month & they've been stuck in my head ever since. A little googling unearthed a treasure trove of art socks - looks like it's time for a weekend treat!
So excited to be hosting another round of Gal Pal - a pop-up centered around creative women - tomorrow evening at the shop. After a successful first go with ceramicist, Angel Oloshove & up-and-coming designer Kate de Para, both of Houston, two Austin ladies are up to bat: Jenny Mulder of Sister & Miranda Bennett. The two share an affection for rich indigos, effortless shapes & a touch of whimsy (creative dying & lil' booby sculptures anyone?). Can't wait to see what these two have in store! If you're in the Austin area swing by tomorrow evening from 6 - 8 for a cocktail, pizza & some Gal Pal goodness.