Sunday, June 29, 2008

Adam Lippes : Spring 2008 Fashion Show

Adam Lippes managed one of the most impossible things in the fashion industry: to combine comfort with beauty. Through his intricate pieces and unique fabrics, I find Adam Lippes one of the most accomplished designers for spring 2008. Not only does he deliver a very constant and extraordinary line, his prices reflect the time, effort and materials spent to craft every single garment. Another thing I thoroughly enjoyed was his 2008 spring fashion show that included one of my favorite songs : Sea Lion Woman by Feist. If you haven't heard her new album yet, make sure to take in the exuberance of this quirky indie artist.

Adam Lippes : Emerging Designer

This post is a little preview of Adam Lippes' stunning collections, in reference to my next post.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Warwick Avenue by Duffy

I adore this song, since it's filled with passion and has a very relaxed yet confident beat. Everytime I hear it, I have to sing it out loud, preferably on a rainy day like today.

Love on a Rainy Day

Friday, June 27, 2008

Have a Good Weekend

dear summer
Originally uploaded by Matt?!
... with (hopefully) lots of sunshine and icecream !!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Green Fireplace

Originally uploaded by reposaryan
I’m not here to make a huge schpeal about being green, since I know many readers are already quite informed about this subject, but I came across this awesome idea: the candle fireplace. It also works for the old fireplaces, which are too dangerous to light up.
Here’s what you do: get a few different sized candles, about 6 to 10, put them in your fireplace, and voilĂ , your very own candle fireplace. It doesn’t offer the same kind of warmth a real fire would but it does offer the same amount of light, so you can enjoy your fireplace all year round.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Happy Half Christmukkah!

christmas tree
Originally uploaded by jonshaft
A tradition that has been going on for two years between my friend and I is the celebration of half chrismukkah. We both love it since it seems so silly to think about the winter in 20 degree heat. Even then, we still get out our christmas faves like Home Alone or Love Actually and exchange tiny homemade gifts.

Hope you guys had a good half Chrismukkah!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

I Love Lykke

I don't know much about Lykke Li... Just enough to tell you that she is a Swedish songstress with a style that vaguely reminds me of Edie Sedgwick. Her catchy songs are empowering yet make you feel very girly and ladylike. Just call her LadyLykke.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Off for the weekend

path to the barn
Originally uploaded by abrietta
This weekend I'm going out of town, hopefully I'll still be able to post a few things here and there. Meanwhile, you can admire this beautiful picture from Flickr.

Have a good weekend !!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Summer Haiku : by The Divine Mr. Leonard Cohen


and a deeper silence

when the crickets


* * * * *

from "The Spice-Box of Earth"
For Frank and Marian Scott

Rainy Day

This awesome polaroid can be found here

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Today's post on Black*Eiffel made me think of some of all my favorite children's books. I think my ultimate favorite must be Harold and the Purple Crayon, a cute little story about a boy who draws himself some wonderful adventures. It used to make my imagination go wild, and still does. I recommend it for anyone in need of inspiration. It's guaranteed to make you smile!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Kent Rogowski | Love=Love

Ken Rogowski's art is pretty fun to make, when you think about it. It consists of combining different puzzles (usually the same puzzle company uses tan identical format for each picture) and making it into a usually quite cacophonic work of art. I’m thinking I could spend a summer afternoon trying out my skills at puzzle combining, along with my little sister.

You can find his other works here.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Catch the Wind

This Video is soo cute. I would defs hire him in two seconds flat!

(via Swissmiss


Rankin is the one behind all the amazing pictures of the stunning stars... I'm thinking of doing my own version of the picture above, but in a less modern photo booth!

Happy Father's Day!

Father and boy at Lisboa
Originally uploaded by han_solo
Today I went out for brunch with my incredible father. I bought him a bow tie as well as a bright pink tie, and wrapped it up into a star wars bag (one of his favorite movies).

Hope all of you treated your daddies to something special!!

Wear your music

Wear your music is an organisation that transforms artist's old guitar strings into bracelets. From John Mayer and Jack Johnson to Ben Harper, it's guranteed you'll find one of your fave signers. You can find them online (, where you can also buy "fake" guitar string bracelets for about 10$. All in all I thought this project was a great idea, since part of the proceeds are donated to the MusiCares organisation.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Redhead Sweetheart

Kate Nash is amazing. And when I mean amazing I mean she’s an English redhead that’s never scared of saying what she thinks, and has the most beautiful way of saying it. She carefully entwines witty lyrics with inspiring keys on the piano and that is the reason I absolutely adore her.
(at the top is her music video called foundations)

"Merry Happy"

“ Watching me like you never watch no one
Don't tell me that you didn't try and check out my bum
Cause I know that you did
Cause your friend told me that you liked it “

Bonjour: Sartorialist-style

If you've come upon this (very) new blog, don't run away so quick! Soon it will be filled with inspiration like you've never seen.
But before, I thought it suitable to present myslef by using a few of the Sartorialist's usual questions:

* Most cherished item :

A vintage fedora I share with my father

* I never break this fashion rule :

Always wear underwear ?

* Shine your own shoes?


* Favorite fashion magazine?


* I skimp when buying ...

Everything. except food. Thrifty is my way of life!

* I build my daily look around?

My mood