Friday, September 26, 2014

Mojave Melon Rose


Mojave Melon Rose Cockatil | Mood Maybe
What started last summer as a dalliance has become an obsession this year - melon. Hell or high watermelon beer (its appearance and disappearance marks the summer season), mixed melon agua fresca with lunch on Fridays, watermelon mojitos at Mua, and mini seedless watermelons in our CSA— I've been all about melon in all its forms. A simple, fresh margarita is my go-to summer cocktail to make at home, so I thought I'd add some watermelon into the mix.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Byredo Mojave Ghost

Byredo Mojave Ghost | Mood Maybe




When it comes to scents, the more exotic, unisex and dusty desert-inspired the better, as far as I'm concerned. I'm still hanging on to my last bottle of D.S. & Durga's  Cowgirl Grass, using it slowly and sparingly on special occasions or whims, but ever since it became clear it's been discontinued, I've been on the hunt for something to replace it  So when I saw Byredo's newly released scent Mojave Ghost on both Vogue and Harper's Bazaar last week, I knew I had to try it.

Monday, September 15, 2014

NYFW Faves

Sculptural silhouettes, organic details, hand-crafted elements, Moroccan influence, easy elegance — these were some of the common threads that ran through my favorite shows from NYFW Spring 2015.

Adam Lippes: Easy elegance by way of Morocco. The mix was minimal meets decadent. #holytassels #unrealpleats
Adam Lippes Spring 2015


Adam Lippes Spring 2015


Adam Lippes Spring 2015
Rachel Comey: Always a bit off in a jolie laide kind of way, coolly imaginative, really wearable.

Rachel Comey Spring 2015

Rachel Comey Spring 2015
Isa Arfen: Made me want to go to Palm Springs (more than usual, even). Preppy meets punky meets mid-century fringe details.

Isa Arfen Spring 2015
Isa Arfen Spring 2015Ulla Johnson: More Moroccan influence (can't get enough). A fancy baja poncho, more fringe, more tassels and shibori prints hand-crafted in Calcutta.

Ulla Johnson Spring 2015

Ulla Johnson Spring 2015

Ulla Johnson Spring 2015
The Row: The Olsens continue to master their calling card uber-luxurious minimalism in the form of long, slit tunics with organic, woven details, deceivingly simple trousers and pared-down strapless dresses with the perfect amount of volume (a little too much).

The Row Spring 2015

The Row Spring 2015
Rosie Assoulin: Her sculptural aesthetic was evident, down to woven bags that could double as ceramic vessels from distance. Assoulin's looks ride the line between minimal and maximal, casual and dramatic, edgy and feminine — they offer something new without being gimmicky. And she knows her way around anything off-the-shoulder.

Rosie Assoulin Spring 2015

Rosie Assoulin Spring 2015
6397: It's still all about jumpsuits, and 6397 knows how to do them right — in slouchy denim with heavy workwear references. Their washes are worn-in, faded and dirty in a way that feels, oddly, fresh.

6397 Denim Spring 2015

J Crew: The unerring messy-cute ponytail, oversized glasses, shoulder-draped jacket styling was on point as per usual. The J Crew girl was compelling as usual — this time in pajama dressing details and traditional textiles.
J Crew Spring 2015