Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mari Giudicelli Shoes

Mari Giudicelli Shoes

Mari Giudicelli is a model you may have seen in nonchalant but super chic shots for Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Mansur Gavriel and Jacquemus, and now she’s got her own shoe line to rival MNZ’s platonic ideal of slides. “I wanted to create styles that could carry you through the day, that would be elegant, but also comfortable, and also something that’s not extremely trendy. You can wear it with a pair of jeans and a T-shirt, or you can wear it with a pretty dress,” she told Vogue. Sounds good to me. Keep an eye on her shoe Instagram for info about when they launch, and her own for everyday inspo here

Mari Giudicelli Shoes

Mari Giudicelli Shoes

Mari Giudicelli Shoes


Monday, December 21, 2015

Just Like Christmas

Christmas Playlist Low


I love Christmas albums. Maybe that seems cheesy, and surely lots of holiday music is, but there are so many classic and under-the-radar xmas albums with really delightful and solid interpretations of traditional songs (and some new ones). Case in point, Low’s Christmas. Aside from the joyfully unhinged Disco Noel, which we have owned on vinyl (x2) and cassette and which includes instructions for dancing the hustle, it’s probably my favorite. It just slays. I started there for this playlist and added in some more upbeat and festive tracks too. It’s meant to be perfect for decorating a tree, drinking a hot toddy, wrapping presents, or sitting in LA traffic to get to multiple family Christmases (what we usually do). Hope you enjoy. Merry merry xx.

Low | Just Like Christmas
The Ventures | Sleigh Ride
James Brown | Go Power At Christmastime
Nick Lowe | Christmas At The Airport
Willie Nelson | Blue Christmas
Low | Little Drummer Boy
Lord Kitchener | Christmas Greetings
My Morning Jacket | Xmas Time Is Here Again
Booker T. & The M.G.'s | We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass | Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Owen Gray | Christmas Greetings
Burt Bacharach | The Bell That Couldn't Jingle
The Beach Boys | Melekalikimaka
Low | Silent Night
The Vacant Lots | No More Christmas Blues
Psychic Ills | Run Rudolph Run
Paul Simon | Getting Ready For Christmas Day

Friday, December 18, 2015

Pippa Holt Kaftans

Pippa Holt Kaftan

These breezy kaftans are not cheap, but I’m not entirely opposed in theory to the idea of an investment kaftan. After all, they’ve been around for thousands of years, and popular in fashion since the 60s, so they’re not going out of style. Anything that melds the Oaxacan with the Moroccan has got my heart. Conceived by a former British Vogue editor, these iterations were likely made for people escaping inclement weather (or just people who live in LA). Hand-made by Mexican weavers, they’re elegant with the right mix of detail and ease, and call to my mind all the sorts of dream locales you could wear them: Oaxaca, Baja, Hawaii, Joshua Tree, Tulum, Palm Springs, Santorini (I’m thinking of the blue and white one). They'd make for a good signature vacation look.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Strong Week Links 25

Astier de Villate

On my holiday wish list this year: ridiculously fancy candles by Astier de Villate, specifically Rue St. Honoré, Oulan Bator and Namche Bazaar (their site is worth a visit for the design alone).

Serial is back. And because I love Tim so much, I'm waiting until we can drive around listening to it together as we did with season one, even though I spend hours in the car each week on my commute.

Maybe it's the holiday season, but I'm loving the idea of tuxedo details right now.

Inspired by this restaurant designer whose interiors are so sophisticated and whose methods are so DIY.

Super cozy winter recipe.

Majorly excited for this movie release. Pretty much planning xmas around it. Want a western hat with pom poms on it.

Different genre of pom poms, but love the exaggerated one on this cute winter hat.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

How To Make A Holiday Wreath

How To Make A Holiday WreathWe have a big mantle in our new bedroom and I was inspired to make a wreath to hang there this year. I wanted it to feel holiday but not too holiday, and to have a wild, organic California feel. I went to the Oakland Flower Mart where