A drop waisted silk chiffon dress in the softest, palest blush, a relaxed, double breasted trench coat in the darkest navy, a high waisted mini skirt in a vivid emerald and a the most perfect turtleneck bodysuit in dramatic black (also, can we talk about my obsession with bodysuits right now?!) . . . every piece from Kamperett’s latest collection is what I want to be wearing all right. now. Designers Anna Chiu and Valerie Santillo continue to nail it with their poetic sensibility. Nothing is ever too feminine or precious and details are never overworked. Effortless ease at it’s best. Plain and simple.
Guys, I met Diane Keaton last week. It was a top life moment, for sure. Let’s rewind a bit. A few years ago, Diane (we’re basically on a first-name basis now) approached Pinterest with an idea. She was going to build a house inspired by her obsession with her online catalog of ideas. Sidenote: if you don’t follow her on Pinterest, do it now! It’s so good. Anyway, with Pinterest’s blessing, the Academy Award-winning actress, director, producer, author and real estate developer set out to build her dream home in the Sullivan Canyon outskirts of Brentwood, Los Angeles and shared how it all came together in a new book The House That Pinterest Built. Every square inch of the 8,000 square foot home was inspired by ideas she discovered on Pinterest – from the brick exterior to the design of her library to the exposed wood beams to the use of industrial steel doors. Last week, I had the opportunity to meet Diane at Pinterest’s San Francisco headquarters and listen her speak about her home project, from concept to completion. She was hilarious, modest and inspiring. And her home, needless to say, is painfully stunning.
Remember my obsession with vintage coin jewelry? A bit of disappointing news: I have yet to find my perfect piece. The good news is that one of my favorite bloggers Lucy Williams and jewelry label Missoma have recently launched their third collaboration, inspired by antique Roman coins! Inspired by a 30th birthday trip to Rome, Lucy wanted to create a collection that not only reflected the city’s antiquities but the Italian spirit. I love that the 18k gold plated medallions and coins sit at different chain lengths – perfect for layering.
Ahhh, velvet. Is there anything better than wearing this luscious fabric during the fall and winter seasons? And bows. Swoon. I’ve recently developed a major obsession with these über feminine knots. So you can imagine how excited I was when I first spotted Jennifer Behr’s velvet bow barrettes, where two of my favorite things come together as one gorgeous hair accessory. But it wasn’t until I stumbled upon yards and yards of velvet ribbon, in rich autumnal colors, that I was inspired to make my own. Turns out, bows are rediculously easy to make. Simply add these to a loose half updo or a casual ponytail and you’ve got the most beautiful, effortless hairstyle.