Yesterday while spending time on Pinterest I came across an image that my friend Donna posted of Spanish mega-babe Belén Antolín and her niece and nephew modeling the new Isabel Marant for H & M collection. Firs of all, how gorgeous is this family? Secondly, I love how un-fussy and natural Belén looks in the clothes, which is exactly the Isabel Marant aesthetic. And lastly, while dressing children in Isabel Marant might seem a little over-the-top, it doesn’t seem ostentatious or out of touch when it’s a mass-market collection at a fraction of the price, especially when it looks as charming and playfully stylish as the way these two children wear it. I’m incredibly inspired by these photos featured on the Vogue España website.
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I was completely flattered when Heath Ceramics asked me to be a guest pinner in celebration of 10 years of Heath. I’ve been anxiously waiting for my week of pinning to begin and finally it’s here. All week I’ll be pinning images and ideas that have inspired me the past 10 years, both new and old. You can follow my Heath Pin Pals board here and also check out their feature on Kneeland Co. and Kneeland Mercado on their blog.
A few months ago I moved my studio to a bright, light-filled space in Atwater Village. I took the space next door as well when I saw the potential it had as a storefront for Kneeland Mercado. That all happened in July and a couple of weeks ago I was finally ready to open the by-appointment shop right next door to my studio. I had an opening party filled with friends, family, the most delicious chai martinis by my friend Satbhajan, Indian-inspired food by Take Flight and Feast and a world renowned sitar player and his student on the tablas. It was incredibly magical and I was surrounded by so much love and inspiration. Pics from the party below from my friends Jessica, Sara and Ava.
Ricotta and chutney bruschetta by Take Flight and Feast
With my dear friend Janelle
Heather trying on an epic necklace
L’Officiel is by far my favorite French publication. It does a stellar job of covering fashion, culture and home and it always gives an inside glimpse of very interesting, well-traveled, stylish sophisticates such as Carolina Herrera-Baez. Last September the magazine did a profile of her in her home in Spain and I nearly died when I saw the photo of Carolina and her sister, Patricia, sitting under gigantic hand-painted plates hung on the wall. But then, I turned the page and saw the photo of her and one of her sons (she’s married to a Spanish bullfighter) decked out in blue and white, sitting on a beautiful sofa beneath an inspiring pattern of roosters and birds and foliage. Exquisite.
Galavanting in a wide open field while wearing printed and embellished floral dresses sounds delightful right about now. I love all things Dries, and seeing that beaded floral robe at his store in Paris gave me the chills. It’s sublime, as is the 3-D floral and vine cotton mesh Chanel dress. I adore all of it.
Images from Elle
Southern California has the best weather. It’s a fact that no one can deny, except when the temperatures reach the mid-90′s or more which is what happened the past two weeks. It’s always right around Labor Day and everyone starts to complain (myself included) and talk about how over the weather they are and how they can’t wait for fall. My favorite season is fall, but there’s something about summer that gives me mad nostalgia and take me back to my youth. These photos are a reminder of summer days spent at the beach and by the pool, and of sun-kissed skin that always looks fresh and relaxed. As the season starts to fade I’ll be looking forward to the next and then probably complain that I’m over the cold temps and ready for the warmth. Hope all of you have enjoyed your summer.
Photos from an old issue of Elle