The holidays are fast approaching and I am very excited! These last few weeks have been quite emotional with the passing of my beloved grandfather right after Thanksgiving. With that humongous loss I am feeling very welcoming to the Holiday season and to the closeness it brings people.
A fun little tradition I have have been doing on Ahoy hoy is listing my holiday wish list. Here are some of the items I hope to see under my christmas tree this year.
Lanvin Patent Cap Toe Loafer. Enough said
Pearl earring studs. I've have been wishing for a simple, classic jewelry piece such as these.
Orla Kiely Scented Candle, perfect dose of adorableness for any home.
The Jazz Age by The Bryan Ferry Orchestra - Roxy Music and Bryan Ferry songs performed by a Jazz band. How chic is that?!
Alexander Girard Plate Set, one of my favorite Mid Century artists!
Hoover Twin Tank Steam Mop - I know, so unglamorous but I must have this for all the hardwood floors I have in my apartment!
West Ham United Female Home Kit - so I could sport when Liam and I attended a West Ham game in London next year!
I hope this holiday brings a lot of love, joy, and harmony into everyones lives. xoxox
Hooray! It's Orla Kiely Autumn / Winter look book time! This is always such a special time of year for me. I'm really loving the Orla Kiely pieces in Baby Blue and Maroon such as the knit 2 piece outfits and the maroon pinafore dress with baby blue blouse. Perhaps Orla Kiely is a West Ham United fan? :)
And please someone tell me the remarkable lip color and amazing shoes the model is wearing. I'm almost more obsessed with that oxblood lip gloss and deep burgundy Mary Jane heels than the clothing line itself! Makes me pine for the 90's. So moody and cool.
These photographs by Los Angeles based photographer Alex Prager are so stylish, so saturated, and so cinematic! Alex's subjects are polished and eerily near perfection in their darkly playful positions. Her photos are shot from unexpected angles and unusually lit which transforms the girls into heroines from Mid-centruy films.
Alex's series, The Big Valley, debuted in 2008 and has been exhibited in institutions worldwide. She continues to work out of Los Angeles and has photographs in permenant collections in museums such as MOMA, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Moderna Musset Stockholm.
The Giulietta line just keeps making me a devotee of the brand! Resort 2013 is so exciting that although I just wrote about Giulietta Fall 12, I just couldn't keep their Resort 2013 collection unwraps. The line is charming in every way possible. What first comes to mind when I see the collection is 1920s Art Deco meets 1960's Mod - and the creations are just perfection.
The Resort line has geometric prints, color blocking and sheer panels which add just a demure hint of sex appeal. The pant suits in the collection have a whim of Katharine Hepburn in where they are bold and masculine, but extremely sensual and appealing. The resort line is completed with the grand piece of the collection; a sweetheart neck dress in black and white with a floor grazing knife pleated skirt. It is one of the most glamourous pieces I have ever come across in a modern day collection.