Spring Lookbook 2013

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sneakers (Baskets in French!)

Maison Martin Margiela 22
These sneakers are all gorgeous--and these are some that you can wear all around town.  I am thinking a skinny jean to show off the hightop going on. 
Baskets montantes - PIERRE HARDY
Pierre Hardy Baskets Montantes
Baskets montantes - ANN DEMEULEMEESTER

How to be a mom and rock a fedora

A very stylish mama on my soccer team has recently rocked a fedora and I am inspired! This is the look:

You instantly look cool when you wear a fedora. Skinny jeans, big sweater, fedora. A shout out to fashionista soccer moms everywhere.

All things skulls

Skulls and Alexander McQueen
All things skulls for fall

There is something so cool about wearing skulls.  It reminds me of secret societies and all things avant-garde (and your 7 year old will think you are a ROCK star when you wear anything with a skull).  I like to wear skulls casually and mix them with things like Hermes scarves and sweet jewelry by Lizzie Sheck
to make the look a little more preppy.  I love this necklace too:
Medium Size Spike Necklace

I love skulls with big, soft cashmere sweaters and j brand skinny pants (riding pants and cords).

Vince Cashmere and J Brand
Vince Cashmere and J Brand pants

Friday, September 28, 2012

Maline Birger and what to wear when you leave the house after 8 p.m.

Last night I went to a trunk show at a good friend's house.  It was 8:00 p.m. when I walked out the door. The kids were in their beds, my husband John rolled through the door and I had a hall pass! Whether it is book club, dinner club, mom's night out, a "mom-speaker" or a movie, getting out at night is exciting to a mom of three.  Here is what I would like to wear!Danish fashion designer Maline Birger
             Galatea Leopard Jacket Burnt Umbra

Dalooni Chevron Dress
Leopard print top

By Malene Birger - Leopard-Print Top

leather pants

Thursday, September 27, 2012

London Sole on Montana Santa Monica AND Pippa

I am always in the market for the perfect ballet flat.  I wear them like second skin and that is the way I want them to feel.  I want just the right amount of "toe cleavage" not too much, not too little (or you risk looking frumpy or even heaven forbid a spinster)...Here are the perfect flats:


Henrietta Leopard with Red Trim
Pirouette Leopard with Red Trim

Henrietta Quilt Black with Studs
Henrietta Quilt Black

Pirouette Grey Snake
Pirouette Grey Snake

Pirouette Violet Leather with Gold Trim
Pirouette Violet Leather with Gold Trim

I LOVE Pippa and the fact that she owns these makes me need them even more!Read all about it here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Desks that I love by Noir Manufacturers

Years and years ago when we first moved to LA and I was desperate to furnish our home on a shoe string budget I had heard about a place called Noir.  This was a warehouse in Gardena that sold furniture exclusively to the trade, however, legend had it that if you knocked on their warehouse door with a wad of cash they wouldn't leave you out in the cold (or hot since we're talking about Gardena here).  So I drove by myself FAR into Gardena and did just that.  They let me in and I was AMAZED that they basically made everything for every decor store in Los Angeles.  I bought some of my favorite pieces from them that still look amazing.  Noir has since moved to the design center in LA where you need a pass and to be with a designer....now that's no fun! Here are some of my new favorites that will be smuggled into our home:
Colonial writing desk in black

Ferret desk Black

Isabelle Sideboard Grey

This is a photo from Reese Witherspoon's Ojai home in Elle Decor 2012:

This desk looks Noir made! Source

Gwyneth's new Brentwood home...

A couple of years ago at the Santa Monica Farmer's Market I ran smack into Gwyneth Paltrow and her lovely daughter Apple.  I had a baby in my Baby Bjorn and at 7:30 am was feeling a little disoriented.  I was literally face to face so I told her that I thought both she and her daughter were lovely.  She smiled that beautiful pearly smile and said, "Thank you, and you too!" It was our moment.  We live in the Palisades and Mandeville Canyon is right down Sunset from us.  Here are the photos of her abode that I am loving:

I love the pebble driveway and the traditional exterior.

These plank wooden floors are gorgeous!

Here is the entire photo gallery from our local agents Mary Lu Tuthill and Kathleen Tuhtill: Gwyneth's Pad

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Fall look book 2012

I am loving Polyvore right now for putting together looks.  These are what I have put together for this season.

Fall 2012 Alexander Wang, Cartier, Wolford
My Fall look book 2012

Fall 2012
My Fall look book 2012

Fall lifestyle 2012
My Fall look book 2012

Orange and Fucsia Combination

I have always loved the combination of orange and fucsia together. Here are some great looks combining the two colors:
Featuring Thibaut: via K. Night Moves

Sally Duvet
Serena and Lily Sally Duvet

Thibaut Marathon Pink

Photo: Coastal Living

Lily Pulitzer Fabric