daydreams & things

Month: March, 2012

Few Words

Me = tired.  That’s about all I can muster up right now.  Training at a new job is exhausting, let me tell you.  Exciting, but exhausting.

Enjoy this visually stunning and vibrant editorial featuring model Natalia Vodianova shot by Mario Testino (a personal fav) for Vogue US March 2012.  Oh so pin-worthy.

{via Trendland}

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AVF

I recently discovered and fell in love with AVF, the innovative furniture and accessories company started by Alexandra von Furstenburg in 2007.  After a ten year stint as Creative Director and then Image Director at mom Diane von Furstenburg’s fashion label DVF, Alexandra relocated to Los Angeles and “focused on designing exclusively for the home.

A synthesis of art, home furnishings and fashion, the collection consists of signed, limited edition pieces made out of acrylic – a nod to the 1970s when acrylic was widely regarded as the material of the future.

Beginning with a sleek 8-piece collection ranging from side tables to an oversized dining table, the designs were named in honor of their inspiration – diamonds (i.e. “Brilliant,” “Trillion”).  The gem-like collection is illuminated with neon colors.

Alexandra’s second collection “Voltage,” debuting in March 2009, is made of mirror and smoke-colored acrylic.  The 9-piece collection (in addition to an expanded range of accessories) is sultry, bold, and strong.  For Alexandra, choosing a darker, smokier palette for her sophomore collection was a natural evolution from the bright, pop aesthetic she embraced in 2008.

Alexandra’s collection is available at her eponymous showroom at 9001 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069.”

{via alexandravonfurstenburg.com}

Pastel Picks

Very much like neon, pastels have already proven to be a huge color trend this Spring.  But unlike the brighter highlighter hues, pastels are soft, feminine, and defininitely more wearable for those scared of standing out.  From soft pale pinks to baby blues, lilacs, and fresh minty greens, pastels are everywhere right now, and I don’t know about you but they instantly lift my spirits, even if it’s still a little chilly outside.  These are my current pastel cravings:

1.  Yves Saint Laurent Belle du Jour Pantent-Leather Clutch

2.  Erickson Beamon Rear Window Necklace

3.  Jonathan Saunders Oval Waffle-Knit Sweater

4.   Missoni Caramella Crochet-Knit Skirt

5.  J Brand 811 Mid-Rise Crop Skinny Jean in Neon-Lilac

6.  Guiseppe Zanotti Gladiator Sandal

7.  Essie nail polishes in (from left to right): Borrowed and Blue, Lilacism, & Mint Candy Apple

8.  Ted Baker Loupie Bow Belt

9.  Emilio Pucci Appliquéd Silk-Charmeuse Dress

Taylor Stalking

Majorly inspired by Taylor Tomasi Hill at the moment, from her career to her style and her incredibly amazing abode.  How do we feel about the red hair… and how it might possibly look on yours truly?

{All images via Taylor Tomasi Hill’s Style}

Studded Savings

I’ve been obsessed with these Chloé studded anke boots since I saw them on blog crush Ring My Bell a few weeks ago.  But at almost $1,300, those babies are simply shoe porn – not for purchase, just to admire.

Imagine my utter excitment when I spotted these close copies on Zara’s website for about 15% of the price of the real ones.  Still not exactly cheap… but I deserve them, right?  I am going to Zara right now.  Like walking out the door… end of story.

New Beginnings

Apologies for being MIA this week – my focus has been on more pressing matters, specifically: my employment.  I am happy to say I received a job offer I could not refuse and I embark on a new journey in two short weeks.  I love new beginnings and really cannot wait for this one.  Getting closer to one of my dream office spaces… :)

I’ll certainly be celebrating this weekend; here’s to making dreams (and daydreams) come true. xx

 {Image found here; more chic office spaces here}

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