Sunday, November 29, 2009

what I want: sparkle

On my list this year: anything with some glitz.

If you are giving sequins this year here are some cute finds around the web:
What to wear this with? Pair dresses with black and big big bracelets. As for dressy sequin shirts & jackets- don't be afraid to wear them with your denim!

photo: weheartit, shirt gryphon,dresses fcuk, arden b

On an art note: how cute is Amy?

Here she is with a bunch of my work! Amy is one of the shopmamie girls and they had my work at their Black friday event here in DE. It's all available- send me an email if you have questions.

Huge Secret ( The purple painting is a test painting of "seamstress". The much larger version sells at $3000, this one- $400.)

pretty bottles this season

Thanks for the kind words while I was away doing holiday things. I did manage to put up my lights this weekend (went with the large old school white bulbs) and now the whole place feels super cozy.

Planning for lots of holiday parties this week. Today my holiday pick goes to pretty bottles! While you are shopping this week pick up a few of these. I like to show up at parties with really unusual bottles of champagne, or whatever my host drinks. If I don't know- it's whatever bottle I like best!
Give them with these for bonus points...
and if your hostess doesn't drink much or is pregs make sure to bring her some of this instead. Have you seen any great bottles this year?

photo: weheartit, Deesse bottle, glenrothes

Monday, November 23, 2009


the new marimekko store has turned me to the dark side. and I love it.

stella + gap kids

I know I often say no little ones yet but friends and family if you are providing all of this...

Friday, November 20, 2009


OK. I am featuring my favorite holiday picks through Christmas. Anyone who tweets this or blogs it is entered into an amazing giveaway! You get an original fashion illustration by me! (valued at @$200+)
If you tweet or blog please link the blog! and let me know so I can enter you for this holiday treat! Thank you always for your love and support as the business and blog grows.

If you get really creative with your post you are entered twice. I'll send you images if you need them. Thanks everyone!

Lots to share today:
Mari, who owns an amazing store called weekend that has been on my radar for some time now has been kind enough to send over some shots of the space!
My holiday gift suggestion today is from Hello victory's etsy:

I'd give it with something paid. Maybe this echo scarf that I've been spying for myself...

Then top it of with this cutie from redcapcards

Thursday, November 19, 2009

shop for holiday dresses early

...Because I will purchase every single one of these.

see by chloe, jasmine di milo, sass and bide, preen line, jason wu, dvf, camilla and marc, 3.1 phillip lim
at matches, 25 park and net-a-porter

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Box it up with publique living

Every year I wrap my gifts with regular brown craft paper and then tie up my gifts with great ribbon. BUT now that I found these a-ma-zing boxes at publique living... I may rethink my boxing situation

While You are at the site check out some of these modern goods to mix in with your vintage finds.

publique living

You can always hang a little one of these vintage holiday tags on top of the boxes too! (Found these at shabbychicshack etsy)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great gift : Viv&Ingrid

Last week I was shopping with a friend and saw the sweetest earrings by viv and ingrid.
I am a huge fan of the brand and must have the gold hoops. They come in every color imaginable and the packaging is so sweet.

What a great holiday gift for everyone on your list!!

ps) they also make these amazing bonbon boxes to give the gifts in. Does your holiday shopping get any easier ???

viv and ingrid


During the holidays, I enjoy giving things that I love. That includes labels like obakki

Do you love it as much as I do???
(ps: congrats jamie for winning the giveaway below!
thanks everyone for your support in my work)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Thank you American Eagle

A Huge Thank you to American Eagle. I''m so happy to say that the brand bought a bunch of artwork and has it displayed in their flagship store in NYC on the aerie floor.

If you are in the city please stop by! Looking forward to working with AE on the spring look for the aerie store :)

Thank you aerie & American Eagle outfitters!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

modish vintage GIVEAWAY!

We are past 500 readers: that means you get things.

Thanks everyone for being such a support system. Even bigger news coming this week! Can't wait to tell you!

Last year I did some holiday shopping in this great etsy shop: modish vintage. Just leave a little hello below saying what you think would be a great holiday gift from the shop and you are entered to win all three items:

Medium yellow metal canister

Dansk salt and pepper shaker

(and my fav) the embroidered half apron

And guess what! If you shop vintage for the Holidays like I do, just enter dillydallas at checkout in modishvintage's shop for a 10% discount. (until Tues when winner is announced)

Thanks everyone xo

photo shoot

I was mia yesterday, b/c I had a photo shoot. I decided to wear Kate Towers

And the photos were shot by PeterVanBeever.
I adore both of them and am excited to share the results sometime soon.