Friday, October 29, 2010

color matching

Being an artist means I'll be doing some color matching for the walls of my next place. (I'm fussy when it comes to color) I'll be color matching my favorite nail polish. Essie's Mink Muffs for sure.
paint: benjamin moore. photo's metropolitan home, design darling

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ikat in unexpected places

I have ikat placemats in my dining room, for an unexpected pop of ikat. 

But I'd take this material or these plates in a heartbeat.

photo source unknown, plates dandelion sf.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

better together: leather armchairs + navajo rugs

Two things I am obsessing over lately: leather armchairs, and navajo rugs. People may disagree, but to me these two go together just as well as pb & j. I'll be picking up either two leather armchairs for my new space OR one long distressed sofa. I am leaning toward the chesterfield styles but am open to your suggestions.

 and i think they look even better with these rugs.,,,,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Am I the only one who has been loving madewell recently? I know where I'll be making a stop this weekend...

Monday, October 25, 2010

The remaining keys...

...are now only at nest. These were featured on designed sponge on the day of launch so most are gone. Prices lowered AND most goes to charity. ENJOY!
Many of you got this via email during the week from nest. If not check it out here!

Friday, October 22, 2010

fall beauty products

(don't forget to enter this!)
I recently was in nyc for the day for a photo shoot with Gotham magazine. (will share the photos from the shoot this holiday season) Loved talking beauty products with their makeup team. Here are a few things, I'll be picking up for myself- as an early holiday gift.
To: Dallas, From: Dallas 

(There I am: diva.)
Products: tarte good as gold lip gloss set, jane iredale highlighter pencil, neil george perfect hold hairspray, Dolce and Gabanna blush, Tarte royal collection

Thursday, October 21, 2010

shop style / foley and corinna

I designed a moodboard look for foley and corinna at shop style! How would you style your F&C bag? This is my look- and it's very "Dallas". Hope you like it. (If not, create your own at shopstyle!)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I love my Dallas Shaw Paper Dolls so much that I...

Do you love the Dace paper dolls as much as we do? 
We hope so. The very last set is available for download beginning now
Show us how much you love your dolls and enter to win a great contest they are having by clicking here!

The guest judge is your truly! So let the posting and tweeting begin. xo

Lauren Moffat

For as long as she can remember, Lauren's mother kept a dress from her honeymoon hanging in her closet. While designing her new collection, Lauren kept going back to that dress - worn decades ago, but special enough to keep hanging in her closet all those years. 

 The story is just as sweet as the collection. Lauren Moffat

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I am more than happy to spread some love for one of my favorite companies: navoh. I was happy to be a very small part of this brand last year - providing artwork as they grew. I personally own a few of these bags and can tell you- the quality is amazing. Check out their new website.

some of my favorite bags this season at navoh the isabella in black, the emily in brown and the christopher in pale pink (not only are the designs classics & wear-with-everything BUT the prices are the best around!) 
rumor has it you can also win free bags on their facebook page...

Monday, October 18, 2010

photos on a monday

Just sharing some photos I like this monday with you.
the top from petekdesign, and the bottom from lily lodge

Friday, October 15, 2010

Happy Friday

Yesterday I spent a cold, rainy day in nyc. I stopped by to see some friends at dkny & oscar and had a wonderful meeting at french connection. Before leaving town, the team at Walt Disney Signature invited me to the lovely Gramercy Park Hotel for the Noir launch party. They must have heard I like a little sparkle in my life?

 Speaking of jewelry, I  received a very pretty gift this week from red envelope as a thank you for some work. I love it- it's like  wearing a big shiny medallion , in a good way ;) 

Thursday, October 14, 2010

marie claire

I fell in love with this photo shoot in marie claire 2010.

Also, love the little lace ankle socks- by anna sui.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

baby prints

the new baby prints are available, only on etsy.
These were made specifically for modern moms. There are 12 different prints- one for each month of the year. Mom can buy the print baby was born in, and each comes personalized with baby name!

Here is what Andrea did with hers (thanks for the super cute photos Andrea!!)

ps) if you have questions or need a months not posted yet please email
Also if you have one, and would like to be considered for a feature on the blog, please email!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

scout & catalogue

It's finally here. scout & catalogue- the website.

even more at their shop.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier for roche bobois

Little known fact: I've got a thing for couches. The most expensive piece in our last home was our couch. It was from Italy. It was a couch, it was a bookshelf, and it had attached tables.
So of course when I saw an ad for this beauty by Jean Paul Gaultier for roche bobois, I went directly to the website.
I loved not only the couch- but I found some other pretty things there too. While you check it out don't miss the interactive catalogue.

all images from roche bobois

i am working on 4 illustrations today. FOUR! I'll give you a sneak peek over at twitter.

Friday, October 8, 2010

oscar de la renta

I attended many shows during Mercedes Benz fashion week. I wanted to take a moment to post a very special show I saw while in New York. I was flattered to be invited to attend so many shows this year, but as you know, Oscar de la Renta's work has been inspiring me for some time now, so the show obviously held a special place in my heart. I work with many talented designers, but having the opportunity to see the Oscar de la Renta Spring RTW collection in person was simply breathtaking.

This is the second time this year I have gotten to see some of his collections in person. I was invited into the offices earlier this year and met some of his talented staff. The detailing, and precise beadwork in his pieces will take your breath away.

I hope I have the opportunity to visit again soon to share more of my experiences with you. Until then- a sketch of one of my favorite show stoppers.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

ramona west

stumbled across some pretty poses at ramona west that looked alot like my drawings. So, of course I had to share... You know I love a good top knot.