Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I can't get enough of these little guys.

Monday, July 30, 2012

It never fails. I always love the look on a burberry model. 
This week, I'm going to take my makeup inspiration from this one.

Friday, July 27, 2012

First and foremost, I want to say Thank You to the team at Teen Vogue for including me in this article:

Made my day to be included.
And now for today's post:

Have you ever seen this photo of Chanel Iman? 
It's always been one of my favorites so just wanted to share it
 today along with some pretty product.

{ Chanel wearing d&g }  { cami soprano by nordstrom }

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Back...and back to work. 
But I am still dreaming of a life lived on the beach.

Here are some of our (myself and Liana's) favorite summer sandals. 
Get em while it's hot.

{ Marni, Pedro Garcia, Stella McCartney }

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Well, Vacation's over.

I am heading home and back to reality for a few weeks before I take off for CA.
I want to thank the team at Market Common for inviting me to come and work from one of their rooms for a while. I had such an amazing time and will share more photos as soon as I return, but here is a favorite.

Monday, July 23, 2012

I am taking two trips this summer, one to the beach (I'm there now, have you bee watching twitter, and instagram? ) and another to CA. Not that I ever want to burn, but I have a photo shoot when I return next week so I have to be extra diligent when taking care of my skin while on the road.  (I'm Italian and I love a little color, but the lobster look doesn't sell well.)

Here is what I am packing ahead of time in my beach bag so I won't forget to apply. and reapply.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Beach Bound

My job takes me to some pretty cool places. This week, I am working on a campaign for Market Common Myrtle Beach. I leave for SC today and am so excited that I'll be working, and playing from Market Common for a bit. I can't wait to hit the beach and come home to some relaxation and retail therapy. You can actually check out my adventures there, here.
And of course I'll tweet highlights!


Thursday, July 19, 2012

Me, in Sig B

Every summer I add just a few simple touches to my home. I shared those in
My newest roundup in Signature Brandywine Magazine. Hope you enjoy.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

 I was introduced to K.Slademade by one of the obviously stylish members of our blog team and I immediately fell in love with Kelsea's work. I worked with her to design my very own clutch a few weeks ago and it has finally arrived! I chose metallic gold (of course) with a mint green zipper, b/c it matches my mint green tip pouch...

...I am in love. And, I have to say that I thought the tip pouch would be smaller so am really happy about the size of it. Plus I am a fan of anything monogrammed so the little gold d.r.s. is my favorite part.
How much to you LOVE these clutches! Would it be too much if I also order a tassel for my keys?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Some of my favorites.
All from farfetch.

Monday, July 16, 2012

While flipping through Allure, I saw a tube of eye-catching, bright fuschia lipstick.
The magazine suggested that the color looks beautiful when worn with only bronzer and mascara. 
After finding this photo online, I completely agree. Knew I could trust you Allure.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Have a beautiful weekend! 
I'll be spending a few days working on a presentation for an
 upcoming project. Hope you have more glamorous plans.

{ photo }


I have been doing far more traveling than usual for work, and noticed that I have been taking far less photos than usual as well. I have a beautiful, and rather expensive, dslr that ends up staying in my hotel room every trip, simply because it's too much to carry when running around to meetings. I end up turning to my iphone when needed, but truthfully I am a camera person and I always come home regretting that I didn't somehow make the effort to lug around my camera bag.
I have decided to pick up a smaller camera for quick day trips that I can keep in my back pocket when I am on the go.

Does anyone have a small/thin camera they rely on to always take the perfect shot when there is no time to play around?

Asked some of my photographer friends and here are their pics:
Laura votes Lumix.
Alison says this Canon (plus, it's pink)
Rachel thinks Leica V-Lux and says it's worth the investment

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I work early.
By choice.

On summer mornings I like to sit outside with a coffee as the sun comes up. It's my time to weed through emails, check out pinterest, and get the day's projects all lined up. This minute alone, before the world is awake is my favorite time of day.

Morning coffee in the summer is becoming my only constant now that the schedule has been crazy.
Does anyone else make some time for this? If you are a creative person, I highly recommend it if you can make the time.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wendy Mink Jewelry Giveaway!

I love Wendy Mink Jewelry. I think all of the readers know that already. I'm always collecting goodies from there (Above are some of my current favorites from the site). 
This is why I am so thrilled that they offered to host a giveaway this week!! 
They even let me choose my favorite earrings to give away to you.

I chose these gold leaf earrings. LOVE. This summer my must-have accessory is a big gold swing earring because with maxi dresses, bathing suits, big scarves- they always look amazing.
To enter, visit wendy mink jewelry and then leave a comment below on your favorite pieces there! 
As always additional entries if you tweet the contest. (Say hi at @dallasshaw01, @wminkjewelry )
The winner will be chosen a week from today, so be sure to leave us your email address or some way to get in touch online.

{ wendy mink jewelry }

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alexis Russell

I saw the work of Alexis Russell a few weeks ago, and have been visiting the website here and there since. The way she mixes silver and gold is really pretty, and I love that while each piece seems rough they all remain delicate in style. I personally think really each would be easy to wear both in the summer and in the fall. 
Have you seen the pieces yet? Do you love?

Monday, July 9, 2012

As you know I love a heavy winged liner, not for everyday of course. I am good with a pen b/c of my day job ;) but I am always cautious of liners without staying power (oily lids). 
Here are a few different liners I'll be trying...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Still loving a pop of rich pink when it's mixed it with different textures and colors.
Not too sure how dude's might feel about this look, but I love it.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I have been hard at work with a project for August , and the inspiration images are full of sparkle. Here is one image that I just can't get enough of. LOVE the head-to-toe sequins.

 { Samantha Gradoville by Rafael Stahelin , 
Richly Subversive - Goodwood Summer 2012 }

Monday, July 2, 2012

Coral blush. I just cannot get enough. Dying to try this one. Do you have any favorites?
 (Bobbi Brown discontinued my go-to)