Thursday, January 21, 2010
I recently came across this amazing songstress while watching one of Victor&Rolfs Runway Shows. Roisin Murphy is an amazing vocalist. A fashionista through and through, her sense of style is as eclectic and varied like her music. A fantastic mix of Electronica and Vocals.
I know what I will be listening to the next time I am getting ready for a night out! WORK!
Check out her Blog: http://roisinmurphy.blogspot.com/
Monday, January 18, 2010
My new Fave fashion item for the week has to be these Tiny Little Chairs by Brux Design based out of Montreal (available in 10k gold, bronze and silver). These fabulous necklaces mix the best of fashion and design. Miniatures of classic mid century chairs these would make the perfect gift for any design aficionado.
Also check out the Brux website for some fashionable bags and accessories as well as their well updated blog. A great must have is the Jefferson Bag (available in Cement, Black and Ocean) and at 20% off its a steal of a deal!!!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The drive to San Fran from Palm Springs is long and not all that beautiful. Unless you are driving up the coast, then it's spectacular. However, we did not have the luxury of time so we took the fastest route. This was my first time in San Fran and I loved it. The city is a mix of Vancouver and NYC! SO FAB!
Walking around the streets really took my breath away... literally! Walking up those hills was not easy but so worth it. I found the architecture of the homes to be stunning, the people to be great, and the design/fashion scene to be so eclectic.
One store that stood out was KRIMSA. It caught my eye as soon as we walked by and I had to go in. One of the owners, Daniel told me that they source their items from all around the world... India, Nepal, Africa, Tibet and you could tell. My fave pieces were their extensive collection of pillows. From bold geometric prints to Ikat printed pillows. They had it all. Now, if only we could get something like this in our fair city!
Torso Vintages was a store we stumbled upon while walking back to our hotel from a long day of shopping. Located on Sutter Street, this fab find carries everything from evening gowns to swimwear... but all vintage. I picked up a stunning tie clip, chrome and black... very Dior Homme! The owner most certainly has a keen eye for what's hot and he let me take a photo in the store... something which he does not normally let people do. Thanks John!
Another hidden gem was The Secret Flower Garden. Tucked away on Union St. this cute little shop was an oasis in the middle of the city. We could not help but pop our heads in see what they had to offer: the most unique flower arrangements I have ever seen. My fave was the arrangement in the birch log: COME ON?! SO FAB!
So for my Christmas vaycay I went to Palm Springs with my partner. I did not really know what to expect as it was my first time visiting. I was thinking oldies everywhere with made up faces, big sunglasses, and maybe some shuffle boarding. Well, there was a lot of that PLUS some fabulous design and shopping!!!
I did my research of course and hit up some amazing decor shops. I ended up finding vintage mid century stores all over the place. I could have purchased everything and brought it back to my mid century haven in Calgary but alas, not so. Pictures were all I had so I thought to be a design paparazzi and share some with you.
Stores that are a must see in Palm Springs (Cathedral City)
1. 20 First- Modern and Vintage Furnishings
2. Resale Therapy- Vintage fashion finds (found the most amazing GUCCI boots for a steal of a deal!!!)
3. Home 101 Apothecary (They carry my most fave skin care line called Malin+Goetz)
4. Colin Fisher Studios (this store was merchandised so well, clean white walls mixed with the most eclectic accessories)
5. JP Denmark- Vintage Danish Modern Furniture and Accents ( I could have purchased everything in this store)
6. HEDGE- Vintage Eclectic Furnishings
7. SPACES- Vintage Modern Spaces