Wednesday, May 20, 2009


When I lived in Spain my junior year of college there was a Zara around the corner from me. I used to LOVE shopping there - and now that they are in the states it's just a tease as we do not have one in Chicago. I'm heading to New York in two weeks so hopefully I'll be able to find a good chunk of time to spend there. And money.

Friday, May 15, 2009

more Paul Smith

How cute is this dress? Easy. Breezy. Also available at Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Oh Paul Smith, I think I like you. You're preppy and quirky and retro and nerdy and cool and colorful and bold and a little bit shy. I especially like these multi-colored Summer sandals. These sort of remind me of those vases folks are making now with rolled up newspapers.  Buy here.


The clothing line called Organic was one of the first clothing companies to use organic dyes and fabrics. I'm not one for the ridiculous over saturation of "green" products (I saw a "green Bible" yesterday at the book store), but New York based designer John Patrick has really done a nice job. This outfit is TOTALLY up my ally. Available at Tula Boutique in Chicago.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

British Vogue May 2009

Well, my first piece of International press finally hit newsstands here in the States last week. British Vogue published a stunning series of Mario Testino photos, featuring the gorgeous Russian model, Natalia Vodianova. I was thrilled beyond belief to see the Winifred Grace earrings on page 127.  This one will be going in a frame! To buy these earrings please visit my website here!

Model as Muse

There is a fabulous new exhibit going on at the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute from May 6 – August 9, 2009. The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion is the name of the game, and photos I have seen look spectacular. Is it me or does this photo from the exhibit bare a resemblance to the Lutz & Patmos homepage image? Great minds think alike.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Gorgeous paintings by Donna Huddleston. See more images here.

Blue and White

Picked up the recent issue of Elle Decor UK and was inspired by their feature on blue and white. The Sanna Annukka blue and white tray for Marimekko (, The Great Wave print by Katsushika Hokusai (, and the blue and white bone inlaid side table ( fabulous examples of non traditional blue & white combinations.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Will someone please buy me these most perfect Old Gringo cowboy boots from The Perfect Pair? Last week I was in Nashville doing a trunk show at the store (thanks to everyone who came out and bought jewels!) and tried these on the day they came in. Look closely at the electric blue stitching which stole my heart.

Ruthie Sommers

Oh Ruthie. Why do you have to go and make these rooms of yours so perfectly perfect. Damn you! Image from InStyle Home Spring 2007. Where do you find a couch like that anyway?


Mono is a line of clothing created by Heather Martin sold at Lovely, lacy, feminine creations.

Second Home

Is that a disco ball I see? Oh, I wish that my "second home" could look like this! As if I had a second home. Living Etc., May 2007

Lisa Perry

Lisa Perry designs a line of women's clothing under the same name and while I am not a huge fan of the designs for myself, I do think her home in the Hamptons in pretty rad. Although, really? People live and sleep here? Doesn't look like it to me. Images from 1stdibs.

Hip Hugger

I'm normally not one to get jazzed about swim suit season. Hips and buttocks which have been hiding safely inside jeans and tights shudder at the thought. This Orla Kiely suit could have me (and them) singing another tune.


Oh. Hello. What are YOU doing here? I'm not sure what I'm doing here as the lengthy hiatus I've taken is inexplicable. Maybe it was the winter which was dragging on which dragged me down - but today it is a gorgeous Spring day here in Chicago. Everything's coming up, um, daisies? Beautiful Alexander McQueen enamel clutch and leather bag from Reiss. To. Die. For.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Tao Kurihara

White on white. Ruffles upon ruffles. Color on color. These outfits are definitely fantastical and not something everyday, BUT I can't help but fantasize about the event to which I could wear one of these stunning creations. Tao Kurihara's got unbridled, over-the-top talent.

Barbara Munsel

Barbara Munsel is a young, talented designer from The Netherlands. She makes fabric, clothing and jewelry. It's almost as if a five year old with mad technical skills was unleashed in a design studio -- and I mean that in the BEST way. I really love the uninhibited creativity and whimsy!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This Little Piggie

Check out the adorable brass pig by Walter Bosse from Austria. What a great doorstop or bookend! Visit the website to see a wide array of different animals.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Sounds like a grade school insult, doesn't it? Check out these awesome canvas work bags from Home Depot. The best part is the prices won't make you feel, well . . . like a tool.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

James Merrell Photography

Ok. Clearly I do not have anything going on tonight. That being said, there is no shortage of amazing finds on the world wide web. I LOVE the graphic nature of British photographer James Merrell.

Chloe Fall 2009

More ruffly runway yumminess from Chloe.

Miu Miu Fall 2009

Gorgeous details from Miu Miu's Fall 2009 Runway Show.