I am so grateful for all that I have in my life, and for all the little things that make the world so beautiful. The Guest House by Rumi is one of my favorite poems of all time. Enjoy the words, and find the meaning in your own life.
All photos taken during Fall/Winter 2010 Fashion Week in New York, London, Milan and Paris.
Temperatures are heating up, flowers are opening their petals and excited people are venturing outside. Spring is here! And that means one thing to this fashionista: Sandal season begins! Over the past few years, each spring, I have splurged on one nice pair of sandals that lasts me the whole season plus some. I think sandals are one thing every woman should splurge on, especially if you know you will be wearing them everyday. As the summer inches closer, more and more styles will grace the market, but here are my picks for all you early birds like me out there, who want to catch the sandal worm! Happy shopping!
I love stationary and beautiful paper, especially in cute little stores like this one. But when it comes to getting crafty, I love using my growing collection of rubber stamps to create fun, unique cards for all the best people in my life for momentous occasions or just to say, “Thanks for being a special part of my life.” I made these little birthday cards (the one on the right I gave to my best friend, Mia, last week) using stamps from Paper Source, where I used to work at the Marina location in San Francisco. I also love these handmade stamps found on Etsy.
I am happy to introduce you to Purusha, a collection of yoga and lounge wear that is practical and stylish. Hayley, the designer, creates one of a kind, hand-dyed and silk-screened pieces that are vintage inspired yet fresh and modern. All of the garments are made in the United States, organic cotton when available, and Hayley dyes the clothing using only natural plant dyes including sandalwood powder, Osage-orange bark, Brazil-wood bark, indigo rocks, and henna and kamala powders. The dying process can take up to two weeks. The designs for the silk screens are inspired by Hayley’s own photographs and paintings. She uses non-toxic, water-based paints on her screens.
Hayley creates each piece with love stemming from her deep connection to yoga and the Earth. Purusha is a Sanskrit word that literally means “man,” but metaphorically, it means “the soul of the universe, or the eternal breath within all beings’ breath.” Here is the Sanskrit symbol: