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.
Archive for March, 2010
Today, I feel oh-so-sleepy. Wishing I were napping with my precious baby girl, T.
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:
My dear friend, Dane, is a young artist bursting with talent and creativity. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to watch him grow both as a person and as an artist. Each of Dane’s paintings tells a distinctly different story. The subjects of his work come alive with emotional expression and their connection with the Earth. Dane lives and works out near Scappoose, OR, with his parents on a magical piece of property where I have spent many wonderful evenings mediating with friends in their hand-built steam house. The place where Dane lives most certainly inspires his paintings, which most often depict the natural beauty that surrounds us all. Dane shows his work throughout the Portland area. Check out more of his art and other musings here.
| Casual elegance from Dries Van Noten |
| Tribal embellishment at Lanvin |
| Polished sophistication from Stella McCartney |
Tonight along with my lovely friend, Mia, I will finally get the see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I will attempt to enter the theater with no expectations, but it’s somewhat difficult being that I have been obsessed with Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece forever. In honor of Alice and the magic of Wonderland, I leave you with this picture. My favorite in the series of photos printed in Vogue. Natalia as Alice, and Viktor and Rolf as Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.
If the film is as enchanting and well-conceptualized as the photo shoot, there is no doubt that I will love it.
| Christophe Decarnin has done it again |
| Nicolas Ghesquière = Genius |
More to come from the Fall 2010 runways, but I just had to post these immediately because of my sheer obsession with the two collections. Bravo, men!
| handsome man aka my boyfriend |
| come what may |
| lovers |
| pinwheels in the park |
| le bisous |
Ladies and gentlemen, not only is it becoming time to pull out your spring wardrobes, but also, I am happy to report the flowers are blooming in Portland! After two cold, snowy weeks on the east coast, I returned to the City of Roses to find all sorts of beautiful buds abloomin’. Daffodils, crocuses and daphnes opened their petals, and their scents fill the warm spring air. Oh! How I love Oregon! Here are some photos I took today on a neighborhood walk with Kai and her new puppy, Remy.