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What a great invention! A nail polish correcting pen to remove polish flubs from your not-so-steady hand.
The "Beatrice" bag from Mayle has all the ingredients for a great summer bag. It's big, bright, and has an interesting shape.
I recently discovered Frankie magazine from the down under. It's like an Australian version of Nylon. I'll definitely be picking it up again.
Written in the stars. I love the hole punches in this Hlaska wallet that you'd expect to be in DIY vinyl, but is LEATHER! Big Dipper design in front, Summer Cross on back.
Mmm, butter. Nicholas K has got an interesting modern-techy twist on the button-down shirt in delectable buttery yellow.
I have always been a fan of skeletons and bones, and these great silver pins from Ron Dotson would make a great addition to any outfit.
Still chilly at night? Bust out this girly American Retro structured trench coat--it even has scalloped-edged sleeves!
Party girl! This coquettish Cha Cha dress by Malicious Designs needs an event created around it. Also, check out her handmade, hand-dyed line of lingerie!
Who hasn't had the above thought during a marathon shopping session? Paris House wallets, checkbooks, etc. They even come with beeswax to care for the leather
I love Lotta Jansdotter's linen fabric, and right now all her bags are on sale! Cute little zippered pouches too.
The Portland based db clay has launched their new Version 3 line of wallets. The wallets use a new eco friendly textile called tope. The wallets are currently for pre-order and will ship in September.
Just did my first loads of laundry with Charlie's Soap. No fabric softener needed, just like they say! Hypoallergenic, leaves no residue, and biodegradable as well.
The new A.P.C. store is open in LA and... I'm jealous.
Qi Cashmere. Some pretty sweet knitwear!
Hey there Miss Money Bags... I've always had a thing for green bags, and this Jesse bag by Gryson is no exception. (and Azalea online has become "Tobi")
I just remembered notcot.org post #052.. Scabal can weave your own personal message into their "Private Line" fabric. 98% Wool, 2% cashmere
The Rebel shirt by Swedish label Ulterior Motive. I love hidden details, like this less-than-positive message on the button placket
Catcher In the Rye. Take a peek at Nom de Guerre's moody Fall-Winter 07 lookbook and you'll forget we're in warm weather. Clean-cut, Holden Caufield-esque looks have never been sexier.
Phaidon follows up its wildly successful "Fruits" books with "Gothic & Lolita". It delves into the Tokyo fashion subculture of the Gothic Lolita with photographs and candid Q&As with the kids.
That 70s Shorts. Take a hike in these Frankie B. Lovesick Lily Pad shorts.
Pure Jeanious. All you denim nerds need to check out this NY Times article, "Out-Levi-ing Levi Strauss".
Weekend white. If you're looking for a nice, big bag for less coin, check out Jas MB's clean Pleated Shoulder Bag (the Medium Frame Bag ain't bad either) on sale at Barneys!
OMG! The Mike & Chris "Austin" Leather Satchel is finally on sale (IMHO, they were overpriced). This color (it's Ash) is to die for!
Tsumori Chisato's Chinese and 20s inspired collection is less whimsical and more subdued. It's not my favorite collection but I appreciate her rich colors and graceful lines.
Eff Gwen Stefani. Though a pretty hackneyed subject, Tiffany Godoy's book, Style Deficit Disorder: Harajuku Street Fashion, seems like it might bring something new to the table.
Sophisticated asymmetry. For an afternoon of tea and crumpets with mum wear this silk dress by Alexander Wang--now on sale!
Eley Kishimoto's Fall/Winter 07 is lousy with their signature pattern play. The line is always so pop, but this season manages to be lady-like as well.
Speaking of more Vivienne Westwood - look at her pirate-punk men's line for Spring/Summer 07. This is my favorite look. Oh - and if you haven't seen the V&A traveling exhibit - DO!!!!
Each Orno earring is cut from a simple plank of exotic wood, nice use of geometry!
I think hats are a great accessory if you can pull them off. Check out these hats from New York company Still Life. They have a great gallery.
Vintage leather shoes handpainted by Parisian artist Mathieu Missiaen. Shoes are decorated using oil based paints and varnished for protection.
Wow. It's like jewelry... for your jeans. Bones Key/Belt chain by Roen.
I want this Vivienne Westwood Knuckle Duster ring SO F***ING BADLY. Like another ring that I have, this folds out to become three rings!
Leather racerback vest by Society for Rational Dress.
Happy Therapy ~ for that friend who needs a pick me up ~ i suggest the Smiley Emergency Kit. (adorable packaging as well as olfactory antidepressant)
France Luxe also has some gorgeous Elysee Barrettes which are handcrafted in france
I have a thing for thick laser cut headbands made in France apparently, and just gave in to this France Luxe Ultra Comfort Jessica Headband. (and you can heat to re-tighten it like sunglass frames)
This gold star necklace from Melanie Auld in a way makes me feel like i'm in kindergarten... collecting gold stars for good behavior, etc. Would be an adorable gift for kids even.
Need a light cover-up? This kimono-esque little cardigan by Mayle has great details like front pockets, empire waist pleating and a beaded sweater clip.
Harpooned through the heart. I love the simplicity of this Harpoon Belt by Rogues Gallery.
More layers than an onion. Buttery leather Golden Goose jacket. Can't resist that collared U-neck and double breasting!
How sweet it is. Essential oils aren't just for hippies, man. Kai's subtle gardenia-based oil is long-lasting for those sunny days out at the park.
Save the planet. Everyone's all over "eco-chic"--and why not? Look how non-hippie this hemp/silk-blend cami is! By Stewart + Brown
So sweet it makes my teeth hurt. Dolce Vita's 40's Oxford
Another great piece from Y's by Yamamoto. I love love love this cardigan. Beautiful.