{inspire} beautiful books

HUGE fan of Coralie Bickford-Smith and her gorgeous book covers (see Fitzgerald and Penguin Classics).  Her latest project is these Great Food books.

Aren’t they fab?! The whole collection would look great in a kitchen.

These leatherbound Barnes & Noble Classics with covers designed by Jessica Hische are also gorgeous.  Such a great vintage vibe. Love these.

Happy Reading!


July 12, 2011. inspire. 1 comment.

think pink for spring {inspire}

I’ve always been a pink gal and it seems like the color is everywhere for Spring. Pantone’s color of 2011 is honeysuckle (a corally pink) and it’s showing up on decorating blogs and in magazines everywhere. Kate Spade’s Spring Collection is full of bright pops of pink and J.Crew has everything from neon pink to pale shell shades. LOVE.


by Suzanne Kasler.

by Kelly Wearstler.

by Kate Schintzius.

by Kate Schintzius.



Think Pink!

Think Pink! by coutureandcupcakes featuring juicy couture wallets

Vintage cotton raglan tee – J.Crew (neon flamingo)
$40 – jcrew.com
Raglan tees »

Women’s sweaters – j.crew cashmere – Cashmere V-neck cardigan – J.Crew
$168 – jcrew.com
Cashmere v neck cardigan »

Nanette Lepore Sundrenched Top
$268 – piperlime.gap.com
Dressy tops »

“Lilly Pulitzer” Shauna Tunic Dress at Lilly Pulitzer
$198 – lillypulitzer.com
Tunic tops »

Broderie Skirt WG401 Knee Length Skirts at Boden
$98 – bodenusa.com
Knee length skirts »

Reva Glitter Ballet Flats
$235 – saksfifthavenue.com
Ballet shoes »

TOMS ‘Classic’ Glitter Slip-On (Women)
$54 – nordstrom.com
Slip on flats »

Juicy Couture ‘Riviera’ Leather Continental Wallet
$128 – nordstrom.com
Juicy couture wallets »

Lilly Pulitzer – Behind The Hedge Cuff (Hotty Pink) – Bags and Luggage
$54 – zappos.com
Pink bracelets »

Spring Fern Light Citrine Hydroquartz Ring, Rose Gold
$195 – charmandchain.com
Citrine rings »

Rose Dust Lucite Bean Stud Earrings – Warm Grey
$175 – ylang23.com
Post earrings »

Lemlem® split scarf – J.Crew (Wild Berry)
$130 – jcrew.com
J Crew scarves »

Hermes silk twill scarves | Hermes.com
$385 – usa.hermes.com
Hermes scarves »

Burberry “Kensington” Pop Degrade Packable Umbrella
$150 – bloomingdales.com
Burberry umbrellas »

NEW ARRIVALS at kate spade
$395 – katespade.com

NEW ARRIVALS at kate spade
$325 – katespade.com

NEW ARRIVALS at kate spade
$12 – katespade.com

Tory Burch Tory Burch – Foundation Wrap Brac – Pink
$95 – toryburch.com

NEW ARRIVALS at kate spade
$45 – katespade.com

February 10, 2011. inspire. Leave a comment.

black swan movie posters {inspire}

I haven’t seen Black Swan yet, although I hope to finally get to this weekend.

Have you seen the fabulous retro-inspired movie posters by LaBoca!? LOVE.

January 4, 2011. inspire. 2 comments.

nycb nutcracker costumes {inspire}

I love the Nutcracker.  I will watch any version I can find on TV or from Netflix and I own the NYCB version, as well as Baryshnikov’s.

I think that NYCB’s Nutcracker has the most beautiful costumes.  The colors are so lovely and great inspiration for holiday decor or baking.  The Flowers are particularly fabulous.

I love these images by Rachel Papo of the flowers costumes.

And here they are on stage.


December 21, 2010. inspire. Leave a comment.

giuseppe zanotti rhinestone peeptoe pumps {inspire}

I just got an email from Bloomingdales featuring these incredible Giuseppe Zamotti rhinestone peeptoe pumps.  I mean, seriously, they are beyond fabulous (and beyond expensive at $1,200).  I hope we get to see these on a celebrity or socialite soon.  If I had that kind of money, you can rest assured that I would have already ordered them.  They are the ultimate sparkly shoe – perfect for New Year’s Eve.


December 7, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire}d by payton turner wallpaper

Have you guys seen the incredible installations by Payton Turner?  She creates classic fleur de lis wallpaper patterns out of stickers.  My 10 year-old Lisa Frank obsessed, sticker book hoarding self is DYING.





Happy weekend! xoxo

October 29, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} fashion and balloons

Loving these light, fun images featuring balloons. Enjoy!

Miss Dior Cherie Ad.

from here.

from here.

Vogue Japan.

from here.

LV ad.

Martha Stewart Weddings.

Vogue, February 2009.

Vogue, October 2008.

Stella McCartney, Resort 2010. style.com

Elle Norway.

August 19, 2010. inspire. 1 comment.

{inspire} pink bows, ruffles, and tulle

Loving these beautiful pink images.

by Gilles-Marie Zimmermann.

by Corrie Bond, Vogue 2008.

by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue 2009.

by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia 2007.


shoes by impasse 13.


August 11, 2010. inspire. 3 comments.

{inspire} f. scott fitzgerald by coralie bickford-smith

New book covers by Coralie Bickford-Smith!  They are soooo beautiful!  I love the metallic deco designs.  Fitzgerald is one of my favorite authors, and I think these covers suit his stories perfectly.

images from here.

I will take one of each, thank you.

August 10, 2010. inspire. 4 comments.

{inspire} green gardens

Loving these fantastic garden fashion shoots.

{from December 2006 Vogue}

{by Rodney Smith}

{from Vogue Italia}

Happy Weekend! xoxo

July 23, 2010. inspire. 2 comments.

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