Saturday
Sep292012

For the Kids?

Glitter Backpack

Mini Edie Bag

Glitter Coin Purse

Glitter Overnight Bag

Images: J.Crew

 

Ever shopped the kids section.....for yourself? Come clean. It happens.

The sparkly Edie came up as a suggested item on a recent trip to J.Crew.com. I immediately thought, oh lawd, J.Crew is judging me because I don't have kids yet (collusion with mother in law?!) but upon further reflection, I think they are right. It is definitely something I could see myself using on the regular.

Dare I say, a valuable lesson was learned.

Next time you are shopping the internets, don't discount the kiddie sections, adult style at a fraction of the price!

Friday
Sep282012

Emerson Spring 2013

 

Jackie Fraser-Swan's Spring 2013 collection was inspired by American horror at it's best, think Carrie and Amityville, two movies that scared me well into later life.

 

How does this work you ask? With splashes of red, splatter print, varsity jackets embroidered with an "E" (in homage to King's classic Carrie of course), with goth make up and trimmings. I am still swooning over the front braids models rocked.

 

Rough though a horror flick may be, there was still a counter with soft flowy fabric, draping and pastel hues to make sure things didn't get too tough.  You can shop for Emerson locally at Louis, of course, bastion of all things hip.
Another local designer, Sophie Hughes (which I posted on here), sent her lovely jewelry design down the Emerson runway. The simple, structured aesthetic paired perfectly with Fraser-Swan's line.
  

I am honored and excited to have shared air time with Emerson's designer in a recent episode of Chronicle (Fall Fashion: Fashion Forward). The show explored fashion innovators, trends, goings on in our fine city, and what you needed to buy and know for the season. A total honor and totally fun to have been a part of this with so many people I admire so much.

Musically speaking we were treated to some great tunes for models to strut:

"I Love it" Icona Pop

"Theme for Great Cities" Simple Minds

"Dancing on my own" Robyn

"Fight for your Right" Beastie Boys

 

Check out Emerson's show below!

 

Emerson Spring 2013 Collection from Emerson Collection on Vimeo.

Wednesday
Sep262012

Coconut Cupcakes

Sometimes, I make pastry just to eat the batter.

Brownies, pretty much a given. And when it comes to cake batter, this cupcake recipe from Ina Garten pretty much....well takes the cake.

Not only does this recipe make a TON of batter (in fact, I'll admit it probably makes a little too much but when the goal is to consume the batter this is a plus), but it makes a mean, as in utterly delicious, cupcake.

See results above.