The Budget Friendly Book Clutch

 Remember the gorgeous embroidered Olympia Le Tan clutches I blogged about here?

Kate Spade has come to the rescue with a series of lovely, budget friendly options!

Please, and, thank you.


Kate Spade The Great Gatsby

 Kate Spade Emma Clutch

Kate Spade Romeo and Juliet Clutch

Kate Spade A Married Adventure

Kate Spade A Tale of Two Cities

Kate Spade Pride and Prejudice


Tadashi Shoji Spring 2013


Tadashi Shoji never fails to inspire and his Spring 2013 collection was no different.  Never short on evening and red carpet worthy designs, this collection was bursting with bright colors, lace and even some ikat sprinkled in for good measure. 

The looks were a reflection of the designers travels- with references from the Rose Bowl market in Pasadena, to Venice, Kazakhstan and even the Gobi desert. 

There was also a playfulness to this season, not usually present, with flirty short hem-lines, lace shorts, and gauzy trapeze tops.

What ties the shows together is always the carefully curated music. Beach House was present again, as they were last year (see my post on SS2012 here), along with Sigur Ros, all perfectly timed for each transition and into the finale. Also included in the playlist:


"Myth" Beach House 

"Hoppipolla" Sigur Ros

"The Choke" Austra

"The Alley" DeVotchKa


Visually stunning, audibly pleasing, fun for all the senses.

And because my seat and camera skills can't do the designs justice, more images below of some of my favourites from this gorgeous presentation.



Images: New York Times/The Cut


Samantha Pleet Spring 2013 @ Wolverine 


In honor of the recent Samantha Pleet x Wolverine collaboration, Wolverine played host to Ms. Pleet's Spring 2013 presentation. 

The SS13 Samantha Pleet Collection, Sands of Time, "draws from ancient societies of the Fertile Crescent and the 19th century explorers that rediscovered them".

A muted desert palette, easy on the eye floral patterns and cross hatching, echoed in print and design (as seen in my favourite look of the night, a 3 piece short suit (!): the Expedition blazer, paired with shorts and crop top). 

The Brooklyn based designer's collection is available nationally via Saks and Anthropologie, though you'll need to wait a season for her latest beautiful offerings.

What a happy discovery.

Be sure to check out the footware collab too- my lady date for the evening, Mariah of Quite Continental was sporting a pair of Samantha Pleet x Wolverine boots which did not dissapoint!