March 31, 2011

modern love.

a bit of procrastination, a bit of travelling down memory lane, a bit of escape from reality.
i think love is exactly like this, it's something to become absorbed in while life happens.
but like everything, it comes to an end.
find love in everything before you lose it.
♥ ♥

Stolen Girlfriends Club

Sneak Peak of Stolen Girlfriend's Club collection.
Titled "Untitled" 
Earthy tones, bright reds, sheers, maxi's & mini's.
Beautiful. ♥

March 30, 2011


New York jewellery designer Pamela Love is bringing her distinctive tough-yet-romantic aesthetic to British-based chain store giant Topshop. Featuring in the latest issue of Vogue UK, Love explains her pieces will replicate “the true spirit of America.” The first of the five part series titled “Hearts & Arrows” is inspired by the American Indians featuring feathers and bright colours while the second instalment, “Dream Catcher,” is heavily based on South Western influences.

Topshop is just adding another amazing designer to their already impressive list of collaborations including Kate Moss, Christopher Kane and Lanvin. However, Love is going to be the first featured designer from the States and the first one with a line of jewellery. The collection will be cheaper than her signature collection and will hit stores this April. In the midst of the Indian and Western design qualities I hope Love adds her signature and unique qualities like rough spikes, gripping claws and sharp daggers. I Love love, I love Topshop, I feel like I’m about to meet my first true love.


March 29, 2011

Stam + Russh

Jessica Stam X Russh.
A match made in editorial heaven.
Can't wait to get my hands on this little baby.

March 25, 2011

wish list.

chunky watch, leather fringed skirt, peach tones, jewel encrusted clutches, coffee, delicate jewellery, plum lips, my long hair back & a bed over looking the ocean. 
everything i want to have on a friday morning. ♥

March 23, 2011

Gypsy Love.

Ever dreamt of giving up your current life and moving to an island far far away to follow your wildest dreams? For Katherine Ruggiero (know to friends simply as Kate) this dream became a reality and she now spends her days with the sand between her toes, the sun on her face and the sand in her hair designing the cutest of underwear. Three and a half years ago, she traded her life as a successful studio manager for a fashion photographer in NYC to move to Hawaii and make the comfiest, sexiest and most adorable underwear possible.  Gypsy was born from lazy Saturday mornings and the endless search for the perfect pair of undies. The style is inspired by the designer’s free-spirited lifestyle, romance and ultimately, following your heart.

The first collection "Dream Girl", launched last May, was a mixture of cute vintage and animal prints and sold out completely in the first month, whilst her second collection “Wild Heart” is a blend of dreamy vintage lace, soft tie-dye prints and romantic colours and shades. Gypsy really is the epitome of love, life and happiness. It is a little labor of love, designed and hand-made by Kate so you are guaranteed a one-of-a-kind piece. Good friend, Daeja Fallas, is the amazing photographer behind the dreamy, unique and breathtaking photographs that capture everything that Gypsy is about in each shot. I just want to fly to Hawaii, lay on the beach and soak up some of those sunshine rays! ♥ ♥
Below is my interview with the talented one herself... enjoy.

What is your earliest fashion memory?
My sister & i fighting over a sweater and ripping a hole in it. I do remember being in middle school though & visiting NY and going into the betsey johnson store for the first time. i loved everything about it. the colors, the floral prints, the store clerks, the perfume of the place and the big pink sofa with all the high heels around it. it was so girly and so fun. i so badly wanted a dress from there and to this day still adore miss betsey johnson. she makes fashion so simply pretty and so full of life.

What are you most inspired by at the moment?
hearing the ocean when i fall asleep

What's the best advice you've ever been given?
follow your heart

When did you realise you wanted to leave your life behind in NY and move to the dream land of Hawaii?
i absolutely love ny. the lives you encounter in that city can change you and there is so much life to that place. I wish NY didn't have such a bad reputation as being an unfriendly place. It has so much soul & is still a huge part of who i am. Ny is the one place that i always dreamed of living and moved there right out of college. My sister & i lived together in a tiny east village apartment for years and I tried odd jobs then landed the one dream job for me at the time, working in fashion photography. but i found myself in the 'dream job' for 5 years and was slowing down. i was daydreaming more than doing & had very little time for doing. my job was very demanding, but thank god for it, as I learned so so much. i can't say enough about that opportunity and the positive effect it played on my life. Yes, it was a different pace & an involved world but i am such a different person because of it and because of all I learned working with that photographer. I was ready to move on in my job & started pursuing other photo jobs in Ny and it seemed completely wrong. I felt I had had the top of the top experience. I had worked for who I thought was the best and learned so much. I didn't want to take on a similar experience and wanted something new. i always dreamed of either living in europe or living near the beach. I took a quick trip alone for a week to hawaii in august and when the plane took off to take me back to NY I was crying. i knew it was the right place for me then. I moved to Hawaii in January.

who or what is your greatest love?
my 3 little nieces - emily, noelle & stevie. i am so so close to my 2 older sisters and they have been blessed with the loveliest girls i know. 
i miss them everyday.

Visit Gypsy here
or Shop here

March 17, 2011

dare to dream.

 The imagination is an endless pit of possibilities.
Today was the first day that I was genuinely happy to be home.
Perfect spot, perfect weather & perfect company.
I'm starting to become extremely busy with life, it's nice to feel like this again after my long time of holidays. The rush of thinking you have to get stuff done on time & that there are not enough hours in the day.

Now I can only dream about waking up & having nothing to do, no responsibilities.
And dream I will.
♥ ♥

March 16, 2011

dance with me.

I recently stumbled across the fabulous and ever so talented editor of RUSSH magazine Stevie Dance's online portfolio and blog here. She posts everything from her styling work, editorials from RUSSH along with her own personal photography. The images are beautifully captured, stunningly simple and provide a little glimpse into her creative mind. The photographs capture everything in their raw environment, telling a story captured in a single moment of time. 
Stevie Dance continues to be an inspiration and can really do no wrong.
♥ ♥

March 15, 2011

for the boys.

Justin Wu & Jak and Jil Blog.
This is such a fun video of the male models of Paris & Milan.
The poor boys always seem to get lost amongst the female beauties of fashion week.
not anymore. ♥


Shenae Grimes looking utterly flawless.
Fierce, Powerful & Radiant.

March 10, 2011


Loving bright bursts of colour right now.
They seem to be everywhere on my rader and honestly after being in the cold and seeing nothing but black, grey and white for a long time I am extremely happy.
It's nice to have some colour in your life, colours make me happy & can change with so many moods.
I am finally home, it's nice but I'm sad.
Reality isn't all it's cracked up to be.