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Fall Pattern Mixing Guide

Mixing prints can be one of the most intimidating things to get right. To ease your fears here are a few easy ways to pull off this look.

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                       Textile + Splatter Paint ( Photo by ALEXANDRA)

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        Polka Dots and Stripes (Photo by Adam Katz Sinding of Le 21ème)

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         90’s Floral + Retro Floral (Photo by Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com)

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                            Animal Print + Plaid (Photo by Natalie Off Duty)

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                           Pinstripe + Tartan (Photo by Gastro Chic)

To see more looks check out Who What Wear for more inspiration.

We love…Schoolhouse Electric

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Jen from Honey Kennedy blog turned us onto this website, Schoolhouse Electric. It’s chock full of beautiful, simple textiles, fixtures, lighting and furniture inspired by turn of the century to 1940’s designs. The company is based in Portland, Oregon. Some of our favorites below.

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                                                   Lennox Bench

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                                              Vintage Throws

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                                             Vintage Check Towels 

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                                                   Brass Planters

 

Friday Links

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1. Lovely abstract paintings by Jenny Prinn via MissMoss

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2. DIY rock cacti via poppytalk might be the only plants we can keep alive:-)

3. Jewelry from Seaworthy via Honey Kennedy

Diggin it

     

 

Just a few looks we’re loving for Spring/Summer ‘15 from Valentino. (not that we can afford them)

How We’d Pair

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An oversized jacket is paired with black skinnies and ankle boots for a perfect fall look.

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A patterned pencil skirt looks great with your favorite tee tucked in. We’d recommend this one, or this one.

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Pair this Ilana Kohn Wally Dress with a trench. There are so many great choices out there for fall. We like this one or any of these.

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A long boho dress in fall colors looks amazing with some funky clogs.

Camila Leguizamon captures “Portraits of Dreams and Thoughts”

This week, we’ve just revealed some select new pieces from the Chilean-based lingerie brand Toru & Naoko. Camila Leguizamon’s lovely line is all hand-made and super sexy. It’s the perfect thing for your fall lingerie refresh. And, right now, you can save 15% when you use code HELLOTORU at checkout.

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What’s even more intriguing about Camila, the designer behind the brand, is that she’s an amazing photographer. Recently, she was kind enough to give us some insight into her photography and also share some of her favorite photos with us as well as the stories behind them. Sneak a peek for yourself.

Now, here are a few words from Camila herself: Before starting Toru & Naoko, I studied professional photography, not because I wanted to be a photographer but because I love taking pictures and wanted to learn as much as I could.

My favorite picture-taking moments are when I’m traveling, something that I have to do at least once or twice a year. I hate having my picture taken, and I’m very “camera shy”…so it was a surprise (even to me) when I decided to write my graduation thesis about myself.

Back in 2010, while I was studying fashion design, I was looking for some inspiration and found some really talented young photographers that were taking self-portraits “flying” and I decided to give it a try. This was the end result.

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By the end of last year I had to start taking pictures for my school final project and choose to attempt a similar dreamy feel. That’s how I started the series “portraits of dreams and thoughts”. It’s a series of photos I paired with text from different authors that show some of my dreams and thoughts.

imageWe are such stuff as dreams are made on, rounded with a little sleep”. 

William Shakesepeare, The Tempest

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"I exist. It’s sweet, so sweet, so slow. And light: you’d think it floated all by itself. It stirs. It brushes by me, melts and vanishes. Gently,gently.

Jean-Paul Sartre- Nausea

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“Existence is not something which lets itself be thought of form a distance; it must invade you suddenly, master you, weigh heavily on your heart like a great motionless beast - or else there is nothing at all.”  

Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea 

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"To know nothing about yourself is to live. To know yourself badly is to think."

Fernando Pessoa, The Book of Disquiet

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"Someday, somewhere - anywhere, unfailingly, you’ll find yourself, and that, and only that, can be the happiest or bitterest hour of your life."  

Pablo Neruda

Click here to explore Camila’s photography further on Facebook.

Toru & Naoko is 15% off in the store through Wednesday, September 10th. 

Labor Day Sale + Friday Links

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It’s labor day weekend, Yay! To celebrate we are giving everyone 20% off the entire store with code HELLOFALL. Tons of summer stuff on major sale in preparation for fall arrivals coming soon! 

1. Loving a daily dose of curated news from theSkimm. They do all the heavy lifting and summarize the need to know news and politics in one easily digestible email. 

2. It’s good for your health to talk to strangers (neighbors) via The Atlantic

3. Beautiful 3-D Topographies

4. A taser photoshoot. Ouch!

5. What every trendy restaurant menu looks like. Pretty much.

Vintage WWII photo recolored via shorpy.com

2014 Emmy best looks

                                 Our favorite looks of the night    

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              Luise Roe in Monique Lhullier (photo by Jeff Vespavia)

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                     Julie Bowen in Peter Som (photo by Michael Buckner)

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                   Kerry Washington in Prada (photo by Christopher Polk)

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            Sarah Paulson in Armani Prive (photo by Christopher Polk)

                                     Which is your favorite?

Patsy

                     

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