Monday, May 11, 2009

College Life

ou will not find any bubbling lava lamps, fluffy flokati rugs, or Led Zeppelin black-light posters here. Maximilian Sinsteden’s dorm room, a tiny box in Hoyt-Bowne Hall on the bucolic campus of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, looks more like a space fit for Thurston Howell III

Maximilian Sinsteden took a typical dorm room covered the linolium with multiple oriental rugs and painted the walls Ralph Lauren’s Tapestry Green transforming the space into a elegant, classical room.

Talk about inspiration for next year...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jenna Lyons

So I have a little obsession with j. crew- I worked their last summer and I swear I was one of the best sales associates because I believe in the product that much. I love their classic style that still manages to reflect some of the passing trends. I tended to mix up my cardigans and capris with some of my funkier pieces but the same j. crew items could work just as well on my grandmother.

I've read a lot about Micky Drexler their super detail oriented CEO (he used to call the store we worked at and pretend to be a customer while quizzing us on our knowledge of the store). But recently Jenna Lyons, j. crew's style director. Ever since domino (rip) featured her home, she's been a bit of the belle of the ball with several profiles and interviews. But I have to say my favorite so far is fashionista's- it is an intersting look behind the scenes.


Homegirl knows how to rock the rings

Friday, May 8, 2009

bright lights long nights

As summer rolls along what I've been craving is bright, neon colored nail polish. When the sun comes out, it's time to ditch the emo nails!
Essie's neon collection seems perfect- and it's got fun names like short shorts (hot pink) and bermuda shorts (more violet). The only problem is that they don't have a neon blue, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for that.

Friday, May 1, 2009

endless summer

In case you haven't noticed yet I'm a little bit obsessed with summer- definitely the best season in my book! Summer means lounging by the pool, barbeques and most importantly the beach! I'm definitely a beach bum at heart, and I feel like no decade did the beach scene as well as the 70s.