Vintage Handbags

Ok I couldn’t resist doing another post on the many treasures of the Brooklyn Flea! Check out this fantastic table of vintage shoes and bags, but the handbags really took my breath away. This seller had many sizes and colors of structured ladylike bags, an old favorite. Which one do you like best? I wonder if you can guess my…
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The Brooklyn Flea – Magnifying Necklace

For those of you in Brooklyn, you’ll probably have been to the Flea many times, and if not, you’re missing out! It’s a wonderful open air market where local folks come to sell all kinds of goodies, new and old. Vintage cameras, handmade jewelry, or marvelous eats, the whole thing is treasure hunt! The last time I went I happened upon…
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Fall Minimalism

Follow my blog with bloglovin There’s nothing, NOTHING like the fabulous anticipation of Fall! The start of a new school year, everyone returning from long summer holidays, that perfect lovely autumn light — the magic of a new season of fashion. So what’s going to be in this year? What will become this season’s it bag, or shoe, or look? I think Fall always represents…
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Happy Birthday.

Saturday was my birthday and I celebrated it with a very relaxing weekend with my parents and brother. Pictured above are these wonderful little cupcakes that my brother got me, they are Elmo and Cookie Monster! He said they are just like us, and honestly, they are. I adore my younger brother, he’s a gem. And the below photo is…
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Design Moodboard: the mailbox

  Was walking around in Brooklyn last weekend and came across this most lovely mailbox! It is positively modern, like the house it loyally guards, and indeed seemed a bit out of place in Fort Greene. But still, it stood proudly and smiled back at me. My current design/apartment hunting/redecorating mood caused me to notice it immediately and capture this…
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Design Moodboard – Loft Task Lamp

At the end of last week I got a sudden notice that I won’t be able to renew the least on my lovely apartment in Brooklyn, which is set to expire on September 30th. I was totally shocked and upset, and to some extent I still am. But I will have to look for a new place and I’m trying to see this as an opportunity.…
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Enamel Jewelry

I’ve always been a fan of enamel jewelry, this is a specific style in Indian jewelry called meena kari. I remember trying on my mom’s wedding jewelry when I was very little and adoring how the colorful touches brought the pieces to life. Since last summer I’m starting to see a lot of enamel in fashion jewelry too. The bangles…
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The Romper, Sumi

On Saturday I went for a long walk with my longtime friend Sumi. We hadn’t seen each other since…2006? Hard to believe that much time had passed, but like all that I love, when we meet again it’s like no time has passed at all. It was a gorgeous day and we scouted out different neighborhoods in Brooklyn — we’re…
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Modern Pearls

I remember being a a teenager and thinking pearls were so old-fashioned. I thought the only way to wear them was as a short single strand over a very lady-like outfit. Which indeed is a classic look! Now though I really love pearls. I’ve come to adore their soft glow and luster. Unlike gems they don’t sparkle loudly, they whisper…
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Music Video: Strength, Always in Style

All of history’s timeless beauties, those women that have that certain “je ne sais quoi” have all shared the same secret that gave them that magical inner glow. Inner Strength. Think about it: behind every legendary face, there was a story.  A struggle, heartbreak or tragedy. Surviving something, no matter how impossible it may seem to you or trivial it…
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