Los Angeles-based womenswear label MDS Stripes is one of my favorites (I live in the Bacall tee every summer) and they’ve just released their fall collection online. Mark always designs classic, flattering shapes that have such understated elegance. Whenever I’m admiring the collection I always think to myself, “If Truman’s swans were around today, surely this is the label they would be wearing.” The casual pieces can easily be dressed up or down and would look equally fabulous on a 20-year-old and a 60-year-old (no small feat). Explore the full MDS Stripes collection here.
Today is Prince George’s third birthday and Kensington Palace has released four sweet photos of the dashing young royal. Snapped by photographer Mark Porteous, little George looks darling frolicking about his parent’s Norfolk property (his whale sweater and buckle shoes, too cute!). Below I’ve rounded up some cute gift ideas for little boys of all ages. Enjoy! READ POST
I don’t feel particularly homesick for America these days, but every time I see an instagram of summertime in Sag Harbor I become a sad puppy and text my husband “Let’s move back to New York!” That won’t be happening anytime soon, but this home by Bloom boutique owner Mona Nerenberg is all my Hamptons dreams come true. Published in the July issue of Elle Decor, Mona shares the beautiful space with her partner, landscape designer Lisa Bynon, and their two Bengal cats. When they bought the cottage it was an abandoned property with an attic full of bats, but with some tasteful renovations the couple (in collaboration with decorator Mark Cunningham) managed to transform the home into this masterpiece. What I would give to curl up on that rolled-arm sofa with a cup of tea and a good book!
I love shopping for vintage online, especially pre-owned furniture and home decor. Sure, eBay, One Kings Lane, The Real Real, and Chairish are all great, but Etsy, with its millions of products and user-friendly search tools, holds a special place in my heart. Below is a roundup of the Etsy vintage home decor shops I peruse on a regular basis. Any great shops I’m missing…? Let me know and I’ll add them to the list! READ POST