Today’s instagram crush is my own guilty pleasure. Stone Fox Bride is a ridiculously cool, bohemian bridal shop in Manhattan and their instagram feed is full of gems (literally). They have a tradition of photographing their clients’ engagement rings and posting them with often humorous captions regarding the proposal or the ring’s ancestry. Below are a few of my favorite recent captions. I get such a kick out of reading them and seeing all the unusual rings! You can follow their adventures here (warning: it’s rather addictive…).
– “Proposed in the snow in Paris. Chose the ring in Dublin together. From the 1880’s.”
– “Got down on one knee in the mist in December on top of the Empire State Building.”
– “Proposed in the morning in pjs. I said today would be a good day to get engaged. He went upstairs and got the rings, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was like is this real??? I started crying and shaking and we hugged and drank champagne and danced to a Beach House record.”
– “She asked him to marry her at rockaway beach last August.”
– “Proposed at that top of Splash mountain right before the drop!”
– “It belonged to her Grandma Eleanor, the most glamorous classy stone fox ever. Every Sunday was family day at her pool. She was all about the gorgeous silk robes and lingerie. She wore the ring on her pinky finger!”
“I can’t really ski. The only way for me to stop is to sit down.
In my mind, unless I can be Audrey Hepburn in Charade, on a terrace,
that’s my only skiing moment—only après, not during.”
I’ve been admiring the Comme des Garçons pouches for a long while now and think it’s about time I pulled the trigger. My friend Tracy has a serious collection of their clutches in a variety of colors and patterns and they always leave her looking understatedly chic. I’m leaning toward the classic black, but the polka dots are awfully tempting. Below are some of my favorite designs — wouldn’t the stars would be cute for the holidays? How’s a girl to choose…?
Today I’m sharing a blast from the past — a 2009 story shot by Todd Selby and published in his awesome book, The Selby in Your Place. Designer Derrick Miller and interior designer Jennifer Vaughn Miller have an apartment in Manhattan and a beach house in the North Fork of Long Island. As you can see, they were photographed at the shingle beach house in wintertime and the result is charming. They’ve made the rustic space feel modern by sticking to a simple white palette and incorporating fun touches like the lucite nightstand. I’d love to call a little place like this home.