I’m a big fan of having a fashion uniform—you know, the foolproof classics you turn to time and again. Well, it would appear J.Crew is, too. Their new “Always List” spotlights the staples in any stylish woman’s wardrobe—stripes, the button-up, denim, and so forth. I love the understatedly chic mood of the campaign, from the model’s bold orangey-red lip (Jenna Lyons is known to favor NARS Heat Wave and Red Square) to her unfussy low pony with its simple center part.
I’m all about abstract art lately, and the colorful canvases of Lola Donoghue caught my eye. Based in Galway, Ireland, the artist honed her craft while studying fine art at the Limerick School of Art and Design. Her large, expressive works have a distinctively feminine color palette consisting of white “layered with a mix of muted colors and splashes of bright neon.” Equally alluring is the grand scale of Lola’s paintings—the vast canvases are statement makers and scene stealers. Shop Lola’s full selection of originals and prints here.
Top my agenda when we get settled in our new place is order a Moroccan rug. We have currently have a fun reproduction, but I’ve been eager to upgrade to a one-of-a-kind original. Ping Rug Co. is a beautifully styled Etsy boutique that offers a well-curated selection of vintage Moroccan rugs. They have classic Beni Ourain and colorful Boucherouite, all in various conditions, ages, and sizes. I especially admire how the shopkeeper has styled the pieces beside modern furnishings, giving a sense of scale. Although I was initially nervous at the thought of making such a large purchase from overseas, all the rugs are freshly washed before being shipped and the merchant has made more than 800 sales and boasts a five-star rating. I can’t wait to add myself to their long list of happy customers! Shop Pink Rug Co.’s full selection here.
Do you read the new London-based travel and design magazine, Cabana? My friend Jane and I stumbled across an issue at a wine bar in Rome and drooled over every page. The latest issue includes the stunning Paris apartment of textile designer Carolina Irving. As you can see in these photos, every inch of the sophisticated interior is bohemian chic. Order the latest issue of Cabana Magazine here.