February 26, 2010


Happy Friday!
It's not snowing in DC today! Ha! It is windy and soggy!
Some sexy rain boots from Ilse Jacobsen at Le Train Bleu. Which style?

February 24, 2010

Dressing Up

A couple of beautiful ladies I shot at the Obama Inauguration festivities last winter.
They looked so fancy!

February 23, 2010

Cold Comfort London

Paul Smith Women Fall 2010 - Granny Squares!
photos via Marcio Madeira / FirstView.com

February 22, 2010

Excessive Spending

Last weekend I was feeling sorry for myself and wanted to indulge in a sad foreign film. I was browsing the selections at the video store and came across Tony Takitani, a sad and beautiful tale of a solitary man who makes his living as an illustrator and falls in love with a beautiful woman. She warns him as their relationship deepens, that she compulsively spends on beautiful clothes. He has no idea that shopping is her reason for living - what makes her life worth living. I was fascinated by the story of a woman who submits that her true joy in life is beautiful clothing. 

Tragic and exquisite, this film made me consider becoming vegetarian. 
I adored the tranquility and images of the subject from behind, rather than facing it. It made the characters seem even more forlorn and really enhanced my mood. In a good way.

February 20, 2010

Olympic Moment

Cheesy Swiss costumes on this pair of figure skaters
photo via my guilty pleasure, The Sun
My god.

February 19, 2010

Happy Friday

Sena emerging from her igloos in 2001 and in 2010 - Winters we will never forget!

February 18, 2010

Arts and Crafts: A Movement for Spring

The March 2010 issue of Elle Decor trend alert!
Lovely Arts and Crafts inspired prints showing up on everything. From top left:
Cray watering can by Wild & Wolf at lanesonaustin.com
Printed silk-viscose dress and silk-twill shorts by Prada from resort 2010 at prada.com
Vintage Handbag by Margaret Smith at inclovervintage.etsy.com
Kennet alarm clock by Wild & Wolf at marigold-home.com

February 16, 2010

Ralph Rucci Fall 2010

Highlights of Ralph Rucci's spectacular Fall 2010 collection!

February 15, 2010

If It Makes You Feel Good Wear It!

Selected spreads from My Wonderful World Of Fashion
a drawing and creating book for young girls by Nina Chakrabarti
I wish this color book were mine when I was young and wearing Peter Max pants. 
Everyone needs to doodle more!

February 13, 2010


During round two of the snowstorm, we finally did the "turn your concert tees into a pillow" project. Solveig couldn't part with her concert tees and I don't own any these days. She took a knit patchwork tote bag and a flower print tee and turned it into a sweet valentine for Santi.
I took an old tee from my Seattle P-Patch days and made this pillow complete with piping!

February 10, 2010

I Forgot My Library Card

photo by Donna Alberio for The New York Times
 The shop that is laid out as a library!

February 9, 2010

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2010
Black lace wonderful

February 8, 2010

February 6, 2010


Sena takes a break from the igloo construction project.

Sena, Harriet and Seamus with the completed igloo. Well done!

The snow plow's 600th pass down the street. 
What a beautiful and exhilarating experience this snow storm has been!

Black and White Forever

20 inches of snow this morning! Nothing to do but update the shop, paint and eat crepes. We are so in love with this gorgeous dress in our Etsy store, In Clover Vintage, Solveig painted a canvas inspired by the graphic flowers with their exotic tendrils and a little cobalt for true mondernismo.

February 4, 2010

Oscar de la Renta Circa 80s

Oscar de la Renta Lace Evening Dress by In Clover Vintage $180


Oscar de la Renta Butterfly Evening Gown by Shrimpton Couture $950
Note the sensational closure at the back of these gorgeous gowns from the 1980s!

February 3, 2010

Right on Maud

Fashionable and fascinating story in yesterday's Post.

February 2, 2010

Vintage Quote of the Day - Catherine Malandrino

"I need contrast - the old and the new, the rough and the soft. The clash of it all is very sexy." - Fashion designer Catherine Malandrino, April 02


Photography of T. Enami - 19th Century Japan

Dressed for the weather!  
photo via  Т. Енами (Енами Нобукуни)

February 1, 2010