Friday, August 29, 2008

Photo Phriday

Maybe it's my anticipation of the upcoming Tim Burton's, Alice in Wonderland (set to release 2010!!!) My all time favorite children's story (such a classic). Johnny Depp to play the Mad Hatter?? Sorry, back to my point.
Below are images from Elle Moss's Photography which has a very surreal, nostalgic quality but also a few cheerful, dark themes as well. Check out Elle's blog to get the interesting story behind the head...

White Rabbit:

Tea Time:
Surreal creatures
Off with her head!Childhood nostalgia
Whimsical innocence

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This carnelian necklace is from San Francisco based designer Chrysiliou, paired with a couple dresses from my fall line (available next month). I was fortunate enough to be located next to Chrysiliou at the Rock Make Festival. I absolutely adore this necklace, the firery red/brown stones are perfect with the gold chain. I found out that the carnelian stone was used during the Roman times to make signet or seal rings for imprinting seals with wax for official documents!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Girl and Rhino

I luuuve these birdies! These images are printed onto tees and hoodies from The Girl and Rhino. I first noticed them at the Capsule event and then again at Sunday's Rock Make festival.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Rock Make Part 2

SF Weekly wrote about yesterday's Rock Make street festival event in their blog, check it out:
I'm pictured in the write-up (also pictured below, in front of my rack) talking to my friend Eden of Twelve Designs!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Rock Make

Check out Rock Make Street Festival this Sunday from 11am to 6pm, this should be a fun rockin event! Lots of rock bands like Emily Jane White and Tartufi , crafts and local designer booths including ME!!
Where: San Francisco Mission district
Treat Street between 17th and 18th Street

RockMake Street Festivala day of free local talentmusic and crafts/design
Sunday, August 24th11 am - 6 pmTreat Street (B/N 17th and 18th st)San Franciscowhere the mission meet potrero hill
Hosted ByThe Bay BridgedTartufi andWhizBang Fabrics
Hope to see you there!
Bands:Dame Satan, Settler, French Miami, Rademacher, Man/Miracle, Emily Jane White, The Harbours, Silian Rail, Maus Haus, Tartufi, Low Red Land, Trainwreck Riders
Vendors:Leah Devine/Yuka, Booty Boutique, Ida Lauren, Ezme Designs , Chi Cheng, Invisible Hero Industries, Squink Industries, Paula Lopez & Brook Baird, Tedda Hughes, The Handstitchery, Tuckymama Designs, Little Marlow, Honeycomb Jewelry, Cara Lyndon, Laura Marie Walker, Shelly Brown & Charys Hayden, Chrysiliou Accessories, Amanda Archer Collection, Kaching Design, Pollyannacowgirl Designs, Nous Savons, Beyond Wonderland, Doubleparlour, Indie Industries, Honey Pie, Malkeeta, Sarah James, Squishy Sushi, Lucky Space Monkey, Tessa Kemp Jewelry, Secession Art & Design/Colleen Mauer Jewelry, Baby Leo Designs, Bdru Design, The Girl and Rhino, AC Clothing and Bags, Daria Salus Jewelry/Kelly Mann, Ofina, Hambone & Jennicakes/Angelfish & Co., Offbeat, Vann Originals, Mama's Little Babies

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hat's off to Mad Men

I love the bow tie grey hat worn by Peggy on the hit series, Mad Men. Does anyone know where I can get one? Couldn't find pictures of the back view but this is seriously a great accessory and I need one!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Etsy Finds: Bubblegum Secretary

I got featured in the Etsy Finds daily emailer today! I definitely recommend subscribing to this as it features fun shopping themes daily.
Today's theme: Bubblegum Secretary

Here is a snippet from today's finds:
August 19, 2008
The Secretary look has been going strong for at least a few years now, and—yea!—it's back again for fall. Take last year's tie-neck blouse, freshen it up with a high-waisted skirt or jumper, and add some fun 'n' bright plastic-y accessories. Psst—get started now so you can get those custom orders in and score the best vintage finds of the season!
Bow Tie Blouse

Gorgeous, hmm? This blouse is beautifully made—the sewing geek within me is ooohing and aaahing over those perfectly flat seams. By amandaarcher, $120.
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Design Inspiration of the Day

I absolutely love this draped silk jersey dress by Carolina Herrera fall 2008 seen in Elle magazine, September issue. I don't usually work with a lot of jersey knits (my "expertise" is in wovens), but I adore this drapey, free flowing "Greta Garbo" look.
Below are a few more inspirational jersey dresses for fall.

Carolina Herrera Fall 2008
Black dress by Alice+Olivia
Donna Karan's drapey finale for Fall 2008Halston's comeback for Fall 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Vice City

Here is a fabulous dessert from Orson: a restaurant that pushes the imagination, this is a chocolate mouse with gelato and gold coated blackberries.
Have a Fabulous weekend!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tea Garden

I've taken a break from blogging as I've needed to catch up on "things" but I'm back! We've had family visiting us recently so I've been a bit of the tourist guide lately, here are some pics from the Japanese Tea Garden in the Golden Gate Park:

Monday, August 4, 2008

Mapping the Mission

The San Francisco Chronicle issued a great article about the Mission Districts independent design retail scene in Sunday's Style section. They included The Mission Statement, Dema, Studio 3579, Built By Wendy and a few others. The Mission is definitely an independent design mecca!

Dema's retail shop:
Mission Statement's Yugala Priti and Estrella Tadeo:
Studio 3579 retail shop: