Monday, April 30, 2012

.date night & veggies.

i have just discovered instagram, yes later than the rest of the population, but i have been making up for lost time by snapping everything in my view. below are a couple of shots taken in the past 48 hours. for date night i wore my new off-white zara dress, scoop linen jacket, target red-tassle earrings, vintage gold necklace (worn as a bracelet), and all saints wedges.

xxo, dany

Sunday, April 29, 2012

.4.28 phoenix collective event.

the phoenix collective hosted a great event last night at the saguaro hotel. several local designers, fashion/lifestyle bloggers, boutique owners and stylists alike were all there and i was so happy to be included in the festivities. i met some amazing bloggers that i hope to work with in the next coming months. below is a snapshot i took during the discussions, i wore silk pants by elizabeth and james, my oui/non belt from asos, a forever 21 body suit and derek lam bag.

can't wait for the next event!

xxo, dany

Saturday, April 28, 2012

.shining brow.

my fascination with all things frank lloyd wright hit a high note this morning. i finally made it up to a tour of taliesin west (welsh for 'shining brow'). i have always had a fascination with frank lloyd wright's work, and feel i share a kindred spirit with his aesthetic. i can happily say i have lived in three areas of the united states where he has had his most influential works, falling water, pennsylvania, oak park residence, chicago illinois, and finally taliesin west, nestled in scottsdale, arizona. taliesin west, frank lloyd wright's project created with the commission fees from fallingwater, was his winter home surrounded by 640 acres of land. a glorified 'camping' ground, he created the entire home out of the natural elements and used this space to experiment all of his ideas. i absolutely loved the tour, would recommend it, and vow to host a party at some point in my life there.

xxo, dany

.the exterior.

.the interior.

 .the gardens.

 .the details

Friday, April 27, 2012

.good witch, bad witch.

paloma shoes by charlotte olympia.

xxo, dany

Thursday, April 26, 2012

.new arm candy.

i'm looking for a new tote bag to carry all of my belongings - including my new best friend, mr. nikon. the neutral bag below has a great simple shape, perfect for running around snapping. the jury's still out, but this is a top contender.

zara suede handbag

xxo, dany

.weekend in sight.

one more day till the weekend, i'm going for low key and beautiful.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

.day to night.

i'm big on swapping pieces from day to night and not changing an entire ensemble. i always think of paper dolls when i style certain outfits, i love the idea of taking one piece (ie. pair of jeans) and being able to mix-match tops and kicks.

 jeans by current/elliot (outnet); and tops/shoes by topshop

xxo, dany

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

.rock n roll fairytale.

.fabric and textures.

courtesy of this afternoon's goodwill trip

xxo, dany

Monday, April 23, 2012

.pink cutout.

clutch by asos

xxo, dany

.saturday spice.

this weekend we started a hot afternoon at distrito. our waiter tested the below cocktail which got rave reviews at our table. it was a splash of sweet orange with a pinch of yummy!

xxo, dany

Sunday, April 22, 2012

.vogue paris may 2012.

laetitia casta in this upcoming months vogue.

xxo, dany

.bamboo platform.

by mia limited edition, link below.

xxo, dany

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

.the gospel according to chanel.

"fashion is not just dresses. fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - excerpt from book

xxo, dany

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

.baggu, simple.

these bags have such a great form.

xxo, dany

Monday, April 16, 2012

.dearest lanvin.

dearest lanvin,

i am enamored with your clutch, and i'd like to take it dancing, yes no?

xxo, dany


Sunday, April 15, 2012

.white blossoms.

dreamy white satin brian atwood shoes found at

xxo, dany

.a rich print, airplanes, and an heirloom.

below are a couple of treasures recently added to my closet. i haven't walked into a guess for years-and was thrilled to find this rich blue blouse, the print is perfectly retro. at my favorite vintage store i found the airplanes and the large baubled necklace- love and can't wait to wear in the upcoming hot months. and finally, the most treasured of it all, a gorgeous heirloom  gold necklace and matching earrings my father gifted to my mother years ago. the detail to these pieces is so remarkable and i will be cautiously rocking, until an older sister takes them from me.

happy sunday!

xxo, dany

.adr's birthday rules.

i love anna della russo's birthday rules-they are always so quirky and fun. below is the link to her page, i would highly recommend her other top ten's.

xxo, dany

adr blog

First i wish to invite all of u!
many people asked me what should
to wear at our birthday party. Here my 10 TOP rules:
But Get a LOOK!
2. Emphasizes your shape,
it’s a DISCO party,
it’s all about BODY LANGUAGE.
3. Go very LIGHT!
Leave home coat, scarf,
and bulky bags:
no LAYERS are admitted!
4. No wearing STOCKINGS!
Bare legs are more sexy and irresistible.
Spray on AIRBRUSH LEGS and you will get
silky and smooth skin in an instant.
5. Of course you can wear BLACK,
but you will disappear in the darkness.
6. Absolutely HIGH-HEELS:
otherwise you will disappear in the crowd.
7. LONG dress is permitted
but you will clean all the dance floor.
8. From the waist up is very important:
get an extravagant, strong MAKE-UP,
get fresh and smelling HAIR.
9. Hands free, no clutch, no phones,
no cigarettes: HANDS UP!
10. After a FASHION-SHOWER wear
a short-dress and enjoy DANCE!

.strong eye, neutral lip.

numero #131

Saturday, April 14, 2012

.designer alert: jen kao.

jen kao's fall campaign ads are super impressive-the backdrop is so subtle but has such a strong role in the images.

xxo, dany