Tuesday, December 31, 2013

.inspire me, 2014.

i want to live, travel, learn, dance, paint, love & see more in 2014.

....in the most vibrant colors possible.

xxo, dany


Friday, December 6, 2013

.miuccia nails it again.

yet another of many, many reasons why i love miuccia prada. she chose cameron russell (ie. tedtalk's speaker on smart is sexier) for her new campaign.

totally cool.

xxo, dany

Monday, November 18, 2013

.monday inspirations.

on my desk, some boots and side project drawings. it's going to be a good week for ideas, i can feel it.

happy monday everyone!

xxo, dany


Thursday, November 14, 2013

.michelle lamy is 1,600 years old.

a remarkably interesting woman, wife and muse to designer rick owens. her interview and resume is incredible...and inspiring.

'As a friend and longtime employee at her Hollywood hotspot Les Deux Caf├ęs, I have, at various times over the last decade, heard and perpetuated a zillion fantastic tales about Lamy: She's Algerian, a gypsy; she was born in a resistance camp in occupied France, was raised by wolves in the Ardennes; she's an arms dealer, a vampire, a witch, and she's 1600 years old (the number is consistent, as if it were exact, vetted by a team of experts).'

-excerpt from interview

xxo, dany

.interview with michelle lamy.


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

.on the eve of isabel's marant collaboration with h&m.

tomorrow's the debut, hopefully some of her high street collection with h&m mirrors the below.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

.louboutin's nude commune.

christian louboutin's newly released nude shoe collection is incredibly chic and smart. the principle we apply as women to lipstick, blush, foundations and pantyhose has finally been applied to heels. 

man....it's so fun to be a girl.

xxo, dany




Monday, November 11, 2013

.smart is sexiest.

i knew it. i KNEW it. really great ted talk from runway model cameron russell on image.

my goal is to get consistently smarter.

xxo, dany

.cameron russell's tedtalk.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

.net-a-porter's talk with the row.

“We saw a space in the market,” says Ashley. “We knew there wasn’t another brand offering basics in a luxurious and contemporary way. If I wear certain designer brands, or too much of something, I look crazy, and I need something to break it up. If you are wearing a Chanel jacket and you need an anonymous piece that will show just how special that jacket is, I hope that is what The Row gives you.” - ashley olsen, excerpt from net-a-porter's web magazine, the edit.

clearly mary kate and ashley have succeeded above these aspirations. their spring collection is a testament to how talented this duo is.

xxo, dany

the row article


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

.nude, by la perla.

perfectly feminine.

la perla

xxo, dany


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

.burberry prorsum, spring 2014.

burberry roughened up the delicate lady look this collection and i absolutely love the outcome. there were several masculine undertones in these pieces which balanced out the soft pastel palette (ie. sheer men's shirts, the oversized trenches, buttoned up cardigans).

being a minimalist by nature it was exciting to see a collection that blended girly and minimal so beautifully.

xxo, dany

 


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

.rochas, spring 2014.

xxo, dany


Friday, October 11, 2013

.color coded by chanel.

i can't help but imagine karl lagerfeld got some inspiration from the pantone color wheel for this section of his spring 2014 collection. i absolutely love the burst of colors in these pieces.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

.blue suede.

excited to show you both my new blue pumps and art print. they seem to compliment eachother well, and if it were up to me all of life's backdrops would fit like this.

bess heels my shoemint

xxo, dany



Thursday, October 3, 2013

.stockings and coats.

at miu miu.

xxo, dany



Wednesday, October 2, 2013

.stella has a knack for navy.

while the rest of the collection was incredible, stella mccartney's take on navy for spring really stood out for me. blue is my favorite non-neutral color, and she represented it amazingly.


xxo, dany


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

.fall's new inspirations.

finds from my favourite thrift shop yesterday. really excited to wear this vintage bag this fall, it's chain falls perfectly when hung from my shoulder and behind it is one of two art prints i'm looking forward to framing.

xxo, dany


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

.it's ok to wear your bra outside of your shirt, says miuccia.

next season you can rush out of the door, and not worry whether the undergarment is underneath or over garment-no questions asked.

i support this fully.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

.emilio pucci and the refined punk girl.

you can always rely on pucci to deliver a more graceful, beautiful version of the rock chick...this one is the rocker's wife or maybe longtime love, with a wild side buttoned up in a fantastic frock....ready for the after party.

xxo, dany




Thursday, September 19, 2013

.no. 21.

xxo, dany


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

.v-necks at zero + maria cornejo.

v-necks are one of the most flattering necklines on woman as it draws attention to the center of the body. zero + maria cornejo's spring collection focused heavily on this shape and the fluidity of lightly sheened fabric, making it look like an incredibly easy collection to throw on for a night out.

xxo, dany




Tuesday, September 17, 2013

.prabal gurung's pretty in pink.

this collection is reminiscent of one of my favourite films, pretty in pink. picture it, molly ringwald's bedroom with her drawing, cutting, and sewing her dream prom dress.

love.

xxo, dany



Monday, September 16, 2013

.tom ford kills it.

after learning tom ford studied architecture at parsons, i started to closely look at his pieces based on their structure and form. the cut and detail he places on each of the pieces below is remarkable...

absolutely loved this collection.

xxo, dany



Thursday, September 12, 2013

.prints by dvf.

diane von furstenburg is the best at prints. period.

xxo, dany




Wednesday, September 11, 2013

.successful layering starts at age 4.

happy new york fashion week! the subject for today is layering, and how this basic style technique can be perfected among women of all ages, starting with the age group of my four year old niece. a skirt over a pant paired with a t-shirt, paired with a tank, paired with a great blazer.

see? four year old chic.

theysken's theory does it brilliantly below. fall is here and im stoked.

xxo, dany


Monday, July 1, 2013

.bright white margiela.

maison martin margiela, resort 2013.

xxo, dany



Sunday, June 30, 2013

.dreams in rothko.

mark rothko's works have been haunting my psyche. he is one of my favorite artists and for the past couple of weeks his paintings have been showing up in my dreams, which i will always happily welcome. today i went to the library and art store to pick up a an abstract painting book, oil pastels, and a canvas-and wallah!, my own rotko.

such a relaxing afternoon project, i recommend everyone to have a go at it.

xxo, dany


Thursday, June 27, 2013

.OH MAN, NY HERE I COME.

a week from today, my favorite red-eye will bring me to my even more favorite city. image from saint laurent's resort collection.

so excited!

xxo, dany



Wednesday, June 26, 2013

.post spin glow.

i feel most beautiful and at ease after a hard spin class with no makeup- with the quiet sunrise in the background.

happy wednesday, xx

xxo, dany


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

.circa 1972.

two weekends ago i spent a few days in the lovely wine valleys of walla walla, washington. tucked away in this charming town were these four gorgeous dresses.

below is a peek, with more to come.

xxo, dany


Monday, June 24, 2013

.love tee.

the front says, 'put some heart into it'.

xxo, dany


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

.pants!, chloe resort 2014.

....not sure of why exclamation point seems necessary, but i do love a great pair of trousers.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

.the row resort, 2014.

xxo, dany



Monday, June 10, 2013

.indian summer.

started the week off perfectly with a much needed spin class and a great new pair of earrings. with rising temps and less clothing needed, i finds its my favourite time to accessorize with large, focal point jewelry pieces...the next best alternative to coats, scarves and boots.

below are a pair found at a vintage store that i will be wearing quite frequently this summer.

here's to hot hot heat...

xxo, dany





Thursday, June 6, 2013

.the perfect sleeve.

'throughout his lifetime, balenciaga was constantly seeking the perfect sleeve. if a sleeve failed to follow the wearer's every movement, balenciaga rejected the design as a failure. his guests frequently had to return home without their coats because balenciaga had removed the sleeves with the intention of improving them in his studio.'

-fashion, 150 years - charlotte seeling

when looking through any collection, i choose favourites based on the gut.....this one killed mine. thrilled by alexander wang's take on balenciaga.

peep the sleeves.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

.embroidered.

thank you h&m for coming out with a summer collection of ankle length jeans that fit perfectly.

xxo, dany


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

.gucci's paradise.

i feel like gucci's resort collection raided my head. i've been slowly adding seventies-esque pieces into my wardrobe for the coming summer months, and what better inspiration than frida giannini's take on holiday?

xxo, dany




Tuesday, May 28, 2013

.weekend.

had such a relaxing weekend with friends and family spent at the enchantment in sedona, az.

picture from breakfast on saturday morning.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

.blue and the perfect balance.

blue is my other black. it's my choice color to substitute an overall neutral palette. my future home, which i've been mildly obsessing over for some time now, will have pops of royal to electric blue throughout. i found this shirt at h&m and waited and thought and waited....and now its mine.

it's streamlined, a little quirky, and blue...the perfect balance.

h&m button up & marimekko blue pillow case

xxo, dany







Sunday, May 19, 2013

.bookstores feed me.

saturday night, 7pm, the night after a long fun night out partying...i couldn't think of a better thing to do than tuck away in my favourite spot in my local barnes and nobles, to feed my mind with inspiration. i loaded myself down with UK Vogue, CR magazine, Vogue People, Parties, Places, and a plethora of other interior design/style books to study. i mean study literally. i love nothing more than to visually appreciate all aspects of design....the biggest reason i enjoy sharing on my blog.

i had an absolute blast....whoever said you couldn't have fun on a saturday in a bookstore must never have spoken to me.

xxo, dany




Friday, May 17, 2013

.the return of the nikon.

happy friday! snap, snap, snap...it's back. my camera, out of commission for lack of a charger, is ready for the weekend, as am i. below are two things definitely being worn this weekend....my dad's gardening straw hat he purchased during his trip here and lovingly left for me to use, and my new geometric earrings.

xxo, dany




Thursday, May 16, 2013

.thursday inspiration, lana del ray.

lana del ray's 'video games' has been on repeat for the past three days....i typically do this with all songs that are making me think....her voice is haunting in it. i love.

xxo, dany


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

.retro chic at its best, DVF.

it is fact that dvf does retro chic like no other.

xxo, dany


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

.kate moss and the long absence.

i apologize and thank you for the feedback. i've been preoccupied with other things, and my contributions have been minimal this past week. i'll be better, i promise.

happy friday everyone!

xxo, dany