Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Moments of Beauty

Just gorgeous — love the turn of the model's head, the movement of the dress, the beautiful dress itself. Perfect.

(photo of model nyasha matonhodze wearing alexander mcqueen by sølve sundsbø for vogue nippon, november 2011 issue. via mode ave. paris)

Classic With a Twist

Sandrine Zigler-Munck is a designer and creator of the brand Mérésine, which is noted for its unusual jewelry and clothing. Sandrine also loves to shake up the conventional in her personal life as well as her professional one — in the 19th century house she shares with her husband Hervé and their children, the classical proportions of their home are offset by a lightness and playfulness (as seen in the use of trompe l'oeil) in the decor. bringing a touch of poetry to the solidly symmetrical surroundings. More info here at Marie Claire Maison.

Sponsor Spotlight: Holiday Edition

Recently Charmaine of Lobo Luxe was kind enough to invite me to curate a holiday collection, and I thought it would be fun to combine the store's beautiful modern jewelry with the glamour of old Hollywood. Have a look here to see the Lobo Luxe pieces I would give as gifts to eight of the loveliest icons of the silver screen — Carole Lombard, Greta Garbo, Clara Bow, Grace Kelly, Katherine Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor.

The eQuality Goodie Bags from Small Equals just made the holidays a whole lot cuter! Perfect as a stocking stuffer, table favor, hostess gift, party prize or teacher gift, the bags can also be tucked into holiday cards or the Small Equals Keepsake boxes. Packaged in the Small Equals workrooms, you can happily choose from several types of contents and packages that range from buttons to reproduction tiny tea party sets, of vintage and contemporary artist-made items. Add a little charm and creativity to your gift giving — have a look here.

Add some sophistication to your holiday outfit with beautiful vintage jewelry from the brand new Frances and Fils! Expertly curated by Connie of 100 Applegate, here you'll find pieces from the 19th and 20th centuries, with designs ranging from Chanel to Lanvin. And now is a perfect time to browse, as Frances and Fils is having a holiday giveaway! For a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate, leave a comment here before November 30 2011. The holidays just got a whole lot prettier!

Exciting news from Pam over at Bates Mercantile Co. — they are now able to offer archival prints! And to make it even sweeter, automatism readers get a holiday treat — from now through til December 2 2011, buy 3 prints and get the 4th one free! All you have to do is indicate you're an automatism reader (and which free print you'd like) in the "notes to seller" box at checkout. Have a look here. Happy shopping!

Looking for a gift that's truly special? How about a unique and beautiful work of art? Right now the wonderful Double Fox Studio has a special offer — buy a minimum of two items between 19 - 30 of November and receive 25% off the listed price! Just convo the shop so they can prepare a special discount listing for your item. Please note that the prints are not included in this offer, but that still leaves you many lovely things to choose from!

Like a little holiday sparkle? Connie of 100 Applegate has a lovely offer on right now — just leave a comment here before November 30 2011 for a chance to win a $50.00 gift certificate! Have a look at the shop's wonderful collection here and add a little vintage style to your Christmas!
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