Dawn: The whole process of creating begins with an impression–from the weather, a moving picture, a book, a feeling, an experience. The materials–a vintage button from a flea-market in Berlin, Dutch wax cotton, the finest Italian linen or raw canvas or combed cotton–each element could well stand alone. Taken together, they create an irresistible whole. These are my paints.
Marie Statement Ring
MARIE Ring in Copper. Simple, Sweet and Stylish.
Welted Scarf – Mint Cream
Scarf in merino blend wool, mint cream color hand knitted in perpendicular bands. It is an original piece inspired by the current trend of welt and ribs. details »
Felt case in black color with white daisy for iphone or small items
This case is made from wool felt fabric. It is decorated with white daisy made from wool felt material and there is also yellow plastic pearls and black sequins. It is very light weight.
While everyone else is complaining about the winter weather, I’m sitting in sunny Honolulu and daydreaming about falling temperatures, snow and bundling up with chunky knits. It may sound crazy, but the holiday season just isn’t the same without scarves, coats, mittens and warm socks. Plus, it’s hard to enjoy hot chocolate in 80 degree weather. I’ll be heading home about one week before Christmas this year, which is just enough time to really get into the holiday mood.
This dark gray hooded sweater by An An Wang is perfection with exquisite detailing and bold details. It’s casual enough to wear on the weekends with jeans, but could also function in an office setting or even as a warm layer over a fancy dress, and of course it can easily transition from a fall coat into a winter layering piece. I have to admit that I don’t know much about knitting, but one look at this sweater and you can easily see all of the care and work that went into creating it.
Speaking of bold details, how great are the huge statement-making coconut buttons on this scarf by Tommify Design? The neutral color gives the scarf a natural look and makes it versatile enough to be worn with any color coat. It can be wrapped tightly around your neck as shown or worn loosely–either way it looks great!
Chunky winter knits don’t always have to keep you warm. This crocheted flower by MK4designs would be the perfect addition to a winter coat or sweater. The champagne pearls sewn into the middle of the piece add just the right amount of shimmer. This would be a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves to make a statement!
The holiday season always goes by so quickly. I’ll be home and bundled up in front of the fireplace before I know it. I can’t wait!
**The image featured at the top of this post was created by Vivian Lau.
Are you ready to get away from the cold and snow yet? Summer may still be a few months away, but a warm weather getaway is the perfect solution to your winter blues. Just imagine the hot sun, a cold drink and the perfect beach read – a tropical getaway, if you will, to some exotic local. Despite the cold weather, there are still plenty of handmade artists out there ready to outfit you in the stylish clothes you need to thoroughly enjoy some rest and relaxation.
This sweet patchwork tank top by good morning – midnight is just perfect for a summer getaway. Comfortable and light weight, it’s casual enough to wear to the beach and stylish enough to wear around while exploring your new sunny local. The gray triangle gives this top a modern look that is versatile for both daytime excursions and nights out on the town. It can easily be dressed up with a skirt or dark jeans, or worn with shorts.
What better way to beat the winter blues than with a pair for brightly-colored shorts? These vintage-style pink shorts by MirthQuake Clothing are the perfect way to add a pop of color to your summer getaway outfit, allowing your legs (which, let’s face it, are probably a bit pale) to soak up some of that glorious sunshine.
A trip to the beach just isn’t complete without a magazine bag to carry around all of your necessities. Large enough to hold your beach read, sunscreen, wallet and more, this stylish cotton bag by Bundarra features two fabrics – a black and white screen printed geometric print and a black and cream striped print. The geometric pattern will accent your new tank top perfectly.
The photo featured at the top of this post was taken by Sarah Jarreett Photography.
Jacqueline Rose lives in Orange County, CA. She says, “I’m all around from San Diego to Los Angeles, California. I have lived here my whole life. It’s home and has such a mixture of all kinds of people and food, and the weather is truly unbeatable.” Jacqueline loves living simplistically and is purposefully driven. She loves coffee and tea, fabrics and candles, travel and food. Her favorite saying is “douceur de vivre” which means “sweetness of life.” You can find all her lovely clothing designs for sale at her store, Lamixx. For sneak peaks, take a look at her blog and you can also follow her at twitter/lovelamixx.