Tuesday, November 23, 2010


For some reason Carnations have had a bad rap. They get lumped in with baby's breath and geraniums for being ugly and old fashioned. While I still don't like baby's breath, the color of these carnations cannot be beat; bright orang-y red and hot pink! And they are still going strong into their second week in the bowl even after all the water evaporated once. 

I think they look amazing and lush especially when you treat them like a topiary and pack them very densely in a footed bowl or a wide mouthed vase.

Lola and a bowl of bright flowers. These are the things getting me through this deep freeze! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Go on! Ask me!

Hey, guess what? I joined this new site called VYou where you can ask all your fashion and style questions and I will answer via video. The site is still in development but it seems like a good way  for me to waste some time to answer your questions. You don't have to join in order to ask me things so query away!                                              


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Here are a few handbags I shot with photographer Chris Sattlegger. It's as if they were left behind although who could forget such beautiful bags! It almost seems more like they are just hanging out, waiting for something, especially the one in the grass. 

Winter Color

Even in winter, especially with these crazy short days, I love this kind of color. Put the black away!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

La Risurrezione

Lauren Bagliore Spring 2011- La Risurrezione (The Resurrection)
Styling by Leah Van Loon

So the reviews are in and the Lauren Bagliore show has gotten huge press! She made the Toronto Sun's editor's top picks for the week and I am so pleased that her line got such great attention. I know how much work goes into the designing and promotion of a fashion line, never mind the show end of things, and I was proud to be a part of the culmination of all her hard work. If you want to see the line for yourself she will be showing at Artwear tomorrow, Nov. 5, or come to the trunkshow at DaDe Art & Design Lab on Nov. 18

Please feel free to enjoy this little video of the show and check out the press blog for more great coverage! 

Congratulations Lauren!

TOFW: Lauren Bagliore SS2011 from istoica on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Paris vs. New York

What a great blog, the illustrations are beautiful. I even love the title font! I wonder how long he can keep it up for.