Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wish and Hope

Outfit Details:
Shirt: J. Crew.  Skirt: J. Crew. Wishbone Clutch: Lilly Pulitzer. Necklace: Loren Hope.  Bracelets: Loren Hope. Shoes: Vintage find.

Loren Hope has outdone herself for the Fall 2012 jewelry collection. The new line "inspired by the beautiful, cascading lines of art deco architecture" is gorgeous! Her look book went live on Monday and I was excited to be included alongside the likes of Blair Eadie, Mackenzie Horan, Rachel Parcell, and Inslee Haynes (just to name a few). I'm loving the Collette Necklace and Layla Layering Bracelet featured in this post. For more of Loren's designs visit Loren Hope and make sure to check out her latest Look Book.
Loren Hope Look Book
Loren Hope

Collette Necklace:
Layla Layering Bracelet:
Blair Eadie:
Mackenzie Horan:
Rachel Parcell:
Inslee Haynes:

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

Clutch From Start to Finish

Frank Clegg Leatherworks

Recently I had the pleasure of working with designer Frank Clegg on an exclusive clutch design to give away on CGWP. I spent a Saturday at his factory in Fall River, MA where I observed the process of making the bag by hand from start to finish. For what appears to be a simple design, a great deal of work went into each step. I was grateful for the experience to watch a true craftsman in his element.

Frank's bags are gorgeous and classic. It was hard to decide which one would be best for the giveaway. With the approach of Fall, I wanted to introduce a simple clutch perfect for carrying around a few essentials such as an iPad, wallet, and cell phone. We tweaked a design he had in his collection to accommodate more items, and I selected the colors from the various high-quality leather hides he has in the factory. The combination of red, green, and navy are a favorite of mine and I was excited to incorporate the three colors into the clutch. I was very pleased with the final product. Frank generously gifted me with the bag featured in this post, and is making a second clutch for one of my readers.

Enter to win the one of a kind Frank Clegg clutch with the option to monogram your initials. A winner will be announced on Thursday, August 30th. Contest ends Wednesday at midnight. Best of luck to all who participate!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

Ocean's Edge

Shorts: J. Crew. Cardigan: Banana Republic (old). Oxford: J. Crew.  Belt: Kiel James Patrick. Sandals: Jack Rogers.  Bracelets: Loren HopeKiel James Patrick.

KJP:  Pants:  Bonobos (Kiel Lost them to the ocean later that evening... long story).  Belt:  Smathers & Branson.  Needlepoint Hat:  Harding Lane.