You can’t quite tell in this photo, but buried under that mountain of delicious mashed avocado is another loaf of victory bread. Right now, this black bread is my favorite thing at Lawrence — it’s compact, hearty, and intensely savory, thanks to traces of espresso grounds, molasses, butter, chopped shallots, fennel seeds, caraway seeds, bran flakes, and rye flour. (If you’d like to make something similar, this recipe looks lovely). When our black bread comes out of the oven, the smell is really unbelievable. All this black bread really needs is a thick smear of salted butter, but in the morning I’ve been eating it with chopped avocado, lemon juice, and lots of black pepper.
Also, I know I’m so behind on the NYFW chatter, but I finally looked at Rachel Comey’s spring collection and I just can’t. It’s all so beautiful, especially those crop tops and that high necked chartreuse dress. I’ll just imagine that I’m wearing those breezy white numbers while lounging in Greece with Adam — lucky dude gets to go there in a few weeks!
I have really been feeling dusty teal + pink colorways for my clothing. These are two new pieces (top: Rachel Comey from Bird; bottom: Zoologist by Charlotte Linton) that I’m fairly obsessed with. It’s so funny, I can’t remember the last time I bought a solid-colored piece. For some reason, my eye just seems to automatically skip over them these days.
Weirdly enough there seem to be a lot of Thanksgiving-themed Black Friday sales here in Canada. Though I rarely go shopping these days, I took advantage of Anthropologie’s extra 50% off sale to buy a pair of Rachel Comey oxfords (with the perfect Southwest color palette!) that I’ve had my eye on all season. I seem to be averaging around two Comey heel-related purchases per year; the collection is growing nicely. Hunting around for her other designs, I found that Comey also designed the perfect pair of slippers. They’re so amazing and cuddly (and made from baby alpaca fur!).
(Image via Creatures of Comfort).
I already own the pants, and these tops are just as perfect. I’d like them both, please. It’s like embodying these landscapes, or being the woman in these photos. Beautiful work by Rachel Comey, as usual.
[via Frances May]
Since I’ve been obsessing over Rachel Comey’s printed silk pants since they debuted earlier this year, I recently decided that as a present to myself (for finishing grad school applications!), I am going to buy myself a pair.
But which pair? I am legitimately in love with both.
[via Creatures of Comfort]
Santa was truly good to me this year. He brought me Rachel Comey Copperhead Heels.
Le Creuset pitcher for wine (and water, too, maybe).
American Apparel floppy hat for picnics.
NARS heat wave lipstick.
… and the best of all, two tickets to see SADE this summer!!!!
BAND OF OUTSIDERS
Z SPOKE BY ZAC POSEN (THOSE FACES!)
REBECCA TAYLOR (Loved the upknots of all the models’ hair!)
RACHEL COMEY. (Duh.)
[All images via style.com] Am I getting too predictable? Whatever; my favorites of Spring 2011 RTW thus far.
Posted in color, design, fashion, spring
Tagged band of outsiders, charlotte ronson, fashion, new york fashion week, RACHEL COMEY, rebecca taylor, spring 2010 RTW, steven alan, vena cava, z spoke by zac posen
Constantly craving chaotic pattern.
Rachel Comey backpack. [Frances May via Refinery29]
Jellyfish tie dye tshirt. [American Apparel]
Steven Alan ikat Keds. [Refinery29; image via For Me For You]
Satara bubble silk dresses. [Satara via For Me For You]
Mociun pillows. [via Lena Corwin]
Provocative and honest post about shopping and commerce and personal style over at Ermie. I often feel quite shallow when I post about fashion and shopping, rather than, say, photos + recipe of a homemade meal I made from scratch.
The lovely Jocund Company posted earlier about the ‘trend’ of young women window shopping and taking photos of clothing that they do not purchase (I definitely do this). She calls it ‘lifestyle promotion.’ Maybe it’s a bit self-involved — I mean, it’s a BLOG after all! — but is it superficial conspicuous consumption, tainted by narcissism and ego? I don’t see it that way.
I don’t think anyone deserves to feel guilty or weird about sharing the things that they genuinely love. I love beautiful things and pattern and design and luxury, and I like sharing those things with the world, too — and I will never apologize for that.
Posted in art, design, fashion, shopping
Tagged american apparel, commerce, ermie, guilt, keds, mociun, pattern, RACHEL COMEY, satara, shopping, steven alan
Caitlin Mociun’s NYC apartment is a marvel of mostly thrifted clutter, texture and pattern. Sometimes I admire the sleek minimalism or elegant aesthetic of other people’s homes, but it’s never anything I would want for myself. Though I’m not envious of people who loft habitate, this is as close to my personal reality as I’ve seen in a while.
I have a lot of little things and no storage space so I look for things that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing – I think you can take things that are kind of ugly and if they are displayed the right way or put with the right things they can transcend their ugliness.
Did it go unnoticed to me that Caitlin Mociun is also wearing the Rachel Comey jumpsuit that I’ve opined about before? No, no it did not.
Speaking of which, Rachel Comey’s summer home previously posted about here.
I also dig Jenny Shimizu and Susi Kenna’s apartment posted here.
[Mociun house photos at Design*Sponge via flickr]
Red shoes. An eternal symbol of femininity. I may have found my favorite iteration.
Other than Kate’s of course…
[Rachel Comey Margot sandals via Le Train Bleu]