The Sartorialist & Garance Doré for J Crew

Scott Schuman & Garance Doré are at it again, and this time for J Crew. They were asked to travel the world and photograph the line's global appeal. This Hello World ad campaign captures the essence of Scott and Garance's iconic imagery of fashionistas all over the globe. I love each individual's edgy adaptation of…

Pink Bridal Shower with Love

My childhood best friend is getting married in 2 weeks. As her maid of honor, I was thrilled to add some decorative touches to her bridal shower. It was given to her with love and care. Here are some vignettes of the flowers and DIY favors I made.

World of Marni: Fashion, Furniture & Charity

Blogging has been such an informative endeavor. You find one interesting article or topic {about a chair lets say}, and a quick research opens the door to a whole new world of ...Marni! Marni will be presenting an exclusive collection of 100 signed pop chairs at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, Milan 2012, which is…

Season of Love: Wedding Potpourri

Spring is in the air, and wedding season is upon us. My childhood best friend is getting married in a few months and as the matron of honor, I have a few things on my mind. There are so many inspirations out there, and here are some I've found lately. There is Judy Pak Photography…

My Life in Vignettes

This little interior photo session of my home started because of a $4 bouquet of flowers I bought at Trader Joe's the other day. I was just admiring them and content that something so small can bring me joy. Then I started snapping away at few other details. With my little tot, I never found…

Coco’s Roost

Roost Blog is the most gorgeous food & cooking blog I have seen to date. I was first drawn to the beautiful photographs that Caitlin {Coco} takes herself, and later realized that her recipes are even more amazing. They are a collection of Specific Carbohydrate Diet recipes geared towards a lifestyle that she and her…

Weekend Potpourri No.2 Ira Glass on Storytelling

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo. First spotted on the fabulous SF Girl By Bay I often get tears in my eyes listening to Ira Glass on this American Life Saturday mornings on KCRW. Such good stories. This one is just so inspiring, especially as designpastiche.com celebrates its first month out in the blogosphere.…

Juxtapositions No.5 Miss Dior Chérie Sofia Coppola

Maryna Linchuk in Miss Dior Chérie Ad Directed by Sofia Coppola, 2008 Natalie Portman in Making of Miss Dior Chérie Directed by Sofia Coppola, 2011 Ever since the Marni Ad directed by Sofia Coppola caught my eyes, I've been obsessed with her commercials. They are so lovely, full of that je ne said pas air…

Marni for HM

March 8th. Today is the kick-off Marni date at H&M. My favorite aspect of Marni for H&M is this ad video directed by Sofia Coppola. The music just takes you away with a suitcase full of perfect resort outfits. Best of all, it's Marni styled and H&M prices. Perfect for a mommy with a toddler who likes…

Photographer Maia Flore: My Dreamy Afternoon

  The ethereal and visually stunning images by the French photographer Maia Flore's Sleep Elevations series come to mind this warm Saturday afternoon as I wait for my son to wake from his nap. {Well, my dreamy afternoon is when he takes a long nap}. Her work exudes mystery and a sense of enchantment. I…

Amanda Nelsen: Recycling Is an Art Form

Since my last post "Judging a Book by Its Cover", I keep coming back to books. Call it happenstance, internal volition because when I came across Amanda Nelsen and her work on The Artful Desperado, I didn't realize she is also a book artist and binder. {I digress...} Here 40,000 pieces of junk mail was transformed into art by…

Retro Chic: Prada Spring/Summer 2012 Ad Campaign

Ad campaigns have been sporting the edgiest soundtracks lately, and this PRADA campaign is no stranger to the music that sets the vibe. I'm loving the overall retro styling, cars, music and of course the vibrant outfits. I first spotted this ever so chic video on LA Graphic Design.

Ciao Cinque Terre!

Nestled on the rugged hill coast of the Italian Riviera, Cinque Terre "The Five Lands" is a grouping of five lovely villages. Cars cannot access the cities from outside, preserving their charm and tranquility. I fell in love with this particular village of Vernazza during my first visit to Italy more than 10 years ago.…

Juxtapositions No.1 Artisan Typeface vs Printer {in 3D}

Aria from Fountain Type on Vimeo. Over the weekend, I stumbled across this beautiful video of Creating a Typeface {on Jessica Comingore's ever so creative blog} designed by Rui Abreu. The video itself took my breath away, and the artistry of the typeface was stunning. Upon sharing it with my husband,  he said, "Oh a 3D printer…

Tiffany x The Sartorialist: What Makes Love True Video « The Sartorialist

Who doesn't know and love The Sartorialist in the blogosphere? It was also one of the few books I purchased immediately  on sight at a local book store instead of running home to check Amazon. Thank you Judy Pak Photography of NY for reminding me. Now let's hope my husband doesn't need to be reminded that Valentine's…