I just love all the housewares designed by John Derian for Target for fall 2010. The old-fashioned charm of good penmanship plates, bust silhouettes, fruit and fauna and the like bring a sweet sophistication to each piece in the collection. I got the moth storage drawer, for my desk area. I have my eye on a stationary set, which includes red wax seals and lovely papers and cards--which I would probably never use! But they are so pretty, maybe I would be inspired to send some hand-written letters. Perhaps that was his intention, right? To encourage us to slow down and remember how lovely it is to create something by hand. Yes, indeed.
I got this metallic chocolate-y bronze clutch at Target yesterday, on sale. I had been wanting a clutch, for when I just want to run errands, and not carry my usual loaded-with-everything-I-could-possibly-need purse, as well as for evenings out, such as at a wine bar. This one is exactly what I hoped for. It is beautiful, functional, and just the right size. I'm quite happy with it.
This was my favorite spread from the September 2010 issue of Vogue, photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, featuring model Lara Stone. Isn't she gorgeous? And I love the bored sexy 50s housewife theme.
I would wear the form-fitting turquoise sweater with the black lace skirt and red belt. I also love the nubby dark grey sweater with grey plaid pencil skirt and big pearl necklace, oddly worn at the beach.