Ikat trend

I'm loving the ikat fabric trend going on in fashion and decor these days. The patterns are timelessly cool, and the colors range from subtle to exuberant. There is just something special about these lively patterned fabrics.

(click here for more info on ikat fabrics)


i heart stripes

I'm craving a striped 3/4 sleeve top, preferably grey and/ or navy blue. After seeing Audrey Tautou wearing a striped top in the film "Coco" about Coco Chanel, I've been wanting one. So chic, non? I especially like the top with the adorable bow on the back.

Even more fab would be a full-skirted striped cotton sundress, like the one featured in the vintage pic above. But that would have to wait until warm weather returns, I suppose.


Karl Lagerfeld's fashion photography

As you probably know, Karl Lagerfeld not only designs fabulous clothing for Chanel and his own line, he also takes gorgeous photographs, like these. I'm entranced by the beauty and glamour of these images.