Month: June 2015

THE ULTIMATE SUMMER GETAWAY PACKING LIST

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR SUN, SURF AND FALLING ASLEEP AFTER TOO MUCH SANGRIA.

For everything that the Internet at large makes us feel like a complete novice to (there’s a 15-year-old somewhere on YouTube schooling us on), there’s one thing we feel that we’ve truly nailed, and it’s the art of packing. We can squeeze in just under a week’s worth of outfits into a carry-on (layers are key, people!) and have our in-flight beauty routine down to a freakish science. So when it comes to nailing the clothes-to-Instagram-worthy pool float equation that is packing for a long weekend away, we’re pretty confident when we say we’ve got this one. Here’s what you’ll need.


1.The Suit

This is likely the most sage piece of advice that’s about to come your way on the summer packing front (aside from the classic roll, don’t fold), so listen up: when you find a good swimsuit, hold it tight and don’t ever let it go. Norma Kamali’s renowned for doing the damn thing on the one-piece front for a reason, while this nautically-tinged halterneck bikini offers slightly more secure coverage. That, and stripes and bathers usually make for a happy-making equation. Take your pick.


2.The Cover-Up

We’ve all been there: after a decent dip, you just don’t have the kind of energy necessary to put on anything with zippers, pulls or anything consisting of more than one article of clothing. Enter the cover-up: airy enough to toss on over a wet suit, but with just enough substantial coverage that you can run to pick up a trashy tabloid and peaches to toss on the grill, or pass out on the sand (with SPF, under an umbrella) without issue.


3.The Dinner Outfit

You only need one (it can be repurposed for the ride home), so make it a good one. We like a little shift dress in feel-good fabrics and weather-appropriate hues. Or just toss on a pair of cut-offs and some heels with your cover-up and call it a night. We don’t judge.


4.The Accessories

Consider these the pieces that will take your casual, beach bum self from mermaid to fitting in with everyone else. A pair of beautiful leather sandals, a straw hat to plunk on your IRL beach waves, a crocheted shoulder bag, vaguely whimsical-without-having-to-smell-like-patchouli jewelry.

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WHAT WE’RE WEARING IN (AND OUTSIDE OF) THE GYM.

SUMMER PARADISE

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PARTY PLANNING MADE EASY… MRS. PEASY RENTS TABLEWARES IN A BOX

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Former Fashion Blogger and Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) founder Jennine Jacob has left the world of blogging to start Mrs. Peasy… the party in a box service that makes hosting beautiful parties easy peasy.

Planning a picture-perfect party has never been easier with Mrs. Peasy, which removes the hassle of having to figure out which plates coordinate with which napkins and includes matching silverware and glassware to boot. You can choose from a curated collection of design focused tablewares and your party in a box will be delivered right to your door in time for your party.

Seriously, how GENIUS!!!

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Inspired by trying to solve the problem of using disposable items for entertaining and events, Jacob sought to create a business that helped people get over the fear of hosting beautiful parties and events by packaging everything they need to impress even their most discerning guests in a ready-to-use box set.

With an easy to use booking and payment system, Mrs. Peasy makes event rentals easy. Choose plateware from artisan pottery from Heath Ceramics, iconic British Falcon Enamelware and Japanese inspired handmade ceramics from WRF labs. The Mrs Peasy collection is peppered with flea market finds and treasures sourced from vintage dealers. Jacob also adds some of her own designs and creations into the mix. Prices start at $25 and range up to $600.

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Mrs. Peasy focuses on design, eco-consciousness and quality to provide clients with an easy to use, luxurious experience all the while providing them with a great value. Jacob hopes to offer a range of additional services like furniture rentals, and ecommerce rent or buy services and resources like floral/centerpiece delivery, catering and venue suggestions/booking to take a client’s event to a whole new level.

At the moment, Mrs. Peasy party rentals are only available in the San Francisco area but I can’t WAIT until they branch out to more cities, because I’m guessing Los Angeles would be in the near future!

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CASUAL COOL SUMMER STYLE INSPO // INTERMIX

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I’m loving these easy summer style lookbook photos from Intermix… which I think are all on sale at the moment. I was going to PIN them all for style inspo and thought I’d share here instead. Just a few relaxed looks I want to recreate with my own wardrobe to get that casual-cool summer vibe I’m loving right now.

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COUNTDOWN TO PITTI UOMO 88

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Countdown to Pitti Immagine Uomo 88, the key international trade event showcasing men’s fashions and contemporary lifestyle trends will be held in Florence from tomorrow, 16 June to 19 June.

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With its dynamic continuously evolving geography, Pitti Uomo is able to pick up all the signals of new moods in fashion and then present them with new and amazing projects. For example, there is the new section Openthat goes beyond gender distinctions to dictate a precise kind of style, or Unconventional, that was created to present the most vibrant voices in the area of luxury underground styles.
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The looks for menswear of tomorrow are explored by Futuro Maschile and the sections dedicated to fashionSchermata 2015-06-15 alle 16.44.13research such as Touch! and l’Altro Uomo, and there are the special projects presented by the world’s biggest names, and programs that support new talents. And we should not overlook the other fascinating aspects of the event: from the excellence of the makers of the new classic to the rich world of accessories, to the brands that interpret the modern side of sportswear. Now, all this is being presented from a new angle with women’s collections no longer under a gender-sign but distributed around the fair according to styling criteria.

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; for the as yet little-known brands that see Pitti Uomo as the ideal context for establishing their identities and generating business; and for the fashion system’s international players who present new concepts that are destined for the world stage.
Schermata 2015-06-15 alle 16.43.35With a record number of applications from around the world – 42% of the vendors at this edition will be coming from more than thirty countries –  Pitti Uomo 88 will once again welcome its visitors to its unique atmosphere that makes doing business a pleasure and also entertaining.

There will be 1178 brands at Pitti Uomo, with their offerings developed for the international community that throngs to Florence during the fair – over 30,000 visitors attended the last edition – representing the world’s major department stores and small retailers.

THE GREAT NUMBERS OF PITTI UOMO:

1178 BRANDS / COLLECTIONS at THIS EDITION
498 OF WHICH ARE FROM ABROAD
264 NEW NAMES

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PITTI UOMO 88

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If you don’t know by now what Pitti Uomo exactly is, here’s a simple explanation: menswear. Starting on June 16th, both renown and aspiring brands and their prospective buyers will come together to view upcoming Fall 2015 collections. What’s unique from your typical fashion week is that Pitti is the foundation of imminent success or failure in the fashion marketplace. It’s more than gawking at the runway; it’s about direct propositions between designers and buyers both envisioning future trends.

This year, with 1150 brands originating from all across the globe, men’s fashion will once again be reinvented by the distinctive tastes and concepts of international artists. For those aspiring for a fresh look but don’t know where to start, Pitti Uomo will give you an early sneak peek at what will hit retail stores over the fall.

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Say Ibiza and say discos . Say Ibiza and in the collective you draw immediately the picture of a situation made ​​up of people in tank top , shaved up to the limit of depilabile , queuing to get to dance and is found the next morning on the beach with gait and zombie first caipiroska glass in hand already at ten am.

But no. No sir, Ibiza is a world meant to discos and light, some slight exaggeration, and many, many Milanese, but is also and above all an island full of corners to discover, of light that illuminates small golden statues of Buddha in meditation collected , hippy markets that sell useless things and therefore must-buy, a corner of paradise where wait the sunset on the beach and applaud the sun seems to descend vertically into the sea calm, to exchange the day with the night, the hour of breakfast snack, dine when we would look good for an early breakfast, to eat bread with aioli after the last dive in the cove full of tourists who take off the costume as it were the most natural thing in the world.

Ibiza is the island of white dresses and stivalacci of skin, hair bend to tie in your hair and a thousand bracelets braided leather to tie around the wrist.

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