Monday, December 28, 2009

Academy of Sciences

We went to the Academy of Sciences a few weeks back and really loved it! I did get pretty motion sick however from the planetarium but recovered walking through the rain forest. I took these pics from one of the 'educational' displays, they are very inspiring for some new silk designs.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bubble Veil

I am searching for the perfect veil and I found this one from Sara Gabriel. The length I think will work well with my dress and it has a vintage, 60's look which I love. I am not crazy on the crystals however and they will need to go if this is the one I run with. I have my first fitting soon and I am very excited to see how my accessories work out!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Cards!!

I have been hand drawing each of my holiday cards this year. Lilly in the center with a little sweater holding our initials. Each one is slightly different and has its own charm.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Wedding bouquet inspiration. I love peonies and roses! Will have to buy this book for more ideas.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The King of Queens

God damn, what an amazing son of a bitch!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

I am working on some woven fabrics which I am planning to have turned into beautiful garments sometime in the new year. They will mostly be simple dresses using a combination of wools and silks. Better get cracking!

Monday, November 9, 2009

San Francisco Zoo

This past week we went to the Academy of Science and the San Francisco Zoo. This gorgeous lion was one of the highlights!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Golden Apple Anyone?

Why not plate your mac in 24k gold!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Remember, remember...........

Guy Fawkes night! The fourth year in a row I have sadly missed my parents bonfire, illegal fireworks, hot soup and the warm glow on my cheeks.... perhaps next year I'll make it home.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Fall Buys

Oversized, slouchy cardigan and glitter glam nail polish.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wedding Favors

I have found these gorgeous books by Dover. There are about 50 different titles each with its own cover design; several of which are William Morris designs!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pavé Pearls

I am truly in love with pearls! One of my favorite pearl stories is that Cleopatra and Mark Antony:
"Cleopatra arrived on her legendary barge, and proceeded to throw elaborate banquets for Antony and his officials for several evenings straight—nothing like a bit of wining and dining to smooth over political misunderstandings. So impressed was Antony at the lavish feasts Cleopatra had arranged that he accepted a friendly wager. Cleopatra bet Antony a large sum of money that she could host the most expensive meal in history. The next day, as the meal in question was nearing its end, Antony said that it had been terrific, but no more impressive than her other banquets—and certainly not worth the sum of money she had specified. At this, Cleopatra removed one of her pearl earrings and dropped it in a goblet of wine vinegar. Each of the pearls was so large and rare that it was extraordinarily valuable—estimates are usually expressed in extremely helpful terms such as “10,000,000 sesterces” or “100,000 gold aurei,” or “the value of 15 countries.” In any event, it was worth a fortune. The pearl dissolved in the vinegar, which Cleopatra then drank. Antony conceded defeat—the value of that single drink, let alone the banquet, had indeed been more than any meal in history"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I plan to experiment with striated tweeds and have been heavily inspired by aboriginal art. The rich colors and linear, undulating forms will translate beautifully in wool and silk.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Light It Up!

I just love this match necklace!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

MORE cool stamps!?!

I was just getting used to the amazing 'Love' stamps when I discovered these beauties! I have to say I'm impressed with the post office! I cant wait to see what they will commission for the Christmas stamp!
These designs are by Howard E. Paine of Delaplane, Virginia.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Velvet Gown

I am going to Persian wedding in October and have finally found a gown to wear! The wedding is taking place at the Merchants Exchange building in San Francisco.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pavé Ring

This is my manager Richards custom designed ring! Made from 22k gold and set with labradorite and peridot. I have been taking photos of all our pieces in the store for the website which we are now updating.

Monday, August 24, 2009



Pipe Band!

Fingers crossed we have found a pipe band to play at the wedding!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Getting the new photos done, slowly but surely for the new site/store. Fingers crosses I will have all complete by September!


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Pican Restaurant

I had a wonderful dinner this evening accompanied by equally wonderful company! Pican serves high end southern cuisine and the vibe is a funky mix of soul and southern comfort. I particularly appreciated the red velvet chairs and large banquet style tables.
The ribs and duck were delicious and the grits and corn bread divine!

Monday, July 6, 2009

1957 portrait by Sam Shaw, of Marilyn on the beach at Amagansett, New York.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Pigeon Possible

This is the one! I ordered this today from Joe's Bike shop in Portland, Oregon. I can't wait till it arrives!! I opted for the leather saddle and dynamo light! I love the 1930's design and dare I say prefer this to my stolen Schwinn!

Schwinn Stolen!

My beloved bike was taken this week! I am soo bummed that it's gone.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Royal Ascot 2009

Royal Ascot is the social event of the British racing and Royal calendar. The real spectacle is the hats on ladies day, the more outrageous the better! Something must be said for the men too however, bowler and top hats from times past re emerge in polished splendor.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Wedding Dress Ideas

My two darling sisters from Scotland are visiting me in July and I am very excited to see them! I am planning to make a couple of appointments with some wedding dress designers in San Francisco. I am drawn to several different dresses, each posses their own pros and cons. Dancing is a must as we are having a traditional Ceilidh but I also want something fairly dramatic as the wedding is in a castle! This one is in the Vineyard Collection from Priscilla of Boston.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shape of things to Come

I've been feeling round glasses for around a year now but have struggled to discover a designer making them. It appears this round lens trend is now hitting the main steam fashion circuit. I discovered these by Karen Walker, which I love but I may seek out thinner frames, more Lennon esque.....