Friday, September 30, 2011

Adventurers

{Hello there}
Isn't this a cute quote to hang somewhere? I though so...
I'm so glad it's Friday! Lee only works a half day today, and since I'm newly self-employed, so do I. We are going to take off and drive to the only decent fabric store in the area. It's about 40 minutes away from us, and it's huge, and wonderful. I'm excited, and especially happy that I have a husband who will go look with me. He's my second opinion and great at picking colors too.
I think we're going to go picnic in the mountains tomorrow. It sounds like the perfect thing to do in this weather.

Hope you all have a fabulous, fun-filled weekend.
Bonte`



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bill Cunningham New York

We just watched a new documentary last night, and let me tell you, it was such an inspiration.
If you are a documentary watcher, watch this one, I think you'll enjoy it. 
He is like the original Sartorialist, walking and riding the streets of New York, snapping photos of real people, with real style, wearing real clothes. 
It's fascinating.

Bonte


Monday, September 26, 2011

Garance Dore`

Meet Garance Dore`, a Parisian moved New Yorker,  illustrator and blogger extraordinaire. 
I discovered her illustrations a while back and fell in love with them. I love the simplicity. They are so charming and have such personality.

Take a peek

This inspires me to keep at my sketching. I've been slacking off a little bit...
but no longer!

Bonte

Friday, September 23, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Getty Dalton

{Pencil Art}
Getty Dalton is a 45 year old graphite artist who transforms ordinary pencils into miniature sculptures.
This spool and needle is my favorite, but they are all pretty extraordinary. 
I hope you enjoy this rainy Wednesday. These are my favorite kind.

Bonte






Monday, September 19, 2011

Fashion Week: Cooler Wear

The beginning signs of fall have arrived.
I love when the mornings and evenings begin to cool,
and I love that I wore boots, scarves and jackets all weekend long!
I'm just hoping that the 80 degrees in this week's weather forecast is wrong.

Here's some cooler weather wear from NYFW:
3.1 Phillip Lim//fall 11
Burberry Prorsum//fall 11 resort
Burberry Prorsum//fall 11
 Chanel//fall 11
Hermes//fall 11
 Marc Jacobs//fall 11
 Marc by Marc//fall 11
Marc by Marc//fall 11
Mui Mui//fall 11
 Costume National//fall 11
Jaeger London//fall 11
 Mulberry//fall 11
Paul Smith//fall 11

Fall is my absolute favorite season. It normally seems to short between the sweltering heat, and ice cold winter, but I'm praying for an extra long, golden one this year.
I could use it after the hot hot spring and summer we've had here in the south.

I love fall fashion this year. So many collections were reminiscent of 40's fashion to me. The hats, the lengths and cuts, it was quite charming. I also love all the menswear for women. I'm excited to build my fall wardrobe now...let the shopping and searching begin!

Bonte



Friday, September 16, 2011

Fashion Week: Spring Fling

{Spring Fling//2012}
Wow, I love all the pastels, sheer fabrics, hats, and prints this season!

Honor//spring
 Honor//spring
 Honor//spring
Tommy Hilfiger//spring
 Tracy Reese//spring
 Tracy Reese//spring
 Tracy Reese//spring
 Tracy Reese//spring
Zac Posen//spring
 J. Crew//spring
 J. Crew//spring
Jason Wu//spring
 Jenni Kayne//spring
 Jill Stuart//spring
Jill Stuart//spring
 Jill Stuart//spring
 Jill Stuart//spring
Jill Stuart//spring
 Rachel Comey//spring
 Rachel Comey//spring
Rachel Comey//spring
Karen Walker//spring
 Karen Walker//spring
Karen Walker//spring

Well, as excited as I am for fall, all these lovely spring things will be something to look forward to when I'm freezing cold and wishing for warmer weather.
Up next,
favorite Fashion Week {cooler wear}.

I hope you enjoy the breezy, cool weekend.
I'm looking forward to it.
Bonte