Gallery Mondays: “Jeweled Toad”

getty museum animalia David Webb, Jeweled Toad, New York, 1963, Hiro, dye imbibition print.

If you’ve seen my accessories collection, you’d know that I LOVE owls. I have an owl ring, several owl necklaces, an owl phone case…

The owl obsession is real.

So you can imagine back in fall 2015 while I was visiting the Getty Museum in Los Angeles how excited I got when I saw this adorable owl, part of the In Focus: Animalia exhibit.

A dye imbibition print, called “Jeweled Toad” is by Los Angeles based artist Hiro. The toad brooch was created by David Webb. I wasn’t able to take a photo of the original piece because there was no photography allowed in that particular exhibit, so the above photo is of promo poster outside of the hall. I have my ways.

Is it just me, or is this owl extra fluffy?! I just wanna reach out and ruffle its feathers!

I’d buy that toad brooch in a heartbeat (if it were affordable, and I doubt it is lol).

I just hope that brooch isn’t attached to the owl. That would be cruel.

Learn more about In Focus: Animalia here.

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Wardrobe Wednesdays: Freida Pinto in the H&M Tent @ Coachella 2017

Freida Pinto, H&M Tent, Coachella 2017

The amount of boho and vintage fashion at Coachella 2017 in Indio, California was simply outstanding!

Slumdog Millionaire‘s Freida Pinto caught my eye in a well put together boho chic ensemble while visiting the H&M tent at the music festival this year.

She wore a green khaki tie front wide-leg pant with an off-the-shoulder crop top and a black fedora. It’s the perfect outfit for a festival, as the weather changes throughout the day, leaving you feeling not too hot and not too cold all at once.

My fave part of the outfit is the fedora. I have a small collection of fedoras myself, and I wouldn’t mind adding one like Freida’s to it.

See below for similar items to copy the look!

Top:

1. Neiman Marcus, $575.00

2. Shopbop, $90.30

Pants:

3. Gap, $59.95

4. Matches Fashion, $398.00

Hat:

5. IFCHIC, $195.00

6. Farfetch, $167.00

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Charlotte McKinney in Malibu

Charlotte McKinney in Malibu, OLO Restaurant

I’m not a huge fan of the t-shirt/sweater dress look myself, but there are some people in the world, one of those people being Charlotte McKinney, who can really rock the look.

The actress and model was spotted leaving OLO Restaurant in Malibu wearing a black sweater dress and white velcro sneakers. She dressed it up a bit with a small silver Yves St. Laurent bag.

Below are the original sneakers (marked with *) and some alternatives to help you copy the look!

Dress:

1. Urban Outfitters, $59.00

2. Love Culture, $29.95

Bag:

3. Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,990

4. Kohl’s, $18.oo

Shoes:

5. Shopbop, $198.00*

6. Saks Off Fifth, $54.99

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Vanessa Hudgens @ Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA

vanessa-hudgens-renaissance-faire-veuve-clicquot-polo-classic-in-la

Our Boho Queen Vanessa Hudgens was spotted at the 7th annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in LA looking absolutely radiant in a white scallop lace dress.

She completed the look with a pair of wine red platform sandals and a braided crown hairdo. Her cheeks looked blushed up with a rose pink tint as well.

I’ve never worn a white lace dress before, but if I ever do, I’ll be turning to Vanessa for some inspiration.

Below is the original dress (marked with *) and some similar items to help you steal this super cute boho look.

Dress:

1. Zimmermann, $850.00 *

2. Love Culture, $23.96

Shoes:

3. Bloomingdale’s, $146.25

4. Sole Society, $72.48

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Ellie Goulding @ Coachella 2016

Ellie Goulding at Coachella 2016 Day 1

After her performance on Day 1 of Coachella 2016 in Indio, California, Ellie Goulding was spotted chilling in an ombré windbreaker, metallic silver shorts and white sneakers.

The British singer took a laid back look and made it seem effortless, tucking her white blouse into the metallic silver shorts for added measure.

I don’t know about you, but I think she definitely looks ready for a couple of rounds and some good music!

Below are a some items similar to the ones Ellie Goulding is wearing to help you with your festival look this spring. Let me know which festivals you’re going to in the comments below!

Jacket:

1. Kohl’s, $38.50

2. next, £55 ($78.85 USD)

Blouse:

3. Nordstrom, $59.00

4. 6pm, $49.99

Shorts:

5. LUISAVIAROMA, $375.00

6. Forever 21, $14.90

Sneakers:

7. Footlocker, $89.99

8. Rogans Shoes, $51.00

Gallery Mondays: ‘Elevate’ by Joyce Dallal

Elevate, Joyce Dallal

Since everyone is going on spring break, I decided to pull this gem by Joyce Dallal from my camera roll.

I saw this piece at LAX on the way back from Los Angeles in September 2015. Called Elevate, Joyce Dallal uses paper airplanes to symbolize the departures that occur at the airport on a daily basis.

What I love most about the installation is the way it’s positioned. The paper airplanes are spiraling upwards in unison, almost as if they intend to fly straight out the window.

Learn more about the current artwork at LAX here.

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Lily Aldridge in LA

Lily Aldridge in Los Angeles

Oh, how I wish it were still jumpsuit weather in NYC…

Lily Aldridge stepped out in Los Angeles on February 8th in a tribal print jumpsuit featuring red, white, black, and tan colored patterns.

She topped off the look with a black designer bag and some comfy black strap sandals. I believe she met up with her husband for a meal at some point during the day, making this the perfect laid back brunch outfit.

You can shop the same jumpsuit and handbag Lily is wearing below (marked with *) and find some alternatives to the other items to complete the look.

Jumpsuit:

1. Net-A-Porter, $454.00 *

2. Forever 21, $20.99

Sandals:

3. Express, $24.90

4. J. Crew, $284.99

Bag:

5. Barneys, $2,990.00 *

6. Kate Spade, $268.00