Vintage Tweed in Summer

Typically, tweed is known as the ultimate autumn fabric which looks like it belongs in your great grandfather’s wardrobe. This unbeatable fabric is elegant, practical, exquisitely colored and greatly versatile, bringing an appearance of rugged chic to your style.

Tweed_1This fabric is not only comfortable, it subtly can be paired with arrange of contradictory patterns and fabrics as well. The question you might have is how you should wear such a masculine fabric choice. It’s quite simple, think outside of the box with a lady-like floral pattern and crisp summer tones such as ivory, white or cream.

The heavier patterns and fabrics should be carried on top with the lighter choices on bottom, it presents less invasive matter. I would also suggest pairing it with all feminine accessories that are simple yet larger in size, with today’s outfit pearls are used perfecting a sleek black leather clutch.Tweed_DetailsTweed_2Tweed_2_BWFrederic Harvey Wool Jacket. Banana Republic Floral Bow Blouse (Similar here). Faux Pearl Earrings  (similar here). Pearl Brooch (similar here). Beauty c/o Belleci Cosmetics, ASP ‘Reveal Everything Red’ Gel Polish. MAC ‘Chili‘ Matte Lipsticks. Photography by rf_fisher_photography.


Proportion in Design

The most essential experience created by architecture is in its structure. Architecture presents the drama of construction silenced into matter, space and light. Ultimately, architecture is the art of design and proportion.

487A9106Design is a part of everyone’s life, we live, construct and create life in the art of architecture. The aspects of all design effect our lives, however the similarities to architecture and fashion, as I believe are many. Both have a grace or in better terms “stance”.

When an architect is in the thought plane, they often will sketch their design on paper from a vision created; the same goes for a fashion designer. Having experienced the avant garde of the design world I find it true that design is functional and regarded far from plain or uninteresting. Regardless of its appeal to a certain audience, buildings and clothing are both designed by someone. Decisions have been made regarding the proportions, material selections, and use.041019AIASFHerbst_001During this year’s AIA San Francisco Design Awards held at the War Memorial Theater inside the historical Green Room, Bay Area individuals and organizations were recognized for their outstanding achievements in Architecture and design. The program serves to inform the public of the scope and value of architectural practice.

A few highlighted award honorees were Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP for the Monterey Conference Center, The Amador Apartments in Oakland by jones | haydu and the historic preservation of the Lodge at the Presidio with Architectural Resources Group. For the entire list of winners please click here.

Design of all mediums is something we all can appreciate. Whether it is fashion, architecture, art, graphic design, etc., we can cross-pollinate almost anything to create something that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. 487A9108Images c/o Dirk Wyse Photography


Beautifully Noted

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend a brilliant musical performance in Oakland and couldn’t resist wearing this white satin sheath by Lady Vintage London. An elegant dress from their bridal collection that is absolutely beautiful for all occasions.

With the weather rather unpredictable these past weeks, I thought it be best to top my shoulders with my namesakes’ label less mint wool coat. Having seen my grandmother in several images wearing this same coat I felt a warmth that was beautifully noted.

An admirer of glitz and glamour, as many of you already know. I couldn’t resist pairing such a dress with a shimmering pearl embossed bracelet and matching choker. Due to the set not having identical earrings I substituted a rhinestone that had similar attributes. The contrasting textures, shades and shapes brilliantly complemented the ivory beaded scallop hinged handbag in-hand. DetailsF1F2M1Lady Vintage London Bridal Dress. Vintage Mint Wool Coat (Similar here). Rhinestone Crawler (similar here). Beauty c/o Belleci Cosmetics, OPI ‘Big Apple Red‘ Nail Polish. MAC ‘Chili‘ Matte Lipsticks. Brian Atwood Patent Pumps. Photography by rf_fisher_photography.