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“the man of taste always knows how to reduce need to a minimum.” — Balzac

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inspiration

My aunts, celebrating a graduation in Belém, Pará, Brazil.

My aunts, celebrating a graduation in Belém, Pará, Brazil.

My father’s side of my family has some incredible, strong women. They are architects, artists, chemists, designers, community supporters. His three sisters have been even more inspirational for me as I’ve grown older. Beijos, tias.

jonathan fuller

Sea glass couples with geometric shapes result in sophisticated — and gorgeous — installations. Jonathan Fuller collects the glass himself to create gradations that echo the colors of the sea itself.

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refinery 29

vc_refinery29Feeling pretty lucky to be hanging out over at Refinery29 today with some of my favorite Pinterest mates: Design Conundrum, Shop Sweet Things, Miles to Style and SF Girl by the Bay!

ulyana

Less than 2 years ago, I stumbled upon the work of Ulyana Sergeenko on Pinterest. I hadn’t seen anything quite like it. Definitely Russian, yes, and playful, sexy and prim all at once. A defiantly aristocratic approach to dressing. Makes me want to grab the first flight to St. Petersberg and run around the Hermitage a la Sokurov’s Russian Ark.

Ulyana herself cuts a dashing, high-society figure.

fash-n-chips.com Ulyana Sergeenko #PFW

Some images from her debut collection:

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And some from her latest S/S 2013 collection.

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While I don’t manage to ever pull off this extreme femininity, I do aspire, at times, to it.

i heart luxe. again.

Check out the I Heart Luxe newsletter this week! Thank you, Aaron, for allowing me to guest curate!

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