Friday, February 11, 2011

All good things must end...

Today was my last day at Petulia's Folly
when I decided to go into fashion, my dream was to have my own boutique.
one day I will fullfill that dream, and maybe it will be half as good as Petulia's Folly

Fashion Week

its the official start of fashion week, and I wanted to wish my Ann Yee the best of luck for her presentation.
 its my last day at Petulia's Folly, so I won't be able to make it.
But, I got sneak peak, and it is surely the best yet.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Painting People

Kris Chau
Philadelphia Weekly Cover
ok. she is my friend and I give her enough shout outs on this blog.
 But, this portrait of Ben Franklin never ceases to blow me away

Daniel Garber
the Studio Wall, 1914
a lot of his works were landscapes of beautiful bucks county, where I grew up
  but this was painted in his home in Philadelphia on Green St.

 Felice Casorati
girl on a red carpet 1912
i respond to this so much because of my love of textiles, prints, and pattern
the perspective of the floral carpet is beautiful

John Currin
Rachel in Fur 2002
this is so fashiony. love.

Lucian Freud
Bella 1981
I've never heard of Lucian Freud until now.  Such a master of portrait painting.  
I love the floral embroidery detail in the clothing

i really like portraits.  We received the book "Painting People" at Petulia's Folly and I discovered a bunch of artists I maybe should know about, but don't.  
Anyway, here are some portraits I've recently come across that I like.... there is a common theme; i tend to gravitate to things involving clothing & textiles.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Caitrin, my almost sister, got married this weekend
and my best friend, Sarah just got engaged
and the beautiful Kate Middleton is trying to steal their thunder!

I pulled out some pretty bride inspired images from my archives

Monday, November 15, 2010

Colors of Creatures of Comfort

this look from COC spring line is so "me." the persimmon skirt is the perfect shade

look at these amazing curtains by Confetti System! Love this color story as well; 
its what I was going for in my jewelry line, unfortunately there were no taupe beads :(

i've always love Creatures of Comfort, but never had a chance to visit since its in LA
excited their new NYC store is much more accessible

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Sweetest Sweater

come on, you knew I couldn't pick just one!

all images from j.crew, madewell, net-a-porter, la garconne, or creatures of comfort

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Celebrity Skin

i love some of Adam Goldberg's photos
These make me feel I am in a  dreamy, isolated, mysterious side of the Hollywood hills

Sunday, September 19, 2010

"need" and "want" are two different things

I never did understand my mom's rationale

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ann Yee Collection S/S 11

went to my lovely lovely Ann Yee's spring 2011 presentation last night
here are my top picks 
check the collection out for yourself at

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Gary Graham Sweater

I tried on this amazing Gary Graham sweater at Shop Sixty Five yesterday and it was L O V E.  I couldn't afford the $738 price tag but, you know, it would really be like getting two sweaters in one.  It flips upside down to become a maxi sweater

Out on a "Lim" again

I was shopping in my hometown yesterday and I came across this vintage maxi dress I was almost certain had to be the "inspiration" behind a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress I always loved. (sorry for the awful pic, my cell is so out of date)

I didn't buy the piece due to the cheap poly fabric and the falling off beads (hey, it was vintage), but for those of you interested, it may still be available at Chelsea for $4o

here is kate hudson wearing it...personally, i would have paired it with better shoes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rebecca Beaudoin

new jewelry available at petulia's folly

all signs point to yes

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Not 30 yet...

grapefruit perfume at barneys, becky kelso green ring, deyrolle book by assouline, j.crew sequin pants, alexa chung's hair

Friday, August 13, 2010

Will You Still Love me Tomorrow

will you still love me


my current jewlery project...hopefully for sale soon at Petulia's Folly and my etsy shop, shesarainbow

been listening to Lykke Li's version of the Shirelle's hit song (thanks Chau!)

Monday, July 26, 2010


pretty pretty. from my archives
via vogue c.1999

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Dum Dum Girls

been listening to Dum Dum Girls

Thursday, July 15, 2010


its been a while
because its

La Push, Washington
(no I am not a fan of Twighlight, but this place was beautiful! )

I went to Seattle, the Olympic Peninsula,Vancouver city, and Connecticut for two weeks, and am slowly getting back into the work/housework routine.
here are a few things I have been interested in lately...

picked up Revolutionary Road and read it cover to cover on my return flight. Haven't seen the film yet, but am always fascinated with 1950-60s genre (esp gender roles and of course the clothing!) .  Can't wait for Mad Men's return!

i've been very into indian paisley's (loving this Beyond Vintage top from FP )

and woodblock prints (via material concern and more on the subject at  design sponge )

it was my most lovely friend, Kris Chau's 30th b-day !  I got her one of these Cheng & Eng porcelain figurines to keep Yoda company on work desk !  I am obsessed with Cheng & Eng and conjoined twins all together.  I am so psyched to go to Scott's medical school formal at the Mutter Museum , where the famous duo's death cast is on view!  
Watch the film Twin Falls Idaho for more conjoined twins inspiration.

As we get closer to fall, hopefully I can find some more inspiring stuff to post more regularly.  As for now, I am going to laz-about and enjoy the rest of summer.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


twiggy cover 1967
twiggy 2

I was so obsessed with Twiggy as a middle schooler; she was what made me want to become a fashion designer.  At the time, I remember talking to my guidance counselor and being to embarassed to say that was what I wanted to do when I grew up because I thought it wasn't intellectual enough...I told him instead that I wanted to be an artist.
Anyway, it was about the time when I started to learn what the internet was, and I had some Twiggy fan site bookmarked and would just look at it all the time (the theme music was the Beatles "and your bird can sing").  I bought some Twiggy stuff off of ebay, including this original fan magazine

Twiggy Clip 1
i'm sure my hair stylist loved it when I brought him this how to guide on Twiggy's haircut. I wanted mine exactly like hers.

Will the Real Twiggy Please Stand Up

my previous post was written because I saw this image from Laia's blog 
I thought, "Hey, I've seen that before!"  

real twiggy

Monday, May 24, 2010


ok I honestly wasn't into the whole MeowMiu, Year of the Cat trend as forcasted by Laia .  I've never been a cat person and just didn't get it.
that was until Joey showed up...

we are not sure what his story is, but he started hanging out by our back door and was immediately cuddly and friendly.  I noticed he was a bit chubby and when we finally got him a little box, we discovered he was already trained... we think he might have another home in the neighborhood.
I have so much love for this cat and though he hasn't let us take him in (he loves the great outdoors as much as his free kitty chow and tummy rubs) I think I understand what it means to love a cat.

I love this beautiful photo by Tracey Emin of her cat, Docket, and I really could relate to her love for him

also, here are Tracey Emin's directions for your very own cat quilt here
oh and I love my friend McKenzie's blog of cats sitting in windows
and dreamcats, too... my friend, Lizzy's pretty kitty has a cameo