Jewel Box | The Pursuit of Style

Pave Round Slider Bracelet | Scepter Necklace | Papyrus Earrings | Pave Stackable Bangle | Sundial Earrings | Milky Way Bracelet | Hieroglyphics Bracelet | Pave Round Slider Bracelet

I first stumbled upon Lele Sadoughi’s jewelry via Moda Operandi and my love affair went the usual way: It was love at first sight but I didn’t make a move so I moved on...until I saw them on the arm of someone else, got jealous, realized how much I loved them and decided to up the ante on my pursuit. Sound familiar?

As I’m sure you can understand, I’m now in full on obsession mode with Lele’s collection. It’s really no surprise that I’m in love; Lele launched J.Crew’s jewelry collection in 2006 (which we all know I can’t resist) and she is also the Design Director for Tory Burch–so.much.talent!

I’m think I’m ready to take this from affair to committed relationship and am just trying to decide between the pave stackable bangle (bottom right) and milky way bracelet (bottom left). Both are completely classic and would be welcome additions to my jewel box. Maybe we should put this one to a vote?


Anna Wintour Illustration | The Costumer's Sketchbook

Anna Wintour Illustration | The Costumer's Sketchbook

Anna Wintour Illustration | The Costumer's Sketchbook

Today is the official start of New York Fashion Week which seemed like the perfect opportunity to share these adorable illustrations of some of fashion’s most iconic faces from The Costumer’s Sketchbook.

Now to decide between Diana Vreeland, Iris Apfel and Anna Wintour. Something tells me I’d be much more productive with Anna’s ‘I’ll clap when I’m impressed’ face staring down at me.

Who’s your favorite?


Emmanuelle Alt | The Pursuit of Style

Malene Birger Cheetah Coat | J.Crew Boyfriend Sweater | MIH Jeans | MANGO Braided Belt

When it comes to style, the French really do have that certain je ne sais quoi. So who better to play copy cat with than Emmanuelle Alt, editor in chief of Vogue Paris.

I’ve always admired Emmanuelle’s restrained approach to fashion. She’s frequently photographed wearing what seems to be her uniform: skinny jeans, a solid tee or button down, a blazer, and a great pair of heels. It’s a simple enough combination that I’m sure we all have some variation of in our closets, but I swear I’ve never seen anyone look more chic wearing it.

The above look is one of my all time favorites. Same staple pieces, just topped off with one incredibly fabulous coat. A leopard/cheetah print coat has been on my wish list for years. I actually bought one off of etsy a few years ago but unfortunately it arrived three sizes too big and was more appropriate for emulating a pimp on Halloween than a French editor of Vogue.

Enter this cheetah coat by Malene Birger–the most perfect animal print coat ever to be created. I’m convinced that although an investment, this would be a timeless piece I’d get many years of mileage out of.  Don’t you agree?


Tom Scheerer

Porter Design Company

chocolate walls
Looking back at my recent pins I noticed a trend: chocolate walls. Maybe it’s the impeding change of season, but I can’t seem to get enough of this rich hue. At the risk of sounding like Bubba Gump, I happen to think chocolate walls can be much more versatile then you’d think–chocolate and light blue, chocolate and turquoise, chocolate and orange, chocolate and red, chocolate and hot pink…. you get the idea.

What color combination strikes your fancy? Personally, I’m thinking chocolate and lavender would be easy on the eyes.

P.S Charlottesville friends, don’t forget to RSVP to Thursday’s event with Kate Spade New York and InStyle. Looking forward to meeting you there!