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Friday, April 15, 2011

friday faves: 4.15.1

here ya go, friday faves for mid-april day!  lots of pretty things for lots of pretty followers ~


~ distressed pink bathroom cabinet ~
just love this - simple as that!  by graham & green [via]

~ suitcase stool & hatbox ottoman ~
 completely awesomesauce.  tons more similar upcycled furniture by REcreate
[discovered on lottie loves]

~ DIY twinkle light headboard ~
 unique, whimsical, seemingly easy to make.
see the directions here


~ leather & sundresses on marissa miller ~
 love this juxtaposition of hard and soft, and desperately wish i could pull it off - not quite sure i could... the leather would just look too out-of-place on my typically super fem self.  
{pssst - want more? check out blake lively in a similarly awesome outfit}

fashion photography

~ circus love ~
*cite previous post on jessica stam @ circus
gorgeous photos from the editorial "magical mystery tour," shot by the incredible ellen von unwerth for vogue nippon.  
{psst - want more?  remember jessica stam at the circus??}

~ mirror-shot-love ~
i'm really just in love with this shot - everything about it, but mostly the awesome angles.  this is definitely something i'd like to try out in our next photoshoot!!
from elle uk april 2011 - model sessilee lopez shot by karen collins
see the whole breathtaking photo shoot here

 ~ elie saab editorial love ~
i'm pretty sure it's impossible not to fall in love with the designer after seeing gowns photographed this beautifully.  
[1. elie saab haute couture photographed by benjamin kanarek, from harper's bazaar china april 2011 - via; 2. olivia palermo wearing elie saab for elle mexico. photographed by steven gomillion & dennis leupold- via]

~ happy model love ~
i've previously expressed my love for happy models {exhibits: A, B, C} and this one definitely ranks way up high.  i mean, a bathing suit model doing something other than pouting or giving some other "sexyface" is a true treasure.  can't say it enough - love this pic!
model marloes horst


~ a double decker dress shop ~
woah, woah, woah... i read the story of the bus and now desperately want to find it!  not just to shop what will most likely be one of the cutest collection of dresses ever, but also to meet this erin character, who would most likely be one of the coolest and most inspiring women ever.  see more on happiness is..., where i first read about this bus.

~ paperie: papél new york ~
a little q & a with owner raegan hirvela ::
What is your aesthetic? I always had a vision of the shop aesthetic having a classic concept with a modern edge.   From our store fixtures and window displays to the products we carry, I look for items and ideas that are timeless. 
How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Although the music is fun, the cards on the shelves get more than just a giggle, and Francesca my daughter is constant amusement for the customers, but when it comes to collaborating with a client, it’s all business.  We have a dedicated space in the back of the shop where the bride & groom can sit down, relax and flip through our edited selection of wedding vendors.  We created this space so that it was secluded enough for client meetings, while un-obstructing the flow of the store.   It allows first time customers a sneak peak into the customized world of stationery and invitations that we offer.  We achieved this with our room divider made of reclaimed coffee tables that I picked up at thrift shops and the Salvation Army across the city.  It is simply awesome!
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must be added to my "maybe one day" file... [via]
- psst : the divider she speaks of is in the pictures i included above -


~ lovely green necklace ~
by Friedasophie.  head on over to bijou and boheme to enter (with lots of chances for extra entries!!)

~ free blog header ~
i already have my own beautiful blog header from debby @ inspired design, but if you're in need of one, head on over to HERE and enter to get a gorgeous header of your very own!
*note: the header pictured above is just one of the many up for grabs!

~ adorable pink stand ~
loooooooove!  this cute stand is by stands for all seasons and is being generously given away over at moon face.  hurry on over to enter... no really, hurry -- the giveaway ends tonight!

~ a book on social change ~
for anyone interested in something a little more substantial than just pretty things, there is a giveaway going on over at from the right bank for the book, Little Princes: One Man’s Promise to Bring Home the Lost Children of Nepal by Conor Grennan.  i read the excerpt and this is seriously powerful - and way inspiring - stuff.
head here to enter

one last thought... 

“all you need is love. 
but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
- charles m. schulz

hope your weekend is filled with lots of love & lots of chocolate as well!!
~ kait


  1. Thanks for the shout out, Kait! I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend!

  2. Great round-up! I adore that double-decker dress shop (I want to go shopping there for sure!). I also am swooning over that lighted headboard…it is just the thing our bedroom needs :)