Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Sophie & LiLi




Sophie & Lili

Bonjour everyone! I hope you all had a lovely weekend, I wanted to share you these lovely water color drawings by a talented lady named Jennifer who has a cute online shop called Sophie&LiLi. I came across her art trough her Instagram account (name sophieandlili) and  I always "like" her sketches. Here are a few of my favorites that you can purchase in her shop, these are perfect for any little girl, I am no longer a little girl but I am one at heart and I just purchased one that she drew of my very own vintage dress with red and white stripes.

Sophie & LiLi

Here is a little interview with her enjoy!

Hi Jennifer how are you today?

Great! Thanks for having me on your cute blog.
 
What are you wearing at the moment?

A black & white striped maxi dress, denim jacket & flip flops


Sophie & Lili

Sophie & Lili

Where are you from and what part of the world do you live in today?

I am from New York and now live in the suburbs of Connecticut (USA) with my husband and two daughters Sophie & Lola.

I see that you are a graphic designer, illustrator, little girls clothing and also make cute little dolls, how did this all start?

I have been drawing since I was very young. There used to be a show on TV called “Style With Elsa Klensch”. She would report from the fashion runways & then go backstage to interview the designers. One day she was in Betsey Johnson’s studio. After I saw her fashion sketches, the markers, the fabrics, the colors…I was mesmerized! I knew “THAT” was what I wanted to do. I wasn’t sure what “THAT” was, but it led me to FIT where I studied Fashion Design & Accessory Design. Later on I studied graphic & interactive design. 
Now I work as an Interactive Designer at an Ad Agency by day and make dolls, draw, etc on nights and weekends. I only very recently started drawing & painting again.


Sophie & LiLi


Who inspires you?

Gosh, so many. I am inspired by fashion, textiles, product design, fashion & design bloggers, etsy, pinterest….

I love pinterest.
http://pinterest.com/sophieandlili/


Favorite designer?

Lauren Moffatt, Orla Kiely, Marc Jacobs, Burberry Prorsum, Stella McCartney…

I’m also drawn to / appreciate designers that design their own prints like Diane Von Furstenberg, Lilly Pulitzer & Vera. Have you seen Leah Reena Goren’s cat dress?!

I really love your water color sketches what inspires you for each one?

Thank you! The outfits are things I want to be wearing myself. Usually it’s anything from the newest J Crew catalogue, pinterest or even a photo on a blog. I saw your striped red dress & had to draw it!



Sophie & Lili

Your favorite ice cream flavor?

Salted Caramel or Mint Chocolate Chip, but not together! J

Lastly, what is your ultimate goal in life?

I would love Sophie & Lili to become a lifestyle brand for young girls. Like Hello Kitty (love her) – toys, bedding, accessories. I would love to be able to see this through one day. My daughters inspire me to keep working on it.

I would also love to draw more. Maybe illustrate a children’s book or some editorial work.


xo!

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Loving at the moment...

loving at the moment

loving at the moment

loving at the moment

loving at the moment

loving at the moment

loving at the moment

loving at the moment

Earlier this week as I was pocking around on pinterest , I found these images from the Italian clothing line Lazzari, these are from their Spring 2012 look book but a lot of these pieces can be worn in the Fall too like the amazing trench coat and yellow peter pan collar coat. I also really like the mood of these pictures and the  energy, perfect for a yeye girl like myself ;)
Enjoy!
xo!

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

YeYe Vintage Fall/Winter Preview

Yeye Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Yeye Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Yeye Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Yeye Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Yeye Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Yeye Fall/Winter 2012 collection

Here is what I have been up to lately for Yeye vintage, I came up with some fun looks styled with vintage pieces going in my shop in the next few weeks. Be sure to check out my shop this week for your favorite pieces!
xo!

Monday, 20 August 2012

Casual Lace

Casual Lace

I kind of took an outfit post hiatus last week, I am spending more time in the real world as apposed to the internet world I am getting a lot more done as a result of less time fussing about outfit posts. I have been reflecting on things that really make me happy in life, like sewing and creating and finding awesome vintage finds and styling them in ways I never though of before.

 I took my bike out today after updating my etsy shop and found this interesting alley. I was intrigued by the white shack of a house and the old 80s Plymouth Caravelle. The guy that owns the place came out right away and asked me if I was with the city. He was nice enough to let me snap a few pictures. It was perfect for the mood I was going for.

I got in the mail today these new Ray Ban shades c/o of SmartBuyGlasses, they are pretty cool and comfy, I can see these becoming my staple Sunglasses. I styled them up with a simple outfit today, I got this lace mini at Buffalo Exchange in Santa Monica and fell in love with the cut and the long bell sleeves. I paired it with my favorite bag at the moment, vintage Avon pendant and leather ballerina's from the Gap. 

Casual Lace

Casual Lace

Casual Lace

Casual Lace

Casual Lace

Casual Lace

xo!

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Black and White Hollywood

Black and White Hollywood

I forgot all about these pictures I took in black and white on our first day in Hollywood, there was lots to see and tons of tourists. I really like the look of these photos in black and white, it makes the street look somewhat less commercial and has a little bit of an old Hollywood vibe don't you think?

Black and White Hollywood

I totally did not notice the girl behind Steph, this is one of my favorite photos from this set, there is just something about the the body language.

Black and White Hollywood

Black and White Hollywood

The Hollywood museum was my favorite of all the ones we visited, I really liked the expo on Marilyn Monroe and the old Max Factor makeup rooms.

Black and White Hollywood

Cupcakes on a stick!

Black and White Hollywood

Black and White Hollywood

Black and White Hollywood

Black and White Hollywood

I took this one for mom, she loves Doris 

Black and White Hollywood

Wax Marilyn, freaky and too real looking

Black and White Hollywood

Superman and some poor excuse for a cat lady

Black and White Hollywood

Hope you guys enjoyed this set, it was so much fun to take :)
xo!