Tuesday, February 26, 2013

sparkle for a cure

nine years ago today my grandfather, peter john stappers, passed away from pancreatic cancer. he meant the world to me and losing him, especially to such an awful disease, was one of the hardest things I've ever gone through. 

christmas 1992

my grandfather, who I called grampy, was an incredible source of support and unconditional love for my little brother and me. he never missed our sports games and school concerts, picked us up from school when we were sick, baked us cookies, showered us with hugs and kisses, always told us silly jokes, and never missed an opportunity to tell us how proud he was of us and how much he loved us.   I feel incredibly blessed to have had 20 years with him. 

I have designed this onyx and purple velvet ribbon necklace, named the pj necklace, to benefit the lustgarten foundation for pancreatic cancer research. 100% of proceeds from the necklace will be donated to this amazing foundation.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

london fashion week favorites

love this heart print from burberry prorsum

fabulous print at temperley london

emerald accents at temperley london

twist on a classic fur at moschino cheap and chic

great emerald detailing on this mulberry coat

love a good plaid (at mulberry)

the perfect pop of red at jonathan saunders

colorful chevron at matthew williamson

the perfect dress for fall (at jonathan saunders)

love this gold and blue velvet pairing at l'wren scott

amazing geometric belt at sass and bide

could not be more obsessed with this tom ford skirt

great color, great pattern (at tom ford)

Friday, February 15, 2013

nyfw favorites

whimsical red at tadashi shoji

feathers and leather at jason wu

pale pink structure at tadashi shoji

obsessed with this leather skirt from 
creatures of the wind

fabulous statement coat at sally lapointe

die for this leather peplum from 
carmen marc valvo

romantic meets edgy at carmen marc valvo

amazing pattern coat at libertine

holy colorful skirt! (at libertine)

gold sparkle at christian siriano

emerald fur at monique lhuillier

hello gold embroidered fireworks 
(at monique lhuillier)

pink peacock dress at mara hoffman

die. die. die. for this cape at mara hoffman

quilted cape at tibi

dress that looks like malachite 
(at monique lhuillier)

gorgeous violet coat at rag and bone

peplum! (at rebecca taylor)

fabulous pattern at catherine malandrino

DVF never disappoints with her patterns

fabulous stripe skirt at carolina herrera 

stripes at anna sui

adore this grey calvin klein dress

whimsical marchesa dress

emerald shimmer at douglas hannant

a pop of neon pink at proenza schouler

o.m.g. camo fur (at michael kors)

marigold silk at michael kors

demur coat from honor

fabulously feminine brocade at honor

no one does fur like j.mendel

lady like sparkle at vera wang

totally want to rock this around my apt 
(at marc jacobs)

sparkles and fur!! (at marc jacobs)

tory burch never disappoints

all about this custo barcelona cape

love, love, love this custo barcelona coat

everything about this outfit is fabulous (at lela rose)

what an amazing wedding reception dress (at lela rose)

india meets ny at naeem khan

subtle stripes at lela rose

flawless (at oscar de la renta)

pink gloves at oscar de la renta

all images courtesy of nymag.com