30 January 2011

F A R E W E L L

hittin the road to palm springs! staying at the ace hotel, one of my favorite spots! and i got my desert poncho on.


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and some mini jack daniels bottle tags I made for the Rue groomsmen lounge at Hitched!



i am sure that Hitched & the NY Rue Issue 3 party will be just as much fun as this:






29 January 2011

M A G I C I N T H E D E S E R T

i crossed a bunchaaaa stuff off my list this week! i realized I don't really put up my work on my blog, so i thought it would be fun to show you some of the stuff i have been working on lately!

we launched rue issue 3, obviously was a big one. the feedback has been smashing which makes all our hard work so so worth it. here are just a few of my favorite parts of the issue!

i really love laying out these roundups! i had a lot of fun with 'Love Match' - where us editors chose 2 home + 2 fashion items. you can really see our different personalities shine through.






some other front of book goodies! including Will's bright column that I love and a skill swap jamboree styled by you + me lifestylists - simply gorgeous!





stylist - annette joseph's gorgeous atlanta home shot by our labor of love. both geniuses.



i was really excited to have this fashion to room feature in this issue. the styling is magnificent and i love having a bit more fashion this time around! jamie beck, you go girl.





of course, our sassy little cover girl Ali Sudol, singer of A Fine Frenzy let us peek inside her cozy place full of wonders. shot by my dear friends Angela + Ithyle who never let me down.





lace, polkadots, lingerie and cake fights shot by super cool sarah yates. oh yes please!





the light in this home in paris is pretty phenom. emily, you did a beautiful job with this one! so natural and just my style.





of course i like everything! but I thought i would show you the special parts in my heart!


and a few more things out in the world now! a website i designed for the bash, please ladies full of confetti and fun! their portfolio is outrageously jam packed with goodness, making my job quite easy.



and finally i just wrapped up a beautiful media kit for Emily over at Once Wed last night! here is just a little tiny lookski of that...




and now! we are off to palm springs to attend one the best parties of the year by far, Hitched! Magic in the desert! I hope I meet some of you for the first time and then we can have a dance off where you let me win.

Monday --> New York for Rue Launch party and some other exciting business shtuff.
next week is logo land, & some branding projects! freelance life is where it's at, folks.

sorry for the travelbug, no time to blog lameness! enjoy your weekend! b

28 January 2011

S M I L E B O O T H

i never knew i had 549 different ways to make a kiss face into the camera, but i sure do now. best party documentation ever. thanks to The Flashdance + Smilebooth of course! you wanna see all of em? ok, here they are right here.

27 January 2011

T W O T I M E S N O W

this is one of those photos that I love so much, so i am gonna just repeat it. lou mora is pretty fantastical photographer. and this picture inspires me like crazy.

F E E L S L I K E S P A R K L E S H O E S

today i drove with my top down, sang really loud, and then i teared up a bit. cheesy, i know. i just feel really really really stupidly lucky. and hard work pays off. however i hope february i have a liiiiiiittle more time for me, my blog, and my hygiene. hey, showering doesn't always make it high up on the to-do list. i love you all, i can't tell you how much your support means to me. ok this feels like a speech, so i'm going to stop now.


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L I V E B A B Y

a huge sigh of relief and a few hundred smiles. rue magazine issue 3 is live. GO!

26 January 2011

S P A R K L E U N I C O R N P A R T Y

i literally had one of the best days of my life yesterday. thank you to all of my friends for making my party so special.

bonnie took some fun photos of the night, you can go see them here! and smilebooth photos to come, oh my!


photos by
bonnie tsang

25 January 2011

S I M P L E + C U T E


leanne shapton

B A B Y T R I A N G L E S


fgr via i dream of kelly, all the mountains via eric hurtgen

P A R T Y D A Y

two photographers i love! tom palumbo + joe schmelzer

M I X I N P R I N T S


the north elevation

B O S S


studded hearts

L E T S G E T P E R S O N A L






b:
"kate, what is one thing you are totally addicted to?"

k: I can't really pick one thing that I'm totally obsessing over, so I'll give you my top 4:
  1. Music: I've been into Robyn for months. (Body Talk pt 1, 2, 3 are playing on repeat right now)
  2. Beauty: Fresh's Brown Sugar Body Polish, so moisturizing during these cold days.
  3. Fashion: My new camel blazer, goes with EVERYTHING!
  4. Food: My love affair with Siracha sauce was rekindled when I ate at Kuma's in Chicago this weekend. I ordered the High on Fire: Siracha Hot Chili Sauce, Prosciutto, Roasted Red Pepper, Grilled Pineapple, Sweet Chili Paste. Amazing.

this week, for {day in the life} I tracked down kate from over at wit + delight. she has a really special eye for these roundups! a few things I know about kate is that she loves wood, triangles, sequins, gold and modern furniture just as much as I do. her blog is real easy on the eyes and I am constantly finding inspiration there. see anything you want to call yours on her list? well they are all right here, silly:

1. Glasses 2. Sequin Top 3. Print 4. Necklace 5. Lamp 6. Lipstick 7. Cutting Board 8. Nail Polish 9. Red Dutch Oven 10. Lace Bra

24 January 2011

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Photographed by: David Bailey for Vogue UK

S P E C I A L

i spent my actual birthday with people that I love, on a sunny weekend in silver lake. my friend brie captured this special moment with my boyfriend.

getting alllll giddy about my birthday party tomorrow! i found the perfect kelly green dress!


photos by brie bandura

W I N N E R !

last week dlf + ban.do did a little shoe clip giveaway! and we have a winner to announce! congratulations to the fancy feet of Anne from onomatopoeia! enjoy these pretty little hearts!

and a few weeks ago ban.do had a shoot, and all of us girls crashed the party and had a blast in the photobooth. man i love my friends. see all the party fun in this album!




and today!! ban.do launched their beautiful new website. get over there right this instant I tell you! so much girly goodness all in one spot. and you might even spot some of my graphic design sprinkled throughout the site! congratulations ban.do, and like i told jen last night, prep for glory!


photos by jen gotch and max wanger

21 January 2011

D A V I D / P O T T I N G E R


the design files

S O P R E T T Y


photo by
jen gotch...she's good.

N I C E T H I N G S

i liked these colorful utensils & chalkboard items from ladies & gentleman and that peach/grid masking tape struck my fancy as well.

20 January 2011

T H E Y W O R K T O G E T H E R


millie motts, noir facade, wallace design house flickr

19 January 2011

L O F T Y D R E A M S

i am currently on the hunt for a cool industrial space to work out of with some of my fave creative friends. i am all about design community and sharing inspiration. i also get bored really easily just sitting here at my house in silence. we found a potential place yesterday with a sweet loft, very open and exactly what I had envisioned! I will be making the decision very soon! how exciting!


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G I V E A W A Y !

sometimes jen comes over and we make design magic while drinking hot tea and laughing a lot. i designed ban.do these shoe clip cards a while back and I am quite pleased with how they turned out.

to celebrate my birthday week...we are giving away a pair of these sparkly heart shoe clips to one of YOU!! this way your feet will always feel fancy.

TO WIN:
leave a comment in the box with your favorite kind of candy. i will pick a random winner on Saturday, Jan 22nd! go win...xo bri & ban.do



go see all the rest of the shoe happiness here! (and see how they are worn!)

18 January 2011

A R E Y O U M A D ?

yes i know, i know...i have been Slacker McSlackerson on my blog this week! but i am swimming in projects and i have the flu. woe is me.

but this is some of my random inspiration today! i am tied to my desk chair today working away with crystal on issue 3! oh boy I can't wait to show you our cover girl, she is a real doll.

don't be mad...i will be back with some inspiration as soon as i can feel my face. much love.


when i am not sick i will source these beauties

L E T S G E T P E R S O N A L





b: "V, what is your weakness when it comes to home interiors. For instance, mine is chairs! I can never have enough freakin chairs!"

v: "shoot - i'd say my weakness is chairs, too. it's looks like group therapy in here a lot of the time."

this week, for {day in the life} i am so happy Victoria from over at sfgirlbybay jumped on board! As you may know I have a column on her blog called SPACES! Victoria is such a pleasure to work with, people! What I really love about her is that she is so supportive of the small unknown artists out there. And she loves geometric patterns as much as i do! follow the links to V's stylish items:

1. Camera Necklace 2. Coat 3. Pillow Cover 4. Chalkboard Labels 5. Boots 6. This is NPR book 7. Daybed 8. Blanket 9. Painting

15 January 2011

M A D E W E L L / A S O S

oh my.


houseofleaves via madewell and asos

14 January 2011

C O L O R F U L / W E E K E N D

i hope you have a bright and colorful weekend. it is finally warming up in los angeles. i will probably be hard at work this weekend for rue magazine, but hopefully i have time to stop by the farmers market & enjoy the sunshine!

how amazing is this color combo! wowowowow.


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one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten

R I N G R I N G

bri, the phone's for you. who is it? it's just freedom calling. oh, cool.

who knows what is ahead now that I am freelance, but i get all tingly just thinking about it! can someone just check on me and make sure i am not in my pajamas everyday. and have lunch with me please?


milliemotts