Friday, April 30, 2010

Love in the Afternoon

I love hearing the stories and explanations behind people's names.
I get a lot of comments about having an unusual name... I am called a million things other than Arianne - Maryanne, Adriana, Arianna etc etc etc.

I used to loath my name because no one would say it the way that I prefer it to be said. I still have issues with the general pronunciation, but I do like the story behind my name, as I was named after Audrey Hepburn's character in the film Love in the Afternoon - about a french girl named Ariane - who falls in love with an American playboy in Paris.

One Classy Lady

I am looking for an occasion to buy Derek Blasberg's new book Classy: Exceptional Advice for the Extremely Modern Lady - for a friend. Not that any of my friends are guilty of Trampist behaviors... the NYC social chronicler has a witty writing style, and his notes (pictures and checklists) on etiquette for young ladies make for an amusing read.

See the review of the book by Whitney Vargas here.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Gearing Up

On my list to hit up: Calypso, J.Crew, CK Bradley and Stubbs and Wootton

Calypso always has a stash of "goddess dresses" and fun easy shifts to throw on and still look glam after beaching for the entire day.

CKB has always been my favorite go-to summer outfitter - for obvious reasons, but she keeps churning out new favs. I also love that her clothes are super durable, and endure through my party-dress clad bike rides, and sunny day dogwalking.
Perfect for cobble-stone streets... I might be obsessed with these espadrilles from Stubbs and Wootton.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Cynthia Rowley for Roxy

While I was in St. Barth I would often wander in to the surf shops with my cohort/surfing enthusiast South African friend. We had a completely different sense of personal style... I love the new surfer chick trend thats going on right now, but it never translated into buying clothes from Volcom.

Maybe its the beautiful photos for the new line by Cynthia Rowley for Roxy, or her statement for the line that reads:

"Cynthia Rowley for Roxy is a design collaboration inspired by a shared love for surf, sun, and fashion. Consisting of sportswear, swim, accessories and shoes; the Cynthia Rowley for Roxy collection is all you need to throw into a bag and head out the door to your next adventure."

Now that - I like.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cheap Thrills

Having just returned from 5 months of beaches and bohemia, going to Target was... kind of a different experience. But while I was there, I found all of this cute new Liberty print stuff.

Now only if I had the Lair in Delta to decorate... Or a reason to buy a new bike.

Monday, April 26, 2010


I already have a pretty big scarf collection (thanks in part to raiding my mother's closet!) but these how-to's from Hermes make me want to kick it up a notch in terms of my scarf-wearing creativity.

I always love J. McLaughlin's scarves and scarf tops. I have one in a navy blue with marine creatures on it - (and ps - I can identify the fish for you if you ask me to!). CCS was caught by once in her scarf top -

I also have a stash of CKB Mallory Scarves that are perfect for nights out and about.

Here is some WhoWhatWear daily inspiration as well... If you are not reading their emails - get on it!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Swept Away

Don't let the "teen" in Teen Vogue fool you... It reminds me of the natural beauty in the film Blue Lagoon - one of my favorites that I can't wait to watch at home in Princeton with some kettle corn and Murray the dog on the couch.
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