say hello to stella, chelsea and bridgett. i love these prints from barcelona-based artist (another one!) maria gil ulldemolins. aren't they pretty? and the stories accompanying each one are just as pretty:
She just had this feeling. It was more than a feeling, it was a sense of certainety. She knew today was going to be one of the best days of her life. She could smell the spring, the sun felt insistent from the other side of the window. She looked around her once more, before stepping outside. Swelling with happiness, she played Rodrigo and Gabriela louder on the iPod. She was almost bouncing down the street. Whatever was about to happen, she didn't know. But she knew it was good. She loved the world, and the world loved her.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, June 08, 2010
let's ignore all the logistics issues here (1. you can't ride a bike and carry a clutch; 2. that bodysuit could never contain what i've got going on up here; 3. sandals and motorcycles probably aren't recommended; 4. can you ride a motorcycle in a skirt? etc.) BUT i can't help but daydream about a fancy-free life zooming around with the sun on your shoulders and the wind in your hair.
i've gotten bitten by the motorcycle bug, you see. and i love these honda super cubs. they're like little macarons on wheels. unfortunately, they seem to be available everywhere but the states. so i'm going to have to move.
in the meantime... my daydreams will look a lot like this.
(apiece apart bodysuit, duskin skirt, worishofer shoes, les atelier ruby helmet, calypso st. barth clutch, honda super cub)
by caroline duke on Monday, June 07, 2010
yes, roxy. if you're like me, you hadn't given the brand much thought since you were 19 or so. (though i will admit i still am unable to throw out one very old, very floral and very small skirt.)
but, take a look at their lookbook... either i'm feeling like a kid again or roxy's grown up.
p.s. no fear for those of you who are young at heart... roxy still does the boardshorts (designed by cynthia rowley, no less).
by caroline duke on Wednesday, June 02, 2010
man... i want to go on a picnic with wit + delight... did you see her guest post over at cup of jo? i am so on board... starting with that bike.
pretty pretty pretty. and tasty, too.
that honey, aside from its insanely simple and gorgeous packaging, looks incredible. and there are 10 varieties. AND they also sell them in flights of four. (or nine.) and wouldn't those little vials be perfect little wedding favors?
sign me up.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, June 01, 2010
just a few things i am wanting...
starting with THOSE SHOES. they kill me. twelfth st. by cynthia vincent, of course.
and, that ring. magic. pure magic. oh, and the necklace is pretty, too, hm? the swimsuit (hotel bondi) isn't too shabby either.
while we're on the subject of pretty,
this girl's hair this girl's hair* is my dream hair (comma shoulder-length category).
*they changed the link on me!
by caroline duke on Friday, May 28, 2010
ok! so! seattle was amazing. it is blazing hot and humid here in oklahoma city, and seattle provided a sweet reprieve... at least for a few days. that rachel thurston... i am eternally grateful.
this is just a little peek at our few days in the emerald city: pike place market, black bottle in belltown (i could have sat here all day and eaten everything); ace hotel (absolutely loved – thanks, matt & amy!), also in belltown; cafe presse in capitol hill; and cupcake royale in ballard.
coming up this weekend... a roundup of all we saw and did. (it involved a lot of eating, if you hadn't already guessed.)
by caroline duke on Thursday, May 27, 2010
a few quick notes...
i am in the emerald city (aka seattle... thank you a thousand times over, rachel thurston)! so sorry about the lack of posting. i've been... well, not posting.
also! head over to the bright side project to win some fun from little brown pen, sophie blackall and also some marc jacobs pomegranate splash! huge thanks to lindsey for 1) working so hard on that, and 2) being patient with me.
by caroline duke on Friday, May 21, 2010
i think we all agreed that we loved the work of barcelona-based artist judy kaufmann when i featured her 'people' illustration recently. the little people, guys! the little people!
here's what she has to say about her work: I never was interested in economics or law, not even in art, but somewhere amongst my hundreds of notebooks, I began to draw stories of my life, that have transformed me into the girl that carries a ball-point pen in her knapsack.
makes you want to run around barcelona with her, doesn't it? that's precisely why i'm excited to have her on board as a sponsor. and, i have no doubt that the prints you see here will inspire you to go check out the others from her shop. i love how vibrant all of it is... even the black & white illustrations. so rich in character.
speaking of, how much do you love her new 'identical twins' print? I KNOW.
a big, big thank you to judy and also to my wonderful and devoted readers. y'all are nice.
p.s. if you're so inclined, judy also has a pretty amazing and fun portfolio site.
by caroline duke on Tuesday, May 18, 2010
i'm not typically a studded-bag kind of girl... but did you see the bottom of this beauty? and the quilted detail? now, $900... where can i find you?
the one below is a fanny pack of sorts. and i am ok with that.
the last one is pretty, too, yes?
by caroline duke on Wednesday, May 12, 2010