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video source: hennesandmauritz on youtube, screenshots from the video.  I wasn’t terribly keen on the Versace x H&M collaboration that was unleashed this past November, just not my style, but I’m stoked over the fact that the next designer collaboration with the Swedish mega retailer will be with eclectic and unique label Marni.

Ooooo awkward eccentric print-loving mod girls everywhere are probably swooning!  Take a peek at the preview video from H&M – it looks as though we can expect bold prints, graphic jewelry (I’m LOVING the blocked bracelets and necklaces, and the white floral necklaces) and statement architectural flats (basically the essence of Marni and everything we love about the label)!  Very excited, though not sure if I’ll be standing in line overnight 😉

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My sister-in-law Michelle invited us over for Sunday brunch and to meet her new angora rabbits Hazel and Sage!  They are the cutest rabbits I’ve ever seen (sorry UVic bunnies) and she has built the most amazing hutch for them!After brunch Ryan and I took a walk in Stanley Park!  It was such a beautiful day, I hope we have many more this winter!

1.,  2. and 3. jenna lyons’ office space at J.Crew (images from little bits of lovely and stylelist.com4. taylor tomasi hill’s desk in her cubicle at marie claire (image from thecoveteur.com), 5. still hunting for the source of this image   6. studio spaces from the “keegan home” (images from countryliving.com via unruly things).

7. my picks for an awesome home office, images from their respective linked sites: a. five butterfly display, b. menlo lamp, c. large hanging teardrop terrarium kit, d. linen pinboard, e. apple iMac, f. jadite charm cup and saucerg. perch barstoolh. sheepskin rug, i. counter storage unit, j. female half body dress form, k. tibetan wool rug.

Having a home office/studio has been a dream of mine for a long time! Taking inspiration from some fabulous ladies in the fashion industry, I love the idea of an aesthetically simple, yet luxurious and comforting space for creativity to flourish!

Photos 1, 4 and 7 by Jamie Delaine Photography.  Wow! 200 posts!  I started this blog just over a year ago, and it has brought me a great deal of comfort and fulfillment!  Having an outlet to share my ideas, creative inspiration, photography and my life with my family and friends (and my new blogging friends) has been a wonderful hobby, and I hope the next 200 posts bring me as much satisfaction!  Thank you for visiting and inspiring me to keep at it! xoxo

In addition seeing old pictures of my great grandparents looking spiffy, another thing I love about going through my grandad’s old photo albums is seeing pictures of my Mom when she was young!  There are so many great photos of her growing up and the time she spent at the cabin in RC.  I love finding similar photos of my brother and I, and thinking about how my Mom as a baby played in the water in the very same spots as we did growing up!  (I think my Mom is WAY cuter though and her bonnet is adorable! ;))

Editorial image scanned from Vogue US, January 2004 photographed by Craig McDean. product images from their respective linked sites. 1. Raquel Allegra Henley shredded cotton-blend dress2. Rachel Comey Slip Dress, 3. Theory Velina stretch-silk dress, 4. Various colours and styles of VPL bras from here and here.

I’ve been digging through my old Vogue collection and came across this editorial called “Pretty Woman” from Vogue US January 2004 (photographed by Craig McDean) that I remember really loving!  I distinctly remembered this shot of Daria Werbowy in a beautifully delicate silky printed pleated Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière dress with this incredibly sharp neoprene Day-Glo neon yellow bra.  I looooved the juxtaposition of the soft silk with the spongy sporty material and the pairing of the creamy pink colour with the bold neon (something we have been seeing a LOT of in the past few years)!

I tried to dig up some soft, flowy shirtdress ideas that could be paired with a line of bras I’ve been eyeing for years by VPL!  Would be fun for spring/summer!

We finally caved and turned the heat on in the apartment!  Wearing 3 sweaters and 2 pairs of socks maybe was a little silly, but saving money on our heating bills was our priority!  I wrapped little Rohebo up in our blankets this afternoon and decided to bake some madeleines.  Jeri loaned me her antique madeleine baking pan, so I made (of course) The Barefoot Contessa’s coconut madeleines (sans coconut)!  With a cup of white peony tea and a bit of mid-afternoon sunshine (and Florence + The Machine), they were quite lovely!