Kate Schelter – Classic Style/Creative Soul

033117_KateSchelter_LeadI’ve read some good books this summer, but the one that has jumped to the top of the stack is Kate Schelter’s Classic Style.

I thought it would be a light romp, peppered with her art (which I adore), but it was¬†something much more deep. Part stylist tips, part life hacks….Kate shares her life, her path and the nuggets that she felt were most important to pass along. And, of course, her whimsical watercolors are found throughout.

I’ve always been drawn to artists and creatives….and Kate is no different. With a background at Vogue, assisting Annie Leibovitz on photo shoots, as an artist and illustrator, a stylist a brand expert….her careers and life experiences are not only fascinating, but worth learning from.

I love to see what creative people surround themselves with, so was delighted to find these photos of Kate’s current home with her husband, Chris and daughter, Charlotte. Bright, happy, colorful and full of personality…I was tickled to see there was a heavy dose of pink. I even spotted my favorite pink tulips.033117_KateSchelter_33033117_KateSchelter_22033117_KateSchelter_26033117_KateSchelter_34Screen Shot 2017-07-27 at 10.30.33 PM033117_KateSchelter_36summer-exhibits.0dbcb76c6557c8b751ebd1e81675650dPerfect to read and keep, but also perfect to give…Classic Style is the kind of book that you’ll enjoy now, reach for later and will stand the test of time. As Kate says…”Hand it down, dress it up, wear it out.”

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images: One Kings Lane

Matchbook Strikes My Fancy

The young team at Matchbook Magazine has just published it’s 3rd issue – this one, a blockbuster!
In addition to a fantastic field guide to one of my favorite cities, Santa Fe, they have  highlighted an L.A. based stationery studio, Sugar Paper, that makes me want to add to my already burgeoning collection. 
Doubly thrilled to see one of my favorite companies, glassybaby, highlighted with a wonderful article about founder, Lee Rhodes and the light she is shining on worthy causes, one votive at a time.
Congratulations Katie, Jane and Fallon….you’re on fire!
images: Matchbook

Friday Fashion – Sunday Styles

 The Sunday Styles section of the The New York Times is my main reason for having the morning paper with my coffee on the weekends!
Who doesn’t love to see the style compilations created by fashion fixture, Bill Cunningham? 
Now, it’s Bill who is on the other end of the lens, with the release of the documentary, Bill Cunningham New York.

 Opening in New York and Los Angeles in March….you can take a sneak peek at the trailer below.

And since I’m among friends…I’ll confess that whenever I head into the city, I think….what if Bill is out photographing? Would I make the cut? I never have….but a girl can dream!
Happy stylish weekend everyone!!!