inspiration board

Posted by jessica
inspiration board: self-made

When I was younger, I loved using embroidery hoops, typically for sewing sequins and beads on pretty fabrics. Now, I discovered another use for embroidery hoops: making inspiration boards.

I picked up this gorgeous floral fabric with my sister during our visit to the workroom in Toronto. They have a such a great selection of unique fabrics, albeit mainly printed cotton.

So far, I've pinned on a mini flower I made using lace trim, a few paper flowers, and decorative tags by o-check. I'm sure the board will fill up quickly as I'm constantly finding inspiration everywhere.

heavy metal

Posted by sarah
I'm typically not a big fan of studs or a lot of metal on purses (and shoes, too), but the hardware on these shoulder bags is so keenly used; there is just enough metal to detail the bags. And, I'm a sucker for chain straps.



Posted by jessica
TBA (to be adored) is definitely my favourite autumn/winter 2010 collection. I absolutely love peter pan collars, polka dots/pom-poms, velvet and bows.

I think that the photography for this collection is super gorgeous as well. I find the juxtaposition of beautiful dresses and abandoned spaces to be quite intriguing.


kelly smith

Posted by jessica
I'm sure many of you have heard of her already, but I've been a long time fan of Kelly Smith's work.

I always get excited whenever she updates her blog with new illos, and she always posts the most inspirational photos to draw.

Stock up on her lovely prints via her etsy store, Birdy & Me.

skt ceramics

Posted by sarah
If I had plenty of disposable income, I would definitely splurge on these porcelain tumblers by Susannah Tisue, creator of SKT Ceramics.

Visit SKT Ceramics' Etsy store or purchase the items in person at her Brooklyn Flea booth.

frankie magazine

Posted by jessica
Frankie Magazine is easily one of my favourite magazines at the moment. Frankie is an amalgamation of all things pretty, whether it be fashion, vintage, photography, art or crafts - they have it all!

Here is a peek into their most recent release (issue 37):

And, as a huge fan of brooches and pins (I'm sure my sister can attest to this as well!), I adored this layout from their Jan./Feb. 2010 edition (issue 33):

Sadly, they no longer distribute Frankie Magazine in Canada anymore. Not to worry though, because you can personally subscribe to Frankie and have it delievered to your doorstep, or you can obtain an online version of Frankie.

little salon

Posted by jessica
I stumbled upon the cutest little shop nestled in lovely Melbourne. Little Salon features local art, clothing and jewelry.

If you're lucky enough to live in or visit Melbourne, be sure to plan a visit here.

dear creatures

Posted by jessica
Dear Creatures' Fall 2010 collection makes me excited for the colder weather ahead.