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INTERIOR ENSEMBLE // v.2

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In our first post of this new ‘Interior Ensemble’ series, I mentioned that we sort of stumbled onto this concept when putting together outfits to shoot within our friend Tamara Codor‘s loft. So, this second ensemble was something we had put together before even getting in the space. Is it an exact interpretation of this […]

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SLIDE ON IN :: THE SPRING SANDAL TREND

This weekend over drinks, my girlfriends and I had a very deep conversation that stemmed from the irony of us having fought so hard for years to rid Seattle of its Birkenstock hippie stigma, only have the sandals make their inevitable (?) return to fashion this year. (Insert eye-roll here.)  The discussion quickly turned to the similar […]

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  1. Emily St. John

    Aaaah I can’t deal! I really never liked those shoes…they just remind me of my high school boyfriend after basketball practice (which is an entirely appropriate time to wear them). But with those gorgeous outfits? seriously? Nooo. Haha I do however like the leather ones you liked too, but that’s about as far as I can imagine going! So funny to see this trend :)

    Emily St. John
    msmelange.com

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  2. Barchbo

    I’ve been wearing soccer slides post-work for over 25 years. While incredibly comfortable, I won’t be sporting them anywhere except the gym.

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  3. Anja Skrba

    This is like THE MAIN SUBJECT in fashion world these days – should we wear them with sock or without them? Some fasionistas agree with socks & high heels too.
    I have to tweet this, I’m dying to know what others think :)

    xoxo
    Anja

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VINTAGE DARIA :: THE LEADING LADY

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Over the holidays, I spend a ridiculous amount of time going through piles of magazines and old tear sheets that I had collected at my parents house. In that process, I rediscovered a few gems that go down in my personal Hall of Fame, including this shoot with Daria Werbowy by Mario Testino for Vogue […]

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  1. Cecilia

    The first image made me think of Liz Taylor immediately. I was also thinking about how timeless the looks were over all! I just recently pitched my binder of tear sheets in a nesting cleaning frenzy of my garage. I’m glad you have yours still! XOXO

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  2. Melissa

    I totally think that you could pull off the hair- short hair is a little high maintenance, but not in the same way as long!

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  3. Donna

    She looks just like you!

    We have a game in our family called “Who plays you in the movie of your life?” She plays you. It’s interesting to ask someone who plays them. And sometimes you just see someone and know exactly who you would cast in their movie.

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  4. Teri

    I think you would be stunning with that haircut. You have the two nonnegotiable elements working for you, beautiful skin and a cute nose!

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SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS :: CAMO + TWEED

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I had this conversation about a month ago with a girlfriend of mine about wearing camo as a fashion statement. Trust, me when I say I’m the first to totally get it… but I feel weird about wearing it myself. So, I figured what better day to bring up the topic of this uniform as […]

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  1. amanda

    Camo brings hunting to my mind more than the military… kinda weird because both my Dad and my husband were in the armed forces.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      that is interesting considering your connection to the military! i hadn’t thought about that at all – good point. i guess i was taking it as an overall military trend – the utility jackets, the camo, it’s everywhere these days.

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  2. Liz

    I’m so impressed. I was wondering as I was clicking through my interior design blogs if anyone was going to mention Veteran’s Day. Somehow I knew you would! Thank you for being so thoughtful on this subject.

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  3. Lena

    My husband currently serves in the USAF and as someone who works for the USAF I don’t think wearing camo is disrespectful to those serving. I will say I have some Zara camo heels and I wore them to work and everyone loved them. I agree with the poster above about it making me think of hunting more often than the military. I just finished shopping with my husband and he pointed out a suit jacket that had some camo in the lining and he asked if people went hunting in their suits. Great perspective though on the whole camo trend.

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  4. Lipton

    I wish this camo-fad would hurry up and die. It seems that the only people that wear is asshole hipsters with $10 cups of coffee, hunters and real service members.

    It’s real easy to tell the difference between those groups.

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  5. Daniella

    My husband is active duty Air Force. I’ve asked him how he feels about this trend and he says it doesn’t bother him. However, he gets really annoyed when civilians wear any form of rank. He has to earn every stripe and I think it bothers him when people put it on as a fashion statement.

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  6. KC Saling

    I have a mixed reaction to seeing camo as a fashion statement. I wear it every day, and it represents something powerful to me (I’m coming up on 13 years of active duty service in the Army). The designers who use it need to remember that it has a lot of meaning to the people who put on the uniform every day, and not to disrespect that.

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  7. franki

    Very interesting…I had no idea that designer camo was taken so seriously. Spent Veteran’s Day at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and wore camo nail polish (and camo kitten heels) …no funny looks that I detected… frankii

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      haha – i wasn’t trying to make it into THAT serious of a topic, i just wanted to point out something that had been on my mind. it seems like most servicemen and women don’t really have a problem with it, but i do think it’s just something to think about!

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  8. Teri

    My husband has been in the Air Force 17 years, and he and his fellow troops are never bothered by someone flashing a little camo, as long as they aren’t wearing someone else’s actual uniform jacket or pants. That does feel disrespectful to them.
    Thanks for remembering the troops on Veteran’s Day!

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THE IN BETWEEN.

While our summer temperatures may still be hovering, there is no doubt here in Seattle that we are on the verge of fall. Mornings have been grey and cool, and next week the forecast is returning to rain. I always have the hardest time figuring out what to wear in between seasons. It’s not warm […]

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  1. Laura

    Love this! The mix of colours this season totally remind me of the countryside in paris in the fall. Heavenly mix of textures as well. Just can’t wait to get my hands on some of these goods for fall. Thanks for sharing!
    I just did a post on wonderful fall items for your home that you might like as well!
    http://www.oomphlove.blogspot.ca

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  2. Karena

    Hi Cassandra,
    I love the coppery brown sweater and scarf with the gray pant. I hadn’t thought about that combination! Great looks!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artists Series

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  3. sheila

    Awesome rich colors. Do u think a splash of a warm spring or summer color would work with the color combo for example teal blue etc.

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    1. Cassandra LaValle Post author

      I do! I think there are plenty of ‘spring’ colors (everything from pastel to aqua) that could still work nicely. I think the only ones I’d stay away from might be some neons, although even a chartreuse could be fun…

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