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HIGH SHINE IN THE KITCHEN!

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I like shiny things. I love hanging out in my kitchen. So, I should probably really really love this mini metallic trend of super glamorous cabinets in materials like brass and mirror… But the practical side of me just sees little babes running around putting their fingerprints all over these beauties and me constantly right behind them […]

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  1. Linda

    Maybe best not to have a husband either if you want to keep these pristine. i don’t feel like these are kitchens that see actual use but they sure look nice in pictures.

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  2. ABC Dragoo

    These kitchens are beauties – I agree with you though, they are apparently made for looking at not actually cooking in.

    (Same finger print idea goes for black kitchen cabinets too.) From experience, husbands don’t always use the hardware on cabinets either – which makes for finger prints in the most unlikely of spots.

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IT’S ALL IN THE EYES

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This trend seemed to start last year with Kenzo’s eye prints popping up everywhere during fashion week and on street style radars, but  a year later, I’m still a bit fascinated by the use of the ancient ‘evil eye’ as a statement making pattern… My favorite form of this by far has been the eye manis, […]

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  1. Morgan Aldrich

    These eyes are actually called Nazars and are supposed to protect from the evil eye. In folk traditions, especially around the Mediterranean, giving someone the evil eye (either purposefully or without intent, for example in the case of looking at someone enviously) can supposedly curse them. These little eyes ward the evil eye by “looking” back at the person responsible.

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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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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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MODERNE MARBLE

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I realize that this whole marbleized ‘look’ has been lingering for some time now (around with watercolour prints and renditions of agate), but there’s something about it that keeps me coming back for more – in all its various forms – just when I think it’s had its moment… With so many variations on a […]

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  1. maria at inredningsvis

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    Have a great week dear

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    (sweden)

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