Designer Crush: Farrah Sit

Have you heard of this new curated, online marketplace called WorkOf?  It features thoughtfully designed, handmade furniture, lighting and decor from independent brands.  The price points are on the more expensive site, but it is such a therapeutic experience touring their well curated offerings.

Among those on display, I am FASCINATED by Brooklyn designer Farrah Sit.  I’ve come across her hanging planters before and loved her aesthetics.  But seeing her range of products for WorkOf took my designer crush to the next level!

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work-1398376916945Her design philosophy is something that I seek to imbue in my creative pursuits:

With the ethos “own less and own well,” designer Farrah Sit focuses on creating strikingly simple objects that speak to their intended purpose, striving towards the perfection of form and function. Each product is inspired by the vivid purity of the natural world, bringing nature inside with a sleek yet practical approach to luxury. Farrah Sit is the founder of the Brooklyn-based company Light + Ladder, which represents a return to meaningful consumption by providing artistic, American-made accessories for the home.work-1398376020670

work-1386887651625Other designers who inspire me: here, here, and here.

 

 

 

 

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My Jewelry Essentials

As much as I love browsing, getting and gifting jewelry, I am blithely aware of the fact that I consistently wear only probably 20-30% of my jewelry pieces.  These are my staple pieces: they are easy to wear, never go out of style and add just the right amount of polish to even the simplest outfits.

What’s your go to piece?


Pearl strand: Instead of the classic pearl strand, go for an unexpected touch.  This gorgeous pearl mesh necklace from 10 thousand things is fresh and full of movements.

Skinny bangle: They are light to wear and great for days when you want a minimalist touch.  This beautiful bangle from Himatsingka provides gorgeous rivet details and an edgy color contrast.

Hoops: Instead of round hoops, I’ve become a fan of these square ones from my own line Mica whose angles remind me of art deco aesthetics.

Cocktail ring: Also perfect for everyday wear, a statement ring that’s bold and colorful showcases your personality and style.   This gold plated glass ring from YSL does just that.

Statement cuff: An exaggerated statement cuff could come in handy way more often than you think.  This molten cuff from Alexis Bittar is so unique in its texture and form, it’s almost like a work of art.

Long necklace: There is a laid back vibe to a long layered necklace such as this one from A Peace Treaty.  Especially as the weather gets colder and we pile on the layers, a statement piece like this one can easily sit over chunky knits.

Symbol necklace: If you are superstitious like me, a little symbol necklace that carries a special meaning for you can be just want you need on those special days.  I wear this ampersand necklace from Mica as a reminder to myself of all the people in my life who are there to support me.

Studs: Instead of diamond studs, opt for druzy ones like these from Lauren Wolf.  Druzy stones are gorgeous for their surface texture and sparkly shine. 

Statement Necklace: Statement necklaces can be a joy to admire and a pain to style. I gravitate toward pieces that have a geometric emphasis in form.  This Metropolis necklace from Anthropologie has a deco like style and infuses a very unusual but refreshing set of materials. 

Neat Knits

I am so excited for fall! That is only encouraged by the recent change of temperature and the disappearance of humidity.  At night, we love walking around the neighborhood, feeling the cool breeze and sporting layered clothes.  How’s that for a change?

Before we know it, sweater season will be around the corner.  In anticipation, here are some sweater looks I love.

What sweater style do you like?

Metallic


Zara

Chunky

Giles

Striped

La Garconne

Color Blocked

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Ombre

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Geometric

Tribal

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Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week may be over, but some looks still linger on my mind.

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I heart Narciso.  Crisp, clean and immaculate.

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Narciso #2

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Derek Lam.  That is one kickass skirt. Texture, color, personality – it’s got it all.

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High drama from Jason Wu.

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Restrained elegance from Altuzarra.

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I’m not usually into pink or beaded gowns but this is one hot dress.  Reminds me of a sari.

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Love the color palette and mixture of patterns.  Sophie Theallet.

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Sophie Theallet #2

Fallin’ In Love

Just returned from a beautiful, intimate and fun wedding in California. Watching one of my best friends walk down the aisle and say her vows had me all choked up.  🙂

Speaking of fallin’ in love, as we transition into autumn (August is almost gone!), the perfect accessory, in my opinion, is that weightless, colorful piece of scarf!  They’re light yet pack so much personality into your assemble.  Here are a few on my “to get” list:

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Volga River & the Caspian Sea Silk Scarf, oropopo

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Porcupine Quills Scarf, prettypennydesigns

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Emilie Red Geometric Scarf with leather loop, tzunuum

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Neon Paisley Scarf, Anthropologie

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India Parisian Crepe Silk Scarf, Onikann

To the Max(i)

Maxi dresses are the epitome of laid back elegance.  It’s the details and the cut that make or break a maxi dress.  I loved this maxi dress with knitted details from a fellow Etsy shop.  From there on, I pulled a few jewelry pieces that would go well with the boho spirit of the maxi dress.  Enjoy!

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From left going clockwise: Long printed maxi dress in light blue, helloAZN; Crescent earrings, Mica; Red lily cluster necklace, AhoyAhimsa; Speckle necklace, KimDulaney; Crescent totem cuff, LaurelHill