Weekend Review: What could be better than a glass of wine, Love Actually on Netflix, and Christmas cheer all around the humble abode?? P.S. That alien peeking out of all the Xmas stuff is sort of our little mascot!
Weekend Review: What could be better than a glass of wine, Love Actually on Netflix, and Christmas cheer all around the humble abode?? P.S. That alien peeking out of all the Xmas stuff may seem weird, but he’s sort of our little mascot!
The Gotham Scholar Gift Guide: It’s officially the holiday season, and one of my favorite thing about this magical time is gifts — and I don’t mean getting them. (Though, of course, who doesn’t love that?) I’m talking about the season of giving. I pride myself on being a good gift-giver, so I thought I’d share some gift guides for the people on my list this year.
First up is my office’s Secret Santa exchange. Fashion offices tend to have an eclectic mix of people, so you won’t find anything boring like a nice pen on this list. Instead, here are some fun little things for everyone from your boss to the intern — all under $20.
For Your Boss: Like and Dislike Stamps
For The Traveler: Cat Nap Flight Aid Kit
For The Office Supply Queen: Kate Spade Expletive Paper Clips
For The DIY Queen: My Wonderful World of Fashion Stamp Set
For the Magazine Enthusiast: The Gentlewoman
For The Note-Taker: Rifle Paper Co. Lined Paper Notepad
For The Meme-Lover: Grumpy Cat Snow Globe
For The Writer: Rifle Paper Co. Rosa Pocket Notebooks
For The Coffee Addict: Reactive Glaze Mug
For Your Intern: Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit
Weekend Wear: Guys, I’ve got to be honest here, I hate the color pink. So much. But ever since I saw those pink fluffy coats walk down the Carven Fall 2013 runways, the color has really grown on me — but only in a really chic coat version, of course. I’m really loving this look from Gabrielle of Dentelle + Fleurs for weekend brunch or holiday shopping. A statement color like this works best with black & white, and pairing the feminine hue with masculine touches like a button-down and loafers is just perfect.
Late Night Treat: These works by Henrietta Harris sort of remind me of when old-school desktop computers used to freeze and you could drag the window all around the screen and it would get all weird and distorted — but instead of making me angry I just want to hang these in my apartment or something.
Weekend Review: Spent the long weekend in NJ taking goofy selfies and accidentally matching my boyfriend, playing Suzy Homemaker with dinner settings and cocktail recipes, and cuddling with the cutest little fluff-ball all weekend long. I’m always on instagram @camillevr.
Big news: I got a new freelance gig again that I started last week and I’m very excited about it — but more on that later. To get outfit ideas, I’ve been browsing the internet (mostly Pinterest) for a little office-style inspiration, so I thought I’d put together some of my office-wear essentials. Working in the fashion/magazine industry you can get a way with a lot more than any normal office. Case in point: at Vogue this past summer everyone from the senior editors to the interns were showing up in Birkenstocks. I love that freedom, but there are definitely certain office staples I couldn’t live with out. I think these essentials could work for any industry — the key is how you style them!
The Cool Blazer Alternative: Mara Jacket from Need Supply Co.
The Every-Day Flat: Office London Taboo T-Bar Flats
The Leather Legging: Zara Leggings
The Essential White Boyshirt: Equipment Signature Oversized Shirt
The Secretly Practical Heel: Jeffrey Campbell Rios Mary-Janes
The Statement Necklace: Jessica DeCarlo Triple Chevron Necklace
The Little Black Shift Dress: Madewell Paneled Leather Dress
Late Night Treat: Artist Mitch McGee makes Pop Art scenes out of wood cuts and oil paints, giving them a really cool 3D feel. His solo exhibition, All About Pop, opens tomorrow at the 1stdibs Showroom at the New York Design Center — definitely going to check it out.
Well, now that Thanksgiving is over and December begins tomorrow, it’s officially time for all things Christmas and to decorate our humble abodes! I’m really loving a lot of the holiday DIY projects I’ve seen on Pinterest, and I’m kind of into the idea of making my own wreath this year. I’ve seen a lot of really pretty and interesting ideas that I want to try out, like the really cute ones pictured above. I love the succulent one — it definitely requires the most time and money, (although the tutorial says they did it all for $15) but it looks so amazing, and you could turn it into a little plant garden or something after Christmas is over and keep it year round. The other two are a little more simple and traditional, but still a lot cuter than just your standard, store-bought wreath!
You can find the instructions for the succulent wreath over on Apartment Therapy, and the simple ones on the bottom right are over here. I couldn’t find a tutorial for the branch-y wreath on the bottom left, but it seems like you could make your own by following a simple wreath tutorial and using branches, evergreen clippings, pinecones, and ribbon. Check out more cute holiday ideas over on my Pinterest page, too.
Happy Thanksgiving Tumblr-verse!! I’m thankful for a lot of things this year, but I’m also thankful that Sirin Thada has the best holiday drawings.