Entries from July 2014

{ ted baker }

July 17, 2014

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Ted Baker Shoe Moodboard

 

Recently I worked on a project with Ted Baker.  And even more recently, they sent me a little gift in the mail- my favorite floral shoes from the site. I have been wearing them with the bright poppy playsuit from TB– not sure why I just love the way the florals look against that color- but they also look equally amazing with my ripped denim and a tee. Here’s what I wore mine with:

Love floral heels as much as I do? Know you do. Here are the best ones from Ted Baker that I loooove. happy shopping:

 { Ted Baker Floral Pumps }  { Chanel Lipstick } { Ted Baker Playsuit } { YSL Ring } { Marni Clutch } { Jennifer Zeuner Initial Earrings } { Chanel Watch }

{ Luceey Pump Nude Multi } { Luceey Pump Pink Multi } { Luceey Pump Orange Multi } { Saeber Pump Light Pink Multi } { Luceey Pump Pink Multi 2 }  { Saeber Pump Black Multi }

{ pink dress illo }

July 16, 2014

Pink Dress

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This week’s illustration was for one of my favorite online personalities, Roséline Lohr of  This Is Glamorous.I connected with Roséline a few years ago through social media, after discovering that nearly every beautiful image on the internet led me directly to her blog. She’s one of the many wonderful people I have enjoyed staying in touch with throughout my journey and she was an easy subject because she is just as beautiful as the photos she shares online.

I knew Roséline liked light, dusty pink, so I chose Vera Wang’s collection of pink wedding dresses as my inspiration, then I shortened her hemline to give her the sass she deserved. For an extra touch of glamour, I added a birdcage veil in black.
I’m also sharing the moodboards I make when I’m working on an illustration.  It’s a slightly unnecessary step, but I just love the visuals and figuring out how I’m going to style the subject in each piece.  I’ve never shared this part of my process before, so I hope you enjoy it.

{ want your own custom illustration? visit dallasshaw.com }

{ living room }

July 15, 2014

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The walls in my living area, and most of my home, are white.  I like a blank canvas, so I can always change out my “artwork”.  The fabrics you see were all custom fitted by Peggy and Loretta at Aubusson Home. I mixed Osborne & Little Perroquet for the windows with Duralee and Schumacher on seating. I also brought in a neutral rug from Rugs USA to complement a gray tufted couch and a loveseat. I also grabbed a matching pair of bird covered chairs on Craigslist (which none of you liked on instagram, but I don’t care because I adore them) and in the middle I added a little wood-ring rectangle table from Safavieh. I love how the wooden texture looks against the ornate bird pattern on the chairs.
In the main seating area I threw in some black and white accent pillows (that are now sold out, holla Nate Berkus) and my favorite piece of art by Greg Beachamp, “States United”.

At that point it needed some metal,but shiny gold felt too perfect, so I went with brushed gold and galvanized silver accents. The Urchin Lamps from Dwell Studio have been on my list for some time (psst the INSIDE of the black shades are gold) so I added a pair in the room, and complemented those with a light from one of my favorite local stores, Angersteins. This light looks even more beautiful when lit. The light plays off of the diagonal lines of the pendant. Don’t let it fool you, this pendant is far from simple.

 

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A faux metallic cowhide rug, neon light (which we’ll get to) and industrial looking accents are mixed with more silver and gold throughout the room.  Not sure if you will like the space as much as I enjoy living in it, but if you do, here is a little how-to from the Shaw office. Dying to see what you think!
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{ peachy pout }

July 14, 2014

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This look is one of my favorites around.  An illuminated and bronzed face, peach lips, thin cat eye eyeliner, and great eyeshadow.  Mix this all together and you have yourself one gorgeous face (well, more gorgeous than normal).

{ YSL Glossy Stain in 27 Peche Cerra-Cola } { Givenchy Eyeliner } { Guerlain Teraacotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder } { Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Polyester Bride }

{ ds travel diary: gild hall }

July 11, 2014

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On a recent trip to NYC, (I have been in town a lot lately) I was invited to stay at Gild Hall, located in the heart of the financial district. I don’t stay in the area often, so I decided I’d spend some time between meetings wandering through the neighborhood (battery park, trinity church…).  After all of the wandering, I ended up spending an early evening back at the hotel, by choice.
Of all of the hotels I have visited in NYC thus far, Gild Hall on Gold St. wins the award for coolest bed, thanks to a headboard designed by Jim Walrod.  The overly friendly Gild staff upgraded me to a suite with high ceilings, a killer brass chandelier, a living space with leather seating, kitchen area, bath, and a bedroom.  The room was so large, and now I’m thinking this might be a nice place to stay during NYFW… not the closest to Lincoln Center, but enough space to spread out all of my sketchpads and shoes.
The lobby is beautifully decorated with a masculine lived-in vibe: chess tables, comfy leather seats, books for miles, and antler-chandeliers making the hotel lobby feel more like the perfect place to hang out, rather than just check in. I even checked out the restaurant downstairs before heading out of town and it was delicious.
If you are looking for a place to stay that has enough to do, but isn’t in the middle of the Times Square tourist scene, check out Gild Hall for an upcoming stay. I loved my stay there and it won’t be my last.

Meet you at the bar.

{ gild hall }

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{ citizen atelier }

July 10, 2014

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As an artist, I’m always seeking sites and places that showcase art in a new way and oh did I find it.  I want to introduce you all to Citizen Atelier.

An online showroom of art from different artists, different mediums, and different subjects from all around the world.  And you know what’s even cooler?  Not only can you look and discover new art, you can buy it, too!

So make sure to check out Citizen Atelier here or by clicking their space on the left hand side of your screen.

{ TWN: Neon Goth }

July 9, 2014

TWN Neon Goth

 

Here we go again with my love of neon (catching on to the trend here yet?).  This time I’m making my neon really stand out with a “gothic” outfit of all black.  Basically this outfit is a dream come true.  Oh and that skirt? It’s a skort so whoaaaa updated 90’s flair.

{ DSquared Necklace } { The Row Sunglasses } { Proenza Schouler Striped Top } { Juicy Couture Clutch } { Jo Malone Fragrance } { Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish } { Charlotte Olympia Pumps } { Neon Skort } { Dolce & Gabbana Mascara } { Star and Moon Stud Earrings }

{ Dolce & Gabbana lipsticks }

July 8, 2014

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This spring/summer I vowed to try to get back into lipstick. I am a gloss girl. But I have also been spending a lot of time at the beach which has not been working out so well ( hair blowing around + lip gloss = a sticky mess)

Cue the doorbell. A delivery came this week from my friends at Dolce and Gabbana beauty. When I gathered myself off of the floor (this happens every time they send a little gift) I opened it to find their new collection of Classic Creme Lipstick.

I’ve tried a new color each week since- current faves are Mandorla (looks great with a bright blue sundress) & Daring (perfect nude).

As I mentioned before, I get to try a lot of beauty products and D&G is my current fave. Get to a cosmetics counter and check out the new line. OR just visit my pinterest page or the links below and shop there.

{ Mandorla } { Daring }

{ Dolce & Gabbana Classic Creme Lipstick }

{ tousled tresses }

July 7, 2014

tousledtressesIf only the wind made my hair look like that—riiiight?  For a less wind-involved hair, use volume powder or hair sprays and maybe some slight teasing (minus the 80’s).  See below for my product choices.

{ Leonor Greyl Paris Hair Oil } { Davines Momo Anti-Frizz Spray } { Sachajuan Volume Powder } { Rahua Voluminous Hair Spray } { Mason Pearson Styling Comb }

{ prisms }

July 4, 2014

Prisms

You never really realize how much you see a shape until it’s right in front of your face.  Prisms are everywhere.  Embrace prisms and stock up on them to place in your home.  Bonus–the glass prisms reflect the light b-e-a-utifully.

{ Copper Prism Lamp } { Mirrored Side Table } { Wine Stopper } { Rug } { Wall Art } { Terrarium } { Coffee Table } { Prism Pillow } { Drinking Glasses }

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