One of the first changes I decided to make on this blog, was getting back to sharing my very favorite things with you. Sometimes, the team and I get so busy here in the office with design projects that I don’t actually get a change to sit down and share the products that I love so much.
Therefore today, I’m choosing Aerin Lauder‘s new candle collection. I’ve been a fan of hers since meeting the team a few years ago, and learning about our shared passion for perfect packaging. I love a design perfectionist–so Aerin and I are probably best friends.
Of course, it was the packaging that swayed me when I saw the new candle collection. Watercolor floral boxes? (Yes–and why didn’t I get to paint these this. Call me please team Lauder.) If I were giving these as gifts I wouldn’t even need to wrap – but I’m keeping these sweet scents for my own space today. It’s raining outside which is IMHO the best time to light a new scent because it makes being stuck indoors a little less gray and a little more relaxing.
As a designer and artist I spend long hours in the office which can make you feel a little crazy so I try to make a peaceful ritual out of my start each day. Every single day I have a least one candle lit in office. It’s my daily luxury and I truly think that it brightens my mood while helping me focus.
I added Caffarella Vine this to the office console first. When you remove the outer blue-leaf patterned box you’ll find another box holding the gold lid which also acts as stand (making any space in your home instantly the perfect space). Inspired by the Parco Della Caffarella in Rome this scent is a fresh, woody floral. It’s strong which I love and actually smells as if I have fresh cut spring flowers in the room.
I’m saving the L’ Ansecoy Orange Blossom for mid summer. It’s a fresh, clean scent; airy with citrus notes. I didn’t get to trythe other scents just yet, but you know I will. I’m going to need these boxes as office decor. Until then, I added this illustration inspired by the collection.
Beautiful job Aerin, on yet another beautiful collection.
I don’t know about you, but I love to feel natural in the summer. Simple hues go so nicely with freshly bronzed skin. All you really need is a little shimmer, right? Well for those of you who can’t go bare skinned–try my favorite nude look! Simple and sweet.
It’s such a good feeling when you finally come to terms with the fact that your hair isn’t changing, or going anywhere. It’s the crown you never take off.
According to Dove Love Your Hair Campaign’s studies, only 11% of women love everything about their hair and wouldn’t change anything about it. I am working with them to change that statistic. Embracing the uniqueness of your hair is one of the most important things you can do to creating your personal style and appearance. Which makes it crazy to know that so many women aren’t confident in their hair. In fact, according to Dove Hair’s research, three in four women believe they would have greater self-confidence if they didn’t feel that they were being judged by their hair. Your hair is such an important tool, and you should all enjoy it! I’m partnering with Dove Hair to help inspire women to feel the way I finally feel about my hair. For years, stylists have urged me to try new colors and cuts, and though I experimented—I know what truly feels like, well, me. I’m Italian, but I still like my hair lighter in the summer. As long as the base color is my original color I’m happy getting a little sun-kissed. Long and natural is a part of my look. I love a subtle beach wave, or even a few spritzes of sea salt for some texture. There’s no need to pretend my hair is anything other than what it is—my hair. I love the simplicity of being able to twist my hair up with a paint brush or pencil while I’m busy illustrating. Of course I love a nice done-up or blown-out style, but my everyday, manageable hair makes such an impact on my personal style. I’m a braid girl, a messy beach waved girl. And that part of me will never change, because I love my natural hair.
In collaboration with Dove Hair, I’ve been able to see so many beautiful looks, and felt even more inclined to embrace my own. I urge you to visit Dove Hair on Pinterest to take a peak at some of the beautiful woman, each with beautifully unique hair. Unsure of your own hair? Have a peak at this film, and I guarantee it will change your mind. #LoveYourHair #DovePartner
My bobble Insulate is used for pretty much everything these days. I stumbled upon it at Nordstrom one day and my life will never be the same. If I’m hitting the gym, or out at meetings all day it’s always tucked away in my bag with me. (hint: it fits ice cubes.) When I’m home, I like to use it for storing liquids, or even on-the-go water for painting.
It’s stainless steel, therefore dishwasher safe, and doesn’t sweat. Don’t get me wrong I love a good coaster, but it’s one less thing to think about when I’ve got this guy with me! It also keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours, cold for up to 24 hours. (WHAT?–I know.) Trust me, this is the only bottle you’ll ever need. #bobblelove
5 Products You’ll Need to Channel Your Inner Blushing Beauty
It’s the time of year where everything is bright and warm. There’s nothing that screams summer more than rosey cheeks and beachy hair. Here are a few of my favorite products I’ve found for a natural looking glow.
As you know, I’m always on the look out for the most amazing products. Summer is officially here–and beach trips are on my mind. Pack a sack lunch and get on the road. Kidding, these leather “lunch sack” clutches are amazing, and so unique. Also, here are a few fav bikinis I found on my hunt! I’m loving the perforated lining on this Zimmermann Pavilion Tri Ladder Bikini.
Do you follow along on our social pages? Do you enjoy creative, and beautiful things? If so, you are in luck! Amongst other things, Dallas Shaw LLC is currently developing a product and paper line. We are seeking a graphic design intern for Summer 2016, to help with everything from creative moodboard designs, to creating prints from illustrations.
Applicants should be an expert in graphic design, with a high end fashion/editorial focus. In addition to font and layout design, applicant should have an eye for color matching and pattern pairing. Knowledge of the lifestyle industry is a must. Applicant must be local, and have transportation to the Dallas Shaw office in Wilmington, DE. A laptop and Adobe Photoshop are essential.
Please email a resume and sample of graphics work to Kylie Silvestri, (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 1st to be considered.
Can’t make it to the beach to get that natural sea tousled look? Fake it. It takes a little testing to find the right salt spray for your hair, but once you do you’re golden! It’s a low maintenance style that still looks great.
Lacking some inspiration on this beautiful Friday A.M? Do what we do, and scroll through our pinterest page. I constantly search for images and pieces to get those wheels turning–you should do the same!