Saturday, November 28, 2009

Remnants.

Remnants of a family photo shoot by one genius photographer.


We hosted Thanksgiving this year and have had a wonderful time having everyone here. 14 people is a houseful-- but the more the merrier!! Both my and Brian's parents were able to come out, my brother and his fabulous girlfriend, my sister (who is really Brian's sister but I claim her as my own!) and her family were all around the table this year.

I am so thankful to have my brother here--He went through a rough patch at the beginning of the year but has come out healthier, happier and the same old Scott he used to be. It is so great to have him back!! My one and only sibling who I could not live without. He is the best-est big brother in the whole world and to see him this happy--happier than he has been in probably 8 or so years.....there is nothing I could be more thankful for. Honestly. Nothing.


We had lots of great times this weekend. I peeked outside at one point and Miss O was sitting on the daybed in the sun--her uncle had moved it there for her--and she was singing a song. Flowers, strum strum strum, ladybugs strum strum strum, butterflies, strum strum...you get the picture. It was so sweet! A moment to remember.

Sorry I have been so MIA. I have been finishing up some projects around the house... remember this?? Finally done. I'll get some photos uploaded once this fantastic chaos clears. I am taking part in a fantastic holiday boutique this Friday night for the La Canada Junior Women's Club so will be hitting the studio very hard this week. I promise I'll have lots of photos to share during the week and also next weekend. I'll also be loading the shop with anything that doesn't sell next weekend-- bags, hats, belts and more. So stay tuned-- I promise I'll start blogging more again. Sorry to leave you in limbo.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

luvluv.
Simone

Friday, November 13, 2009

French Fabric Love.

Can you believe I have yet to step foot in the studio since returning home? That's all going to change tonight!

I thought I would motivate myself with a few fabric shots from Paris for you. Montmarte is a very artsy district in Paris and has streets lined with fabric shops.....a little slice of Heaven on Earth!



I almost jumped out of my skin when I saw this in Paris!! A darling girls dress made using some of Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market line.....and topped with a faux fur stole....only in Paris, my friends!

Speaking of fabric and Sandi Henderson, have you seen her new line?? I just can't wait to get my hands on some--it is gorgeous and she is offering some of her prints in a cotton lawn which I am sure will drape fabulously! So excited for that!
Stick around, I'm all motivated now and mostly over the jet lag so Ill be cranking it out this weekend. I'm thinking of doing a few extra items for the holiday season....scarves, stockings, ornaments, belts, maybe some holiday decor...what do you all think? What would you like to see? Let me know.

luvluv.
Simone

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Paris. Inspired.


I am back! With beautiful flowers, 22 hours of door to door travel time under my belt and one eye open-- I'm comin' at ya live! Or maybe half live....but believe me, I am not complaining a bit! The trip was worth every ounce of jet lag. Paris could not be any more beautiful- it is a treasure trove of inspiration. Simply walking down the street filled my mind with wonder and amazement...the brick roads, iron work, blue doors.


The cafes and fleuriste, the gorgeous fleurs spilling out of window boxes and stunning interior details spied through windows on evening walks (yes, I was a bit of a Peeping Tom, but with all those ceiling tiles and intricate molding, can you blame me? Brian started to run when I pulled the camera out after dark!) And Paris at night is even better than Paris by day. It was beyond....just beyond.

I could ramble on for hours about my trip-- but I won't. Although I will share a few really fun highlights in the coming days, including my trip to the Paris Flea Market.

What I will say right now about this holiday is that I return completely re-energized and overly inspired! I left my computer home and purposefully had very limited access to all things electronic-- didn't even use the Internet access on my i-phone! It was so refreshing to just be there and soak it all in , to enjoy each other and our surrounding with nothing else to think about other than if we had walked far enough to work off another pastry-- the answer was always "yes," even if it had only been a few blocks! I now realize how much I needed that... Boulangerie, Baguette, Brie and Bordeaux do wonders for the soul! {And let's not forget the Macarons}


I return to pour all that gorgeous imagery into my work-- and to love up my two little beauties who seem to have grown more than a weeks worth while we were away. Tomorrow is a big day for Miss O..... I can't believe she will be nine. Where does the time go?
Bonnes choses à venir. {Good things to come.}

luvluv.
Simone