Westward Leaning Sunglasses

I keep seeing photographs of celebrities in Westward Leaning sunglasses (Jessica Alba, Kate Bosworth, Emily Blunt, Natalie Portman, the list of globetrotting Rovanesses goes on …) popping up all over the internet. And the brand is really doing something right, because their glasses look good on everybody.

One of my favorites, the No. 3 Mercury 7 on Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:

Kate Bosworth in No. 2 Louisiana Purchase:

The company’s concept is pretty cool: For every pair they sell, they donate $10 to a charity represented by a stripe of material on the frames. In fact, Westward Leaning only has one frame design and the sunglasses vary in the unique material (brass, wood, antler, etc.) representative of the cause it celebrates.

I’d love to get a pair of these in time for my next vacation. Since the design is so classic without being boring, they’re the kind of shades that could look good with just about anything, whether I’m doing some casual sightseeing or heading to an early evening dinner with my date.

What do you think? Chic, no?

Holstee T-Shirt Dress

Check out this T-shirt dress from Holstee. It’s a dress that’s a pocket and a pocket that’s a dress … with a pocket. Sounds at first like it could be a little kitschy, but the final product looks more than appealing.

The dress is cut, sewn and dyed in Los Angeles, using all-natural fibers (60% hemp/40% organic cotton), and it comes in white with a dark blue pocket, or black with a mint green pocket. There’s a video on holstee.com showing how you can tuck the whole dress into the pocket for storage or travel (they also make a T-shirt that follows the same concept). Price for the dress is $55.

I’m thinking about the possibilities … As a travel nightgown for overnight or weekend trips. Pack it in my carry-on in case my luggage doesn’t make it. Use it as a pillow on the plane. Toss it in my gym bag to throw on after a workout.

I see this as just the kind of versatile, dress up or dress down thing that I would probably find myself packing over and over again …

Emerson Farm in New Hampshire

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If you aren’t already familiar with Emersonmade, go ahead and just jog on over to their website. Emerson Fry and her husband, Ryan Fry, started the e-commerce site and clothing brand in 2009 — she takes the lead on all the creative; he oversees operational logistics and the day-to-day. And the clothes? I am ob-sessed. Think mod little black dresses, pleated skirts, retro denim, flower brooches, monogrammed table linens, fitted blouses … But I digress.

After a decade living in New York City, the couple vacated to a 19th century farmhouse in New Hampshire a few years ago. Emersonmade’s new headquarters are perfectly simple yet stylish, complete with resident ducks and chickens. The home has been featured by Boston Magazine, The Nest, Apartment Therapy, Design*Sponge, Tart House, High Street Market, and and and … Let’s just say I’m not the only one who’s fallen in love with the house and the sense of place it conveys.

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This is just the kind of East Coast place where I’d love to hole myself up for two to three months each summer and type away on my novel.

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Maje Fall-Winter 2011 Campaign

And speaking of Paris … And I know that style houses are already focusing on spring 2012 collections … But just in case you missed it, you have to see the images from fashion brand Maje’s fall/winter 2011 campaign. I’m a little bit obsessed with the whole thing. The Eiffel Tower in the background, the adorable skirt the model is wearing, the perfectly sophisticated heels, the colors …

Le sigh.

Moroccan-born designer Judith Milgrom launched Maje in Paris in 2004, and since then the bohemian and feminine styles have been favored by such French starlets as Marion Cotillard and Vanessa Paradis. I personally came across the brand after noticing “it” girl Emma Watson sporting one of the brand’s sweaters. (Note: The below is not the Maje sweater, just a photo of the ever stylish Ms. Watson.)

Here’s the “Maje Making of Fall Winter 2011 Campaign” video by the brand …

Fancy a little French shopping yourself? Visit Maje’s American e-retail site at us.maje.com and promise you’ll tell me what you get!