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Designer Spotlight: Olympia Le-Tan

February 28, 2012
tags: , Book, catcher in the rye, clutch, dracula, ernest hemingway, , , lolita, michelle williams, moby dick, natalie portman, olympia le-tan, olympia tan, permier, , , , , , where can i buy, , you can't judge a book by its cover
by Sonia

Back in high school art class (I’m aware that stories should never start with this), I found an old-fashioned book with the most beautiful cover and all I could think was how awesome it would be if I could carve out all the pages and turn it into a box. After many hours of precise exacto-knife cutting, gluing, and glazing, my book-box was finished and I promptly put it on my shelf only to be forgotten and gather dust like so many other teenage projects.

Years - and I mean years - later, Natalie Portman stepped out for the premier of Black Swan holding a green Lolita book clutch and I was immediately brought back to my high school book-box. Within minutes I was on the internet googling away, finding out who was responsible for creating such a keepsake accessory.

Her name is Olympia Le-Tan (apparently I’ve got a thing for Olympia‘s right now), and she launched her “You Can’t Judge a Book By its Cover” collection back in September 2009. How it took me until 2010 to discover her is trivial; her books are so clutch (see what I did there?) I want to collect all of them like a creepy librarian.

See all of her current pieces here. Which would you pick?

//photos via here, here & here

A Week in Review

January 13, 2012

{ My coffee table has a new bff }

Ok, that’s it. I need to talk to Mr. 2012. These weeks are lasting way too long! Anyone else feel like Tuesday was a Friday? Hate that.

Good thing I’ve got all kinds of exciting shtuff happening this weekend. My shopping/styling sessions with Mastercard’s Priceless NY members (remember when I told you about it?) commences tomorrow morning, followed by watching the 49ers beat the Saints with both of my brothers (what a rarity!), followed by din din with my whole fam-damily! Lucky me!

In other news, I’ve got lots of exciting goodies to share with you, some of which are featured in this post and others that you’ll just have to keep checking back for! You can also keep up with me on instagram (@runwayhippie) 0r my webstagram for you non iphone holders cause lemme tell you somethin’, I post a lot of sneaky peekies on there!

Have a fan-tab-u-lous weekend! Miss you already!

{ Giuseppe Zanotti put spiders on me feets }

{ Finally put some “order” into my bookshelves }

{ I’m cheating on my beanie with this Rag & Bone fedora }

{ True story: I’ve slipped on a banana peel. Now I get to slip on one everyday thanks to this rug! }

{ Paige Denim style-a-thon at their Soho flagship - photos by Steph Castro }

{ I’ve got a neon bag fetish happening right now… }

A Week in Review

January 6, 2012
tags: apple tv, Book, coach, computer, desk, dog nose, , grace coddington, , little black nose, , office space, , , picture, , , , the catwalk
by Sonia

Why is it that the first week back from a vacation (which also happens to be a short week) feels like the longest week ever. Aside from work and jumping on the cleanse wagon, this week has been pretty low key and I couldn’t be happier. With projects and Fashion Week lurking in the near future, I am savoring these nights that I can spend on my couch like a bum and have the lights off before 11PM. And as for this weekend, it’s looking to be pretty much the same - a bit of work and lots of downtime. I just hope it mimics this week in feeling like the longest weekend ever as well.

{ Did you know Grace Coddington published a book of cartoon cat illustrations? }

{ A favorite new bag c/o Coach - see it styled here }

{ A new toy to set up this weekend! HELLO TV! }

{ Cute attack }