Jelly Baby Family

Walking down the street in London my mom and I happened upon the most adorable family of life size gummy bears. It turns out the sculptures were in the window of the Halcyon Gallery and were done by the Italian artist Mauro Perucchetti. We couldn’t get over how cute and whimsical each family was. I preferred the smaller group as the larger ones made me feel a bit like I was in a game of life-size Candy Land. Too bad the pieces were actual art and not just colorful, gummy sugar. It wasn’t until after the gallery that we recollected my last ‘jelly’ obsession was in lower school when the Jelly Kelly was first introduced. I could’t wait to get my hands on the knock-off Hermes handbags; I even used the mini purses to carry my lunch to school. They’re in storage now but maybe in 50 years they will be what a Jetsons lunch box circa 1960 is today. One can only hope….

Jelly Baby Family

These crystal apples below are also done by Perucchetti and are part of his Garden of Eden series. Do they not look like a Judith Leiber handbag display?

Jelly Baby Family

Paris and London

Hi to all. I hope you like the new site design! I just returned from a very fun trip to Europe. Plenty of things to share but I thought I would start off with two of my new favorite shops we stumbled upon. The photograph above was taken alongside a women named Sophie Reisinger who is a personal shopper and Parisian fashion expert. My mother and I ran around the city with her one day on a hunt for Paris’ best vintage stores. We ended up finding some amazing pieces, both old and new. Sophie introduced us to one of our new favorite stores GISELE\SO’ located at 50 Rue De Sèvres, which has everything from Chrsitopher Kane to Valentino to McQueen. The owner, Gisele, does an amazing job filling the space with the rare pieces one sees on the runway but can never actually track down.

Paris and London

With the sweetest boutique owner ever, Gisele.

Paris and London

Please. Please. Please. If you’re in Paris and are in the mood to buy you need to stop by GISELE\SO’. You’ll find so many unique pieces that you would never stumble upon in the states or at similar stores in Europe… Just a few days into our trip we took a day adventure to London to see some friends. Atop my list of immediate stops was Dover Street Market. To my surprise and disappointment DSM was closed for renovation until the following week. My hopes for London were dashed until we discovered the John Rocha boutique just a few doors down at 15a Dover Street. I wasn’t familiar with the Asian designer until I stepped into the space that I can only describe as the most amazing lovechild between Rick Owens and Rei Kawakubo. I found a black shearling/leather reversible bolero that needed to come home with me, but there were countless other pieces of perfection. Take a look below…

Paris and London

Paris and London

Paris and London

Paris and London