How to wear fur in 2010? We've seen it on the runways and on the streets from seasons after seasons, but designers are noting that there's a different way to wearing them. Where it's incorporated to the entire look that gives off an effortless vibe instead of "look at me, i'm wearing a fur coat and you can't see what else I'm wearing." unless of course, that is all you want people to see. :)

Top to bottom: Gary Graham, Acne, Devi Kroell & Jeremy Laing, Topsop Unique, Oscar de la Renta & Todd Lynn, Anna Sui, Pringle of Scotland

I really like those pants with huge pockets from Pringle of Scotland. Looks so comfy and perfectly baggy too.


I've been meaning to scan some of my favorite spring looks from the latest issue of my favorite magazine. Everytime I go to Mitsuwa to buy groceries I always stop by the magazine/bookstore section for the latest issue of Spur. It cost me $15 an issue, but it's so worth it. It's one of the few Japanese fashion/style magazines that doesn't annoy me (I'm a bit picky when it comes to layouts).

Wish I had scanned the cover too, it was beautiful! Everything looks so rich and fresh. Vibrant tea dresses, lace, ruffles, DENIM, big t shirts worn as a dress, and olive greens with pungent red lips.

I'm crazy about the color white. If you visit my closet you would find a load of white/ivory blouses. Fabrics that are sheer, silky, or cotton in all sorts of cut. But this Spring I am in love with the idea of wearing them as dresses. Sexy boyfriend vibe with tan/brown platforms with socks and a straw hat.

Stripes are going to be (as if it isn't already) a huge hit for this Spring and Summer. It's all about mixing stripes with other types of prints and textures. Nautical themes are also coming back, which I'm really excited about. If you knew me in the past, you would know how I would spend my summer days being a beach bum, it's the best feeling in the world. If I had it my way, I'd be living by the sea. Floating in the water, having wet hair while the sun bakes my skin warm, bonfire with friends and cooking crab in beer. It's one of those lifestyles I miss and I want to bring it back...with style.


images via fashionrogue

I love Bonnie & Clyde. This makes me want to watch the movie again.

Film style photoshoots are always fun to look at too. It's my favorite kind because it has a lot of emotion, scenery, and a good story. In these photos you can see the drama, hear the gunfire and smell the dirt and smoke. So despite what people are saying about this editorial -- being cheesy and all, I still love it! You can't deny that these are still great shots of the clothes. I love it when they coordinate his and her styles. It's not because I have a boyfriend, it's the act of romance and balance between masculinity and feminininty. We all have those traits in our personalities, and to see it physical in a material world makes me all mush.

There's a side project that I am finally working on...I had this idea floating in my mind for a year now, and with the tremendous support from my boyfriend and friends I am finally pushed out of my insecurities...mostly of whether i will have enough time for it, or if i will fail -- but that's part of the excitement right? I have to keep it a secret until I get everything aligned. I could only say that it's a creative project that I hope would bring me closer to my dreams.

Thanks everyone for your continuing support of my blog. I know I haven't been around much to read all your blogs like I usually do, but I do read your comments and e-mails. My nonresponses are due to heavy work loads, change of location, and added projects. I hope to catch up soon though! I even bought a new zoom lens and filter for better photo quality :)


outfit: f21 striped red tunic & tiered lace mini, vintage 40s hat, vintage crystal ring, diy gold chain necklace, and jessica simpson heels.

You don't know how happy I was to find these shoes because there was no way I was able to get the original Charles Anastase platforms! I was swooning for these a year ago (and his entire collection as well). So thank you Jessica Simpson, you made it into my shoe collection because of him. Speaking of shoes, I also ordered the Jeffrey Campbell 'Charli' platform clogs in natural and Cleo lace up sandals in mocha. I'm getting my "tan" on...Black is for winter, Tan is for Spring.

Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, and President Weekend..what a heavy holiday this past weekend and I was quite busy last week too - working for nearly 10hrs everyday and going into work on Saturday for 12 hrs straight. I was pretty delirious by the end of the night and having dinner at 10:30pm. I missed couple of events while I was busy finishing up lookbooks for a tradeshow. I felt really bad missing out on dinner with my family for Chinese New Year and promised to have brunch with them soon. And for Valentine's Day, the BF and I decided to make Heart Shaped Lobster Ravioli w/Pink Sauce from scratch. It was quite a process that took nearly 5hrs. We didnt anticipate it being that long and didn't actually eat til 1 in the morning! Now that's love :)

rolling the dough to create 2 layers of pasta

ingredients for the lobster stuffing

it smelled so good and we were contemplating on eating some beforehand

letting it cool down for 30mins

sealing the edges with a fork

after boiling them, we mixed it in with the pink sauce

boyfriend getting all delirious at midnight

gotta have rose champagne to complete our meal!

Look at our cute little antique stained table we got from ikea! our very first furniture piece in the apartment. place mats are from anthropologie and the black lace thing was leftover fabric from making the lace bunny ears last year. I was iffy about putting it there at first, but now I'm starting to love it. Plan on replacing those blinds with lace curtains and maybe another layer with vertical stripes to add height to our kitchen/dining area. It feels good to put my interior design skills to task.

by the end of the night i only had 2 pieces of the ravioli and was ready to fall asleep.

My heart sank when I first heard that developers are trying to take down the Hollywood sign and build luxury housing units that look over Los Angeles. How could they take away our only landmark in LA? I have comfort driving up and down La Brea everyday and see the Hollywood sign from afar. It's been here for years and the sign is significant to our city. What would become of San Francisco without the Golden Gate Bridge or New York without the Statue of Liberty??? You can't screw with history without people fighting for it and the only way I can bring attention to this is by taking a photo of the peak from the rooftop of my apt and blog about it. The Hollywood sign has been covered with "Save the Peak" last week in an effort to raise money to buy the acre of land to add to Griffith Park.


Just uploaded the brand new layout for Butterflies by Claire Pettibone. Just in time for all the Valentine's Day promo and press that's been floating around the first 2 months of Feb. We're featured in couple of other blogs which you'll see in the Press section of the site.

What do you girls think of the new layout?

I wanted to design something that reflected the pretty hues and prints of the lingerie and the boho vibe of this brand. All the colorful artwork are printed onto mesh. I actually replaced all my panties with Butterflies by Claire Pettibone. It feels so soft to the skin. If you're ever in the market for comfortable thongs, you should get them from Butterflies. I'm not even kidding you about how comfortable they are and I'm not even a thong person! I also own couple of hipsters from this line too, very cute and comfy too.


Claire Pettibone x The Nest 3-piece lingerie giveaway

Win this perfect-fit and light-as-air fashion lingerie set which includes a babydoll (valued at $82) and thong (valued at $22) and hipster (valued at $36) in amethyst, violet, and poppy orange, and a Baroque-inspired lacy trellis. To enter, tell THE NEST about the best at-home date..

If you're wondering where to purchase Butterflies by Claire Pettibone we are in select specialty stores across the globe and in major retailers like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.

There's probably a handful of people out there who don't know what I do in real life. I try to keep it that way, but often times the line gets blurred and maybe I should talk about what I do more often? But I'll slowly unwind my work on this blog later :)

Currently..while I blog at work, I'm also in the process of updating our Butterflies by Claire Pettibone page with new stuff. Takes awhile when you have a million things to do, but hopefully by the end of today I'll get the new layout up. My assistant doesn't have a computer yet, so he's been doing administrative/minimal production tasks off a laptop which doesn't get us up to speed for the new season. Long hours for the next couple of days and working on the weekends as well - meaning, I haven't really given much thought to Valentine's Day at all..maybe the bf and I will cook dinner together in our new abode.

I also blog here if you like to check out what I do at work! Trying to give my work blog a little more personality: http://clairepettibone.com/blog

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