Friday, January 20, 2012

Muse of the Week: Carmen Miranda

Do you guys remember Carmen? The Brazilian bombshell who wore amazing head pieces? Well she is the narrative force behind my new accessory line collection. Stay tuned. All I can promise is bright, big and ultra feminine. The fashion world continues to embrace her vivid and bright style by adapting her joyful theme to numerous fashion shoots. The second and fourth image plays a tribute to the one and only Carmen Miranda.

Moonrise Kingdom

Can't wait for the release of Moonrise Kingdom. A new feature by one of my favorite directors, Wes Anderson. Cast includes the Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton and Bill Murray, just to name a few.

My Dream Library

Daydreaming about having a library like this one.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mad Men

Mark your calendars for March 25. The new season of Mad Men premiers on AMC. I am thinking of hosting a cocktail party on that day and having my guest show up in 1960s costumes. I can't wait! You can purchase these prints here

Headbands at the Golden Globes

The headband trend makes it's way to the Golden Globe Awards. The ultimate glamourous and timeless accessory. I liked Charlize Theron's sparkly Cartier piece, but I loved Michelle William's flapper style headband by Fred Leighton the best, plus I am really digging the Mia Farrow look on her.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rodarte at LACMA

I finally had the chance to visit the Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection at LACMA this weekend. This exhibition is absoultly beautiful. The Mulleavy sisters never fail to blow my mind away. I've been a big fan ever since I found out about them, while flipping through the glossy pages of Vogue magazine. Their first collection was introduced in 2005 and have since then been taking the fashion industry by storm. If you are in the Los Angeles and love fashion, you should check out this exhibition. It runs through February 5.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Old Mexico Inspiration

I am getting ready to design my new spring collection. Lately I have been very inspired by bright colors, Frida Kahlo, Mambo music and the last Mexican vacation I took with my husband this past August. Here are some images that I am geekin out on right now! The first one is from Vogue Australia and the second one is from a Frida Kahlo inspired photo shoot. 

Love this band: Warpaint

I accidentally came across this article today about this all female band Warpaint and it was love at first sight. The writer described them as, "Remember the Greek mythological sirens, the seductive bird-women who lured nearby sailors to death by shipwreck with their beautiful, haunting voices? Warpaint is kind of like that." If I could add a soundtrack for my website, this song would be it.

Monday, January 2, 2012


This cocktail headband was inspired by Maria Felix, the queen of the golden age of Mexican Cinema. 
Look for Felix on the Encanto website

Happy New Year

Happy New Year friends!! 2012 is going to be a great year, I know it!!