Brahmin Anytime Tote
It’s an assuredly blissful afternoon when you receive a gift from VOGUE on your doorstep! I was so excited to find the Brahmin Anytime Tote had been delivered to me today in a chic bold yellow leather. The Anytime Tote is a new bag from Brahmin for spring and summer! It’s super roomy and it’s classic shape makes it a perfect go-to closet staple. The abundance of interior...
Ayumi on Japan
The lovely Ayumi and I met while taking a course during the Summer of 2004 at Parsons School of Design- she was my roommate. Ayumi, the lucky one, was continuing on that fall to obtain a degree in Interior Design from Parsons (I thought many times that summer about transferring). I had never lived with anyone from a different country before and it was truly an amazing experience. I loved...
Charlotte Olympia FW2011 on Moda Operandi
Orient Express I thought today couldn’t get any better - beautiful weather, sipping my favorite coffee- and then I received an update from one of my new favorite websites: Moda Operandi. Today, they are featuring the Charlotte Olympia Fall/Winter 2011 collection for purchase! I did a post on Charlotte Olympia after reading about her in a British magazine last summer (she was not yet in...
Hayward in Texas!
Some of you might remember my post on the stunning and unique Hayward handbags. The collection, with a true Hollywood flair and pedigree, is coming to Texas! Visit Fort Worth on March 30th for the Hayward trunk show and to see the beautiful pieces up close and personal. You can even customize orders- choosing the skin and personalize an engraved nameplate inside. Designer Marin Hopper will be...
An Interview with Lucy Sykes Rellie
“What is style? To me it does not come in a size, shape, or color. Above all, the most stylish thing to me is manners- how we treat others says it all. Lastly, if you are not having fun with it don’t bother.“ - Lucy Sykes Rellie Facebook. Love it- hate it. There are those posts by individuals you might ignore and some you just might look forward to catching a glimpse of every time you...
I love these beautiful images of Amanda Brooks (fashion consultant, author, VOGUE contributor) from the Garance Doré blog. Amanda is the new fashion director for Barneys New York and the author of I Love Your Style. I think she is an absolutely wonderful & unique addition to the Barneys team.
Palazzo Pucci and Pucci Pop-Up Shop Dallas
I was so excited to hear that Dallas’ Highland Park Village will be receiving its very own Emilio Pucci pop-up shop this month next to Deno’s Highland Park! I purchased my very first Pucci scarf while studying abroad in Florence, Italy at the beautiful Pucci boutique on Via de’ Tornabuoni. It is something that I will certainly hold on to forever! I still love the colors- a...
Lauren Santo Domingo and Moda Operandi
I am so excited to have had the opportunity to interview Lauren Santo Domingo of Moda Operandi for AnaPettusDiaries.com! Ever since I saw Lauren’s 30th Birthday party featured in Vogue in May of 2006, I have been a fan of her style and always looked for the next best thing from the VOGUE Contributor. Lauren was most recently featured on the March 2011 Town and Country magazine cover for...
The Art of the Quill Pen
Maybe it’s due to the fact that I’m now searching for a grown up version of the feather pens from the Clueless movie that were all the rage when I was eleven. Or, maybe, I am yearning for the sensibility and physical act of writing. Typing, don’t get me wrong, is sometimes fun and usually efficient - but, to actually scratch a clean crisp page and see your words come to...