Random loves, likes, inspirations and musings…

Month: July, 2013

XX from PANAMA

I feel at ease to know that my parents are enjoying their naturalist roots during their later years. From backpacking through Europe in the 70’s to hiking throughout the country, they have always enjoyed the simple life and had a great appreciation for nature. Somehow I did not inherit the rustic roots – as I reside in SoHo, NY preparing to launch a fashion collection – but I do appreciate fine craftsmenship and hiking (just not camping and dirt so much:). Upon their recent trip to Panama my father took photographs of some of the local artisans and surroundings. I am drawn to the woven x patterns found in many of the crafts, art, building constructions, and nature (much like the crossing of the clothespins in the Line Dry logo).

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SUMMER COCKTAILS AND OTHER CONCOCTIONS….

The color yellow conjures images of sun and spring and light and happy… much like the branding color found in the Line Dry collection launching for Spring 2014. With yellow on the brain, it’s no wonder my summer cocktail list revolves around this shade… cheers!

It has been said that this was Ernest Hemingway’s drink of choice first thing in the morning.

the hemingway daiquiri.
classic. simple. easy.
the hallmark of a perfect drink (and outfit).
Ice
2 ounces white rum
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
1 lime wheel, for garnish
**shake it all with ice. serve with a line wheel.
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/summer+cocktails

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Manhattan. Obviously.
A nod to the great city in which Line Dry Inc. was created. Many a day I feel the desire to work with one of these in hand……INGREDIENTS:
3 oz. rye whiskey
1 oz. sweet vermouth
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 maraschino cherry
http://www.saveur.com

vintage citrus

vintage citrus. delicious and refreshing. for those days when a detox is best.
http://www.garancedore.fr/en/2013/05/12/weekend-inspiration-86/

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The Original Dry Martini. The 1910s-era iconic cocktail and my drink of choice at a dinner party.
INGREDIENTS:
1 1⁄2 oz. London dry or Plymouth gin
1 1⁄2 oz. French white dry vermouth
2 dashes orange bitters (preferably
Regan’s Orange Bitters No. 6)
Strip of orange peel
http://www.saveur.com

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Southside Fizz. Perfect for a relaxing beach vacation or for a night out on the town – as versatile as a Line Dry dress.
INGREDIENTS:
2 oz. dry gin
3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. superfine sugar (or use simple syrup)
8–10 mint leaves
Chilled club soda
Large ice cubes or ice spear
Garnish: mint sprig
http://imbibemagazine.com

(STARS AND) STRIPES FOREVER – JULY, 4TH 2013

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Palais-Royal, Paris, 2008:
Our Line Dry designer standing on one of the many graphic striped platforms right before her husband proposed.
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Stylist/Designer/Mother Meg Venison and her adorable son, Rogan, wearing complementary stripes. http://www.venisonprojects.com

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Big stripes, little stripes. When applied correctly, scale and illusion can work to your advantage.
http://www.thebeautyfile.com

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As I mostly wear neutral colors, I love the pop of color for a shoe or accessory. These vintage oxfords from France are bold yet classic. Perfect for a weekend away by the shore or in the city.
http://www.etsy.com

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A sheer navy striped top or dress is a perfect union between sultry and iconic and can easily go from day into night.
This is a snap shot from our Line Dry collection for Spring!  

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The iconic stripe swimsuit is always a favorite but, in this case, I am drawn to the hat and scarf combination as well as the cat-eye shaped sunglasses.
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Style icon Georgia May Jagger. Daughter of the lead singer of one of my favorite bands. The Rolling Stones are a steadfast companion for any 4th of July travel.
This photo is from Elle France 2012, featured on http://www.magxone.com under “The Beauty Pages”.