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Category: Accessories

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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(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.
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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.
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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”.

PACKING INSPIRATION FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND ESCAPE…

bright white shoes.

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easy and comfortable…for city or for beach.

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packable “squash” hat.

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bold black and white…why not wear these slippers all day and night?

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IMPRESSIONISM, FASHION, AND MODERNITY EXHIBIT – MET MUSEUM, NEW YORK

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s.

Beautiful accessories from the 1860s to 1880s…

1860s cream cotton pique dress with black scrollwork.

I love the cream and black color combination especially with the black scrollwork on this 1860s cream cotton pique dress.

Beautifully had crafted parasols with layers of cream silk, black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory.

Beautiful hand crafted parasols with layers of cream silk and black lace, and rods made of intricately carved ivory – exquisite and cool.

1880s consumer culture...hand made white leather gloves

1880s consumer culture…hand made white leather gloves with black trim.

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure

1860s artists paint contemporary scenes of leisure…Monet’s monumental Luncheon on the Grass (Musée d’Orsay, 1865–66). What would leisure look like today?

PALO ALTO, CA – CIRCA 1984

I just love how I coordinated my ToysRUs Geoffrey umbrella with my red rain galoshes on a beautiful sunny day (hence the plastic sunglasses of course).

I love how I coordinated my ToysRUs Geoffrey umbrella with my red rain galoshes on a beautiful sunny day (being the reason behind the plastic sunglasses of course).

THE HAT SHOP – SoHo, NEW YORK

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This quaint little shop in SoHo has the best selection of hand made and custom made hats in New York City. The Eyelash Feather Cloche would look divine with Line Dry offerings in the works for next year!

http://thehatshopnyc.com

BRAIDS AND BOWS

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Sorry I missed last Valentines week post – it was a busy week in the sample room!  Here are some bow accents I thought were fitting for a belated Valentine’s Day post…  Also some braided beauties showing easy, elegant styles.  I love that braids are so effortlessly versatile and easy to dress up or down.  Also perfect for those low maintenance days.

AROUND TOWN – NEW YORK CITY

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Inspirational boutique, Poppy, located in NoLita, Manhattan, opens a new location in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

At the The Erno Laszlo Institute event in Soho spotlighting successful and philanthropic professional women. This was an interesting Boardroom Briefing With Andrea Pomerantz Lustig. She is Contributing Editor for Glamour Magazine and author of a new book. Her beauty insights have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and Women’s Wear Daily. She lives in New York with her husband and three children.

Display shelf at The Erno Laszlo Institute event in SoHo, New York.

SoHo, New York

SoHo, New York

Vintage Monogram Tie Clips – Circa 1950

Vintage Monogram Tie Clips

Vintage Monogram Tie Clips

FLORENCE, AMALFI COAST, POSITANO – ITALY

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Florence, Italy

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Florence, Italy

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Florence, Italy

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Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Positano, Italy