• the perfect patch

     

    I currently have a beautiful vintage couch sitting in my parent's garage that needs to be recovered. While brainstorming ideas I came across these beautiful patchwork pieces. It might be an overly-ambitious DIY project...but a girl can dream! I love the way they bridge two of my favourite aesthetics - romantic and country.


  • sunny days

     

    I don't know about you guys, but the sun has been shining lately and it's making me forget the frigid weather outside. Spring is on my mind and while we still have a bit more cold to endure, we're getting there, slowly but surely. Nothing says spring like a fresh pair of sunnies, and Karen Walker's new campaign featuring grannies from Advanced Style, put a huge smile on my face. Known for her unique designs and quirky aesthetic, this kiwi-designer focuses on making sunglasses that are modern with a classic, vintage feel. Would love to one day carry her stuff in the shop...but in the meantime, we'll be on the lookout for retro sunnies to add to the collection.




  • marry me, marimekko!

     

    I've always loved the fun and bright prints of Finnish company Marimekko. Tonight I'm headed to the Textile Museum's Marimekko, With Love  exhibit and can't wait to see the fabrics up close. The company has been around since the 50's so I'm expecting an amazing retrospective. While they're most known for their textiles, I've always been most partial to their housewares. Last summer I travelled throughout Scandinavia and picked up lots of printed retro goodies for the shop- can't wait to share them with you all!


  • alice + olivia: ladies of the manor

    Loving these shots from the Fall 2013 Alice + Olivia lookbook. The collection focuses on black and white and red all over. Especially loving these looks for a candelabra-lit valentines dinner, and maybe if I'm lucky my valentine will treat me to that amazing zebra purse! Bisous!




  • lookbook lady

     

    A few years ago when this idea for Girl on the Wing started, I got together with some amazingly talented and creative girls and shot some pieces from my collection. Here are some of the images, shot by Allysandra Cervantes, makeup and hair by the lovely Christina Spina, lookbook design and layout by the magnificent Nicola Hamilton, and styling by myself, Whitney McMeekin. Model Alyssa Winegarden was the perfect mix of femininity and glamour. Enjoy!