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With the French Open winding down, my attention’s been sucked back into tennis lately, so it was appropriate to stumble upon Danielle Clough’s work this week. Clough’s embroidery work stems across a number of items, not just tennis rackets, but what a clever application! While this could even make for some neat DIY inspiration, I’d rather leave it to a pro and enjoy her craftsmanship. I couldn’t stop scrolling, so here’s a number of her other rackets to enjoy. Read More


Here goes my first post of 2016, and it’s unsurprisingly about the Super Bowl, my favorite event. As what I believe to be an effort to further encourage women’s viewership, the NFL has paired up again with the CFDA for 50 one-of-a-kind, designer-decorated footballs. In 2014, 48 designers contributed to the helmet project [here]. This year’s class includes, Rag & Bone, Rachel Zoe, Alice & Olivia, Jennifer Meyer, Marchesa, Rebecca Minkoff, and Prabal Gurung, to name a few. You can see the rest of the collection on the link below. What are your favorites? Do you think the NFL and CFDA make a good partnership?

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The auction is on now until February 14 with all balls on display in San Francisco, home of Super Bowl L*, from January 3-February 7. Auction proceeds wiill benefit the NFL Foundation. Get your bid on.



Just the thing I need this Monday morning:  a little surf inspiration courtesy of Chanel and Baz Luhrmann. I’m smitten over the “5” Wetsuit. The BTS video of the locations also give a few neat insights into the filming of the ad, too. Happy Monday!



“I am always with the line from Voltaire, that ‘Everything that needs an explanation, isn’t worth the explanation.’ So what can I explain?

By now you’ve seen what I did? It’s fun! In fact I had several ideas and Louis Vuitton wanted to do them all—why not? All of the boxing things are related.

I know more and more women—and men too—who have started to box. I thought it was something that one should do, if possible, in a very expensive way. So I designed the huge piece of luggage with the punching-ball in it. I also wanted to make a bag that was inspired by that idea; it comes in different sizes. We made a special carpet with an application for beginners: where and how to put your feet and how to move. There is also a little bag with boxing gloves, it can be taken to the boxing appointment—I wanted to have a special Monogram for that too. It was really very childish, simple thinking!”

I won’t pretend that I always understand Karl Lagerfeld, but I’m not sure he does either. While incredibly excessive, I love his contribution to the Louis Vuitton “Iconoclasts” capsule and find it much more interesting than just another bag. On the flip side, I also don’t want to know who buys this.

[via Louis Vuitton // Pursuitist]

The Getty always has something new and exciting on view, and Herb Ritts’ LA Style is no exception. This was, unfortunately, a “No Photography Allowed” area, so I’ve pulled a few images.

Stunning portraits of Greg Louganis, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Found my sports tie-in!

Woman in the Sea was my favorite photo in the exhibit:

Adjacent to the Ritts’ exhibit is Portraits of the Renown: Photography and the Cult of CelebrityThis image of Gypsy Rose Lee and her girls stood out.

If you’re in the area, go check them out. They both run until August 26.

Gratuitous panoramic shot from my phone. Clear view to the Pacific. [click to enlarge]   1//2//3//4//5//6