GIFT EXCHANGE / THE PENGUIN & THE POLAR BEAR, click to expand

GIFT EXCHANGE / THE PENGUIN & THE POLAR BEAR

These two arctic socialites like to skip the gift wrap and go straight to gin. Nothing says happy holiday more than some witty banter and a tab at the new “todo”. Stunning in their signature colors, they make the most of merry and bright with a few martinis.


GIFT EXCHANGE / GOODY-GOODY & AVANT GARDE, click to expand

GIFT EXCHANGE / GOODY-GOODY & AVANT GARDE

A happy Friday rolls in Gift Guide No. 2!

I just love the idea of these two being friends. Avant Garde regales the wide-eyed Goody-Goody with last weekend’s escapades over brunch. Goody-Goody makes Avant Garde try on this skirt at Tibi because the shape is just so 50’s housewife (Avant Garde secretly thinks it’s cool). They often meet in the middle and have the most fun, loving the frequent eye rolls and entertaining the idea of living their lives a little differently.

Below I have put together some things that they would most likely get for themselves, and quite possibly gift. Enjoy!






GIFT EXCHANGE / PARIS & NEW YORK, click to expand

GIFT EXCHANGE / PARIS & NEW YORK

I had a serious “wait, how do I upload a blog post again?” moment when I logged in today. It has been that long… 20 days to be exact and I am really not happy about it. But…such is life. I have been in a serious state of “go, go, go” for the past few weeks, juggling a new puppy, planning the Southern Proper spring photoshoot, client work, and traveling around to visit residency programs with my husband every week. And to top it all off, my internet decided to just “go away” for a day or two when I was just getting my feet on the ground (so much fun). So needless to say, I have found myself a little strapped for time and two days late (again) from my intended monday return. I hate that the blog is the first thing to go, but I just had to buckle down for a bit. I am sure you know the feeling.

In my 20 day absence, I decided to go ahead and jump on the gift giving post train. It is mid November after all! Though gift giving posts are kinda a dime a dozen, I am actually excited for my concept this year. I will be doing more of a gift exchange, trying to graphically juggle two people, personality traits, animals, and in this case, cities to see what would be exchanging hands. Just my attempt to bring something different to the table and incorporate some of my usual photography. I really hope you enjoy it! To the left you will find the sources for the above imagery and below you will find some other gifts that I thought New York and Paris would be eager to exchange. These guide books would be the perfect way to start (The Fashion Insider’s Guide to Paris / The Fashion Insider’s Guide to New York)  Happiest beginnings to the soon-to-be holiday season!