The Remodelista Holiday Market at the Heath Center yesterday in San Francisco was awesome. Amazing artisans selling all means of hand made, artisanal goodies that included candles, jewelry, rough linen napkins, hand knit children's sweaters and the HBG BFF Bags. Might be bias but all the uber, chic stylish women either came in with one of the HBG BFF bags or fell in love + bought one on the spot. I am so grateful. To check out more Fab woman with their HBG BFF's
I have never met a stripe I did not like. With few exception they add a playful charm + easy cool to any space they break up. After all that is the purpose of the stripe. Here are a couple of stripes that I would joyously add to my own collection.
I know I have been going on ad nauseum about stripes in this blog but I would be remiss if I did not share my love of the Hudson Bay Iconic Stripe not only on the blanket but on all things wearable + not.
In the North American fur trade, point blankets were one of the main European items sought by native peoples in exchange for beaver pelts, buffalo robes, pemmican, moccasins, and other trade goods. They were desired because of wool's ability to hold heat even when wet, and because they were easier to sew than bison or deer skins. Read more about them on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hudson%27s_Bay_point_blanket
A blanket as a coat.....
Blanket as BFF bag....I am unabashedly inspired by the Hudson Bay Stripes.
Blanket as upholstered chair....
Everything you ever wanted to know about Stripes.
I LOVE Stripes. How can one not be delighted by such beauty and simplicity. But apparently stripes have a history more devil than angel...
To stripe a surface serves to distinguish it, to point it out.
Through history the stripe has always made a bold statement. From prisoners' uniforms to tailored suits, to street signs. During the Middle Ages stripes were associated with the devil. Than they became symbols of freedom and unity during the American and French revolutions? "In the stripe," writes author Michel Pastoureau, "there is something that resists enclosure within systems." That no doubt is why I love them.
Prada Ad Campaign for Spring/Summer....