Thursday, August 26, 2010

my friend Gemma

The Sartorialist snapped this shot of my friend Gemma in NY. Yay Gemma you look incredible. xo

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

thigh high

Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg epitomize effortless style.
Thigh high leather boots....get you some.
This pair from Robert Clergerie available @ Nordstrom in black or brown suede are gorgeous and comfortable to boot.
This Chloe boot adds a touch of rope detail to the over the knee look.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Grace Coddington

Grace Coddington\, Vogue's creative director, and driving force behind many of the fashion worlds best photo shoots is writing a memoir. This should be good.....

Friday, August 13, 2010


new work up on my website. jsimpsonstyling

Daeja Porte

My dear friend and talented photographer Daeja Fallas has invited me to join her and other friends in this collaboration. Follow DaejaPorte for on trend designs and even shop the shoot. More to come...follow @ DaejaPorte

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Apolis Activism

I have adored this utilitarian stylish line for years. My friend Raan and his brother Shea are the purveyors of the globally conscious brand Apolis Activism
Not only are their clothes cool and sustainable, the brand teams up with projects in developing countries to further employ and promote self sustaining businesses and tie together our one world.
This Bangladesh project Market bag is just one example.
Through design and partnership with these projects they seek a bigger and brighter tomorrow for the global community.
I am proud of their vision, this line and all it encompasses is a true model for designers to be conscious. Our threads are part of the common thread that can spin our world back on track.
The guys were interviewed for GQ magazine recently, click on Title for link.

Monday, August 9, 2010

No Depression

These rare color images were just made public from the Library of Congress's archive of FSA and OWI photographs. So beautiful. View the slideshow on Flickr

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Jean-Leon Gerome

Beautiful artwork @ The Getty Villa through September 12, 2010.
This painting makes me want to go to the Korean spa baths......

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Earn your stripes

Saint James, purveyor of Nautical apparel for over a century, has teamed with Jcrew and Madewell to sell their truly authentic Naval tees for men and women. The price tag is a bit hefty, but the cotton is excellent quality and made to last a lifetime, long as you don't have a knack for spilling coffee like I do. Here is a modern spin on the Naval tee with a multi color stripe.
For a slightly less structured informal style check out Jcrew's other tissue tee version in a slighter stripe. In the grey or dusty rose it is a perfect addition to your wardrobe.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Marisol Mercado is the visionary artist and designer behind Temple De Mexico. Her pieces are artfully functional statements to be adorned on your body Temple. I love wearing my tooled leather belt with turquoise floral buckle. It makes me happy just looking at it on my closet shelf. My new love is for her Gold hair combs. Such elegance and beauty.
Her ever attentive detail is apparent in the packaging and selective ateliers that carry her line. Please check out her website for further buying info and full product line.

Monday, August 2, 2010

I like long walks on the beach

Daniel Abratte is a talented man. He is my boyfriend, I am a lucky gal.
These photographs are beautiful and this week only will be on sale @
for $20 8x10 prints.