Andrea Pompilio by The Selby

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If you share my love of natural curiosities you’ll surely admire fashion designer Andrea Pompilio’s Milan apartment. Photographed by The Selby, the Italian abode is brimming with unusual treasures from bold malachite ashtrays to subtle shagreen boxes. I’m a sucker for a minimal backdrop layered with warm, textured accents and this apartment balances the mix with enviable flair. Inspiration for my new Chicago apartment!

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How I’d channel Andrea’s handsome style:

 

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Sophie Buhai Jewelry

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Sophie Buhai’s instagram account is one of my very favorites (so much minimalist eye candy…) so it’s no surprise her new jewelry collection is the epitome of chic. The sterling silver pieces are all handmade in Los Angeles and have a stunning sculptural quality. With names like the Brancusi Barrette and the Mapplethorpe Cuff one easily gathers her art-world inspirations.  Sophie’s designs are a modernist statement I’d gladly make.

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Date Night Outfit

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Now that I’ve re-entered the world of dating (“I feel like I should send you to Chicago with a warning sign…” -my mother) I’m once again facing the age-old “what to wear?” dilemma. Do you have a go-to date night outfit…? I would love to hear! I usually spend 25 minutes on my makeup (smoky eyes, bold brows…) and all of 5 minutes getting dressed. Most nights I sport a variation of the tomboy ensemble above…

1. Black Blazer – This Helmut Lang number is on my wish list, but I usually sport a sharply cut Club Monaco blazer, always unbuttoned or draped over the shoulders… // 2. Eberjey Bralette – I love itty bitty bras like this… // 3. Tai Stick Earrings – I really don’t wear much jewelry, these little studs are subtle and chic… 4. Linen V-Neck Pocket Tee – I have a drawer full, I think the deep V is sexy, I love the grey and the white… // 5. Black Toothpick Jean – some pairs with ripped knees, some without… // 6. Essie ‘Wicked’ Nail Polish – I know it’s spring, but I like my mani dark… // 7. Rag & Bone Harrow Booties – I’ve worn these just about every day since landing in Chicago. They give me some serious height, but you can walk in them for miles… // 8. (not pictured) a yummy scent like Tokyo Milk’s Tainted Love… //  

 

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