Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seat Obsession.

While searching for some living room inspiration online during my recent move downtown, I've fallen in love with high backed furniture.  It's probably because mid-century furniture might be my favorite style at the moment but I wanted to share some of my inspiration and furniture finds in case you are in the market for a living room statement piece or just browsing like myself since there is no more space in my little Soho apartment.Tear. If there was however, you can bet my budget loving dollar that I would snatch up one of the vintage pieces I posted below from Etsy...They are so unique and afordable. So get your shop on and make me proud by giving one of these stylish seats some love!


.....ETSY FINDS.....

.....MORE FINDS.....

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Feature on Vogue Japan.

Featured on Vogue Japan Fashion Snap while shopping in Soho. See it here.

TRANSLATION: NY snap. In New York, this catches many New Yorkers enjoy summer attire, incorporating such as shorts and summer dress. Also focusing on balance dresses tailored flat shoes!
(Claire) - Buyer at Calvin Klein

My good friend Emily was also featured. See it here.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

5 Things To Know Right Now.

1) Rachel Zoe has a new vintage inspired jewelry collection out now at Neiman Marcus. Shop it here.

Dying over this bracelet! Tassel Bracelet - $325.

2) The new "Shops at Target" debut September 9th. Read more about them here.

Preview of the 4 New Shops: Kiren Zabete. The Curiosity Shoppe.  Odin New York. Patch NYC.

Preview of "The Curiosity Shoppes." Learn more here.

Preview of "Kirna Zabete." Learn more here.

3) Designer Nicole Richie is doing a line at Macy's, which hits stores and on September 12. See the full lookbook here.

4) J.Crew has added the brand Stubbs and Wootton to their "In Good Company" collection. (Could have called this one, but I'm not mad about it obviously.) See my post about my love for the brand here and shop Stubbs and Wootton at J.Crew here.

5) Taylor Swift has a new single out "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" that's #1 on iTunes that's def worth your $1.29 and her single album cover is refreshingly artistic. (Amazingly refreshing from her usual princess, stardust and butterflies artwork. Thank you Taylor.)

And if you didn't know any of this already... Well you're welcome. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Claire Crisp Photography.

Too tired on this Tuesday night to draft up a good blog post so I thought I would put up the photography video I made in college for your entertainment.  After watching this and seeing how drastically different my surroundings are from two years ago when I was living in Texas, I def need to get back in the habit of taking my camera out with me in the streets of NYC.  Enjoy! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Look of the Week.

Loving this bowtie look from the new J.Crew catalog. Shop the look here and check out this amazing article about their new ads here. Happy Friday!!!!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Weekend Snapshots.

Oyster Happy Hour at our new favorite spot The Mermaid Inn.

Saturday Brunch at Cookshop.

New York City themed books.

Flowers for Maggies 25th Birthday.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Look of the Week.

Not sure who this is-- but I'm loving her style in the rain. Gets me giddy for fall fashion. Happy Friday!
Similar jacket here.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

DIY: Street Find Chair Redo.

Walking home in my neighborhood from CVS a few nights ago, I stumbled upon this poor little chair that someone left behind from their move. It clearly was not appealing to anyone in the shape I found it in but remembering what Lara Spencer said about "looking for good bones in furniture" in her book "I Brake for Yard Sales," I couldn't leave this find behind. Even though the chairs wooden frame wasn't in the best shape or quality, its art deco design won my heart over. After hauling this beauty two blocks and four flights of stairs later, my transformation began. With a coat of white paint and a quick recover job, I am proud to say I gave this once city dump destined chair a whole new look and home... Now thats what I call charity! :)  
Read my easy how-to below...

-Paint (I used a paint that was similar to the one here. Semi-gloss in white.)
-Paint Brushes (I used one similar to the brushes here. They are perfect for apply a thick coat of paint so you only have to do one coat. They also give you smooth finished look.)
-Fabric (Bought from a fabric store on 39th street for $5.00 a yard.)
-Staple Gun and Staples

1) Remove cushion and paint wooden frame.
(No need to prime with this thick paint. Paint until frame is covered with a smooth finish.)

2) While you are allowing your paint to dry and your cushion is disassembled from your chair frame, take this time to recover it in your favorite fabric.  Cut enough fabric to wrap around the entire cushion. (I also used a white fabric as my first layer to hide what could be seen through the stripe fabric... It was a little too thin and sheer for this project but it worked out.)

3) Tightly wrap fabric around cushion and staple with staple gun.
(Be sure that fabric is straight before you staple so the stripes are centered if your using a stripe or plaid printed fabric.)

4) Screw seat cushion back into the frame once the paint has had time to dry over night....
The Finished Product!