Monday, April 30, 2012

blowin' in the wind

This new batch of spring lolas and lolitas were captured blowing in the wind as they dried in the Berkeley sun. fun studio fact: all et petal silk is hand washed before it gets distributed to stores.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Trunk Show

Today and tomorrow stop by the Erica Tanov NY store for our trunk show with designers Marisa Haskell and Lila Stuempfig. With each purchase enter to win our raffle - an erica tanov gift bag ($200 value!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bringing Nature Home

Tonight in the New York store we are hosting a party for the publication of Bringing Nature Home by Ngoc Minh Ngo.

From the well-known lifestyle photographer Ngoc Minh Ngo and Nicolette Owen of Brooklyn’s Little Flower School, Bringing Nature Home presents a portfolio of unique and original floral arrangements directly inspired by the seasons and the local environment, with sources ranging from farmers’ market offerings to the backyard garden. Presented through lush photography that also showcases the beautiful interiors the arrangements are created for, this is as much a decorating tome as it is a floral-arrangement guide. 

You might even recognize Erica's house in some of the photos as it was one of the locations for the shoot! Books ($45) are available immediately in the NY store and soon to arrive in the CA stores and on the webshop.


join us in our new york store

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

new layla

"LAYLA began as a retail store in Brooklyn, New York, in November 2001.  Two years later we began designing our own women's collection.  We have worked hard — and logged thousands of travel miles — over the course of the past 15 years to establish working relationships with craftspeople all over India."

"The collection features 100 percent cotton hand block prints and embroidery, designed by us and made in India.  We see our collection as classic modern designs interpreted through traditional Indian techniques"

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

photographer katy grannan

"katy grannan lets her subjects direct her-they often reveal far more than they expect." jerry saltz ny magazine

katy grannan

katy grannan

these are a few images from the archives of photographer katy grannan.  her ability to capture beauty in all its forms was a perfect collaborative fit for the "20 years 20 slips" book that she shot for erica tanov. you can see more of katy's photos at
this art book is available for 25% off in all the stores this week

Monday, April 16, 2012

lola time!

this week only ALL lolas  and the limited edition book 20 years, 20 slips are 25% OFF. Online and in stores! 

Friday, April 13, 2012

tomorrow in berkeley


Novemb3r is a new line from Italy we are carrying in our stores...

'Appealing to global buyers and individual style leaders
alike - Novemb3r is a project that transcends time and
space, linking design and production integrity to create
highly wearable, fine fabrics at a quality level that
will never be dated.'

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

studio deseo

inspiration abounds...
frida khalo
fields of flowers
markets in chaos
spools of ribbon
fruit trees
los colores de la vida

new studio deseo by Aleishall Girard Maxon necklaces at our berkeley store

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

le feu de l'eau: the fire of the water candles

inspired by the "fantasy candle" of the late 60's
the color of each candle is hand mixed 
they are each sculpted under water with a high temperature wax
custom blended fragrances are mixed into the soy wax filling
burn time is 80 hours.  available in all 3 california stores

Saturday, April 7, 2012

totem bedding is bold, bright, and beautiful

quilts available in baby (new size), twin, queen & king
pillow shams available in standard with and without ruffle & euro with ruffle
the perfect way to welcome in spring...this bedroom breath of fresh air is available in all 3 california stores


New collection of decorative pillows in luxe fabrics with beautiful beadwork.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

arielle de pinto elegance

"my work is not precious.  you can pile these necklaces on over a plain tee shirt"  arielle de pinto, jeweler and artist
this extraordinary line of crocheted chain jewelry is now at our berkeley store

Monday, April 2, 2012


just a few of the gorgeous new caftans we have in all three california stores from 'two'