These neon striped Clare Vivier clutches have caused us to seriously swoon. Each is made of natural undyed leather silk screened in your choice of vivid pink, blue or green. A simple, sleek statement for spring. Which would you choose?
We’re still glowing from the excitement of Will and Kate’s nuptials. Amongst all the beauty, pomp and circumstance one name was impossible to miss (even at 4am!), that of London milliner Philip Treacy. Above is a selection of hats from his Spring Summer 2011 RTW collection. We’d love to know, would you don one yourself if the occasion arose?
These fabulously quirky Mother’s Day cards by Mr. Boddington’s Studio would make for quite the snail mail treat. Here at Matchbook we don’t know what we’d do without our fearless, wise, and always encouraging mothers and grandmothers. As far as we’re concerned they really do “make the world go around!”
Our team was ecstatic to see our very own Katie Armour featured as Refinery29′s Girl Next Door today! Their talented crew stopped by her apartment in the San Francisco bay area to talk style and sneak a peek at the Matchbook magic. You can read the full interview here.
(photography by the talented boys of Spreadhouse)
This series of letterpress printed author portraits is right up the Matchbook girl’s alley! Each was originally illustrated by the talented Katherine Codega of Boston, Massachusetts. The only question is which author would you choose for your wall – Woolf, Austen, or Poe? We’re tempted to snag all three!
For The Daily Spark’s second giveaway, we’re delighted to pair up with the wonderful Marais USA to offer a pair of their low tops to one lucky reader. (You pick the color!) Their shoes are known for comfort, quality and value, and rest assured, these adorable low tops are just that! And they couldn’t be more perfect for summertime bike rides, trips to the farmers’ market, weekend getaways, and other seasonal delights :)
To enter: Leave a comment below telling us where you’d be sporting them this season. To qualify, please also be sure to follow our adventures on Twitter or Facebook – we’ll verify once the winner is selected. Drawing is this Thursday April 28, at 12 Noon Pacific. Bonne Chance!
PS. If you haven’t already, read up on Marais USA’s co-founder and “it girl” Haley Boyd in Matchbook‘s debut issue.
This “vintage” Charlotte Ronson video showcasing designs from her spring 2008 collection has us longing for the lazy days of summer. Her sister Annabelle Dexter-Jones looks darling in all the summery frocks, don’t you agree? Now if only we had a cottage in the country for frolicking barefoot to folksy Carla Bruni tunes! Someday… A Matchbook summer camp perhaps?
These charming illustrations by Toronto-based artist Alanna Cavanagh are almost too lovely for words. A client had requested sketches with a “Dorothy Draper sensibility” – what a dream job! We’d love to frame her pen and ink depiction of Maria Callas’ vanity chair on our wall. So chic!
April 25, 1917:
Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born in
Newport News, Virginia.
These pastel matchbooks from Twig & Thistle make some of the most darling Save The Dates we’ve ever seen – to top it off, they’re letterpress printed with gold metallic ink. Oh, and don’t despair, your friends and loved ones will have no excuse not to slap it on the fridge as it contains a magnetic back. The perfect match indeed :)