Filex & Milou

I have two dogs and thus can tell you, with some authority, that a truly fabulous dog bed (and by that I mean one that isn't varying shades of neutral or plain ol' preppy striped) is tough to find.  Needless to say, I was super excited to discover Felix & Milou, a brand new dog bed line by Tove Jakobsson -huzzah!  Finally, something with a little style!

Her cushions are all made by hand from lovely graphic Swedish fabrics. They're sized for a cat or small dog, hopefully soon, a bigger size to come! I fear poor Indy is getting the shaft, being more in the medium to large range. But wouldn't they make great floor cushions around a low table as well?

This is the one I purchased - a fabric by Cecilia Hall Åhlens that has a lovely Josef Frank vibe - beautifully made and adorable in person!

All the cushion covers are removable and washable.  Check out the rest of her products here.

 

 

Inspired by Samantha Hahn

It's officially Fashion Week and we're gearing up for some major trend watching. Although we may not be hitting the runways any time soon, we're constantly gathering inspiration from all the exotic textiles and handmade garments. With Fashion Week comes a wave of fashion focused blog posts and images. We're really digging the tasteful and whimsical illustrations by artist Samantha Hahn. As a New York native, Samantha sees new fashion trends everywhere she goes. Her couture illustrations give a nod to the groundbreaking designers but keep within her own aesthetic and we're loving her painterly style.

To view more of Samantha's work, head over to her website and be sure to read her blog Maquette for insider designs and inspiration.

Shabby Apple Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Shabby Apple Giveaway! We had over 50 fabulous responses and it was a tough decision but our winner of the $50 gift certificate is...

Julienne!

Be sure to visit Shabby Apple online and like them on Facebook for more updates and insider deals! And Julienne you'll be receiving an email from us shortly! Thanks for playing everyone.

 

Shabby Apple Discount and Giveaway!

It's not very often that we host giveaways on our blog, but when we do we know it's something good. Something so good in fact that we wish we could participate! Shabby Apple, a new found favorite women's apparel and accessories outfit, is offering one lucky Hello!Lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to their online shop! As you can see from their website, Shabby Apple has something for everyone, from vintage inspired skirts to form fitting gowns. Only one participant will receive the $50 gift certificate, but don't be too upset. Shabby Apple is offering a 10% discount on all product online. We chose a few of our favorites (shown above and below) but trust us, it was hard to choose! To enter to win $50 to Shabby Apple, comment below telling us what you would order if you won. The winner will be announced next Wednesday, August 15th. Be sure to head over to the Shabby Apple facebook page for info and updates!

 

And for 10% off your order at Shabby Apple, enter the code hellolucky10off at checkout! Thanks for participating!

Betabrand Giveaway!

Are you feeling lucky today? We hope so! We teamed up with San Francisco based clothing company Betabrand for the ultimate summer giveaway. In celebration of their new Elope Dress, we're choosing the best elopement fantasy story and giving away a set of our personal stationery and the perfect new dress. All you have to do is visit the Betabrand Elope Dress webpage, describe your dreamiest elopement fantasy and we'll pick a winner by August 7th. Whether you imagine a small beach celebration or a glittery Las Vegas party, the more extravagant the story the better. And trust us, we've heard some pretty sensational stories!

We can't wait to hear what you come up with. Head over to Betabrand here to tell us your elopement fantasy. We'll announce the winner here and on Betabrand on August 7th.  Good luck!

Women's Bridal Pant Suits

 Let's admit it: pant suits are no longer just for the mother of the bride or groom. Fashionable brides are rocking the separates and we give them major props. And who says a white dress is mandatory?

We're all about feeling comfortable and looking yourself on your wedding day. If you're going for total comfort and a classic silhouette, pants might be your thing. In all seriousness, who wouldn't want to don this number by Valentino?

Would you wear pants to your wedding?

Top: Theia Tuxedo Style Silk Jumpsuit, Center: Valentino lace suit via Miss Moss, Bottom: Sustainable Wedding Pant Suit

Lucky Friday # 72, Très Chic

Hello all you lucky folks out there! This is the 72nd edition of our Lucky Friday Giveaway.  Each Friday we feature one of our letterpress greeting cards. We’ll choose THREE LUCKY WINNERS to get a free card.  Post a comment by 12 p.m. PST the following Thursday, and we’ll announce the winners on the following Friday!

The winners from last week are (drum roll, please): Jackie G, Land and Sarah M! We’ll contact you next week to arrange sending your 1st Birthday card.

Design: Très Chic Artist: Julia Rothman Inspiration: We'd been clutching onto some old ideas, but we just had to buckle down, strap in, compartmentalize and get a handle on it. Who to send it to: Someone suave as suede, luxurious as spanish leather, and very well put together. Or, maybe just someone who has a lot of baggage. Ideas we scrapped in favor of this one: The "Old Pairs of Jeans" card wasn't too flattering, and the bomber jackets and cargo pants cards didn't have the same je ne sais quoi. Favorite detail: Ooh, definitely the subtle spring green patterns. Why letterpress? Did I hear someone say "leatherpress?"

Don’t forget to post your comment and tune in next week, same time, different stationery, to see if you’ve won!

Style Me Pretty's Bridal Fashion & Beauty Mag

Yesterday was an exciting day for one of our favorite bridal sites Style Me Pretty! They just released their brand-spankin-new bridal fashion and beauty e-magazine and it's gorgeous. The talented and bridal savvy ladies over at SMP curated a lovely 171 pages of pure bridal bliss. From DIY projects to real weddings, the online publication is the ultimate online destination for wedding inspiration. It includes a beautiful feature on Jennifer Behr's stunning headpieces and style guides by our favorite bloggers. Congratulations to SMP! We can't wait to see more!