02.27.18

STYLED / SHOPBOP SALE

styled | designlovefest
(image is from Vogue Brazil August 2015)

is having one of those spend more save more sales which always tempts me to buy one of the more expensive items i’ve been eyeing. but, i’m still on my three months of no shopping so i’ll just keep dreaming. i do like to add a few fun pairs of spring/summer shoes to my wardrobe once a year. a colorful heel to wear with jeans or a pair of white mules (which i have a version of and wear all the time). black and white gingham and stripe is really having a moment right now and i, of course, had to include something in purple which is the color that i (and the rest of the fashion world) can’t seem to get enough of right now. i tend to gravitate towards a block heel for summer, it’s easier to wear and generally more comfortable. all the shoes are from shopbop which tends to run on the pricer side but it’s always fun to get some visual inspiration, even if the shoes are outta budget! – joanie

(FYI: all of the prices are pre-sale since the discount depends on how much you spend! ) 

 $210 – i cannot recommend a pair of white mules enough. i have a pair and have to fore myself not to wear them every single day. they go with everything and the wooden heel is very comfortable.

 $140 – such a sweet pair of slides, i’d love to see these with a pair of pleat front black pants, very Audrey Hepburn like.

 $395- i don’t own anything by Rachel Comey but i silently admire her collection every season. i love this mustardy yellow.

  $120 – the only pair of non-block heels i included. rock these all spring/summer long. would be especially cool with a really light pair of denim.

 $140 – this pair of purple knotted slides is so chic and will certainly sell out soon.

  $120 – the cloth knot on these feels very vacation, which is never a bad thing. and i really like the rafia wrapped heel.

  $120 – a pair of slip ons for every day wear.

 $104 – i own these and they are very comfortable and look great with jeans or a dress. they’d be a good outdoor wedding shoe.

 $375 – never not into Loeffler Randall, these are such a fun pair for summer.

02.27.18

STEAK FRIES WITH CHIMICHURRI

steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest

i went to south america on my honeymoon and ate some seriously delicious food and drank some amazing wine. one thing we ran into over and over again in Argentina was chimichurri. they’d serve it along side steak or in a bowl as a condiment to be added to whatever you’re eating. the flavor is really garlicky and compliments many types of dishes. i’ve only attempted to make it once since returning but ivan and i made a version with kale last week and it was really good. it packs a punch and is loaded with kale, lemon, garlic and parsley so beyond being delicious, it’s actually good for you. serve on fries like we did, or along side a piece of steak or with a side of crusty bread. but probably don’t plan on kissing anyone after, the garlic really sticks around!   -joanie

steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest

serves 6:

kale chimichurri
• 4 cups kale leaves de-stemmed and chopped
• 2 cups flat leaf parsley
• 2 garlic cloves
• juice of 2 lemons
• 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• salt to taste (we used 1 teaspoon) 

• in a food processor place the chimichurri ingredients and pulse to combine. add more olive oil if the mixture becomes a paste. taste and adjust as needed.

steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest

steak fries:
• 1/2 pound of flank steak at room temp. salt and pepper each side.
• 1 bag of frozen fries
• 1 avocado diced
• 1/2 red onion finely diced

steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest
steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest
steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest
steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest

• bake fries according to the package’s instructions. heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on a skillet on medium heat. place the skirt steak on heated skillet. cook on each side for about 7 minutes. we prefer ours medium well to serve with the fries. set aside, cover with foil for 10 minutes and then dice.

• to assemble, place the fries on a platter and add the steak, red onion, avocado and dollops of chimichurri throughout. as an option we served ours with our sriracha dipping sauce which is a combination of mayo and sriracha.

steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest
steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest
steak fries with chimichurri | designlovefest

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styling by: joanie cusack + ivan solis

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02.26.18

HAND-DRAWN LOVE / 96

“this design is inspired by a look from .” –

hand-drawn love | designlovefest

(photo and hand drawn type by for designlovefest)

02.23.18

MY CREATIVE PROCESS OF SHOOTS

a lot of people send messages asking about the process of a shoot, or specifically the creative director/art director role. it’s actually kinda fun for me to think about and i’m going through a little depression right now so hey, distractions!

RESEARCH

once you get the job, the research starts. let’s say it’s a clothing company. i think about who wears it, how do they feel when they wear it, what’s the vibe, which one of my friends would wear it? what’s the head of the company like, what does the about section on their website say? what kind of imagery are they drawn to already? it’s important to understand the company really well before you get started.

CONCEPTS

then ideas! and this is the part you really gotta push yourself because it feels like everything has been done. for me, my best ideas come from sitting down and doing a little train of thought exercise. recently i was thinking about a shoot with circles. i sat down and wrote down all the things that come to mind when i think of circles…crop circles, the tops of glasses, animal spots, the stone ball from indiana jones (let your mind get weird and random!) pick one or two you like and expand on it. how would it look if you did a shoot with a bunch of huge stones coming at the camera? sometimes your mind takes an out there idea and then simplifies it and boom! maybe those stones just become bubbles or something different? take your mind on a ride! (or actually take a real ride, cars or plane rides usually give me good ideas too)

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02.23.18

WEEKEND AT HOME / 101

oversized art is having a moment, and i’m all about it. talk about a bold way to fill your wall space. i love huge pieces of art with a minimal frame, or even no frame to really keep your eye on the art. oversized art really makes a statement and completes a space. hang them low for a bold look, right above furniture or just above the floor. what do you think of the oversized art look?

shop them

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www.baly.com.ua

https://avtokum.com

www.eurobud.com.ua
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