Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer ready.

2. Michael Kors rose gold watch
5. Seychelles Hayworth heels

This look was inspired by our very own Hayworth sandal heels.  A little bit of grey, mixed in with cream and rose; we think it's the perfect Summer look.

What is your favorite color palette for Summer?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wish we had thought of that.

Don't you wish you had snapshots of all the people and places you have met and seen? A visual diary of your memories you could revisit from time to time?

We do and Mikael Kennedy did and so he created a polaroid collective, called Shoot the Moon which is currently featured at the Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art gallery in Chelsea (NY).

Of the 450 (or so) polaroids, 50 hand-picked images were chosen to be featured in a collection called Pieces of the Moon being shown at the Catalog Gallery in Vancouver. 

As the Jealous Curator aptly said in his guest post featured on SFGirlbyBay,  
"over the past decade, american photographer mikael kennedy has taken thousands of polaroids during what has been often described as a “kerouac-esque” journey, wandering back and forth across the continent, hitching rides, couch surfing, moving from city to city. there is an undeniable intimacy in each image, revealing an obvious closeness to the subject – however, to the viewer, the details still remain vague. were these friends, lovers, strangers, or all of the above?"

What do you think?

Monday, June 27, 2011

femme du jour

Clémence Poésy has been on our fashion radar for quite some time. We are definitely envious of her simple but flawless style. She's got that certain je ne sais quoi that reminds us of our favorite French starlets of the past, a charm and glamour balanced with humility. If you're not familiar with Clémence, you can see her in 127 Hours with James Franco, as Chuck Bass's love interest in Gossip Girl or in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: Part 2. She's also won the heart of Karl Lagerfeld and is one of the faces of Chloé perfume.

Get this look inspired by Clémence and featuring Seychelles legendary Witness heels.


1. Knit Bow Back Dress, $48 at Urban Outfitters
2. Bleeker Street Cat Eye Sunglasses, $11.99 at Mod Cloth
3. Gipsy Dot Tights, $12 at ASOS
4. Vintage Metallic Weave Hat, $12 at Libby Story
5. Witness Heels, $100 at Seychelles
6. Crazy Sexy Cool Necklace, $40 at Need Supply

A Wedge Called Chirp.

With its rounded wedge heel, ankle strap and woven peep toe, we think our Chirp wedges are pretty close to perfection. 

What do you think? Where would you wear these and which color would you choose? Details ladies, we want the details...

Friday, June 24, 2011

Decisions, Decisions...

We love finding amazing things to share. Here goes our next installment. 

Poignant question:

"If your house was burning, what would you take with you? It's a conflict between what's practical, valuable and sentimental. What you would take reflects your interests, background and priorities. Think of it as an interview condensed into one question."

I stumbled upon The Burning House tumblr and thought it was such a great concept to share and discuss. Being forced to decide what really is important and what keepsakes you treasure the most is an exercise we all could benefit from. The photo submissions are amazing and really do tell a lot about the people who created them.

After browsing for some time it got us thinking... what's your story? What would you choose to fit in a snapshot??

Name: Laura Pritchett
Location:Southern Delaware

Name: Sophie Eekman
Age: 42
Location: Amsterdam
Occupation: photographer/designer

Name: Emily Loerke
Age: 30
Location: Dallas, Texas
Occupation: Blogger, Writer, Clergy

Name: Karin Öst
Age: 24
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Occupation: Vintage shop owner, environmental science student.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Something Old, Something New.

(Picture of Buddy Holly, courtesy of Sunset Radio, Your Alternative)

Buddy Holly was a musical genius. Revered in his time for being a pioneer of rock & roll, he is said to have influenced the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton

Sadly, his music career was cut short when he died in a plane crash at the age of 22 but even in death he continued to inspire singers. Most famously was Don McLean with his hit American Pie, which depicts, among other things, "the day the music died." (Listen here.)

Fast forward to 2011 and the nods to his influence keep coming. RAVE ON Buddy Holly is a compilation of his greatest works as performed by some of our modern favorites.
We think Stephen Thompson of NPR Music detailed the album best when he said,

"The collection's high-wattage guest list is pretty remarkable for a tribute album — a form usually defined by its unevenness and filler. But Rave On Buddy Holly does more than just throw big names against the wall over the course of a generous 19 tracks. It also adds up to an impressively diverse collection of takes on the innocence of another era. Buddy Holly churned out a formidable collection of pop classics in just a few years, and his catalog offers many unforgettable odes to wide-eyed, open-hearted youth."

Listen to the full track list here and tell us which song/cover is your favorite!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Meet Florine.

(Portrait of Myself, 1923)

You never know what will lead you to where you end up. Such was the case today, when I was searching Etsy looking for great finds for this blog and stumbled upon Knit Fitt's post: A Modern Woman of Art History. It was too good not to share and be inspired by -

Florine Stettheimer was an American artist of the early 1900's influenced by deco modernism. Born into a wealthy upper class family, Florine traveled back and forth between Europe and New York and lived her life focusing solely on her art, poetry and creative pursuits. 

Although she longed for acceptance and recognition in the art world, she was reclusive with her works and after a few poor showings, never intended her pieces for the world's stage again. 

After her death, her sister Ettie, (against her will and instruction), donated and published everything and alas an art star was born. Her paintings depict decadence and leisure; essentially the world as she knew it.

(Wish we could have joined her!)
(Cathedrals of Art, unfinished 1942)

(Sunday Afternoon in the Country, 1917)

(Family Portrait #2, 1933)

(Still Life with Flowers, 1921)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bon week-end

(album cover Bon Iver, Bon Iver)
Bon Iver, Bon Iver is the latest release from Justin Vernon. It comes out on Tuesday June 21st and if you haven't pre-ordered it already, you should.

Justin or Bon Iver as we all know and love, took a long time to release this second album and in his own words said, "this is a sounds-first album, leading with the how and not the what." Sounds amazing doesn't it?

As many devout followers of his music know, he is a complex and deep singer-songwriter. I think the review from Pretty Much Amazing sums it up best with this take - 

"For Emma, Forever Ago, the stark and raw album that put Bon Iver on the map, wasn’t just a solo work, it was a work of solitude. While Bon Iver, Bon Iver retains some of that album’s wintery feel; it is clear that there is more communion here."

Listen and then decide for yourself.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Extended Wear.

One of our newest styles is the lovely kitten heeled EP. Similar to your favorite record you play over and over again, these too can be worn season to season. 

They are the perfect everyday staple. Oh the places you could go!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An Artist named Darren.

The best part of viewing other blogs and areas of interest is that it leads us to things we probably otherwise would not have discovered. Such was the case with the striking works of illustration by Darren Booth.

After working in the "real world" for a couple of years, Darren left to pursue his artistic dream full time. Now his hand-lettering works are recognized all over the world. See anything is possible.

Remember everyone views the world a little bit differently, so take a small siesta and indulge yourself in this artist's perspective. 

PS. He can also be found describing his creative adventures on his blog Tamberhouse. (ahem... must read)


(Darren's entire cache of work can be viewed here.)

Friday, June 10, 2011

You Bring the Music, We'll Bring the Shoes.

We love Florence and the Machine and in honor of her performance this evening at Bonaroo we decided to pair some of her amazing outfits with Seychelles because they work together perfectly. (Obvi)

Everything about her screams amazing. Her voice, her music, her fashion choices and what she stands for. She is an icon in the making and we look forward to following her on her journey.

If you're going tonight, to THIS STAGE to view her amazing show, consider yourself so lucky. We are there in spirit. 
(All images courtesy of Florence and the Machine)

For a full Bonaroo schedule click here.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

all in a day's work

We feel pretty lucky to have such awesome jobs, but especially on days like today. We're gearing up for our Spring 2012 photoshoots and have the unbelievably fun job of pulling wardrobe for the models. Here's Seychelles designer Miranda and design assistant Leah at our favorite super secret vintage warehouse in downtown LA. These two have amazing eyes for finding the best hidden gems!

Just Type it.

British artist, Keira Rathbone has taken the typewriter, considered by most to be an obsolete medium of the past, to a new level in the world of Art. What began as a flea market find destined to be used for old school correspondence, turned into an artform and a career.

Armed solely with her keyboard, like paint to canvas, she types and creates her visions key stroke by key stroke. Her commissioned pieces can be found here along with most of her current works.

We think she personifies creativity and artistic vision. Stay tuned, at 28 years old she is just getting started.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011



1. (of fabric) Formed by interlacing long threads passing in one direction with others at a right angle to them.
2. (of basketwork or a wreath) Made by interlacing items such as cane, stems, flowers, or leaves.

Either way they are an amazing detail on shoes. Here are three new Seychelles styles that bring woven inspiration to life.

Are you a flats, wedges or kitten heels kind of girl? Do tell...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Forget Emily Post, if there is one classy lady we would like to get advice from, it's Twiggy! This vintage magazine article brought a smile to our faces.


1. Always be natural. Putting on airs will only make a giggle out of you. Be yourself and if you don't know something say so.

2. If you like bright and pastel colors, wear them. They lift your spirits to the skies. And you look much prettier, especially when it's a dark, foggy day, and people are in the dumps.

3. Take your problems to your Mum. She's your best friend in the world really, and she'll help you figure everything out just right. She'll love having you turn to her because that's what she's there for.

4. Take your vitamins and eat the right food. If you live at home, your Mum sees you do, but if you're away travelling a good bit, then it's more difficult and you have to manage for yourself.

5. Always have girl friends. They're a comfort to be wth. Girls need to have other girls so they can compare notes on clothes and boys and things.


1. Don't go around being a femme fatale and trying to take all the boys away from girls you know. Before you know it, everybody, boys and girls alike, will hate you. You'll even hate yourself.

2. Don't wear too much make-up so you look like a clown. You need much less than older girls. Bring out your own beauty subtly.

3. Don't have elaborate sophisticated hairdos. You should wear your hair simply, in a style fitting to your face. And the simpler it is, the easier it will be for you to take care of.

4. Don't let your clothes go to wreck and ruin. If a button is loose, sew it on. And don't just throw your clothes around anywhere when you undress. Hang them up.

5. Don't be a nasty old gossip. You can do a great deal of harm and absolutely no good. And other girls and boys would stay away from you. If you can't say something decent about another person, then don't say anything at all.

[source unknown]

An Apple A Day.

Are you in search of a  place you can escape to and see the stars and possibly slow time down for a little while? If so, one such stop is Julian, California. 

Nestled in the mountains, an hour east of San Diego, Julian is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Famous for it's apple cider, apple pie, wineries, brewery and historic main street; Julian is a must visit destination. (The drive itself from Los Angeles is beautiful and filled with rolling hills, wide open landscapes and thousand year old trees lining the road.)

Here are some photos taken on a personal trip to help nudge you to go for a drive. Don't forget to get an apple pie and stay at the Orchard Hill Inn. A little birdie told us both were amazing. ;)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

femme du jour: Diane von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg has been through many incarnations over her lifetime: princess, fashion icon, Studio 54 glamourati, Andy Warhol muse, and designer phenomenon. In 1970, she catapulted to the top of the fashion world based on the fame of her wonderfully simple and universally flattering wrap dresses. Diane refers to herself as "Diane the Hunter," and she has never been afraid to go after what she wants. Daughter of a Holocaust survivor, there is no territory Diane has been afraid to conquer. Celebrate her style in this look featuring a Furstenberg-inspired wrap dress and platform "Chant" heels by Seychelles.


1. Wild Disco wrap dress, $49.99 at Modcloth
2. Wide set of bangles, $18.47 at ASOS
3. Junctions belt, $37 at Anthropologie
4. Michael Kors gold analog watch, $180 at Piperlime
5. Seychelles "Chant" platform heel, $110 at


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