Someday, I’m going to buy a house specifically for the presence of the perfect window (or better yet: room) to fill with houseplants, and I will finally have the opportunity to hoard all the fiddle leaf fig trees my heart desires. (FYI, that’s all the fiddle leaf fig trees, or at least all the ones I see in person.) At that point I’d also like to have gotten my hands on a Leah Goren cat planter (top shelf of the bookcase), but that really depends on whether she makes more — but the fiddle leaf fig room, that’s definitely happening.
(Psst…if you’d like a closer look at the details in this painting, there is a larger version in my portfolio)
Every fashion week I’m drawn to the quirky and wearable aesthetic and bright colors at the Kate Spade presentation. We all know I’m really waiting for this year’s pre-fall collection (cat motifs!), but the hot pink, oversized bows, and foxes we’ll be seeing this fall? Those are pretty good too (but my bank account’s still reserved for this cat purse).
You can probably guess that I’m a color-oriented person, so it only makes sense that during a season where dark hues are prevalent, I gravitate towards brands with a more playful palette. J.Crew hit the bullseye with next fall’s collection, pairing cozy winter staples (fluffy coats, fair isle sweaters) with cheerful pink and yellow. I definitely don’t need anymore clothes (or have space for more clothes), but if I did that yellow fur lined coat would have a place reserved in my closet.
I like to look at blog posts fashionably late (as in, 8 months after they were published and I stumble across a pretty picture) and only just encountered the dreamy Hotel Havana via Camille Styles. Since it’s not yet physically possible to simply wish my way to a luxe San Antonio hotel (and a colorful Kate Spade outfit), an illustrated version of the scene seemed like the next best thing — with a little seasonal update, of course. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Dior and Giambattista Valli are always among my favorites, although no one can beat Chanel’s runway concepts. Hats off to you, Karl, for creating some great sets and simultaneously demonstrating that if you’re talented enough, people will put up with you no matter how eccentric and egotistical you are. (Psst, you can see larger versions of my favorites in my portfolio!)
Love colorful prints and patterns? Do I even need to ask if you love your phone? Thanks to Casetify’s Artist Collection, you can now dress up your phone in my bright and cheerful designs! You can shop my available designs at casetify.com/katewong.
& welcome back! If you tried to check up on me over the weekend, you’ll have noticed Striped Cat Studio was unavailable for most of Friday and Saturday. Everything should be back to normal now, but if you go into the archives you should expect some dust thanks to broken image links — resolving those slowly but surely! In the meantime, you can see plenty of my work (past and ongoing) in my portfolio, on Pinterest, and on Dribbble!