Palm Springs Map on stripedcatstudio.com | by Kate Wong

I had so much fun creating this colorful map for Kelly‘s wedding last fall — and I’m beyond flattered that it was one of her favorite parts of the welcome bags that greeted her guests! Check out what else she included on Studio DIY, and then join me eagerly awaiting the chance to see the rest of her wedding photos!


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I love clothes, but Anthropologie’s home goods are arguably their best offerings. A perfect example: this month’s house and home catalog. I wish I could purchase entire rooms from the catalog, but I’d also settle for that bedding or the bird hanging out on the arm of that lounge chair!


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Houseplant Overload, Kate Wong | stripedcatstudio.com

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)


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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).

NYFW Fall 2015: Kate Spade New York

NYFW Fall 2015: Kate Spade New York

 


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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.

NYFW Fall '15: J.Crew

Inspiration photo by Jacqueline Harriet for Refinery 29


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Happy Valentine's Day stripedcatstudio.com | inspiration photo via @camillestyles

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!

Original photo by Wynn Myers for Camille Styles / Heart tote (aka the best Valentine ever) from Kate Spade New York


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Couture Week Spring 2015 | by Kate Wong stripedcatstudio.com

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!)


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