Friday, August 29, 2014

4 the Record: Tom Petty Wildflowers

I hadn't listened to this Tom Petty album in quite a while and was reminded of how much I love it at a wedding we attended in San Luis Obispo a few weekends ago. Wildflowers is one of my favorite songs and when the album first came out, I had taught myself to play it on the guitar. It's simple and lovely and easy to sing and just the kind of song I like to sing to my daughter before she goes to bed. She quickly agreed about the song and it is in heavy rotation in our house right now at bed time. Wildflowers brings many things to mind, but as most Tom Petty albums do for me, it reminds me of all the things I love about California. With our weather soon headed for fall and summer at the same time...if you have never been up here some of our warmest days and coolest nights are in the early fall, I was inspired by the simplicity of the album cover to pull together some fall + summer pieces that I will be wearing all at once come September.

Moorea Seal Hat | LK Berlin Bag | Zelma Rose Necklace | Denim | Wildflowers |
Wool Vest | Shirt | Sandals | Warby Parker Sunnies

Happy Listening!

xoxo

Lisa


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

From the Studio: Introducing the Hand Stitched Tamarancho and Vista Ridge Slip Necklace

I feel like it's been a while since I updated you all on what has been happening in the studio. Things are nearly in order after the move and the final piece of furniture came today to help tidy up the shipping station. It's been wonderful to have such incredible light, a beautiful view, and lots of critters big and small wandering around the perimeter. I'll be sure to share some photos soon!



In the mean time, I wanted to share with you two of my newest designs. Introducing the Tamarancho and Vista Ridge Slip Necklaces. The inspiration for the design of the chain came from the clasp itself. I originally procured these to be used as the clasp on my Hand Knotted Statement Necklaces. The clasp was so beautiful that I wanted to find a way to make it a central design feature, which is why I like styling it with a fully buttoned shirt to really showcase the clasp.

These designs are part of a fall and winter centric color scheme and one that has been prominent in the woods surrounding the studio. As you know I love taking nature inspired design and breaking it down into it's most modern and minimal elements and these two patterns are no different. The straight up and down stitch is a brand new pattern and one that I am looking forward to experimenting with a bit more.

xoxo

Lisa

Monday, August 25, 2014

Good Measure: The Must Have Fall Shirt

When I think of fall, crisp nights, warm campfires, and breezy mountain mornings come to mind. This will be our first autumn up in the mountains and I am excited to see what changes it brings to our trees and surrounding flora. As you know, I love fall fashion and while I am always in favor of the classics, I like to keep a keen eye out for a new spin on some of my favorite staples.

Confession...I have been wearing flannel shirts since the 90's. I still have some of my first. They were men's of course, from J. Crew, actually. I wore them over sized with leggings and Doc Martins, steel toe so I could mosh at Roseland. I think I gave away too much there? Flannel kind of disappeared for a while,with the exception of LL Bean and Pendelton, but this year it is back in many forms and I am so excited to add a few new pieces to my closet.


My must have flannel this fall comes from local design house Poppy von Frohlich. Not only is every PvF piece designed in San Francisco, it is also made right here. Designer/owner Trudy rocks!  She is a stay at home Mom, just like me and burns the candle at both ends taking care of her babe and making it work at PvF. Let's just say I have mad respect for this lady! I own and love her Gold Miner's Daughter shirt and will be getting myself a few more this year. 




The fit is PERFECT! I'm tall and it is nearly impossible to find a shirt long and lean enough to move freely in. When I put on my shirt for the first time I felt like Trudy had made it just for me. A shirt that I can actually bend over in and not have to re-adjust everything when I stand back up?! Kind of a miracle. Trudy and I definitely share the same muse and I could rock some ZR + PvF 7 days a week.




Much like ZR, PvF is often made to order and in very limited runs, so if you see something you like, jump on it! I've got my eye on a few more flannels along with a Lumber Jane Coat this year. Follow along with Trudy on Instagram for updates on new releases and limited runs so you can be among the first to nab her next batch!

xoxo

Lisa


Original photography, art direction + styling for Zelma Rose by Lisa Anderson Shaffer


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to Send the Perfect College Care Package

The Perfect College Care Package

This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. Thanks for supporting this partnership! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

My sister-in-law Rachael graduated from college this past May and after years of sending boxes packed to the top filled with Costco sized Cheez-its and Red Vines I wondered if all the snacks and toiletries had been really been all that helpful. I asked Rachael her thoughts and with the job market being what it is these days she thought it best to skip the snacks and help our college aged friends make the most of their networks while still in school. It's a job market jungle out there, so why not help students learn to get a leg up before they head out on their own?
When it comes to business introductions it's no secret that I am stationary obsessed. I love a good business card and when making a first impression there is nothing like a well designed personal stationary suite to turn an interview or chance meeting into a memorable moment. To help us all balance out the care packages of Red Vines this year, I headed on over to Tiny Prints and pulled together some of my favorite custom stationary perfect for the design savvy college aged young lady in your life.

A selection of custom made personalized postcards, stationary, address labels, business cards and notebook from Tiny Prints.
Selecting the perfect stationary suite for a young, soon to be professional, is all about reflecting their personal style. For Rachael, I started with the bright and bold floral post card and matched everything else I knew she would need from there. It helps to stick to a singular style, like modern, graphic, feminine, etc. Then keep it to just a few colors. The most engaging stationary collections will have a just enough variety of pattern and colors to engage interest and stay cohesive. 

And remember if you really get stuck, send a single item like a personalized notepad along with a gift card. And yes, it's still okay to throw in some Red Vines.

xoxo

Lisa


Original photography, art direction + styling for Zelma Rose by Lisa Anderson Shaffer





This post is sponsored by Tiny Prints. Thanks for supporting this partnership! All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.










Monday, August 18, 2014

Good Measure: Colleen Mauer Designs

Back to school is one of my favorite times for fashion. Stores are stocked with beautiful and rich fall colors and fabrics. Button up shirts, blazers, and denim rule and if you love the classics as I do, this is your season. There are so many trends I'm excited about this fall. Wool felt hats, clogs, and chunky waffle knits are right up my alley.

When it comes to adding to my closet for fall, I'm always on the lookout for designs that will work well with what I already have. Many of you know, I'm big into incorporating heirlooms into my everyday looks, and this often requires a "missing piece" kind of hunt, looking for something that will tie everything together. This Colleen Mauer Bangle is definitely what I was looking for to pull together my love of mixing metals. A modern and minimal design, this Individual Gradient Bangle handcrafted by San Francisco designer Colleen Mauer combines gold and silver in a delicate gradient around your wrist.



This bangle will tie together some of my more complicated and intricate heirlooms rings and bracelets. It is number one on my fall shopping list and I can't wait to get a few around my wrist! Thanks Colleen for making such beautiful jewelry!

xoxo

Lisa

Photos are courtesy of www.colleenmauerdesigns.com








Friday, August 15, 2014

4 the Record: Pulp Fiction Soundtrack

I SAID GODAMN! This year marks the 20th anniversary of my all time favorite film, Pulp Fiction. I saw Pulp Fiction in a small theatre at the Palmer Park Mall in Easton, Pennsylvania. I was in college and went opening day with a group of my guy friends who it seemed like had been waiting for the film for a decade. I had never seen a Quentin Tarantino film before. Crazy, right? Luckily I was fully schooled in the art of Tarantino before we went, mostly because Chad refused to talk and answer any questions during the film. Can you blame him? What unfolded was a long time love affair with not only Tarrantino, but Uma Thurman, trench coats, and red lipstick. And then there was the soundtrack. Obscure as hell, weird, haunting, but oh so cool. There are few things better than Dusty Springfield belting out Son of a Preacher Man. In tribute to my fave film and one of the coolest women around, Mrs. Mia Wallace, here's this week's 4 the Record and my modern take on what Mia might be wearing these days.

Urban Decay Lipstick | Tradlands Shirt | Madewell Denim | Rolex Watch | Pulp Fiction Soundtrack | Birkenstocks | Burberry Trench | Vintage Doctor Bag | Vintage Pill Box



Happy weekend and be cool honey bunny!

xoxo

Lisa




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Zelma Rose + Tiny Prints!


I'm absolutely thrilled to announce today that over the next months I will be partnering with Tiny Prints!! If you don't know Tiny Prints, let me introduce you! Tiny Prints is THE online destination for well designed customizable stationary, holiday cards, invitations, and home decor. You know all those beautiful custom family portrait cards that arrive in your mailbox around the holidays? Chances are they have been created over at Tiny Prints! Over the next months, I will be bringing you personally curated collections of Tiny Prints products to inspire your own love of design and personal style. Each month will focus on a specific roundup of gorgeous goodies that you can customize and make your own over at tinyprints.com.  Look for the first post next week!!

I am so excited about this partnership because I have had a long time design crush on Tiny Prints dating back to before my daughter was born. Surprisingly, searching for a Baby Shower invitation proved to be a frustrating task. Hard to imagine now, but at the time it was impossible to find a modern and well designed invitation that met our personal style. I searched all over, high and low, and ended up arriving at Tiny Prints thanks to a promotion I received in a magazine. Once I started looking at invitations at Tiny Prints, the problem became narrowing down which one we wanted! A set of Baby Shower invitations, personalized stationary for our baby girl, address labels, and a set of custom thank you notes later, we were at least ready for the correspondence part of being first time parents! Here's the invitation we picked out for our party!

Tiny Prints Highchair Invitation Suite
A lot of time has passed since then, (we survived being first time parents, so far anyway), but over the years we have come back to Tiny Prints again and again for our holiday cards and updated stationary and moving announcements. I'm thrilled this time around to be sharing my personal style and custom Tiny Prints designs with you!

Come back next week for my first collection. Here's a hint, it's all about the business side of back to school.

xoxo

Lisa