Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Double digits, love and laughs

My very sweet, and even sillier, nephew Owen turns ten today. I love this picture of him and I taken just a few months after he was born. The time, oh how it flies. A decade of life. To him, maybe no big deal? But for me, ten years makes me think of all the people and places I have fallen in love with along the way to today. Life is good.

I really didn't intend on this being so sappy, I just love him lots. He has turned into a t-o-t-a-l ham just like my oldest bro, Petey, whose birthday is tomorrow. Some comic relief within a family is a very good thing. After all, as any good darling (and technically Victor Borge) would say:

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

Happy Birthday Owen!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Smashing Darling: Featured Independent, Kate Boggiano

We know you will oooh and ahhh over these blouses and jackets by Chicago based designer Kate Boggiano, just like all of us Darlings do. Whether you are heading to the office, or out the door to a party her designs are just the right amount of sass and function, made with high quality materials, in the USA, and built to last. "When you buy a Kate Boggiano blouse, you are buying an item of clothing that will be a part of your wardrobe for years to come."

Kate Coxworth left Polo Ralph Lauren in NYC and headed home to Chicago, welcomed not only by the familiarity of her hometown, but also to the amazing support for indie/emerging designers in the Chicago fashion community. Mayor Richard Daley aims to help keep young designers in Chicago with the Chicago Fashion Incubator at Macy's on State street, which is designed to help 6 emerging Chicago-based designers further launch their careers in fashion.

If you find yourself in Chicago you can find Kate Boggiano's work at the incubator, OR you can always peruse her store on Smashing Darling; even contact her if you like by clicking the contact button inside her online boutique. I'm sure she would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Happy Birthday BUST!

TrishDarling in heaven, dancing with the stilt people at the BUST mag 15th anniversary party. BUST really knows how to throw a party: Amy Sedaris on the microphone, silly photo booth fun, hammock seats and cabanas to gaze out at the nyc skyline, and the amazing Lady Circus.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Darling - Venuszine Giveaway

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SMASH UP XIII - Butterflies in the Mass

JulieDarling, flitting about in the grass, in her new summer SMASH UP! Love this organic cotton tee for summer, printed down in Philly, read more here.