Filex & Milou

I have two dogs and thus can tell you, with some authority, that a truly fabulous dog bed (and by that I mean one that isn't varying shades of neutral or plain ol' preppy striped) is tough to find.  Needless to say, I was super excited to discover Felix & Milou, a brand new dog bed line by Tove Jakobsson -huzzah!  Finally, something with a little style!

Her cushions are all made by hand from lovely graphic Swedish fabrics. They're sized for a cat or small dog, hopefully soon, a bigger size to come! I fear poor Indy is getting the shaft, being more in the medium to large range. But wouldn't they make great floor cushions around a low table as well?

This is the one I purchased - a fabric by Cecilia Hall Åhlens that has a lovely Josef Frank vibe - beautifully made and adorable in person!

All the cushion covers are removable and washable.  Check out the rest of her products here.



Inspired by Samantha Hahn

It's officially Fashion Week and we're gearing up for some major trend watching. Although we may not be hitting the runways any time soon, we're constantly gathering inspiration from all the exotic textiles and handmade garments. With Fashion Week comes a wave of fashion focused blog posts and images. We're really digging the tasteful and whimsical illustrations by artist Samantha Hahn. As a New York native, Samantha sees new fashion trends everywhere she goes. Her couture illustrations give a nod to the groundbreaking designers but keep within her own aesthetic and we're loving her painterly style.

To view more of Samantha's work, head over to her website and be sure to read her blog Maquette for insider designs and inspiration.

Shabby Apple Winner!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Shabby Apple Giveaway! We had over 50 fabulous responses and it was a tough decision but our winner of the $50 gift certificate is...


Be sure to visit Shabby Apple online and like them on Facebook for more updates and insider deals! And Julienne you'll be receiving an email from us shortly! Thanks for playing everyone.


Shabby Apple Discount and Giveaway!

It's not very often that we host giveaways on our blog, but when we do we know it's something good. Something so good in fact that we wish we could participate! Shabby Apple, a new found favorite women's apparel and accessories outfit, is offering one lucky Hello!Lucky reader a $50 gift certificate to their online shop! As you can see from their website, Shabby Apple has something for everyone, from vintage inspired skirts to form fitting gowns. Only one participant will receive the $50 gift certificate, but don't be too upset. Shabby Apple is offering a 10% discount on all product online. We chose a few of our favorites (shown above and below) but trust us, it was hard to choose! To enter to win $50 to Shabby Apple, comment below telling us what you would order if you won. The winner will be announced next Wednesday, August 15th. Be sure to head over to the Shabby Apple facebook page for info and updates!


And for 10% off your order at Shabby Apple, enter the code hellolucky10off at checkout! Thanks for participating!

Betabrand Giveaway!

Are you feeling lucky today? We hope so! We teamed up with San Francisco based clothing company Betabrand for the ultimate summer giveaway. In celebration of their new Elope Dress, we're choosing the best elopement fantasy story and giving away a set of our personal stationery and the perfect new dress. All you have to do is visit the Betabrand Elope Dress webpage, describe your dreamiest elopement fantasy and we'll pick a winner by August 7th. Whether you imagine a small beach celebration or a glittery Las Vegas party, the more extravagant the story the better. And trust us, we've heard some pretty sensational stories!

We can't wait to hear what you come up with. Head over to Betabrand here to tell us your elopement fantasy. We'll announce the winner here and on Betabrand on August 7th.  Good luck!

Women's Bridal Pant Suits

 Let's admit it: pant suits are no longer just for the mother of the bride or groom. Fashionable brides are rocking the separates and we give them major props. And who says a white dress is mandatory?

We're all about feeling comfortable and looking yourself on your wedding day. If you're going for total comfort and a classic silhouette, pants might be your thing. In all seriousness, who wouldn't want to don this number by Valentino?

Would you wear pants to your wedding?

Top: Theia Tuxedo Style Silk Jumpsuit, Center: Valentino lace suit via Miss Moss, Bottom: Sustainable Wedding Pant Suit

Lucky Friday # 72, Très Chic

Hello all you lucky folks out there! This is the 72nd edition of our Lucky Friday Giveaway.  Each Friday we feature one of our letterpress greeting cards. We’ll choose THREE LUCKY WINNERS to get a free card.  Post a comment by 12 p.m. PST the following Thursday, and we’ll announce the winners on the following Friday!

The winners from last week are (drum roll, please): Jackie G, Land and Sarah M! We’ll contact you next week to arrange sending your 1st Birthday card.

Design: Très Chic Artist: Julia Rothman Inspiration: We'd been clutching onto some old ideas, but we just had to buckle down, strap in, compartmentalize and get a handle on it. Who to send it to: Someone suave as suede, luxurious as spanish leather, and very well put together. Or, maybe just someone who has a lot of baggage. Ideas we scrapped in favor of this one: The "Old Pairs of Jeans" card wasn't too flattering, and the bomber jackets and cargo pants cards didn't have the same je ne sais quoi. Favorite detail: Ooh, definitely the subtle spring green patterns. Why letterpress? Did I hear someone say "leatherpress?"

Don’t forget to post your comment and tune in next week, same time, different stationery, to see if you’ve won!

Style Me Pretty's Bridal Fashion & Beauty Mag

Yesterday was an exciting day for one of our favorite bridal sites Style Me Pretty! They just released their brand-spankin-new bridal fashion and beauty e-magazine and it's gorgeous. The talented and bridal savvy ladies over at SMP curated a lovely 171 pages of pure bridal bliss. From DIY projects to real weddings, the online publication is the ultimate online destination for wedding inspiration. It includes a beautiful feature on Jennifer Behr's stunning headpieces and style guides by our favorite bloggers. Congratulations to SMP! We can't wait to see more!

Check out the e-mag here!

Lotta Jansdotter Collection

Lotta Jansdotter is unstoppable. Her books have made printmaking at home a cinch and her modern patterns and fabrics have taught us that simplicity is everything. Sadly her shop is being put on hold to welcome new adventures but this is [somewhat] happy news for us because her genius collection of clothing and accessories is on sale! Why not help Lotta with some spring cleaning and make room for new and improved awesomeness. But don't hesitate cause this amazing sale is only lasting until June 22.

These 100% linen tote bags are sure to make a statement. Our favorite is this anemone pattern but there are more to choose from.

Is it too early to make a holiday wish list? This skirt would sit right at the top!

These crayon rolls would make for a darling children's gift, or if you're the creative type use it to carry your favorite pencils/pens!

Keep up the lovely work, Lotta. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! View the entire shop here.


Handmade Jewelry by Rare Indeed

These hand crafted accessories by Rare Indeed are in fact, rare indeed! It's always exciting to stumble upon one-of-a-kind pieces by artists on Etsy, and we're feeling particularly fond of these illustrative items as they remind us of some of our favorite designs.

This striped circus tent brooch would liven up any outfit, especially if attending a circus-themed party (see our new Big Top kids birthday party invitation!)

No summer vacation is complete without a trip to the beach and these anchor stud earrings would be the ultimate accessory. Or, for all you Cape Cod brides, these studs might make the perfect gift for bridesmaids!

Our new Adventure wedding invitation has been a popular addition to our collection, so we can definitely see this hot air balloon necklace making a splash.

To view the entire Rare Indeed collection, click here!


Interview with Leslie Yang of feistyelle

We are so excited that one of our favorite local jewelers will be joining us in the studio this Saturday for SFMade day. Come early and snag some beautiful jewelry along with Hello!Lucky goods. We chatted with Leslie Yang, the force behind feistyelle, about sustainable design, how she got her start, and what she loves about style in San Francisco.

When did you start feistyelle and what's different about your designs and materials?

I started making women's accessories out of felted merino wool in 2005 but over time felt (no pun intended!) that it wasn't scalable as a business, meaning I was working too hard for too little. I took a year off, told myself to be open to new ideas and ways of making things. Near the end of that year, I discovered how to lasercut wool felt based on my own designs. The Dahlia design was one of my first designs and it's still our bestseller!  Feistyelle designs are different because we're deeply committed to using eco-friendly materials like vegan suede, wool felt, and bamboo ply throughout our jewelry, accessories, and home decor lines. No one else really is making and mixing sustainable materials specifically in jewelry and accessories quite the way we are. Our jewelry is above all else: playful! All of our pieces are colorful, fun, super light, AND you can stack, swap, and flip our earrings.

 How does creating in SF impact your final product and design? 

I make a very conscious decision to make as much of my product and packaging in San Francisco. It matters to me that I can meet the vendors I work with, see their employees' working conditions, as well as make sure that the money I put into our community stays in the community.

 Tell us about your new collection. 

We just launched our new collection: Glimmer & Cream. I'm ridiculously excited about every piece! Featured throughout the collection is the new material of our dreams: vegan suede. Our vegan suede is incredibly light, soft and, like leather and suede, thin but strong with a touch of stretch. Made from recycled polyester film and plastic bottles, this is our most eco chic material ever.  Our new Stacked Lotus earrings come in a selection of creamy pastels and coral, which we screened with gold water-based ink on one side making reversible earrings (6 earrings in 1). We also screened neon pink and yellow on light gray vegan suede for that neon pop to your color block (outfit). We also have some new long necklaces, perfect for wearing every day over tunics or shirts.

What do you love most about style in SF?

I love that everyone in SF celebrates holidays as an excuse to put on a costume. Along that same vein, there's a lot of love for color, individuality, play, and rule-breaking. We're not terribly snobby about our style and because of our microclimates, we're pretty cozy chic and clever with our layers. I'd say SF has been a good influence on feistyelle!

You can meet Leslie and snag some of her beautiful goods this Saturday, May 12th from 11am - 5pm. Visit us at 977 Howard Street between 5th & 6th.

Real Wedding: Katie & Justin

Think pink! We were thrilled to be part of Katie & Justin's wedding, featured today on Green Wedding Shoes. We had so much fun designing this custom suite, which included a few of our current obsessions - neon and edging. We worked with the couple's navy and fuchsia palate to create a modern yet elegant design (calligraphy by Michele Papineau).

The couple selected the Majestic Halls, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1921 as the former Los Angeles Bank of America, the building retains many of its original historic and ornate details. Katie and Justin fell in love with these architectural elements that made the space feel unique to downtown Los Angeles.

Aren't the flowers stunning? Katie and Justin wanted a pink ombre effect and The Little Branch executed their vision perfectly. Each table had various distressed bronze buckets filled with fuchsia, pink or blush flowers. The bride’s bouquet was comprised of a variety of deep pink flowers, including roses, and tied with a navy ribbon.

Katie's dress was Halston Heritage, her shoes were RED Valentino and her stole was vintage, purchased from a local flea market. Justin's suit was from Hugo Boss.

The ring pillow was made by Katie's mom using our how to guide! We love the addition of the pom pom border.

In addition to the invitation suite, we also created matching day of materials: menus, place cards, table numbers and programs.

Congratulations Katie and Justin! To see more of this gorgeous wedding, please click here.

All photos by Erin Hearts Court. Wedding coordination by Kristeen LeBrot.

Bridal Accessories by Twigs & Honey

We're absolutely drooling over these bridal accessories by Twigs & Honey. We spotted their collection over on the lovely blog Honey Kennedy, and since then have been adoring everything they showcase. Their use of vintage laces and delicate silks provide the perfect mix of classic and feminine. Plus, their new 2012 collection includes beaded and rhinestone crowns, seriously stunning!

You can view all Twigs and Honey products here, enjoy!

Eunice's Pinterest Picks - Art Deco Glamour

Art Deco Glamour

 We've just added our Marquee wedding invitation to our website, an invitation I designed for a fabulous Art Deco inspired wine country wedding, so this week I've been daydreaming about a glamorous 20's era wedding. Darkly romantic florals from Saipua and these gorgeous sparkly shoes (Kallima Photography). I love the drape and details on this Temperley London Jean Dress and this whimsical shooting star headpiece from Rodarte. St. Germain favors with perfect labels from this amazing speakeasy inspired wedding, crystal and chiffon headband by our dear friend Jennifer Behr (who designed my wedding headpiece!). This simple golden cake (via StyleMePretty) is just stunning and Chie Mihara's Stratosphere Mary Janes via BHLDN are both elegant and witty. Art Deco perfection in Coralie Bickford-Smith's foil stamped cover design for the Great Gatsby and of course one must have a bass and banjo player ( The Two Man Gentleman Band ) and a perfect bridesmaid's dress from BHLDN...See my entire Marquee Inspiration Board here!

The Lab Event - A Success!

We had a blast at The Lab Event last weekend and wanted to share a few pics of the jaw dropping vignettes that filled the barrel room at Cline Cellars.   Guests were able to stroll through these themed areas gathering ideas, inspiration and even some sweet treats like monogrammed cookies and (I-can't-believe-these-are-vegan) cupcakes!

One of our vignettes had a "Toasted Marshmallow" theme with warm brown tones, gold accents and plenty of rustic wood and twig textures.  The menus had a burlap-inspired pattern framing text and a floral sprig and was letterpressed on a recycled cotton card stock.  We're so happy with the way everything turned out, we plan to offer the entire suite on our website soon.  Stay tuned!

How cool is that chandelier?  Its made from branches, Christmas lights and a few Ikea light fixtures... someone please DIY and let us know how it turns out!

Jen Musty from Batter Bakery blew us away with all her delectable desserts like Meyer Lemon shortbread cookies and Key Lime tarts.

The lovely ladies from The Collection Event Studio, styled a fantastic booth full of vintage flair and wedding inspiration galore!

The best part of the project was meeting so many amazing and talented vendors that we can't wait to work with again!

One more day for the Lab Giveaway!


Don't forget! You have one more day to participate in our giveaway for the Lab Event! We're offering 2 FREE tickets to the best wedding event of the new year! All you have to do is comment below telling us why you would like, love, or absolutely NEED to be there! It's taking place at Cline Cellars, this Saturday, January 14th from 5-9pm. We'll choose a winner tomorrow at 3:00 (PST)! Good luck!


Inspired by Beyonce


Can she be any more fabulous? When our H!L design team was caught huddled around the computer watching Beyoncé's "Countdown" video, we knew it must have been something good. The video's contemporary ode to the 1970s includes split screen videography, hotter than hot dance moves, and amazing color block snapshots. We're particularly in love with these neon body suits paired with the striking black and white striped hat. Definitely an inspiration! Props to you Beyoncé!

Mark your calendars!


We're thrilled to be a part of the upcoming Lab Event taking place January 14th, 2012 at the Cline Cellars in Sonoma, and after Monday night's inspiring kickoff party at The Collection ES our heads are bursting with fab ideas for the event. Stay tuned here for more information or you can visit their soon-to-be-released blog. Tickets will go fast so be sure to book in advance! Looking forward to seeing you all there!


(above: The Collection ES, below: Cline Cellars in spring)



Tickets available here!

Well-Groomed Guide

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We must admit, we're aware of the feminine nature of wedding and stationery blogs, but figure today is the perfect day to shine a little light on the men's style. The perfect web destination for the wedded guy? The Well-Groomed blog.

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It's not only a site for endless style inspiration (and adorable eye candy) but there are gift guides for every kind of dude. What a perfect way to get inspired for grooms gifts or groomsman favors. The founder and author Darren has delivered everything we look for in a wedding blog:  sophisticated, stylish, and somewhat romantic inspiration for all its readers, man or woman.


Check out the Well-Groomed blog "The Guide to Tying the (Windsor) Knot"  here!