We’re thrilled to introduce MooMoo Designs on Taigan! 

MooMoo Designs is an Atlanta-based line of contemporary women’s handbags, home accessories and gifts that emphasizes modern, livable design. A fusion of nature’s beauty and casual elegance, MooMoo’s collection bring the exoticism of African wild to the urban lifestyle. 

Why we chose MooMoo Designs:

MooMoo was developed by Juan Hernandez out of a lifelong passion for the uniqueness and beauty of the African, Asian and Latin American continents, including their cultures, colors, materials and peoples. MooMoo sources sustainable materials, dyes and finishes that are not only beautiful but highly usable. Juan Hernandez, a Colombian-born expatriate who calls Atlanta home, creates most of MooMoo’s designs. Juan is on the road three months of the year collaborating with studios, tanners, craftsmen, manufacturers and factories across three continents. Using the latest environmentally sensitive manufacturing technologies, MooMoo seeks to encourage employment opportunities to impoverished townships and villages.
Shop now, MooMoo Designs!

OH DEER!

Shops October 27th, 2014 — by:

 

 

We can’t help but love the antlers that are showing up in everything from tablescapes to nursery designs. This is a trend so universal that it has become a favorite of bloggers, designers and rednecks. Don’t miss out on the fun… shop our favorite deer looks below!

S. Carter’s Antler Pendant is capped off with a lovely pave top, adding a very glamorous element to this otherwise rustic piece.

The Silver Antlers Organic onesie would make the perfect stocking stuffer for the hip baby in your life.

The Lexie Armstrong Stacked Animals series also makes great gifts. We especially love this sweet family of deer.

Going stag? Well we certainly wouldn’t mind in these socks by Bird Dog Bay!

Crack open a cold one with the help of this Reindeer Bottle Opener. Then you can always use this whimsical Reindeer cocktail napkin to top off the look!

Molly Jane’s Antler Tip Necklaces come in a variety of colors. Perfect over your favorite sweater and jeans!

While this pillow actually features an antelope, the rustic look is still the same.

 

Black Magic

Fashion October 27th, 2014 — by:

Some people say “black is back”, but we’re fairly certain that it never went anywhere. Check out some of our favorite looks in the sleekest hue around.

Get your glamour on with the most silky tactile tassel earrings, draped and moody in black, we simply don’t want to leave the house without these.

The Aubree Blouse is perfect with cropped black pants, and your favorite heels. We love the feminine style of this piece any way you wear it.

The Celia Slingback Bootie strikes a nice balance between refine and edgy. Wear it with a flirty dress or your favorite skinny jeans.

This one size fits all poncho is the piece that every woman needs in her wardrobe this year. It never ceases to amaze us how much a poncho can simplify getting dressed each day.

The Pirate Belt from CJ Laing is covered with skull and crossbones motifs and definitely adds a touch of dark humor to any ensemble.

Little Black Jacket: Chanel’s Classic Revisited shows the astounding versatility of Chanel’s vision in Lagerfeld’s hands, and ensures the little black jacket’s future as a timeless classic. A great gift for your fashion loving friend!

 

JACKET UP

Fashion October 21st, 2014 — by:

No matter your style, Taigan has the perfect jacket for any wardrobe or occasion. A night on the town or a walk through the country? We’ve got you covered.

Yeohlee’s Fold Jacket looks great over a simple black sheath for a luncheon or with jeans and your new booties for a night out.

The Noemi is an ultra soft, tumbled collarless bomber in deep brown lambskin. We love the aerodynamic fit and hand stitched details. Relax and enjoy the flight.

Anatomie’s Quilted Fia Bubble Jacket is perfect for a frequent flyer. The quilter material keeps you warm, but is incredibly easy to pack.

Few things are as timeless as a Barbour. If you have any plans to visit a pumpkin patch or go shooting with friends then this is a mandatory purchase.

Aptly named The Rocker, this jacket is ideal for the modern woman who exudes uptown polish with downtown edge. Crafted from soft Rex Rabbit and Tibetan Lamb inserts, The Rocker epitomizes bohemian, sophisticated style.

STYLE ICON: Mario López-Cordero

People October 21st, 2014 — by:

Veranda’s Mario López-Cordero is headed home for the holidays. Read about his picks for an unconventional Thanksgiving tabletop.  Enjoy!

“This Thanksgiving my brother, sisters, and I will all make it home to Arizona for the first time in years. We love to entertain and can debate menu and décor options for weeks in advance—on different occasions we’ve done an Indian extravaganza with chicken tikka for sixty; a whole roast pig; gallons of watermelon margaritas. The conversation for turkey day is already heated, but my vote is for a Mexican take on the holiday—a truly authentic mole poblano, the famous chocolate-laced specialty, is actually supposed to be made with turkey. Wherever we end up, I’ll want the table to look fresh and unexpected, with lots of color and texture to celebrate the feast in a whole new way”.

 

My mother’s house is rustic but pretty modern, with lots of exposed brick, steel, stone, and wood. The great room, where the dining area is, has floor-to-ceiling windows and is flooded with light. The Orbix water jug, in a flinty shade of topaz, is gonna glitter like a gem on the table.

 

This tablecloth is so evocative—an ideal backdrop for a fresh take on traditional. I can picture it already: my mother’s plain white china and thick stemmed wine glasses with roughhewn flatware and copper water glasses. One of her pewter bowls filled with oranges and laurel leaves will make a perfect centerpiece.

You can never have too many linen napkins. In an unbleached, natural shade these are simple and stylish:

Can you say saltcellars?

We’re a family of cooks (and one bona fide chef: my little sister, Melissa, works the kitchen at the critically-acclaimed Bestia in LA). Everyone will appreciate this antique copper baking dish, whether it’s filled with mole or mashed potatoes.

A ginormous—and gorgeous—tray for what will have to be a ginormous turkey.

You can never have too many serving options and the swirling wood grain of this bowl is subtle but very beautiful:

We usually decorate with branches cut from my mother’s garden—the steely green hues of oleander leaves and pods will look so chic in this Shanxi-era vessel.

The molcajete is time-honored vessel for making and serving guacamole (among other things). I’ll pull out this contemporary reinterpretation when extended family and friends pop by to visit. (In our family, we call gucamole Mexican butter.)

I can’t resist this nutcracker—it and my hometown, Nogales, are named for the Spanish word for walnut.

No mater what the theme, I’ll need to bake a bourbon pecan pie to get my annual fix. Schermer pecans will make it truly scrumptious. I’ll sprinkle the pie with just a little sea salt to add crunch and flavor.

 

Mario López-Cordero is a journalist who has spent 15 years writing about design, travel, fashion, and culture. He is the senior editor of Veranda and previously held staff positions at Elle Decor, Harper’s Bazaar, and House Beautiful. His writing has also appeared in New York, Travel + Leisure, and Martha Stewart Living. He is the author of Monarch Season (Magnus Books), a novel, as well as The Houses of Veranda (Hearst).

Today we’re thrilled to introduce SoGood Picks on Taigan! Each week, our friends at The SoGood will present a new limited edition and often times exclusive item from a new and talented designer.

Over the past year, Laura and Hillary (pictured below), The SoGood founders, have scoured the country to find the most talented and creative artists, designers and entrepreneurs so that they can share their stories and highlight their work. Now, The SoGood and Taigan are launching a series of exclusive & limited edition work created by some of The SoGood’s favorites, offered to you exclusively through Taigan.

So stay tuned each week, we’ll together launch another unique product or work of art, which will be available for purchase that week only or until it sells out!

And today, be sure to check out their SoGood Pick this week! It’s a beautiful limited edition scarf by Kate Design. You may read below for more information about the designer and why The SoGood picked her creation-

Why The SoGood loves Kate Design:

Kate Design is a collaboration between Kittian artist Kate Spencer and entrepreneur Maria Darby of Charleston, SC. We’ve been fans of the brand since its inception and are continually impressed with how Kate Design so beautifully translates artwork to fabric. The duo created a limited edition, short-run scarf for The SoGood & Taigan, showcasing Kate’s Flirting Fish painting on a new Linen-Modal blend fabric, slightly denser in construct and perfect for fall. The Flirting Fish artwork is a departure from the bright colors that typically characterize the brand, and subtle grays, oranges and mustards make this scarf extremely versatile year-round.

Kate Design bio:
Kate Design is a line of art scarves designed by one of the Caribbean’s most prolific and best known artists, Kate Spencer. The collection’s designs, color and feel are firmly rooted in the tropics and display a whimsical charm and harmony. Generous in size and rich in texture, Kate Design art scarves make the perfect accessory and travel companion – stylish, dependable, yet quintessentially exotic.

 

So after you check out and maybe purchase this week’s great piece, be sure to check back with us next Monday. We’ll be rolling out new pieces each week!