Vogue.com this week featured a few of our whimsical pieces in their most recent post inspired by Happy Menocal’s fab collaboration with Paperless Post. This creative story is all about entertaining with the colors of the artist’s adorable designs and it just so happens that our Orbix Hot Glass hand blown jug and August Morgan “Thirsty” camel cocktail napkins fit perfectly!

 

See below for the combination of product they placed together and if you click through to the story, be sure to click to the second slide to catch our products:

 

 

So a huge thank you again to our friends at Vogue.com – we love that our pieces inspired you! And to all our readers, enjoy!

THE TAIGAN LIBRARY

Books August 26th, 2014 — by:

books

Cicero said it best, “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”  Books can provide a little glimpse  of their owner’s personality, so of course we recommend curating your collection carefully and then displaying them proudly. Here is a little peek at some of our favorites… 

 

 

How big is this gorgeous, one-of-a-kind copy of The Big Book by Annie Leibovitz?  Big enough for its own table. We love the fierce Patti Smith cover.

For the Shoe Lover this signed book about Manolo Blahnik is about as great as it gets.

Have a sense of humor with this vintage cheeky number. Mister & Mistress is sure to make you (and your guests!) chuckle.

Calling all beauty gurus! In an industry with many imitators and few originators, visionary makeup artist Alex Box and prolific photographer Rankin have collaborated to produce a truly unique oeuvre.

Know anyone with a big birthday coming up? We recommend Farewell to Youth!

 

 

 

 

 

TREND WATCH: LACE

Fashion August 26th, 2014 — by:

laceAs far as trends go, lace is probably one of the more classic options we’ll see this season. Hop on board with these feminine details that are all the rage!

 

Ann Ziebell’s lace cuff is a nice juxtaposition of feminine and harsh. The delicate texture is actually composed of sterling silver, making it a wearable work of art.

Anatomie was quick to hop on board with the lace trend. The Serena top is perfect for a woman on the go that still wants to look elegant– it’s even considered a “travel top”

These Lizzy Couture earrings are made with crocheted lace and vintage elements. They really stand out on dark haired beauties!

The Cassandra Tunic, a variation of the Katie Fong Signature Tunic, uses a layering of ivory chantilly lace and point d’espirit to create a soft handed look in this versatile tunic.

Take the lace trend into entertaining with this custom invitation suite by The Lettered Olive. This delicate package is printed on handcrafted 2ply cotton paper from one of Italy’s oldest mills.

 

 

STYLE ICON: STYLEBLUEPRINT

People August 19th, 2014 — by:

When StyleBlueprint‘s Elizabeth Fox and Liza Graves recommend something, their readers listen…. period.  These two know what their audience likes and are able to present great finds, restaurant reviews, local happenings and more in a way that works for the busiest of readers. Here, we were lucky enough to have Elizabeth and Liza  shop Taigan and curate a collection around the Football culture of the South.

“We curated a collection based on early fall weekends and the social nature that each entails when you are in the South. The weather is perfect and people love their football from Friday night through Sunday! From what to wear, carry, eat and use for entertaining, Taigan has you covered.”

Elizabeth Fox’s picks:

I adore this shoe by Coclico. The shoes won’t disappoint as they are well made and comfortable. You gotta give it to the Spaniards because they know good leather, and especially this shoe with its rich, tobacco brown tone.

If gray is the new black, then you’ll find this smokey vase from Gervis Design Studio is a perfect gift or one you may just want to keep yourself. Imagine a single oak leaf hydrangea–that’s it.

Truly a must have for fall, the Barbour vintage quilt jacket never dates itself. Great for tailgate parties or a fall rendezvous to the Smoky Mountains.

Not sure why this top makes our list, maybe it’s the pop of grapefruit red and the playful nature. Whimsical, hand painted, what’s not to love?

The fall weather brings cool temperatures and al fresco dining galore. This Nantucket wine carrier is perfect to transport your favorite full bodied Merlot.

Every sandwich is hand scooped with an amazing melding of flavors–meyer lemon ice cream with a housemade cardamom cookie. Yum!

Elegant and classic, this gorgeous, linen Italian towel comes lots of colors. It’s a perfect hostess gift or one to keep for yourself.

Aroc Urtu is committed to using recycled precious metals and diamonds. Every piece is handmade in NYC from start to finish.

Every list needs to have something that is simply extraordinary. This cashmere coat is a piece you’ll have in your wardrobe forever. Worth the investment.

 

Liza Graves’ Picks:

Soccer sidelines, quick trips to the lake to drink up the last bit of summer, fall picnics … these Turkish Towels fill many needs!

 

These guest towels are lovely in your powder room, but make a great hostess gift. Consider placing them next to a galvanized bucket filled with iced down beer for Labor Day: perfect for drying each bottle!

 

When the temperature dips enough for an outdoor fire, my family is happy and immediately sticky from mounds of s’mores! This fire pit is a work of functional art that you will enjoy for years to come.

 

Have a crowd coming or you just wish to indulge on a lazy Sunday without much effort? Callie’s Biscuits fill that need every time.

When was the last time you sat down to a spread of seriously good cheese? It’s one of my favorite indulgences.

 

Since we’re mentioning great cheese, having a piece of slate to share it on always makes for the perfect presentation!

 

Sandy Simonian makes jewelry that is edgy and timeless. She makes pieces you will grab for during the week, the weekend and even a dressier affair.

 

With three kids, fall for me means tailgates, soccer games, cross country meets and more. I need a bag that holds my laptop and still has room for more. This fills that need nicely and I’m always a fan of a whip stitch!

 

Fall is tricky as day time temps can soar but easily dip at night. I’m cold natured so a thin cashmere scarf is always a necessity to have on hand. Tying it around the handles of the Gajumbo Tote allows it to provide a fun statement, even when I’m not wearing it.

Copper continues to be an on trend choice for home accents including dishes. I really don’t see it ever going away and keep adding to my own collection.

 

These glasses are refined and rustic all at the same time. That pretty much defines how I decorate all year round, but especially in the fall.

Elizabeth Fox and Liza Graves are the cofounders of StyleBlueprint.com, an online publication that connects women to their community. StyleBlueprint has both a hyperlocal focus (cities include Atlanta, Birmingham, Louisville, Memphis and Nashville) and regional Southern flair (a “southern edition exists for readers outside of their core cities). Fashion, home decor, travel, food, health and more are all discussed, delivered each day by an early morning email.

Make a Statement

Fashion August 19th, 2014 — by:

Every woman needs a few statement necklaces in her repertoire. You just never know when that basic black dress will need a little extra punch. These pieces will solve that problem and then some!

All of Roarke’s beaded scarf style necklaces fit this bill. We love the bright ones for nights on the town, or neutrals for brunch with the family.

S. Carter’s necklaces make a statement in their appearance, but also with their materials… This snake vertebrae necklace is accented with diamond spikes and a buffalo tooth.

Seraphine’s Hematite and Agate  necklace is a funky study in contrast. This edgy look will definitely turn some heads.

House of Lavande’s Warrior necklace is the perfect piece for any battle. Get an extra boost of confidence with this tough number!

The Bella comes in a variety of colors that are perfect for fall. This necklace is great with a tshirt and jeans or can be dressed up for a night out.

NOW + LATER

Fashion August 12th, 2014 — by:

Master the tricky end of summer wardrobe by purchasing classic items that work both now and later. Check out some of our favorite transitional pieces for any season. 

Throw this luxurious cashmere poncho on after a dip in the ocean or wear it with jeans when the temperature starts to dip.

This denim dress is adorable with beachy jewelry and flip flops, but we also think it’s perfect with booties and a great fall bag.

Few things says transition like a peep toe bootie. The Celia from Peter Nappi is perfect for fall, but if you cant wait until then it always works with a sundress or white jeans!

The artist shirt is breezy enough for warm weather, but will look equally chic with your new fall vest.

 

Jewelry is always the perfect “in between” purchase. We cant get enough of the wood and citrine combo on these stylish Bounkit earrings.

 

For more transition wardrobe finds visit TAIGAN.com