There's a girl I am very fond of.
She has long, golden hair and rosewater in her veins, but she isn't too fancy for Coney Island hot dogs or corner-store sour candy. Her name is Francesca. You might know her from her heart-achingly lovely blog (and matching shop), The Snail and the Cyclops (r.i.p.). Or maybe you know her from her new, just as lovely journal/shop/photo archive, Lawrence?
If you don't, please acquaint yourself. Her haunt since last Fall, Lawrence, is a place you'd like to visit. It's mostly a place of silk blouses, cotton dresses, and perfect woolens. But it's also becoming an emporium of sorts, with other kinds of bits and pieces, things like the world's most perfect brass barettes. I've heard murmurs of other things to come, but I don't want to get ahead of myself.
A collector/stylist/photographer extraordinaire, she documents many of these treasures in editorial series of photographs (viewable in the Gallery.) To see all the beautiful things that've passed through Lawrence since its inception last year, have a look around the Archive, where everything is handily sorted by decade. Above are some favorites of mine from poking through, but just a small sampling of all the beauties Francesca has collected, curated and dispatched to customers via this beautiful shop.
With shops like this, full of one-of-a-kind things, I think it's best to check them frequently, so you can pounce when the perfect treasure(s) come along. Or you can follow on Twitter (she is pretty fastidious about posting when she adds new things.) The things below are some of my favorites currently available (that polka-dot silk blouse, the pink, pleated sun-dress!)
Looking around Lawrence is like looking around the world's best-lit, most beautiful attic - with boxes of old wonders that attic-elves have cleaned and pressed and mended for you. Have fun poking around - there is a lot to see.
And keep checking back, because more loveliness is always forthcoming.