Posts Written On November 21, 2013

Get Ready For The Cold Season With Cozy & Chic Designs By @HelenKaminskiUS

If there’s one label I’d love to deck out my accessories wardrobe with for the winter, it’s Helen Kaminski. This Aussie-based company has been designing chic headwear for over 25 years and they get it right every. single. time. Celebs such as Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock and Blake Lively have been spotted wearing their designs.

You can grab their sassy designs from places like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s and specialty hat stores, but they’re online store at is so convenient and easy to use, you can grab all their designs from the comfort of your lounge.


If you’re planning for the gift-giving season or just want to spoil yourself with a one-of-a-kind design, here are a few get-me-noticed picks (that are also on my wish list!):

Go with plush hats for a simple and chic addition to that winter outfit. And try some color this season — electric blues and gorgeous greens are so in!

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If you’re more of a ski bunny, check out Helen Kaminski’s range of hand knit cashmere goodies:

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Or go with a little more detail and soak up with compliments with crocheted winter headband cozies, beanies and berets (looove):

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And since your handbag collection changes with the seasons, Helen Kaminski also has a fab range of bags that are designed with special care.

Pick up crocheted bags embellished with pompoms. I’m loving the bright yellow designs:

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I’m also a huge fan of this season’s pastiche felt collection. The colors, the textures, the shapely designs:

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And head on over to Kaminski XY for something for the gents:

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Read more about the story behind Helen Kaminski’s craftsmanship here.


In the mind of a dog with Throw the Damn Ball, from @PlumeBooks

Surely, dogs have thoughts. And what a range of thoughts they have.

From the philosophical:

 Do I look like I’ve been caught
Deep in thought and with emotion fraught?
As if some distant land I’ve charted?
Don’t be fooled. It’s just that I’ve farted.

To the intense:

Rhyming is for cats,
with their tiny, tiny lips
and pretentious little way of nibbling their food.
When you drop them,
they always land on their feet,
which is tedious, like knowing that at the end of the line
you’re always going to get a rhyme.
You want your poem to rhyme?
I have one word for you:

Back to the philosophical:

From up here I can see
All the places I like to pee.
Thank you.

Read them all here — in Throw the Damn Ball: Classic Poetry by Dogs by R.D. Rosen, Harry Prichett, and Rob Battles.

Throw the Damn Ball