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Valentine, the lingerie edition

Hi Hart Beat. I have something excited to share with some of you ladies out there. Over the weekend I was hanging out with some good friends of mine and we got started talking about bras. What else, Hart Beat? My friends were all asking where they could find beautiful, (relatively) affordable lacy bras for small chested women. We all wanted to feel as attractive as the women at www.escortguide.co.uk! While this is not, ahem, something I think about that often, I have an answer for all of you similarly endowed ladies out there. Let’s talk about Valentine!

The lingerie line Valentine was created by two friends Whitney Brown and Paloma Jones. Apparently the two (ex)models bonded over the need for “cool, comfortable, and affordable lingerie – especially for women with smaller busts.” There you go ladies! Straight from the horses er, models, mouth! Of course there are designs suitable for more busty ladies such as Babestations Terrie Hawkes too. They are a brand all about celebrating women of all cup sizes.

Whitney and Paloma now design a lifestyle brand and showcase their work in New York, L.A. and parts of Europe. The line was apparently created from the blog that the two wrote together:

“People featured on the V-blog are asked to share very private details through a series of 10 questions: first kiss, secret affairs, best pickup lines, hidden crushes, bad habits, the first time you said (or heard), ‘I love you,’ the craziest thing you’ve done in the name of love, and more. It’s all part of Valentine’s lofty ambition to revive romance, especially in the lives of hyper-busy young millennials.”


Their site has a great online shop, as well as their baller blog. I love the idea for the collection and where these women are coming from. And that name, Valentine, come on Hart Beat. Can we get a that’s right over here?

All photos curtesy of the Valentine Lookbook.

Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet

Oh hey there Hart Beat, do I have the most beautiful collection to share with you today. It’s been a while since any shoes have taken center stage on the blog and I am so proud to share with you the Wolverine 1000 Mile line by Samantha Pleet.

The Bonny boot in tan/black and black.
(My babies on the left there.)
It’s always a dangerous move when I walk into my favorite shoe store in my neighborhood and last week was no different. As soon as I walked in I feel head over heels (HA) for a pair of Wolverine boots. I had never given the brand a shot before, as I am a tried and true Frye girl, but seeing those tan and black boots with the perfect heel stopped me in my tracks. And, oh sweet baby Hart Beat, I am never going back.
This particular collection of Wolverine’s was designed by New York City designer Samantha Pleet. At the ripe old age of 33 Pleet has created a body of work to rival any of her contemporaries and superiors. Her stockiest include stores from Brooklyn to as far flung as Texas, Australia, Turkey and Japan. Pleet’s studio is located in Williamsburg in Brooklyn and grew up in the countryside of Pennsylvania and this collection of boots truly feels like a beautiful combination of city and country. Being a mix of the two myself I find every pair of boots the kind of design that I’ve been wanting my whole life. 
The Arc boot in blue. 
BE STILL MY BEATING HEART.
The Besbit Kiltie boot in tan.

The Arc Boot in taupe.
Photos via Four One Five Shoes and Myrtle.
The girls in the boots, all from the SS13 collection.

Marina Pecoraro rings

Hi Hart Beat! I am so excited to write to you this Friday about one of my favorite artists in New York City. For the past year I’ve been working at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn and Manhattan. While working at these young designer markets I have come to know many talented designers and artists, but none of them hold a candle to Marina Pecoraro.

As those of you who know me personally, I am not a jewelry person. Other than my Olivia Burton watch, I rarely where much at all. When I met Marina, all of this changed. I’ve been wearing her rings for over a year now. I literally never take them off. I wear them sleeping, running, swimming, biking, seriously everywhere. 
I get compliments all the time on my rings and I just had to share Marina’s talent with all you out there. Oh, and in addition to making beautiful delicate rings, Marina designs and hand makes beautiful necklaces and bracelets. For every single one of my friends and family’s birthdays this year I got them a piece from Marina. They all wear them everyday.
So if you’re around Brooklyn some weekend or in the mood for some online shopping, I couldn’t recommend these rings more!

Marina Pecoraro rings

Hi Hart Beat! I am so excited to write to you this Friday about one of my favorite artists in New York City. For the past year I’ve been working at Artists & Fleas in Brooklyn and Manhattan. While working at these young designer markets I have come to know many talented designers and artists, but none of them hold a candle to Marina Pecoraro.

As those of you who know me personally, I am not a jewelry person. Other than my Olivia Burton watch, I rarely where much at all. When I met Marina, all of this changed. I’ve been wearing her rings for over a year now. I literally never take them off. I wear them sleeping, running, swimming, biking, seriously everywhere. 
I get compliments all the time on my rings and I just had to share Marina’s talent with all you out there. Oh, and in addition to making beautiful delicate rings, Marina designs and hand makes beautiful necklaces and bracelets. For every single one of my friends and family’s birthdays this year I got them a piece from Marina. They all wear them everyday.
So if you’re around Brooklyn some weekend or in the mood for some online shopping, I couldn’t recommend these rings more!