Ohhh! Anthro!

A couple months ago, a small, ridiculously fun army from anthropologie raided our apartment and gave us what might have been best day of girly glory on the books -- and today the first part of the pics are up on anthro's new Tumblr page, etymologie! The site is a visual celebration of words -- words like "Legacy," which we chose as ours because it illustrates everything that our mom handed down to us - kimonos, Venetian mirrors, a love of menswear...and her taste. 

Brent Lavett, the hair and makeup guy, rushed over from a crack-of-dawn assignment at Gwyneth Paltrow's where he was spiffing her up for the TriBeCa Film Festival (one degree of hair separation away from Gwynie! Still in shock!).  He kept Port's bob sleek, but gave me a wild morning-after up-do. The stylists had raided our closets a few days before and pulled our own clothes and it was a shocking realization that Porter's wardrobe absolutely eclipses mine.  First we slipped into vintage kimonos (mine belonged to my mom) and got into my bed (as sisters do) for the first round. Photographer Andrew Casey kept things light and encouraged us to be the goofs we really are.

That little plaid dress (from anthropologie!) has had quite a run of the holiday and Tartan Day social circuit in the last five years.  I'm in the glasses I got in Paris and a shirt from the great folks at Hamilton in Texas.

Port's wearing our aunt's wedding dress here (it was later our mom's). Hilariously, the seamstress told the minister that she sewing up a "very inappropriate" design, so when my aunt came in for a pre-wedding meeting with him, he told her she'd have to make the dress more modest or choose a different church. She chose a different church.

And here's my somewhat ridiculous (and utterly feminine) shoe collection on the stairs that lead up to my bedroom. More to come later in the week!

(Thank you so much to Nancy and everyone in the Anthro team. You made us look so cute (and it was so, so fun)).


  1. Anonymous says:

    Ummmm..... you are cooler than the rest of us. Not an opinion, not a judgment, just an undisputable fact.

    Nicely done.

  2. Joy says:

    Oh I love it so much (I just checked this out). You girls are so adorable.

  3. Daniel says:

    I don't find any of those slippers particularly feminine at all (not that that's a bad thing).

    I found that last picture linked to a post on my Tumblr dashboard and actually thought you were a guy! (until I followed the link to your blog) Please don't take that as an offense as it is not.

    But I must ask, where are those striped skull slippers from? They're fantastic.

  4. Oh - I was being totally sarcastic. They're almost all men's shoes! Ha! The striped ones are from Rugby. I'm addicted!

  5. i love this!!! you guys are the best!!! xoxoxo

  6. Daniel says:

    Ahh Rugby. I'm assuming they're not current.. correct? :(

  7. Yeah -- they're about 2 years old. BUT they do have black and white needlepoint ones now! Linen would be more appropriate, I'd think, but they're beautiful.

  8. Rose says:

    This story is terrific - looks like a lot of fun.

  9. Unknown says:

    I love how you two honor your mother. And the pictures are pretty bloody great!

  10. Kelly says:

    You two look absolutely adorbs!

  11. Kelly says:

    And how fun! Every girls dream to play dress up like that.

  12. You are such a great team?

  13. jones says:

    I love your hair!! You guys looks amazing.

  14. mlp says:

    LOVE the wedding dress story!! Legacy is the perfect word.

  15. GoldenDay says:

    You two are just beyond adorable...

  16. David says:

    Top picture makes you look altogether more relaxed Hovey.....Well done!

  17. Undeniably New York and that's why we love it so!! x