July 15, 2011

Eye on Style: Tabitha from Bourbon and Pearls

Did I ever mention that one of my secret fantasies is to run off to Scotland? That may have something to do with why one of my favorite daily reads is Bourbon & Pearls. Mostly I'm a fan because Tabitha is not only ridiculously chic, but her witty personality keeps me coming back for more. Where else will you read that the only socially acceptable way to decorate a man's groin is with the sporran {that's a kilt, people}, or enjoy style posts peppered with vade mecums and fashion descriptions that involve the word crepuscular. I think you will enjoy meeting Tabitha, today's Eye on Style guest!



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name: Tabitha


occupation: Muse, writer, aesthete and creator of the velvety virtual salon, Bourbon & Pearls.


location: Edinburgh, Scotland


wearing: Tallulah and Hope navy cape, J Brand Love Story jeans, Chanel 2:55 bag, Pebble London gold cuff, Chloe boots.


favorite designers: If I could overcome my claustrophobia, don a stocking and rob a bank, then my wardrobe would be beautifully arrayed with chalky Farrow & Ball toned concoctions from Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, and Donna Karan. I like clean lines, a defined silhouette and a classic colour palette but I am not immune to the call of a little frou frou chiffon number for cocktail soirees.

In reality I head to J Brand for jeans, Gap for t’s and white shirts and for the rest I have no brand loyalty whatsoever.



what style means to Tabitha: Styling is the world’s second oldest profession. Since time immemorial we have been expressing our true selves through clothing. Whilst the arty ones set about decorating the walls at Lascaux with charcoal etchings, the less artistic like myself, picked up a feather or two, strung a row of shells to the edge of a tanned hide and voila, the long walk across Europe’s tundra just became that little bit more interesting for everyone.



p.s. Tabitha is the 50th Eye on Style guest! You can read up on the other 49 style mavens by clicking on the right hand index.

38 comments :

une femme said...

Isn't she fabulous?? Gorgeous, witty, and with a very discerning eye. Bourbon & Pearls is a daily read for me.

Michelle Lee said...

love her style :)

Bourbon&Pearls said...

Thanks Mary Jo! What a wonderful intro and remember my door here in Scotland is always open to you.
I booked a hair cut today, until I saw that photo I had no idea my hair had gotten so Rapunzelesque.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I just love Tabitha! She is so incredibly chic and so very witty. And gorgeous to boot, right?

Hope you have a lovely weekend, sweetie! xoxo

Couture Carrie said...

Love that cape!

Happy weekend, darling!

xoxox,
CC

classiq said...

She looks wonderful! I've recently discovered Tabitha's blog and I love it. :) And all the designers she mentioned are favourites of mine as well for the exact same reasons. Have a wonderful weekend, Mary Jo! :)
Ada

Linds said...

gorgeous look! that cape is fab :-)

Jess said...

Love everything about this look... but especially that cape! Beautiful.


xo jess
http://cheapbutchicclothes.blogspot.com/

Alexa said...

Beautiful. Great blog! And happy weekend!
xo
alexa
www.theshortandthesweetofit.com

the gardener's cottage said...

tabitha is not only absolutely gorgeous but one of the most talented writers i've come across in the blog world. her taste in clothing, interior design and vocab is exquisite. love you tab.

xo
janet

Christina said...

i am so loving on this woman and her style!
xo

Alexis of NorthOnHarper said...

I love how she describes her favorite color palate. And she looks great!

Antonia said...

I totally agree on what she said about style!


xoxo
Antonia

honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

I love all the colors of Scotland...
I too, would love to run off to Scotland....


xxoo
m

Mani said...

Tabitha really looks amazing! Love her hair!
I would also love to visit Scotland!

hugs and kisses by Mani.

Whimsy Being said...

that is such a cute, cool picture! love the bell bottomed jeans :)

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Her style is just awesome and I agree she has great hair!!

About Last Weekend said...

I love her blog- she is sooo funny and now I see her so stylish - love her outfit!

Heather Fonseca said...

Fun! Her blog looks great. I too would love to go to Scotland one day. I love the accents and the men are pretty darn cute too.

fashion and frank said...

I love her outfit and i love her answers - these are such good pieces - love them x

http://fashionandfrank.blogspot.com/

Cafe Fashionista said...

Gah! Seriously, could she be anymore beautiful? Her style is just incredible - I want that Chanel!! :)

Belle de Ville said...

Tabitha, gorgeous woman, brilliant mind, snappy dresser and witty blogger.
She is my idol!

quintessence said...

I just love Tabitha - and so funny, I left her a comment when she used the work crepuscular!! She looks fabulous and I love her combination of style in both fashion and the written word - great choice and congratulations on reaching 50 eye on styles!!

Stiene S. said...

I love that bag! x

Karena said...

Mary Jo thank you for featuring the gorgeous and talented Tabitha!! She has impeccable style!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

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Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

What a lovely outfit and what great hair!

Tamara Nicole said...

Ohhh she is so adorable! Great feature here my friend:-)

I hope all is well and that you are selling loads of your designs, you are so talented!

Thanks again for your super sweet encouraging words for my new venture! Had a wedding last night that was amazing:-)

Meta Musings said...

Bourbon and Pearls...amazing name!! She is chic and fabulous! Thanks for sharing her with us :)

I just peeked at your lookbook...gorgeous photos!!

xx

Bad Joan said...

she is so fabulous! love her style!

http://www.badjoan.blogspot.com

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

A wonderful Eye on Style and the photo of Tabitha is simply chic - I love everything about her outfit. Tabitha, you are an style inspiration most definitely. :)

Krystal said...

oh she is a cutie!! i love her style and answers..

Claire said...

beautiful, simple style. i love it! and wow, you've done 50 of these! that's fantastic. i really enjoy this feature!

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Kimia Kline said...

wow i love her style. and her answer about what style means to her is beautiful!

LPC said...

So chic, in physique, in clothing, and in banter:). Love Tabitha. Would love to follow her around for a while, but have no interest at becoming stalkerish, this late in life.

Julie said...

Tabitha has great style and she is a fantastic writer. Happy to see her here.

ida said...

I agree with all the comments...I often pop over to Tabitha's for a smile + her kindness to her mother,thought the post about her w/e at the Arts/Crafts summoned up her truly beautiful nature. Ida

Sarah Klassen said...

Oh, she is fabulous—I definitely have to stop by and visit her blog! I love her outfit—she looks effortless :)

xx, Sarah

Muhammad Atif said...

Such fabulous designs are forcing me to visit her blog, great work.
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