1., 2. and 3. jenna lyons’ office space at J.Crew (images from little bits of lovely and stylelist.com) 4. taylor tomasi hill’s desk in her cubicle at marie claire (image from thecoveteur.com), 5. still hunting for the source of this image 6. studio spaces from the “keegan home” (images from countryliving.com via unruly things).
7. my picks for an awesome home office, images from their respective linked sites: a. five butterfly display, b. menlo lamp, c. large hanging teardrop terrarium kit, d. linen pinboard, e. apple iMac, f. jadite charm cup and saucer, g. perch barstool, h. sheepskin rug, i. counter storage unit, j. female half body dress form, k. tibetan wool rug.
Having a home office/studio has been a dream of mine for a long time! Taking inspiration from some fabulous ladies in the fashion industry, I love the idea of an aesthetically simple, yet luxurious and comforting space for creativity to flourish!
In addition seeing old pictures of my great grandparents looking spiffy, another thing I love about going through my grandad’s old photo albums is seeing pictures of my Mom when she was young! There are so many great photos of her growing up and the time she spent at the cabin in RC. I love finding similar photos of my brother and I, and thinking about how my Mom as a baby played in the water in the very same spots as we did growing up! (I think my Mom is WAY cuter though and her bonnet is adorable! )
Editorial image scanned from Vogue US, January 2004 photographed by Craig McDean. product images from their respective linked sites. 1. Raquel Allegra Henley shredded cotton-blend dress, 2. Rachel Comey Slip Dress, 3. Theory Velina stretch-silk dress, 4. Various colours and styles of VPL bras from here and here.
I’ve been digging through my old Vogue collection and came across this editorial called “Pretty Woman” from Vogue US January 2004 (photographed by Craig McDean) that I remember really loving! I distinctly remembered this shot of Daria Werbowy in a beautifully delicate silky printed pleated Balenciaga by Nicolas Ghesquière dress with this incredibly sharp neoprene Day-Glo neon yellow bra. I looooved the juxtaposition of the soft silk with the spongy sporty material and the pairing of the creamy pink colour with the bold neon (something we have been seeing a LOT of in the past few years)!
I tried to dig up some soft, flowy shirtdress ideas that could be paired with a line of bras I’ve been eyeing for years by VPL! Would be fun for spring/summer!
(first image – screenshot from the video.) I know, I know – yet another dose of spring inspiration! Even though the days are getting shorter and colder, and we’ve started to see some snow (yes, even here in Vancouver), I’m still feeling drawn to what to look forward to in 6 months! SPRING! flowers, gauzy dresses, swimming, etc…
One of my favourite sites, HonestlyWTF featured some guest posts by one of my NEW favourite bloggers – Miss Moss – and she posted a deLIGHTful video made by Jeana Sohn (who has created another inspiring project called “Closet Visit“) and filmmaker Claire Cottrell called “Matilde”.
video source: closet visit
cuuuuute right? flower crowns, ruffles, cupcakes, pastels, gorgeous sunglasses by Karen Walker + music by Yann Tiersen?! = adorable!
I’ve loved pouring over photo books for as long as I can remember – I love examining each photo packed with detail, picturing I’m in the photo or drawing inspiration for creativity in my own life. I thought I’d post about a few of the books on my “wish list” that I hope to get lost in soon:
1. 90 Days One Dream by Kristian Schuller. um. amazing. Pictured above are breathtaking images from the first book on my list. I had unknowingly found a few of Kristian Schuller’s images on tumblr (sadly unsourced when I found them), and i’m SO happy I stumbled on the identity of the artist! It’s available as an eBook on iTunes, but i’m DYING to own a paper copy! Image source trendland.net. NEXT!
2. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. It seemed like this was a big Alexander McQueen year – Sarah Burton designing Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, and a stunning tribute to the late designer himself. It would have been absolutely amazing to see the exhibit at the MET this summer, but since a trip to NYC wasn’t in the cards, this stunning book will have to do for now (unless it shows again in London? pleeeease!) Some of his most interesting and provocative work was on display and photos were captured by Sølve Sundsbø for this exciting book, and my fingers are crossed it will be under the Christmas tree this year! Image sources wetheurban.com and fashionmag.com. 3. Fashion Vicitims: The Catty Catalogue of Stylish Casualties by Michael Roberts. Michael Roberts is the fashion and style director at Vanity Fair (and before that, at The New Yorker) and makes beautiful paper collages as a hobby! My favourite piece of his, is the cover of the book by my other favourite redheaded lady -Vogue’s creative director Grace Coddington (and my icon)! (PS – this is another amazing book I’d love to get my hands on, though unfortunately I have not the funds to obtain it – it is listed on amazon.ca for 5000$, used ) Image from Barnes & Noble and eyesing.
Those are my top 3 atm, I’m always hunting for more inspiration!