Monday, August 31, 2009

celestial eyes

images: 1. Halston spring 09 rtw 2. Halston spring 09 rtw 3. Fitzgerald's iconic novel, The Great Gatsby (1925). The famous cover was designed by Francis Cugat. In this case, I think it's appropriate to judge a book by its cover. 4. Lela Rose spring 09 5. house in Toorak, Australia...unknown source 6. still from one of my favorite movies, Wes Anderson's The Royal via 7. Dior ring -- I want!

Monday, August 24, 2009

a leonard cohen afterworld

images: 1. Kate, unknown source 2. e. e. cummings line, via 3. Gisele photographed by the amazing Mario Testino, via 4. Frances Bean via google 5. Kurt via Nirvana Freak 6. Photograph by the talented Patrick Demarchelier - French Vogue April 2006 7. Kate, unknown 8. Clemence Poesy in French Vogue

Friday, August 21, 2009

something came up

images: 1. mk in Giambattista Valli dress and shoes via 2. unknown

Pink and white -- what a feminine, cotton candy-esque feel. I could just eat these looks up.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

the cradle rocks above an abyss

images: 1. photo taken by me of my sunnies...from top to bottom: Ray-Ban Aviators, Ray-Ban Clubmasters, UO, Target, Chanel circa 2004ish, Target, Vintage faux Ray-Bans. 2. One of my favorite photos of Sienna via google images. 3.
"Art never comes from happiness." - What a depressing thought. Is there truth to it though? Some of my favorite artists of all time (whether it's literature, fine art, music, etc) - Hemingway, Faulkner, Plath, Van Gogh, Cobain, Rothko - struggled with depression and other mental illness. What do you think?

Saturday, August 15, 2009

can't think of a good title

images: 1. Jil Sander spring 2008 rtw via 2. Halston spring 2008 via 3. the famous Hermes box via google 4. Miu Miu via 5. Lanvin spring 2008 rtw 6. Tory Burch's dressing room via 7. pretty peach colored flower...unknown source 8. gorgeous caned chair with orange cushion...unknown source
Let me start out by saying that orange has never been one of my favorite colors -- for the most part I think bold oranges look too harsh on me, wash me out, etc; however, when the design is right, orange can be a beautiful, pleasing color. I mean, if I could afford them, I'd love to wear the Halston and Lanvin dresses...and I believe they would look stunning. I guess, for me, it's just a tricky color that demands a very beautiful design in order to look good. It's definitely not your basic black. On a side note, when it comes to interior design, I adore light oranges and peaches, particularly as accent colors.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

to float in the sky

Unfortunately, most of these images I saved a long time ago without credits. I did a project for class last fall that incorporated balloon imagery...hence the collection of balloon photos I have.

Friday, August 7, 2009

not young enough to know everything

images: 1. Kurt 2. ranunculus, my favorite flower 3. canopied bed, saved without credits, but isn't it gorgeous? 4. mk&a via 5. Vogue Australia 6. Kate in a beautiful gown 7. pretty part of underwear by Strumpet & Pink via 8. Kelly Wearstler design 9. Stephen Shubel design 10. Alexa Hampton design
Yellow -- such a youthful, vibrant, upbeat color.