Thursday, August 30, 2012

primrose path

collage: created by fashionable palette
images: clockwise from top left 1. david hamilton 2. park and cube 3. laura zalenga 
4. the very missed daul kim, unknown source 5. unknown 6. rosie hardy

playing around with the grid system and filling the spaces with inspiring photos
...does anyone else find this process therapeutic?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

dew washed morning

collage: created by fashionable palette

...some inspirations for the ever nearing Fall

"Don't look at me in that tone of voice." - Dorothy Parker

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

leave a mark

A discovery that I had to share with my readers:
original literature-inspired illustrations by New York City based designer Evan Robertson. Check out his etsy website here for the full collection. Each illustration is 13"x19" and only $24. 

I'd love to see Robertson's take on two of my favorite lines from Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise
"They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered."
"I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want to pleasure of losing it again."

Sunday, August 19, 2012

table talk

the "tablescape" -- a term attributed to the late British designer David Hicks (1929-1998) -- is the art of arranging beautiful objects beautifully...on a table, that is. Above are some tablescapes that please my eyes.

images: 1. (in)decorous taste
2. kelly framel of the glamourai
3. emese szenasy, director of global communications for diane von furstenburg, via the coveteur
4 & 5. photographer claire swanson frank for vogue
7. carolina engman of fashion squad
8. interior designer david scott

"Ah, good conversation -- there's nothing like it, is there? The air of ideas is the only air worth breathing." - Edith Wharton

Sunday, August 12, 2012

blank stares all around

collage: created by fashionable palette

1. alexander mcqueen off-the-shoulder cotton poplin top via net-a-porter, $1,085.
2. brooks brothers elasticated woven braces via mr. porter, $88. 
(marketed for men...but definitely a garment for us females, too.)
3. diptique candle (a classic) via barneys, $60.
4. karl "abbey" faux pearl collar via net-a-porter, $115.
5. rabbit wrap vest by temperly london via net-a-porter, $1860
6. oatmeal saddle soap via jayson home, $16.50.
7. earrings via sue fisher king, $649.
8. kelly hoppen's picks for seek and adore, price unknown
9. ambrette no. 9 perfume by le labo via lucky scent, $145.

...because white is a year-round color.
a quoteless evening...enjoying the Olympics closing ceremonies.

Monday, August 6, 2012

welter skelter

images: all photographs by cathleen naundorf
...the very talented German artist known for her haute couture fashion photography
her medium: (most often) the polaroid
one of her techniques: long exposure times
result: the beauty above

"some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again." - c. s. lewis