Tuesday, July 30, 2013

GRAY MALIN












How amazing are these aerial images from photographer Gray Malin!The mix of vibrant colors, repetition and symmetry work together to create some really spectacular art.  You can check out more of his other amazing work here.

Images via Gray Malin


Thursday, July 18, 2013

PETER PILOTTO RESORT 2013












How amazing is this collection from Peter Pilotto?! The collection doesn't disappoint with vibrant prints, floral jacquards and lace. Bright tropical prints for summer..yes please!

Photos via Style.com

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

DOWNTOWN DUNGAREES




{Dungarees}Asos {Top}Marni for H&M {Necklace}Vintage {Handbag}Marc Jacobs(old but similar here) {Eye Wear}Ray-Ban

I have been a longtime fan of dungarees.  When I saw these on Asos I knew I had to get them.  I wear a lot of super feminine dresses but I like to mix it up sometimes and let my inner tomboy emerge.   What I love about these is the versatility they present.  Depending on my mood, I will either dress them up with chunky jewelry and heels or wear a basic grey t-shirt and sneakers.  If the solid dungarees don't do it for you there are great ones in patterns as well.  I love this one and this one!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

THE WONDERLAND AROUND YOU

{Photography}Jamie Alsabrook {Set Decoration}Stacy Suvino {Wooden Glasses}Rachel Everett and Emily Kern {Make Up}Jordan Best {Models}Rachel Everett and Brielly Hilburn {Location}Tulsa Garden Center {Eye Wear}Black Optical {Wardrobe}Miss Jackson's {Books}Gardner's Books

A few weeks back I collaborated with Darling Magazine and created the set featured above. I scouted several locations but loved the feel of the Southroom Alcove at the Tulsa Garden Center Mansion because of the overflow of natural light and charming wood floors.  I wanted the space to resemble a reading room and it worked beautifully.  I brought in vintage books with colorful patterns in muted tones, card catalogs, a Charles Dickens bust wearing spectacles{my personal favorite}, a Graphonola and large wooden glasses to complete the scene.

The summer issue of Darling Magazine is now available so get your copy here or at select Anthropologie stores.

Photo via Darling Magazine

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

UP, UP AND AWAY









{Dress}Asos {Jacket}Asos {Eye Wear}Vintage {Bracelet}Vintage {Heart Ring}Catbird


My beautiful, my beautiful balloon
The world's a nicer place in my beautiful balloon
It wears a nicer face in my beautiful balloon
We can sing a song and sail along the silver sky
For we can fly we can fly
up, up and away
-The Fifth Dimension

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ALL EYES ON...TIM WALKER

The image that started it all for me...





Mulberry Fall 2012 Ad Campaign














Valentino Spring/Summer 2013 Ad Campaign

In my life, I have a handful of people who inspire me daily and have guided me on my creative path.  They include my mentor and former BG boss David Hoey, photographer Norman Parkinson, set designer Jack Fisk and the brilliant Tim Walker.  

I remember the exact moment I first laid eyes on Tim's work.  It was six years ago.  I walked over to Rizzoli Books on 57th street in New York City with my best friend Cindy.  I began to peruse the aisles and came across a table with several foreign magazine publications. I was immediately drawn to a magazine called Fotografia with one of the most beautiful photos I had ever seen on a cover.  The image depicted Lily Cole on an iron staircase with a cascading train of fabric tumbling to the ground.  With each page turn, my eyes were exposed to a collection of beautiful, whimsical, humorous and enchanting photos.  I felt an immediate connection and had a sort of a ha moment...this is what I wanted to work towards and be a part of.  Bergdorf Goodman had already been giving me the opportunity to create similar fantastical worlds in the windows but I wanted to apply that knowledge to sets in editorial and film.   

There are many great fashion photographers out there now but what sets Tim apart is his ability to not only capture a beautiful image of fashion, but also create a fairy tale-like world on the highest level of imagination.  Along with his set designer, Shona Heath, they have created beautiful work with no boundaries on imagination.  I wouldn't just classify Tim as a gifted photographer but a story teller as well. In fact, that's the name of his newest book.  It's a captivating collection of images that I would highly recommend to anyone. 

I hope you enjoy his work pictured above as much as I do and feel inspired today!

Photos via Tim Walker and Vogue
 

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