Thursday, March 31, 2011

summer is coming!

Nightcap clothing's spring lookbook via

creative genius

a great slide show of desired spring items, all gathered by the very beautiful and highly accomplished Yasmin Sewell

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

my favorite look today

while i was lucky enough to spend the day styling inside a beautiful, big studio today i did manage to miss our small and seriously needed sun breaks. 
i came home to find this gorgeous image of a pretty girl and a very well thought out outfit and im wondering if she got to have a few moments in the sun...

my new love, muveil

i am in love with the brand description on their blog. the wording that is just a bit lost in the translation between japanese and english. read on to fall in love...
"MUVEIL is coined word of "muguet"; French meanning lily-of-the-valley, and "veil".
In France, the flower language for lily-of-the-valley is wishing the person' s happiness,
and veil meaning secretly wishing happiness.
Being persist to hand works that gives warmth to the items and wanting to express
the inspiration of the childhood memories.
Muveil is a real clothes for adults, born in its realistic daily lives."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

a love affair with shoes

I was recently sent a very kind email by the designers of gorgeous new footwear line Nom&Ada. 
Their designs are classic, simple and completely wearable. I am looking forward to an opportunity to work with them on a shoot featuring their footwear. And i am saving up to get myself a beautiful pair of these spring time skimmers just as soon as it stops raining! 

take a moment to read Nom&Ada's description of their most recent collection and then be sure to check out their website for a peak at thier beautiful lookbooks in which they wisely partnered with the extremely talented photographer Eric Rose. 
this is a collection that you wont want to miss!
NOM&ADA offers quality footwear within the realm of capturing nostalgic means in our lives. We stand for timeless design. In appreciation for experiences had, we remember the past. Through our passion for travel, we search for the new. Both are the integral sources of inspiration that we bring to the NOM&ADA family. Our lighthearted, yet sustainable-inspired approaches are extensions of the diverse lifestyle we're a part of. From an even more personal level, we wanted to start this line not just to be our own bosses, but to share a passion for footwear, with Rie's (NOM) background in studying shoe design and Kimberly's (ADA) passion for collecting vintage shoes. We both have fashion design backgrounds as well. 

Holoholo is the NOM&ADA women's footwear debut style for Spring Summer 2011. One style we are passionate about and confident in...we look to make it iconic and a foundation to what our brand stands for. Holoholo is a modern moccasin handmade by artisans in Japan (Saitama Prefecture), adapting nuances from a traditional moccasin and huarache sandal of the past. The upper is made of genuine leather for the purpose of quality, longevity and wears well with age. It has a 100% natural crepe sole. 
Holoholo is available in 4 color options: Black, White and Camel (Camel has two options with different color handstitching in White or Flamingo).

Holoholo is playful, serious, charming, bold, quirky, curious and intelligent. It can appeal to a carefree woman and her confident expression of personal style. Its versatility can take her to work, through the day, into evenings out and on trips to new places.

anja for vogue australia

4/2011 Australian Vogue starring Anja Rubik

the 10 day forecast for portland shows rain, showers, light showers, sprinkles and 80% chance of precipitation.
i see the trees blooming and the crocus sprouting and the cherry blossoms falling, and yet spring feels so out of reach at the moment.
this beautiful shoot speaks of all the things i crave...sun, sand, bronzed skin, carefree hair and the chance to show a little bit of leg. 
bring on the heat!

my heart for japan

my heart goes out to the wonderful people of japan in this terrifying time.
it is hard to think of anything but the mass suffering that is happening in their country as they try to pick up the pieces from this travesty.
all of my heart and all of my love for the beautiful people of japan. 

the last V.B. video

vanessa bruno fall '11

an absolutely stunning collection created by vanessa bruno. 
i would like every single item....oh dear, but that brown wool blanket coat seriously makes me weak in the knees

bergdorf babes

 Makeup Artist, Chiho Omae works with photographer Kacper Kasprzyk and model Daria Stokous for Bergdorf Goodman’s Women’s Spring Book 2011.

easy breazy

holy gorgeous! 
harper's bazaar UK 3/2011

i love the mix of feminine and masculine in this styling. Each outfit seems to be the perfect blend of louche sex appeal with a carefree air.
i could look at this one for hours!