I couldn’t help but ooh and ahh over the gigantic lily corsages that seemed to bloom from the boldly colored floral patterns of Dries Van Noten‘s fall collection. There was a refreshingly surreal quality to the vibrantly painted, three dimensional flowers – a departure from the more literal Carrie Bradshaw inspired versions we’ve seen in the past. Dramatic, fun and perfect for those warmer days ahead!
Photographer Gray Malin has wowed me once again with his series La Dolce Vita. He has documented Italy’s most famous beaches, on a 2,000 mile coastal road trip, that include the Amalfi Coast, Capo d’Orlando, Cinque Terre, Mondello, Praiano, Capri and many more. And of course, the iconic and retro umbrellas make the photographs that much more visually stunning. Obsessed.
Life has been pretty distracting lately with a lot of exciting projects in the works – so much so that it has hardly hit me that I’m off to Mexico next week for the first long vacation since my son Quincy was born last spring! Emerson Fry‘s latest offerings has inspired me to pack light, easy and simple. A week of rest and relaxation deserves some unfussy, pared down classics . . .
Brooklyn based artist Sophie Blackall‘s Missed Connections project is an ongoing series based on real messages posted online by lovelorn strangers. I could spend the entire day reading these anonymous postings through the eyes of Sophie’s Chinese ink and water color illustrations. Some are sweet, some are funny and some are sad, but mostly they are hopeful . . . and make us hopeful for someone’s second chance at love!
When designing each handbag collection, Barbara Bonner keeps in mind the archetypical strong woman who inspires her. Her influencial grandmother, for instance, was a traveling circus performer who rode a motorcycle in the circle of death . When I first discovered the London based designer, I immediately wanted to get my hands on one of her ultra long fringed bags. Wish list, check.