Collection Cristal

Spanish-born Ana Montiel delights us with a collection of illustrations she created for Nina Ricci‘s recent perfume campaign. Although these were ultimately just drafts leading up to the final product, they are equally as lovely and alluring. Another one of Ana’s projects I love is Visual Mantras, which explores repetitive and meditative geometric patterns. A selection of her prints and wallpapers in her patterns are available in her online shop.

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Rodarte Fall 2012

Kate and Laura Mulleavy have done it again with another flawlessly romantic collection, this time influenced by the Australian Outback. 40s inspired silhouettes, crystal studded gowns, coats cinched with western belts, dresses in Aboriginal dotted prints, cargo pants and cabled sweaters had us dreaming of a land down under. But what stood to us the most were the delightful accessories: clustered star hair pieces, embroidered lace collars, and sand-filled plexiglass heels. Dreamy!!

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Tsingy de Bemaraha

How breathtaking are these limestone formations in Tsingy de Bemaraha, a natural reserve on the western coast of Madagascar? The area was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 due to the unique geography, preserved mangrove forests, and wild bird and lemur populations. Honestly, WTF. I desperately need to see this in person.

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