After a life-changing journey to Rajasthan in 2008, artist Karen Knorr wanted to celebrate the visual richness found in the fables, myths and stories of northern India using sacred and secular sites to highlight the caste system, femininity and its relationship with the animal world. Interiors of palaces, mausoleums, and holy sites were photographed with a large format camera and a variety of animals were photographed separately in sanctuaries and zoos. Knorr combined the two elements, fusing high resolution with analogue photography. The result is an impressive and spellbinding series I hope to see in person someday.
I immediately did a double take after spotting this shirt with baubles stitched down the “placket,” which I just recently learned is the term used to describe the middle section of a button down shirt. Honestly? Placket?! In any case, it’s an easy DIY and the most brilliant way to add a bit of texture and pizazz to any shirt!
- a button down shirt
- a mix of metal, plastic or glass beads
- a needle fine enough to fit through the beads
Having a major blue velvet moment . . .
A few weeks ago as I was looking for bridesmaid dresses, Suzanne from Spanish Moss recommended that I check out Quail. Funny enough the link to the bridal collection wasn’t working but I fell in love with their ready to wear collection. It’s very 90s with a modern twist – especially with the crushed velvet, overalls, and baby doll dress!