Vogue’s newest hardcover Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers contains nearly 400 photographs of memorable weddings and dresses, of royalty, models, artists, actors, musicians and designers, which have graced the pages of the magazine for 120 years. From images of Wallis Simpson’s low key ceremony to snapshots of Grace Kelly’s royal nuptials to behind the scene peeks into Lauren Santo Domingo’s dress fitting with Olivier Theyskens, this book wows and inspires with the crème de la crème of fairytale weddings.
Los Angeles based designer Jessica Seaton‘s collection is entirely hand sculpted and casted using the ancient method of lost wax. She told me her hands are always dirty from working with metals, staining wood, and dying fabrics, which explains the dip dyed fingers in her latest bohemian-inspired lookbook. I’m desperately needing the oversized naja ring!
Though we live in an age where life seems unfathomable without the existence of email (or internet – GASP), you must admit finding a letter or invite in your mailbox is always a momentous and welcoming occasion. Familiar with that sweet feeling that comes along with receiving a handwritten note, I’m making an early 2013 resolution to send more thank you’s, miss you’s, and just because’s through the postal service. I’ve also recently perfected the art of wax seals as part of this newfound effort! It’s all about the little details, right?
How lucky we feel to have been able to experience Moscow for the first time last week, with our friends at Kira Plastinina as our gracious hosts. With just a handful of days in Russia’s historic capital, we actually managed to squeeze in a bit of it all: taking in every square inch of beauty at St. Basil’s Cathedral, shopping for matryoshka dolls, fur hats and antiques, dining at the legendary Cafe Pushkin, seeing Swan Lake at the newly renovated Bolshoi Theater, waking up to the first snowfall of the season, spending hours exploring The Armory’s lavish treasures inside The Kremlin, visiting the fashion darlings behind Buro 24/7, admiring The Red Square for the umpteenth time, touring Kira‘s headquarters during Moscow Fashion Week, and buying a single metro ticket to stop off at all of the most exquisite underground stations. We’re still reeling from the stunning splendor and veritable generosity of Moscow . . . and honestly can’t wait to return.