I love and appreciate Nick Brandt’s photography even more after learning more about his foundation Big Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to conserving Africa’s wildlife and ecosystems. Since its inception in September 2010, Big Life has hired over 120 rangers, built 14 outposts, and purchased 13 night-vision equipped vehicles in an urgent response to the recent dramatic escalation in poaching across much of Africa. All the proceeds from the sale of these stunning prints are being donated to the foundation.
Fedoras, beanies, trappers, cossacks, berets, visors and a show stopping feathered headpiece . . . . hats of all shapes, colors, and sizes were spotted in Paris this week.
Giambattista Valli‘s haute couture collection has been described as pure fairytale. I couldn’t agree more. I can only dream of having a reason to wear such pristine gowns and cocktail dresses. The belts and jewelry, created out of pure sheets of silver by Luigi Scialanga, as well as the hydrangea-like floral accessories are truly stunning. Can you hear Giambattista’s phone ringing for dress requests for the Oscars?