Erdem Pre-Fall 2017

Perhaps it’s holiday party season and the sequined pencil skirts and dresses are wooing me in the right way. Or perhaps I’ve just finished watching the finale of Westworld and all the high collars and ladylike ruffles are giving me that slight Victorian, American West vibe that’s still loitering in my mind. What is certain, however, is that Erdem‘s pre-fall collection is beyond exquisite. But then again, when is it ever not? I love that even though Erdem Moralioglu draws heavily from romantic eras in history, his clothes still feel modern. I mean, what girl wouldn’t want to wear a pink brocade dress with a billowing, uneven hem and jeweled straps? Whether you can afford his clothes or not, at least you can walk away feeling inspired to incorporate floral tights, layer ruffled turtlenecks, bejewel silk pointed toe flats and tie thick silk ribbon to just about everything.

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Current Obession: Chinese Silk Lanterns

Ever since I reposted images from Sophie Duruflé‘s Parisian apartment, I can’t stop obsessing over Chinese silk lanterns. So far, my online searches for antique lanterns have led me nowhere, with most of them already snatched up on marketplaces like Etsy. I did, however, come across Holy Kitch, an Australian based shop, that sells a variety of hand painted silk lanterns in colors like green, pink, orange and white. So beautiful, right? I can’t wait to hang these in Coco’s bedroom. And the hunt for antique lanterns, to incorporate into the bunch, continues . . .

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Charles Pétillon’s Invasions

If you know me, you know that I have a strong distaste for balloons. It’s not anything close to Globophobia (yes, there is a label for a phobia of balloons) but let’s just say the thought of thousands of balloons descending upon me or invading an enclosed space makes me very uncomfortable. However, there’s something about alluring and intriguing about Charles Pétillon‘s photographs of his balloon installations. In his Invasions series, the Paris-based photographer aims to use balloons to alter the way people perceive familiar things and spaces. Well, perceptions are surely altered as I truly am able to see the beauty in his work.

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