Category: style

sweet praises indeed

Dear friends,
Sweet Praises, a new online boutique offers pieces for a contemporary generation of christian consumers who are looking for refreshing home decor that in a small but intimate way honors and reflects the Lord. I am gushing over this “anchored in Christ” note card.

blog super crush :: dietlind wolf

Visual designer and prop stylist Dietlind Wolf’s blog provides a visual feast for the eyes. I’m absolutely LOVING her work.

a balmain moment

fallen for the luscious exotic pattern detail, Balmain s/s 2012

via Trendland

 

pretty stamp collage

via The Antiquarian

girl crush :: darlene okpo

dig her jewelry style. is that a turtle ring i see on the middle finger?

via Refinery29

etsy’s handmade portraits

How did I not know about this wonderful Etsy video series until now??!! this will keep me entertained

2 faves today:

bergdorf windows process holiday 2010

obsessed :: magpie & rye

Magpie & Rye’s selection of beautiful things has me on cloud nine. I am enamored by their smart aesthetic and particular eye. I WANT EVERYTHING HERE

blog crush :: honestly wtf

fashion addict that i am

creative process :: olivier theyskens

Relating to and inspired by Olivier Theyskens

Stephen Todd: In a previous conversation, when I mentioned to you that you’d fallen asleep curled up in a ball on a tiny couch at Jacky’s (co-founder of Shirtology & one of Olivier’s best friends) place, you said you were like a kitten!

Olivier Theyskens: I’m very cat! I love all animals, but cats are particularly beautiful. A cat is everything more than we are: more supple, more streamlined, more independent, faster, more agile. Everything! I have a chat sauvage, a once feral cat, that I had to leave in Belgium because she is in her habitat there. She’s incredible: blacker than black, with enormous whiskers, truly extraordinary. She’s a fantastic hunter, a real feline creature.

ST: I find it interesting that you give yourself so easily to being photographed. I always think of you as someone who keeps a distance, solitary. You’ve never struck me as the kind of guy who allows easy access to himself.

OT: Solitary? I can be, and I certainly have been during different periods of my life. But I can also be extremely social, although I’m very conscious not to allow myself to grow tired of that. Tired of people. I can see people non-stop and then, all of a sudden, have an almost visceral need to be alone. Often that corresponds with a great flood of creativity, when I feel this incredible need to isolate myself and think, and dream and draw. But then, after a few days of that, I feel the need again to be social, to see friends, or colleagues to chat, to reflect on what I’ve done, to input their points of view.

I really admire people who have that incredible discipline to draw all alone every morning. But that’s not me. I’m too sporadic in my desires. That said, when I began in fashion, I believed as a designer you had to draw all alone, to be isolated in your creative space, à la Yves Saint Laurent. But it’s not true. Not even for Saint Laurent, he had Loulou and all these other little satellites revolving around him, showing him fabric, accessories, saying ‘What do you think of this, of that?’ and that, would it look good… So, in fact, despite the myth, he never really worked completely alone. Sure, sometimes he found himself alone in the room, him and his solitude. He had a kind of mini Court of Versailles nonetheless. And the thing with having a little court is that from time to time you feel the impulse to escape, the need to be alone in order to breathe.

ST: Your aesthetic has a distinctly dramatic side. What role does drama have in your life?

OT: I’ve always liked drama, that’s for sure. But on the podium, not in my QUOTIDIaN! I always like it when behind first appearances there is an undertow of drama, a potential for an explosion of emotion or an extravagant gesture that will make everybody stop and pay attention. If you need to have strength in life, it’s because something out there could harm you. Or at least make you feel fragile, vulnerable, so you have to be constantly on the look-out.

It’s that tensile feeling that I find both compelling & repelling. There is nothing that inspires me less than someone who is completely happy in the face of life, who goes about life completely content with all that is thrown in their path. The person who just floats along, with no idea where they’re going, no engagement with the world. Let’s just say, she would not be my muse! I appreciate people who are conscious, awake, who are alive to what’s going on around them. Who, when they see something cruel, cry. I find that really important. For me, beauty could never function in conjunction with a stance that is beyond reality

via B0F via SOME/THINGS

 

ny fashion week

cute

via NOWNESS

an absolutely lovely waste of time/break from work

via Selectism

polaroid fashion

liking Philipe Roucou’s polaroid wraps

via NOWNESS

N°ABCDE Magazine

Their latest issue is N°D. There are some gorgeous and inspiring spreads here.

new fave blog: black*eiffel

from hanging garden post

from wall of flowers post

confettisystem

It’s been pretty cool watching this line, Confettisystem develop the past year. I was lucky enough to witness the design process of the logo last year, logo design by Anisa. I go crazy for their colors and sharp take on party decor!

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