I’ll bet this collection of images caught you guys off guard, huh? Expecting the ole fashiony standard and what do I toss at ya? No frothy dresses here, but the empty sets from the Dior autumn/winter show… because you know what, they’re just such darn pretty sets on their own. Totally crazy, right? I don’t even care about the clothes because I love the sets more than is probably normal. For funsies, I threw in some of beauty details since they’re pretty rad too. The sets and beauty from this show were both the loveliest of complements to one another, don’t you think?Nothing like an explosion of rainbow flowers coating the entire walls and ceiling of a space, add in some ultra saturated (and perfectly winged) eyeliner with colour coordinating lashes…it’s like the high-fashion version of A Secret Garden. The all-encompassing floral sets added a bit of softness to the otherwise rigid architecture, and the rainbow bright make-up was a welcome burst of vibrancy!
P.S. Oh hey, look – I blogged! Hi all! I know things have been a bit sparse around here lately. My course load has been positively nutso this semester. But I graduate in least than 2 weeks now! (Ahh!) After the crazy has passed, this little blog’ll be back to her regular glory once again. :)
Images via Dior’s Facebook, 1 & 2
If I had a million dollars… forget the boats, the green dresses, the excesses of Kraft Dinner*… I want this apartment. In my dreams, right? Like it’s not bad enough that this gem is located in Paris already inspiring location lust, but look at the architecture of this bad boy! The ceiling and wall mouldings are to diiie for. And that little mezzanine area at the back end of the living space – waaaant. Don’t even get me started on the finishes throughout – the butcher block + stainless steel counter tops, the floor-to-wall-to-ceiling veined marble washroom, the parkay floors. Yeah… I’m salivating a little bit. Which is probably really gross of me to admit, but the minor embarrassment of it is worth it. Apartment lust, yo.
Images by Olivier Löser via Yatzer.
* You’re welcome for getting that song stuck in your head. Hey, I could have gone for the “Call Me Maybe” reference, then you’d really be sorry. ;)
I think I’ve found my one true love in Tumblr form… Maisons Blanches. It’s an explosion of white, white, white galore! I’m a little bit in heaven, I think. I’d gush for a couple paragraphs, but I think you all already know of my deep and intense love/obsession for the colour white. Now, excuse me while I get my infinite scroll on… Can’t tear me away from this one! So much white-spiration all in one place. Bliss.
About a month or so ago, Canadian band Metric released their newest album, Synthetica. I tend to go through spurts with their music. I remember discovering them for the first time 5-6 years ago and being positively obsessed with their album Grow Up and Blow Away. Before a few weeks ago, I’d have said hands down that was my favourite album of theirs and it probably would never be topped in my eyes. (It’s all sorts of amazing. White Gold, Soft Rock Star, The Twist, Raw Sugar – super duper epic songs right there.) Excuse me while I eat my own words now because I’m positively obsessed with their new album, Synthetica. It’s been on repeat for almost the entirety of June and into July now too. So. Stinkin’. Good. And the perfect soundtrack to the upcoming summer.
… and a few of my favourite tracks: Lost Kitten, Clone, Speed the Collapse, Breathing Underwater.
I don’t get to see a lot of my favourite bands/musicians live; living where I do, very few of them ever make it even remotely close to me. Now, Toronto isn’t particularly close to me. It’s a 2 hour plane ride. But I hear Metric (and Stars!) are playing in Toronto in November. I would seriously consider making a special trip up there just to see them. Any friends in/around Toronto in need of a concert buddy? ;)
What music are you guys currently obsessing over? As always, I love to hear about awesome music to check out.
Images via Metric.
I was never the little girl who carefully planned out her wedding from the age of five. In fact, I’ve probably given about 2 minutes total thought to my future wedding over the span of my entire life. Really, really not that girl. Not that there’s anything wrong with it if you are the type of person who thinks about this sort of stuff, because there’s not. I merely mean to emphasize the point that I’m pretty much clueless about this sort of stuff and thus further highlight how much I’m super in love with this wedding I’m about to show you. Because it takes a looot of lovin’ for me to post wedding stuff when it’s not so much my regular biz, you know what I’m sayin’? So that’s just how much I’m enamoured with the styling of this one. It’s gorgeous. I want to throw a great big party, have it look this awesome, and then live in it forever. Sound crazys, but true story, guys. I want to live in this wedding.
Photos by Ben Blood via Green Wedding Shoes
Post #2 for today – wowzers, that never happens! But I was procrastinating my pants off (obviously) and found this on Pinterest and thought was just so stinkin’ awesome and I got so ridiculously excited by it that I had to pop on over here and share. Because it’s stop-dead-in-your-tracks awesome+clever.
Visual/literal type… bring it!
Pretty nifty, huh? “Parallel” and “Van Gogh” are my favourite (and VG gave me a good chuckle). If you’re as impressed as me by the creativity and brilliance of these, you can see the full thing over here.
Image via Ally on Pinterest
I seem to be on a bit of a fashion editorial craze around these parts lately. There’s just so many amazing ones floating around that it makes it incredibly difficult to resist a massive image dump. This one, for Dossier Journal Online, really knocked my socks off. The collage & layered style of the graphics is totally up my alley – I love the level of depth it brings to the images. Add to that all of the gorgeous floral textures and the vivid colours, I think it’s pretty darn rad. The look even carries over into the video as well, and for video, it’s a pretty unique and original take. Very artful. Me = smitten kitten.
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue