this collection by Alessandra Rich was actually released way back in October when the Spring 2013 collections came out, so I’m surprised i’ve only caught on now. why have those fabulous flamed dresses been eluding me for so long! not to mention that first lace number. yes. there’s also a bit of The Never Ending Story Childlike Empress thrown in, which you won’t hear me complain about.
our Wearing The Pants project is still one of my favourite things – whenever i see a lady rocking the menswear i get a not-so-secret thrill. so scrolling through Tommy Ton’s latest street style assignment for Style.com at the menswear shows was a wonderful feast for the eyes. granted, the dudes look awesome too.
ever since i got back from my holiday i’ve been tirelessly catching up on my reader (which is now down to under 500 items!) and pinning away in the mind to do a massive These Things. but, MASSIVE it was. too massive. so i decided instead to create a little mini-series of sorts called Catch Up. relevant to interiors, fashion, design etc.
the one thing i’m pretty sure about re: the wedding is that i don’t want to hire a hair / make-up artist. i’m not high maintenance when it comes to these things, and besides getting the right primer & foundation i think i’ll be okay following a couple of youtube tutorials (practice makes perfect, right?). same goes for the hair, which i’d like to wear in a simple up-do or some kind of a pretty braided style (that’s where my bridesmaids and sisters-in-law come in).
i’ve featured the photography of Hannah Davis before here and here, so i was excited to see an amazing blog she set up that documents her 6+ months of travels through a number of south american countries and the wonderful landscapes of New Zealand. i asked Hannah for some more information, and she told me that she took about 45 rolls of 35mm film and 40 rolls of medium format throughout the entire trip. wowzers.
Rose Blake is a brilliant illustrator whose new portfolio website i was perusing when i noticed a link inviting you to buy her paintings, leading me to a little project she calls Playlist / Painting. basically Rose makes a painting and then also compiles a playlist to go along with it. unfortunately for me Spotify is not available in South Africa, but most of you will probably be able to go have a good listen to her cool playlists while looking at some rad paintings.
Momo Wang is a designer whose collection The Third Hand is made up of 12 upcycled outfits made from second-hand clothing that she found at markets in her hometown of Jinzhou in China. the lookbook was photographed by Shuwei Liu in and around a little rural village in the mountains near her hometown.
remember i said one of my goals for this year is to pick up an actual camera again? well i not so secretly wish my personal photo collection would resemble something along the lines of Anna Gawlak’s. she is a Polish photographer who describes her work better than i ever could…
apart from the quick wedding dresses post, it’s taken me a while to get back into the swing of things around here. i only officially go back to work next week, so i guess my mind is still kind of on holiday (and i’m savouring sleeping in and having late breakfasts while i still can). but the real reason is that it’s simply taken me so long to catch up with what’s been happening online for the better part of a month. i think my bloated google reader is haunting my dreams.