Valentino Fall Couture 2011

what i find pretty strange is that i’m often labelled as a fashion blogger – something i have never called myself. i don’t pretend to know anything about fashion, my knowledge of what goes on in the industry is on par with any other girl (or guy) that occasionally buys vogue or glances over the latest runway shows. my interest in it is purely aesthetic. sometimes it manifests itself in what i choose to wear, though i’d like to think that a person’s taste develops over the years rather than being plucked from the pages of a magazine or whatever trend is running rampant on the runways.

Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre

i was recently given a beautifully designed scarf as a gift, which i am tempted to have framed because the design itself is far more interesting to me than actually wearing the scarf. now i’m having second thoughts after seeing these silk scarves designed by textile designers Amélie Charroin & Marie Colin-Madan for Milleneufcentquatrevingtquatre – which means 1984 in french, the year of birth of the two designers. it’s quite awesome to see how such interesting designs transform depending on how you  wear the pieces.

Revu.

I am loving Revu.

Revu. was born out of an encounter between two personalities and two creative worlds. Laetitia Hotte is a French photographer with a sharp eye and a passion for the vivid stories captured by images, while Sara Eriksson is a Swedish fashion designer, a stylist and a master of fashion in all its guises. They both share a love for vintage. Revu. is their Paris-based e-shop. It provides an answer to Laetitia and Sara’s quest for original, unique and affordable vintage and second hand pieces.  It also celebrates sustainable style rather than disposable fashion.

Belle Été

crikey, Anja Louise Verdugo is one mega talented gal! completely entranced by her latest shoot – Belle Été

This summer editorial is something I’ve been working on for a while, it all started with the discovery of an awesome old historic house on Sauvie Island. It is empty now, which made it a perfect backdrop for a countryside shoot, and all the Oregon Parks folks were really chill about the whole thing. I contacted a couple of my favorite independent designers to see if they’d provide some clothing, and I was so excited when they all said yes.

Scotch & Soda

been spending a lot of time over at the Scotch & Soda website lately. man-oh-lantern they have a lot of great stuff, as well as a campaignlookbook for Maison Scotch that that are exquisitely styled & photographed. not to mention the smouldering bearded guys who i am totally on board with. even sauntered over to the menswear section – there are some tees and sweaters in there that are steal from your boyfriend worthy.