This fashion editorial, meadow sweet, was created for a special May issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, as a collaborative effort with the V & A Museum in London. The most beautiful botanical illustrations collide with an Asian-inspired fashion influence for spring. Sophie Hirschfelder – model, Elena Rendina – photographer, Cathy Kasterine – styling
I did this back in high school with my great grandmother’s old clip earrings. I’m a vintage junkie so this is so perfect. HonestlyWTF recently had the same idea! Turn your vintage clip earrings into shoe clips and instantly give some glam to last season’s flats that need to become a little bit more fabulous!SO much fun…http://pinterest.com/bohomag/
When my friend Brooke was visiting recently she was sporting some REALLY beautiful jewelry! Of course in typical Stylist fashion, I had to borrow a few pieces! When I found out I could share what I wore with others I got so excited! Here are some of my fave pieces from a cool collection called Stella&Dot(which Brooke is a stylist for)! If you are doing some holiday shopping these stylish pieces are a great gift for your favorite lady!!!!! I’m obsessed with these layered bracelets right now. Especially the tiger ones…Shop Here Now…
Grace Coddington’s memoir is out! For those fashion folk who know her, getting a glimpse into the inside world of whom I call the original stylist at a US publication(Vogue), is a pure treat! Unlike her previous publications, this memoir recounts some of the most inspiring moments of her career. I leave you with a beautiful description of her book…
“Beautiful. Willful. Charming. Blunt. Grace Coddington’s extraordinary talent and fierce dedication to her work as creative director of Vogue have made her an international icon. Known through much of her career only to those behind the scenes, she might have remained fashion’s best-kept secret were it not for The September Issue, the acclaimed 2009 documentary that turned publicity-averse Grace into a sudden, reluctant celebrity. Grace’s palpable engagement with her work brought a rare insight into the passion that produces many of the magazine’s most memorable shoots. With the witty, forthright voice that has endeared her to her colleagues and peers for more than forty years, Grace now creatively directs the reader through the storied narrative of her life so far. Evoking the time when models had to tote their own bags and props to shoots, Grace describes her early career as a model, working with such world-class photographers as David Bailey and Norman Parkinson, before she stepped behind the camera to become a fashion editor at British Vogue in the late 1960s. Here she began creating the fantasy “travelogues” that would become her trademark. In 1988 she joined American Vogue, where her breathtakingly romantic and imaginative fashion features, a sampling of which appear in this book, have become instant classics.”
One of my old Boho mag pages. Just a little inspiration to remind you of what you are…
Sometimes it seems nearly impossible to get excited about your dreams when you feel like the caterpillar and not the butterfly. Butterflies are symbolic of so many things; freedom, wholeness, transformation. However the transition of becoming that butterfly when you are still in the caterpillar stage can feel painful, confusing and downright exhausting at times! When you have no wings and you are crawling on the floor it’s not so easy to remember that your guaranteed final outcome is becoming that butterfly. That BEAUTIFUL, GLORIOUS, COLORFUL CREATION who is FREE TO FLY is WHO YOU REALLY ARE. You are not the caterpillar. That’s only a transitional state. Your identity is in fullness of your beauty as a BUTTERFLY. Don’t let anyone clip your wings. Don’t let anyone keep you crawling. Your REALITY is that you are FOREVER FREE TO FLY. Now spread your wings!
As a stylist, my fascination lies in the actual “styling” of fashion over the big picture of the outfit. For example, details like the difference between the proper cuffing vs. rolling(they are different) of a sleeve, grab my attention much more than the actual shirt itself. I’ve come to my own moment of styling self-discovery that my true affection can be found in HOW to wear things, over WHAT to wear. That said, I’m inspired to dedicate a weekly post to share with you my personal love for these special styling details. Each week I’ll post what my eyes & heart are tuning into. This week’s post I begin with sharing my love for wearing rings(I prefer vintage)on multiple fingers at a time. I LOVE this styling detail and simply love how it looks, and happy to say I’ve been sporting this style myself.
loving the vintage color and cameo
earthy & bohemian
I love my job. Styling for some of the most wonderful clients. This week has been a blast soaking in all of the fashion candy for fall. As many of you know SHOES are my thing. I am such a shoe lover that Conde Nast Footwear News magazine even photographed my shoe closet(yes at one time I actually had a closet just for my shoes, this was before SJP)lol. I need to pull up those old pictures and share them with you!
What I’m enjoying now in this shoe styling moment is the sparkle! Whether they are smoking slippers, mile high stilettos, or peekaboo pumps the embellishment has truly made me feel like a kid in a candy store! All happy and childlike again! And that’s exactly the therapy I needed! Shoe therapy. Ahhhhhhh!!!