October 18, 2012
Late last night, as I was perusing my Pintrest boards, I caught sight of a fabulous photograph of a child. We are not talking the Christmas card family photography with which we are all familiar, but a cool, editorial style fashion image. It lead me to my new obsession…the blog Smudgetikka. The site is penned by Linda McLean, fashion director at Junior Magazine, a UK based publication. She blogs about her job, location scouting and all the great editorials she sees for children’s fashion. (What is it about Europeans and great children’s clothing?!?! No cartoon characters and silly princess crap, just darling, age appropriate clothes.)
This now has my mind churning with ideas for a children’s fashion shoot. I adore working with my fashion clients and would love to bring that look to a children’s shoot.
Here are some editorials pulled from Smudgetikka blog.
And the princess in armor of this one by Emma Tunbridg.
I love all of them so much! Now excuse my while I go dress up my daughter in a Celtic warrior suit of arms and go photograph her by the water on a cloudy blustery day.
May 10, 2012
I am now officially obsessed with this song. I am sure many of you have already seen this video “sweeping the nation,” but I love it. It reminds me of everything I loved about college: fun bubble gum music, getting ready to go out with my roommates on a Friday night, boys, boys, boys…(yes my husband was a college athlete…I am a sucker…swoon), and then you get the goatee, razor sunglasses and chains around the neck. Eeek! Thank goodness college boys grow up.
May 4, 2012
Many of us have found out the fabulously addictive nature of Pintrest. My boards serve a great forms of inspiration, cataloguing ideas and even grabbing hair styling tips when I am bored with my routine, but there is still something about a good old fashion inspiration board. I finally had the opportunity to hang my big 6-foot by 4-foort bulletin board (and by me, I mean the awesome Lawrence McRae hung it for me…I owe him big.) Part inspiration board and part piece of art, I just love walking into my studio each morning and seeing all my favorite images. I won’t show the whole thing yet, as my studio was just photographed for an amazingly exciting feature, but here are some teasers. It is a mix of my favorite images and some of my work…see if you can find my stuff.
My big inspiration board:
Snippets from my studio mate Erin Gate’s inspiration board.
Inspiration board from Tibi fashion show – SS 2012 collection
Photos: Sarah Winchester
And who doesn’t love a good model board?
And the queen of inspiration boards, Kelly Wearstler. Photos from her blog, My Vibe Life.
Have a happy weekend!
April 30, 2012
I know very little about this blog. (From what the rough translation through Google tells me, I think she runs a shop.) I do know that I adore her photography! Even her header is to die for. I love grabbing my morning coffee and just scrolling through her posts. Please go check her out here and in the mean time here are some of my recent faves.
It makes living in the Swedish country side look like the most perfect life imaginable. I want to go to all of there…
Her most recent trip to Paris.
April 17, 2012
I just finished reading Bringing up Bébé, by Pamela Druckerman and adored it! (A great travel read) It is a fun mix of self-depreciating humor, an exploration of cultural differences and some actually sociological research thrown in there for good measure. Most of all it talks about the balance of parenting, raising a happy self-confident child and being able to enjoy a nice dinner out with child in tow. Makes me want to raise my daughter as a good little gourmet eater who says bonjour, au revoir, s’il vous plaît, and merci…well at least the English equivalent. Don’t want her sounding too pretentious.
I dogeared many a pages, and am going to try this recipe this weekend.
January 30, 2012
The blog Atlantic-Pacific may already be know by many of you, (Blair Edie who pens the blog has been in the likes Vogue and has collaborated with Coach and other amazing brands) but for some reason she has slipped by my radar…until now. Her east coat/southern/west coast mix (Virginia raised, now in San Francisco) is funky, preppy, brave and sophisticated all in one. She also mixes high priced designer items with low prices chain store picks, like it is nobody’s business. We are talking Celine bags with H&M tops. I am obsessed. I spent the weekend flipping through all her posts, dreaming of Spring, color and a non-pregnant body. All of which will be here soon I hope. Here are some of my favorites, but you really need to just dive into her blog yourself. Your welcome in advance.
November 9, 2011
With almost 3 weeks of no travel, I am finally beginning to feel settled into our new apartment and my new studio. Believe it or not being pregnant has slowed down my travel schedule and has allowed me to accomplish some small lingering tasks. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a “to do” list about a mile long and that whole pregnancy nesting instinct has hit me hard core, but I am actually enjoying it a bit.
While sorting through and archiving photo shoots, I came upon these New York Fashion Week leftovers.
October 4, 2011
As I avoid my unpacked suitcase and dive into a mountain of work after our super quick trip to California this past weekend, I realize fall has arrived in Boston. In my two short years of living in New England, fall has quickly become my favorite time of year. (Although Springtime in the South is still an old favorite.) The air has a crispness in it’s smell and the trees in the city are starting to turn. While I am squeezing in lots of wonderful travel before my growing belly has me grounded, I still do not want to miss the splendors of fall.
Here are some of my favorite fall images I have collected on my Pintrest boards for inspiration. Now I am just counting down the days until this weekend…when I have absolutely nothing planed and can roam this city and enjoy fall.
Pumpkins, apples and all things fall
From Bibliotheque. She is a photographer living in eastern Europe I think…her images are wonderful. Wish I knew more about her.
Cozy style (my mantra this pregnant fall)
Crisp & cozy interiors
To end: the perfect collage via Natural Beauty Blog
September 13, 2011
I am heading to New York for the Tibi fashion show! The amazing PR girls at Tibi invited me to photograph all the pre-show backstage madness. I am jumping out of my skin with excitement! If you read my blog you know I love me some Tibi and have long frequented their amazing outlet store near my family’s beach house, but to see all the magic in action is just a dream come true. The blog on their site is fabulous and chalk full of benhind the scenes goodies, inspitation boards and sketches from Tibi founder and designer Amy Smilovic. Here are some of my favorite recent image, but go check it out yourself.
I promise lots of amazing backstage images soon! Now…what I am going to wear?
Inspiration board for the 2012 S/S show
The talented Swedish blogger, Elin Kling helping with the show’s styling.
The super stylish and super hilarious Man Repeller.
Amy’s sketches and inspiration boards.
New York, Tibi store window
All images from Tibi.com
January 8, 2011
As I lay in bed last night preparing for the onslaught of trade shows and travel, my mind was spinning with check lists and projects still needing to be finished (and mentally decorating my new studio space! :)). With all the spinning, for some reason my mind settled on an exhibition I had seen at the Art Institute of Chicago while I was in graduate school there years ago:
Gerhard Richter. 40 Years of Painting; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA; June 14, 2002 – September 14, 2002
Many of his paintings have a photographic quality to them in which I have been inspired since first seeing the exhibition.
Ella, 2007 (Not in the 2002 exhibition but a favorite none the less)
Woman Descending the Staircase, 1965
Others are pure abstract bliss. This series is mammoth in size with each canvas measuring 10.5′ x 13′ (320 x 400 cm) and brilliantly gives the feel of each month in which they are titled.
And this gem.
Abstraktes Bild; Abstract Painting, 1992
All images from gerhard-richter.com
It had me thinking about some of my work and how consciously and unconsciously inspired I am by his paintings.
On the plane to Orland as I type and dreaming up my next photo shoot and studio move in. Cheers.