Photograph by Raul Touzon

Photograph by Al Petteway

Photograph by Medford Taylor

*images via National Geographic

I, along with the rest of the fashion world, am obsessed with these vibrant reds that seem to be emerging. Is it a holiday thing? I am not sure, but..I found this great “Life in Red” photo story at National Geographic. Enjoy!


Victorian Loves Lace Dress

Lace In Layers Maxi Dress & Clara in Lace Dress

Fluttering Flight Tunic & Milicent Slip

Victoria Rose Blouse & Dotted Mesh Layering Top

Free People knows lace..these lovely pieces are all from their November catalog. I think the first dress, the Victorian Loves Lace Dress, is my favorite. Which is yours?


*images via New York Magazine and United Bamboo

I love beautifully designed calenders and couldn’t help but share this one from United Bamboo. The label modified looks from their ready-to-wear collection for these fancy felines and included a little kitty bio for each. I am normally not a “dress your pet” kind of girl, but the prints and graphic layout are so beautiful that I just had to share! The calender, which was photographed by Noah Sheldon and designed by Studio Lin., is available for preorder.


*images via Fashion Gone Rogue

This AWESOME photo shoot is from the latest issue of Stockholm. I recently learned of this magazine and I am totally in love..they have a video of the entire magazine at their site so check it out. This particular spread was shot by Thomas Klementsson and styled by Nike Felldin.


Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, V&A

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes, V&A

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russe, V&A

As a designer, it is really important to pay attention to what is going on culturally and to look for inspiration in our surroundings. Before becoming a textile designer I was a ballerina and often look to ballet for print and trim inspiration. The costumes, the textiles, the music, and the drive to perfection are all part of what make this art form so magical. Currently, the V&A Museum has an exhibit entitled, “Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes.” The exhibit features over “300 objects including giant theatre cloths, original costumes, set designs, props and posters by artists and designers,” who were under the direction of artistic director Serge Diaghilev. If you can’t make it to the show, the V&A website has some amazing photographs and information for you to do your own research.

And then….to my absolute delight I stumbled across Black Swan, a psychological thriller which follows the competitive world of ballet. The trailer looks awesome and has a rockin’ female cast featuring Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, and Winona Ryder. Black Swan comes out December 3rd and I can’t wait to see if it lives up to the world it imitates.

Black Swan, Fox Searchlight

Black Swan, Fox Searchlight

Black Swan, Fox Searchlight

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