You know what they say, April showers bring May flowers! It seemed only appropriate to share these absolutely stunning fine art photographs from Paul Lange’s Big Blooms collection on the first day of May.
If they look familiar, you might recognize them from the chic Manhattan office of Aerin Lauder. Her impeccable taste never fails to inspire and I was thrilled to discover Paul’s work among the many covetable items in her office.
Just another piece for the someday list!
P.S if you can’t wait for the real thing, I was really impressed with this pink poppy photograph from Art.com.
I was recently introduced to Pilgrim, a blog authored by the incredibly talented photographer, Paige Maitland. Paige has an amazing series where she photographs artists in their studios (don’t you love when creative people collaborate?) and last week she photographed Michelle Armas in her studio.
I’ve been a fan of Michelle’s work for a few years now and her blog is one of my daily reads so I was more than a little excited to get a peek inside her studio. I don’t know what’s more beautiful, Paige’s light drenched, ethereal photography, or that stack of abstracts…
I’m looking forward to seeing who Paige photographs next. Caitlin McGauley and Bella Foster would be on my short list. Whose studio would you like to peek inside?
all photos via Pilgrim
I recently read Empress of Fashion: A Life of Diana Vreeland and in it there’s a great story about Lauren Hutton. Lauren was just one of the many models made famous after receiving Diana’s seal of approval. Interestingly enough, she actually changed her name from Mary to Lauren, inspired by Lauren Bacall, who was one of Diana’s other great discoveries.
The photos above are from Lauren’s very first photoshoot for Vogue in 1966. As the story goes, Richard Avedon had turned her down at least three times before Diana convinced him to put her in front of the camera.
Diana was right, of course. Avedon was captivated and the rest is history. Great inspiration to keep on trying, right?
Did you know you can purchase prints of Scott Schuman’s (of The Sartorialist fame) portraits via Net-A-Porter? I didn’t until stumbling upon them yesterday and I have to admit, I’m pretty jazzed about it. The shots are from his latest book, The Sartorialist: Closer, and I think they’d make perfect gifts.
At only $40 you could buy one as a gift and one for yourself (because I know you thought ‘but I want one!’ when I said gift.) I wouldn’t mind adding the Anna Dello Russo print to my closet. I think she’d be a pretty great reminder to keep things fresh and fun.
Jennifer Meyers Horse Photograph | Equestrian Office
Iomoi Stationery| High Street Market Letter Opener | Tuckernuck Derby Bracelet | J.Crew Blazer | ASOS Fox Buckle Belt | Tortoise Flats | Ralph Lauren Scarf
My mom is visiting in a few weeks and while she’s here we’ll be spending an evening at the Washington International Horse Show for the high jump competition. Truth be told, my mom is the horse lover in the family but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate equestrian inspired accents.
For example, last night I spent the better part of an hour admiring Jennifer Meyers’ horse photography in her etsy shop, Apples and Oats. I’ll leave the riding to my mom, but I can certainly appreciate the beauty of the animals and wouldn’t mind incorporating a few of the pieces above into my home and wardrobe.
Are you with me on the equestrian inspired accents this fall?