GUEST POST: Cream Lace Dreams

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
GUEST POST: Cream Lace Dreams
Hello darlings, this is Ashley of Fancy Fine! Micaela asked me to do a post while she's off gallivanting about in New York, and of course I couldn't resist sharing a favorite vintage find with you.
GUEST POST: Cream Lace Dreams
I found this lace dress at American Rag here in San Francisco (which has since closed, much to my enduring heartbreak). It's from the 20's and has held up remarkably well over the years. I feel like a lady when I wear it, one that should be sipping tea with pinky in the air at all times. Sometimes I think that I could wear a variation on the cream lace dress every single day for the rest of my life and never tire of it. This one in particular will always have a special place in my closet.
GUEST POST: Cream Lace Dreams
GUEST POST: Cream Lace Dreams
(photos by cecilia austin)

Amber Gray and the beauty beyond all compare...

Monday, November 29, 2010
Amber Gray and the beauty beyond all compare...
Yesterday I got this lovely little email from not Amber herself, but Julian, Amber's boyfriend (what a sweet, sweet boyfriend to do that!). When I clicked over to her site, what I saw was a beauty beyond all compare. Amber Gray is a NYC based photographer, originally from San Francisco. She creates these exquisite, exquisite images that open up the way to a world of whimsicality and dreams. I could say more, but I'll let these photos speak for themselves...
Amber Gray and the beauty beyond all compare...
Amber Gray and the beauty beyond all compare...
Amber Gray and the beauty beyond all compare...
Amber Gray and the beauty beyond all compare...
Well, speaking of NYC, I'm off to the Big Apple myself later tonight, arriving tomorrow morning. I'm signing off for the rest of the week and have some fabulous guest bloggers keeping this blog up and running while I am away :)

If you love Amber's photographs, do show her some love and check out her website and blog.

As sure as the sun and as calm as the clouds

Thursday, November 25, 2010
Oh hello! Today is my blogisversary. I've been blogging for two years now, but it feels like I've been blogging for eternity. Honestly, I don't know what I did on the computer before I started blogging. So thank you for all the support and kindness you've shown me throughout the years. I can honestly say blogging is the most rewarding things I've ever done.
As sure as the sun and as calm as the clouds
Yesterday I woke up at 6:00 am to take pictures with my friend Erin - part two of a sunset phtooshoot we did last week for Unicorn/Dream Magazine (which will be out later this month). It was 30 degrees outside (about 1 degree celsius) and we were both freezing. Erin's really sweet for my putting up with my crazy antics. I've never done a sunrise shoot before and I must say, I love the morning light. It's softer and less intense and it's got a cooler more blue-ish tone than the golden light at sunset and I am in love.
As sure as the sun and as calm as the clouds
As sure as the sun and as calm as the clouds
As sure as the sun and as calm as the  clouds
Well folks, I'm signing off early this week. Enjoy your weekend and see you next week!

A little plate...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
A little plate...
Since April, I've been working on this plate at Color Me Mine. I just finished it last week and I'm very happy to finally be done! I got the idea of painting a mosaic plate from a very crafty friend of mine. This friend, to be exact. Inspired by impressionism, I elaborated on the idea and made each mosaic square out of tiny dots of different shades of a certain color. And I based my plate off of this photo of mine.

Here's the process behind the plate:
A little plate...
Step one: With a pencil, draw straight lines every 1/2 cm, using skinny tape in between each line. Continue drawing the lines until the whole plate is filled.
A little plate...
Step two: Do the same as step one, but draw the lines in the opposite direction, making a square. Then roughly sketch the picture in pencil.
A little plate
Step three: Start painting!
A little plate...
A little plate...
Step four: Remove the tape and fire it in the kiln and voilà! You've got yourself a masterpiece...

Phew! What a tedious process! Am I crazy to want to make another one?! ;)
A little plate...
The plate is for a friend of mine and I hope she likes it. I'm going to give it to her tonight and surprise her :)

PS. She liked it :)

Somebody's stylish...

Monday, November 22, 2010
I may be a little late in discovering Vogue Enfants, but isn't it precious?! I love when little kids look all grown-up in fashion spreads. And how oh-so-chic do they look!
Somebody's stylish...
PS. I can't seem to find an official Vogue Enfants website (if there is such a thing...) If anyone does find the website, please let me know.

PPS. Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a copy?

(via trend hunter and fashionista)

What's in store...


Hello friends, how are you? Hope your weekends went fine and well... just wanted to give you a bit of a low-down on the happenings in the coming weeks, to let you know what you can expect to see on the blog. This week I'm signing off a wee bit early - Thursday, in fact - (which just so happens to be my 2-year blogging anniversary!) I'll be back on Monday for one or two posts before I go to New York for a little trip. Starting on Tuesday, there will be four guest bloggers - one for each day. Then, I'll be back for the week after that - which is the first week of December! (can you believe...?!)

(photo is a straggler that didn't quite match the mood of my other photos for my styling project with tea collection)

Serenity now

Friday, November 19, 2010
Happy, happy Friday to you all! What do you all have planned? Here are some calming pictures to carry you through the weekend:
Serenity now
(ann he)
Serenity now
(nikoline)
Serenity now
(alexandra sophie)
Serenity now
(ivanbeltikow)

Sometimes I think it's amazing how much emotion can be put into one single photograph.

Just a friendly reminder

that the last day to give me your mailing address for the I HEART Project is Wednesday, November 24th. I've already gotten quite a few from people, but there's still a lot of people who haven't emailed me their address yet. Here is a full list of the participants for part two.

Case in point.

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Case in point.
(beesparkle)

I love vintage suitcases, don't you? SO much better than the boring suitcases we have now... I did a wee little photoshoot with a friend yesterday that involved a vintage suitcase and I do have to say they are quite photogenic too :)

Case in point.
(source unknown. please comment if you know) (stephanie williams)
Case in point.
(valspring)
Case in point.
(nicole miller)
Case in point.
(yvette inufio)
Case in point.
(ivory faces)

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Twenty sleeps

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Twenty sleeps
Twenty sleeps
Twenty sleeps
Just some little photos I took while trail walking with a friend. Nothing much special, but I kinda like them.

Oversized sweaters, I am a fan

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Oversized sweaters, I am a fan
(source unknown - please comment if you know) (tonbo girl)

I am in love with oversized sweaters, in all their dreamy glory. Comfortable? Check. Perfect longing attire? Check. Stylish? Check. Instant winner in my book. Not a new trend, but man I sure do like it. And with winter's chill kissing our cheeks and dancing in our bones, it looks like a lot of oversized sweaters will be in my future.

The always so lovely Alexa Chung:
Oversized sweaters, I am a fan
(vogue)
Oversized sweaters, I am a fan
(laura withrow)

I know, I know, I've blogged this photo before, but who's counting? And it's so good and so fitting, it deserves the second go-around:
Oversized sweaters, I am a fan
(aimee ketsdever)
Oversized sweaters, I am a fan
(source uknown - please comment if you know) (leigh ellexson)

Are you a fan of oversized sweaters too?

Hi ladybug :)

ladybug
While I was out on a walk, I spotted this cute little ladybug hanging out on a bush :)

Dreams of flights and fancy

Monday, November 15, 2010
Dreams of flights and fancy
Dreams of flights and fancy
Dreams of flights and fancy
Dreams of flights and fancy
Dreams of flights and fancy
I don't know much about these images other than that their beautiful and they're for a collection called Poète. I love the garments... the peter pan collars, patterns, shapes, and all. Which one is your favorite? I love the last dress, but I'd be as happy as a clam in any of these numbers, really.

(images by mario sierra, found via sterling style via haute design)

Location scouting

Friday, November 12, 2010
As a photographer, I do a lot of location scouting. I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for places to use as locations for future photo shoots. Over the summer (or winter for you southern hemisphere folks), my mom, dog, and I did a little location scouting at a park not too far away from us. Supposedly, it has the best sunsets in the area, according to some magazine my mom read. I can't wait to do a photo shoot there - this kind of lighting is my absolute favorite.

We got there a little bit early when the sun wasn't low enough for a nice sunset, so we took some silly pictures of each other:
Location scouting
It was so pretty even then, but when the sun started setting, the whole area was aglow with the fire of the sun. Everything about the place seemed so magical.
Location scouting
Location scouting
Location scouting
Location scouting
It was a wee bit windy that day ;)
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And then the sun went down:
Location scouting

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