Glitter & Pearls

Pretty in PINK + The Cork Debate

A few years back, MAV (Maria Alexandra Vettese) created a now very well-known and well-styled campaign for Victoria’s Secret PINK, and that campaign and brand re-haul stuck.  MAV now keeps these stunning little vignettes and inspiration boards neatly photographed on her site, so that we all may swoon just a little bit.

In addition to being a magpie to all things pink, I’m in love with the “old-fashioned” inspiration board.  I’m sort of torn about internet inspiration – the internet has sort of swallowed our inspiration up whole and also helped to foster it in a big way.  Though many of us have become Pinterest addicts, there’s something genuine and ever-inspiring about a back-to-basics cork board.

Inquiring minds want to know (me, me, me), are you a child of the future – i.e., online pin boards are your calling, or is the cork and push-pin more your style?

Images via Maria Alexandra Vettese


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I haven’t really engaged in either type yet although I’m thinking of diving into the Pinterest world this week. I still like the idea of an old fashioned pin board though. Something you can see and touch. Not a website you have to sign into!

Comment by Rilli

I do both! I love pinterest but it’s also nice to have that visual right in front on you all the time without having to go online.

Comment by Lindsey Turner

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I am all about online boards…I get a little crazy with clutter even if it’s cute in my apartment!

Comment by Twirly Skirts

Loving the MAV site! What great photos.

I’m definitely about the online boards, unless I’m working on a specific project. Then I need to get my hands into it. :)

Comment by Lauren

Oh I love the online boards…kind of want a real one too…just for decor! xo

Comment by Alexa

I am all for the cork board inspiration. Pinterest is fantastic & I am a full addict, but there’s nothing quiet like touching & feeling the true inspiration. I’m a big believer in the fact that inspiration should come from our surroundings- nature, travel, people. I’m grateful technology, such as photography, can capture those inspiring moments for future use. I love that MAV photographed her actual inspiration boards. Someday, I’d love to have an office with cork board walls chock full of tactile inspiration.

Comment by Mandy Knapp Riggar

Cork boards, all the way.

LOVE your blog! Found it this morning by happy accident.

Comment by rossie

I LOVE the old fashion inspiration boards. I am working on building a new one. I can’t wait to truly pin images – and not on the internet!


Comment by Lynsey Michelle

As a freelance fashion designer I’ve always been a huge fan of as large as you can go bulletin boards!! I have a wall of them in my home studio where I collect inspiration for my projects, fabrics, trims & notes. I also absolutely love Pinterest!

Faiza xo

Comment by Faiza

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