Filed under: Blog Love, Inspiration | Tags: campaign, cork board, inspiration, Maria Alexandra Vettese, pink, pinterest, styling, Victoria's Secret
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
Filed under: Blog Love, Inspiration | Tags: beer, blogging, guiness, inspiration, Saint Patrick's Day, weekend, work and play, writing
My weekend lies somewhere between this + this …
i.e., working/writing + drinking (cheers to green beer day!)
Happy Saint Patty’s Weekend!
Filed under: FASHION, Flowers, Inspiration | Tags: decor, flower tights, flower vines, flowers, inspiration, vines, wall decorations
Filed under: Art, Backstage, Inspiration, Travel | Tags: blogging, cake design, class, creative outlets, Glitter Weddings, hand-painted cakes, inspiration, Maggie Austin, painting, workshop
I’m featuring these jaw-dropping hand-painted cakes over on Glitter Weddings today, but the stunning creations, by the oh-so-talented, Maggie Austin, were too cool not to share here. Each of the former ballerina’s designs looks like a watercolor work of art; almost too good to eat … almost. Maggie even offers a two-day intensive flower workshop in D.C. (where I desperately need to be.)
Also, I’ve noticed that the more I blog, i.e., delve into this unbelievably creative world, the more cities I want to visit and re-visit, and the more creative classes I desperately want to take. In the past week alone I’ve considered pottery, cake painting, wire-wrapping, and novel writing.
Does anyone else have this problem? Do you take classes “just for fun”? Do you have the time or do you make the time?
Images Via: Maggie Austin
Filed under: FASHION, in the KItchen, Inspiration | Tags: Apollina, baking, cake, citrus, fashion, Stella Cake, Stella McCartney, streetstyle
That incredible-looking cake is actually inspired by Stella McCartney’s spring collection; Apollina created this Stella Cake (a Citrus Cake with Lemon Curd Filling and Orange Lemon Icing) with the collection in mind.
Filed under: FASHION, Inspiration | Tags: Bobbi Brown, fall, fashion, hot pink, neon, Neons & Nudes, nude, Spring, Winter
I’m a huge fan of converging colors and trends from different seasons, i.e., adding pops of bright color to winter neutrals. And a few months go, Bobbi Brown released the Spring 2012 Neons and Nudes collection, and I swooned over the brights and neutrals.
The neon and nude trend of this past Fall + Winter – the nude color a nod to the cooler weather – but the hot pink (or any neon solid, really) draws us right into Spring.