Let’s talk about my friend Chaunté shall we? Chaunté Vaughn has an impeccable eye as seen through her photographic and styling work, but as you are well aware by now, the moment you add a flower into anything I’m suddenly all ears. She’s created this series of portraits of a sweet little one named Kayla who is a) way ahead of her time and b) a really good sport with the floral crowns.
I had to add in this last one even though there are no flowers because well, it’s too much.
There are moments when I get sad that I’m not in America and it’s oftentimes moments like these when I wish I could collaborate with really amazing people like Chaunté. Chaunté, hats off!
Confession: I don’t always use the diy projects that I make. I don’t! Our place is way too tiny to keep it all so I tend to give a lot of stuff away. Well, when I was thinking of projects to do for my summer series for design*sponge, I tried thinking of things that I would actually use and a laundry rack was high on my list. With no dryer, drying space is essential and our one iron rack doesn’t always cut it so i triggered up this hanging rack out of wood and rope. The best part about it is that it’s easy to roll up and put away. It’s currently outside on our terrace full of semi-dry clothing so I’d consider it a success.
Raf Simons debuted his first collection for the house of Dior at last week’s Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2012 show. He envisioned a magical canvas of flowers within an intimate salon setting to set off his feminine silhouttes. I’d say….ACHIEVED! Each room contains hundreds of thousands of flowers from floor to ceiling: peonies, goldenrods, dahlias, carnations, delphiniums, roses…oh my!
The kicker is this video of assembling the set. The stylist in me is thinking “so much work to do in so little time” and the daughter-of-a-finance-father is thinking “how much is each flower?!”And the artist in me is thinking “now, THAT’s how you create magic in fashion.” I think this is the perfect blend of all the arts: fashion, set design, interior design, floral design. Dior, hats off for creating magic. You’re living out my dream budget. Now, go watch the video and check out Dior’s magazine.
We had THE best time at Blog’nhagen. If you missed the announcement last week, Blog’nhagen is an event that Maria and I organized to bring bloggers together in real life to see the best of each city and share it with out readers. I was absolutely amazed with the enthusiastic response we received from participants and sponsors and we have a whole lotta people to thank. I’ll do a more complete coverage in the next week, but for now, here’s a little peek including a visit to the VIPP flagship store and painting plates at Royal Copenhagen.
Amanda Jane Jones has the most darling series on her blog, My Better Half. Have you seen it? She features couples and then accompanies each person with a darling graphic. It’s just about the cutest thing. She featured Paul and me yesterday and I wrote a bit about how we met, just in case you’ve ever wondered. Check it out here. Thanks Amanda!