Last night I arrived at my parents house and decided to follow a slug that was climbing the wall. I followed by trying to photograph the little thing, both gross and cute (I love snails and slugs) but the photos didn't turn out to my liking and I was pretty sure I was blinding the little guy from all the flashes. I decided then to capture my parents lovely garden and plants.
Friday, February 25, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Lately I've beed dying over the color gray. There just does'nt seem to be enough of it in my closet. I'm currently wearing my new favorite (thrifted) blouse, a sort of jersey mousy-gray buttons at neckline blouse and it's divine.
When I saw this picture at the Sartorialist my heart pretty much skipped a beat:
How perfect is that outfit?? And what's so beauitful is that it's almost all gray but it's not matchy-matchy, it has texture and different fabrics and such a great balance between the silhouettes. Seriously, I wish that were me in the picture wearing that perfection of an ansamble.
More gray-galore (press image to reach source):
Friday, February 18, 2011
Regrading the picture of my last post - it is not me (although oddly enough, it does look a bit like me). I just want to make that clear because my mother asked me today if I was getting into porn. Even though the picture is not pornographic, you know what she meant in her motherly way. If you click the image you will reach it's photographers flickr stream.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
So through-out the whole resolution of self-love I've spiraled into a slight "I've had better days" mood. I've been spending my days and especially nights thinking about my life and how it could be better. I wish I had a guidebook to myself. I hope to be cheery and co-operative in a few days.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Today I took a slew of photos for the head shot of the shop's monthly newsletter which appropriately mentions the upcoming Valentine's Day. I must confess, I've never been big on celebrating this day whether I was in a relationship or not. I don't discourage celebrating it, it's just not for me. I feel like love between people is hard and it takes a huge amount of work and patience. It's so big to me that I feel a day belittles it.
I've had a difficult year, last Valentine's Day was spent (but not celebrated) with someone I really loved and have by now lost and as difficult break-ups often do, they make you think about your life - where you are and where you want to go, something I have been thinking a lot about especially since I graduated from the University.
I guess what I'm trying to say, is that I decided to try and focus on something far more important than being inlove with someone else and that's being Ok with myself. Loving yourself - that, and some other things will be the focus of my monthly newsletter.
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Have a great week.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I can't help but admire all the little details that create these purses. The beadwork, the intricate needlework and exact placing of the metal wires. These purses come from different backgrounds but were created around the same era (1950s give or take) which comes to show that time as a time that was characterised by excellence and superb craftmanship. Ah the good old days.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
This dress combines everything I love - two tone difference between the bodice and the skirt, a fun print (horsies!), a somewhat loose skirt, a bow and it being from the 1950s. Everything is so right about this dress that the only thing problematic is that it's slightly larger than me, something I wouldn't find problematic at all since it's only a matter of taking it to a seamstress but I need to thoughtful about spending money, so at mean time, I'll just covet it!