Transitional Spring

As we approach the official first day of spring, the dull grey colors of winter are slowly coming to life with saturated color. These images depict my current mood and the transition of seasons, moving towards softer colors for spring.

Kelly Mittendorf - a symmetry | DeSmitten tumblr_miqd5iw98w1qgl3eeo1_500 Ward Schumaker, “A Mighty Fortress”, a hand-painted book | DeSmitten Alexander McQueen Spring 2009 Ready to Wear | DeSmitten maggie rizer by sophie delaporte for vogue italia may 2002 | DeSmitten tumblr_m6g52oYNeS1qcgtroo1_500 STELL TENNANT BY MARK BORTHWICK | DeSmitten tumblr_mjnd2uuMAu1qio9u8o1_500 Krystal Glynn By Zanita Morgan | DeSmitten Jeisa Chiminazzo by Michelangelo di Battista for Vogue Italia November 2006 | DeSmitten

(all images from Same State Vintage tumblr)


Other Half

As a designer who’s dating a graphic artist, I appreciate creative couples and their dynamic.  I love learning about designers whose other halves are in a different but inspiring creative field.  Maria Cornejo is one of my favorite designers because of her  unconventional silhouettes that can hang in your closet for years and always look fresh.  It’s clear she draws inspiration from her other half, Mark Borthwick’s photography.  The way he captures light is enchanting. These are some of my favorite Mark Borthwick photographs…

(some more favorites are the rag & bone  photos he took a few years ago)


Nineties Now

The 1990’s don’t seem that far off, but believe it or not, the days of platform shoes, baggy pants and flannels was more than a decade ago. The nineties are back already and I want you to be more chicly prepared! I recently fell in love with and incidentally spent hours on the Editorial Archive blog. I continued to come across editorials from the 1990’s that could very well be in today’s Vogue, sporting the casual minimalism looks that nod to the nineties. Here are some oldies, but goodies in the terms of 90’s fashion. If you are going to go there, take note from these editorials and leave your baggy pants at home.

This is how I would do nineties now… all from La Garconne.

(acne dress.opening ceremony mary martin margiela watch band bracelet.alexander wang backpack. saskia diez hair band.)


Rag&Bone: Borthwick Photos

While doing some research yesterday, I stumbled upon a lovely collection of photographs taken by Mark Borthwick for Rag & Bone.

The photos exude a sense of living in the beautifully tailored Rag & Bone clothing. I love the sense of wonder and mystery in these photos.

I hope these inspire you to create something beautiful.


 For the rest of the photos go here!