A few months ago I saw the supermodel Daria Werbowy walking down the street in New York. She had no make-up on, her hair was pulled back and she was in jeans, a tee, and Converse. She looked ethereal and fresh, just like these photos in a somewhat recent issue of W Magazine. I’ve noticed that she’s recently been photographed for many editorials and fashion ads with little or no make-up (Céline, etc.) and there’s something it that seems luxurious and incredibly chic. She’s a natural beauty, that one. I adore this editorial — the slightly overexposed photos taken outdoors, the white dresses, the heavy embellishment, and the carefree movement. And of course, Daria.
A couple of years ago I received a small booklet in the mail that was beautifully designed and filled with chic photos of models draped in Hermès. It was the Hermès Vestiaire booklet that is produced every year that reads more like an artful coffee table book rather than marketing material. I still have it displayed in my studio. I haven’t received one this year, but the images for the Spring ’14 Vestiaire booklet are floating around online and I think I might love this one even more, and it has to do with that first image below. The hair, the dress, the wrap-around sandals — all completely lustworthy. I’m also digging the sweater/short/sandal combo in the last photo. Perfect California dressing.
Receiving a Céline email announcing new arrivals can have a girl staring at a computer screen for a little too long, lusting after pink bags that are pretty much perfect. Leave it to the ultra chic French brand to make pink look like a neutral. One of these below might be worth the splurge.
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One magazine that I’ve been enjoying recently is the new Porter, put out by Net-a-Porter. It feels like a cross between British Vogue and The Gentlewoman, both of which I thoroughly enjoy and always look forward to reading. These images of Gisele from the debut issue really inspired me and have been sitting on my desktop for a few months now, continuing to blow me away with their beauty. The photos were shot in artist Brice Marden’s home in upstate New York, which is the perfect backdrop for the disheveled bohemian glamour that Gisele’s got going on. The swept up hair, the diaphanous dresses, the sun-kissed skin, those minimal flowers, the textiles and the furniture – So much beauty I can hardly stand it.
I love scouring various flea markets in Paris. There is nothing quite like a flea market in Paris, especially when it comes to vintage artwork. I found some truly special paintings on this trip that I just added to Kneeland Mercado. One collection is from a French artist by the name of Marie Louise Arnol. These psychedelic beauties were painted in 1978 and I was in complete awe when I discovered them at the booth of one of my suppliers. I also found some Art Nouveau Ornament designs as well as this delightful gouache painting of birds against a black background. It is so hard to part with these!