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Editor’s Letter

May Inspiration

When inspiration strikes it creates all kinds of magic. Magic that will keep you working through the night, when previously you would have been too tired to even stand. It can send you on missions and adventures; meeting people and seeing places you never even imagined.

But sometimes it can be equally hard to find. You can go searching; yet this in itself can feel like the more you look, the less likely it will ever appear. Yet even in the worst drought of inspiring content a light bulb moment will eventually appear… {I said eventually}. And it could be at any time of day or night. And it will most likely be in the least likely of places – the supermarket, swimming pool or even the elevator. Yet when it does strike I have found you have to be ready for it. An inspiration fairy won’t necessarily stay too long, especially when you have hundreds of things already occupying your mental ‘to do’ list.

So, when it comes to starting a new collection of artworks, I always create an inspiration board to ignite my imagination and set my mind racing. Who is my woman; where is she going; where is she from; what is she wearing; what is she reading? And so on and so on. I also carry a little notebook or have my iphone nearby to jot down any sudden strokes of genius.

Right now my inspiration board looks a little like this…

It’s all about monochromatic detail; bursts of colour; inspiring quotes; beautiful flowers; different textures and embellishment; statement pieces; New York; timeless beauty; exquisite hair; Chanel; a way of living glamorously every day…

I would love to know what is inspiring you right now? xx

Photos from theyallhateus.com // pinterest.com/sarahcrawfordau

Fashion

Backstage At Dior

Charmingly unfinished yet extraordinarily beautiful, the Christian Dior Haute Couture collection was simply exquisite.

It was a collection that exposed the beautiful workings of Haute Couture. Sheer layers showed the delicate construction of under garments. Tulle billowed elegantly from grand ball gowns. Ladylike elegance and polished glamour, made for sensational extravagance.

A truly breathtakingly divine collection…

What did you think of the Dior Haute Couture Collection? xx

 

Photos from style.com & dustjacketattic.blogspot.com

Fashion

Sunday Editorial Love

“When you’re a fashion photographer, you must inspire a dream, with Dior Haute Couture, the dream is already there.” – Patrick Demarchelier

Behind his lens Patrick Demarchelier has captured the extraordinary world of Dior Haute Couture for the exquisitely beautiful photo book ‘Dior Couture’. The stunning imagery conveys some of the French Fashion House’s most extraordinary couture pieces dating from 1947 to present day. Models Sasha Pivovarova, Magdalena Frackowiak, Jac Jagaciak and Maryna Linchuk, amongst others, grace it’s pages.

Happy Sunday Couture Dreaming! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

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