Melissa Tammerijn for Elle Russia July 2014 shot by Xavi Gordo.
Pure Beauty. It's the phrase that keeps coming to mind while viewing these photos. What really strikes me about this spread is how soft and harmonious it feels. No longer is it man vs. nature. Seems here that (wo)man and nature are finally on the same wave length, fused together as one. These photos poignantly capture the subtle, raw beauty of the natural landscape, while seeking to define the nature of our relationship as humans to our environment, both as a product of it, and something that can only exist within it.
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu for VOGUE UK June 2014
One of the most compelling editorials I've seen in a while. I love the use of color: the combination of soft buttery creams, rich golden browns, and pale baby blues intermixed with nostalgic black and white photographs. Reminds me of my childhood during those long summer days with nothing to do and without a care in the world.
Is it just me or has jewelry become fun again? Jewelry seems to have taken this whole new turn, where designers are now more creative than ever in inventing new ways to adorn oneself. Think of all the cool headpieces, ear cuffs, body chains, and halo headbands we've seen recently...(not to mention, all of which in thick, gold metal would make anyone appear like a Greek goddess or even better, Game of Thrones'most beloved, Khaleesi, the mother of dragons). And it's true. These new styles have a certain divine femininity about them. A regality... one only worthy of Renaissance-era icons depicting the Virgin Mary...which is perhaps why I like them so much. I mean, who doesn't like cloaking themselves in royal garb fit for a queen? While I'm equally intrigued by all of these new trends, I always say it's best to start small so I thought I'd start with the very teeny tiniest of them all: the ear cuff.
Some of my favorites include:
Luv AJ Hammered Ear Cuff, 24 KT gold, $7 (on sale), Luv AJ.com
Not much to say these days. Feeling a bit uninspired lately about writing, and even just vegan fashion in general. To tell you the truth, it hasn't been hard by any means to find attractive, high-quality (and reasonably priced) clothing/ accessories that are vegan. In fact, it's been actually pretty easy, so I've been good on my wardrobe cleanse, buying only items not made of leather or other animal products... However, I'm feeling a bit discouraged by the fact that so many people remain stuck in their ways. They continue to see "real leather" as a desirable quality in goods, maybe even a "non-negotiable" in deciding whether or not to purchase something. While it's sometimes easy for people to overlook the reality of where we get our "leather" from, how can people ignore the major weather pattern changes occurring on earth as part of global warming? How can they ignore the fact that cows and the methane they produce, which is so large in quantity due to factory farming, remain the number one cause of global warming? When did we become so selfish and narrow minded... focusing only on what's convenient for oneself and lifestyle that we refuse to take responsibility for our actions and their impact on the world, let alone alter them...