Trompe l’Oeil Chez Vous

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trompe l'oeil bookshelf wallpaper

When I saw this image of bookshelf wallpaper I knew I had the trompe l’oeil bug. Qu’est-ce que c’est? you may ask…

trompe l’oeil – noun, often attributive
trȯmp-ˈlə-ē, trōⁿp-ˈlœi

1 :  a style of painting in which objects are depicted with photographically realistic detail; also :  the use of similar technique in interior decorating

That particular image is from a home decorated by Bailey of Peppermint Bliss and Biscuit Home.

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Black and White and White and Black

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Magdalena Jasek by Koto Bolofo for Numero #151 March 2014

Magdalena Jasek by Koto Bolofo for Numero #151 March 2014

greg kadel fashion photography for numero magazine

Model styled by Bill Mullen and shot by Greg Kadel in Numero April 2013.

Claudia Schiffer in Dior Haute Couture

Claudia Schiffer in Dior Haute Couture shot by Liz Collins

Emma Watson for T Magazine

Emma Watson styled by Anastasia Barbieri and shot by Alasdair McLellan for T Magazine

Erykah Badu for Givenchy

Singer Erykah Badu for Givenchy

Jennifer Lawrence in W Magazine

Jennifer Lawrence shot by Tim Walker for W Magazine

Currently Coveting: Gianluca Soldi

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A few weeks ago I saw a killer pair of shoes on PR guru and Milan DJ Natasha Slater’s Instagram. They were really different looking and after a little searching I found their creator: Gianluca Soldi. And thus my theory that Italians make the best shoes is upheld.

Their SS 2014 collection draws inspiration from modern artists such as Lichtenstein, Modigliani, Magritte, Dalì, and Miró (my namesake). I mean, if I love a shoe and it turns out our shared names stem from the same inspiration doesn’t it obviously mean I should buy them? Fortunately for my credit card Gianluca Soldi isn’t available in the US until next season. Stay tuned.

magritte heel

Magritte

dali booties

Dalì

miro pump

Miró

modigliani shoe

Modigliani

paloma heel

Paloma

 

Styling for Amelie G Magazine

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local Austin company, Raven+LIily featured in an Amelie G Magazine photo shoot
I have some seriously exciting news (at least for me)!

A few months ago, I was contacted by Amelie G, a New Orleans-based magazine. They have a street-style inspired blog called Amelie Street that features local fashion designers from New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Houston, and now Austin! In their own words, and because it’s great inspiration, here’s what they’re all about:

Madame Amelie G gets its name from the Parisian Socialite Amelie Gautreau. She was the subject and model for the masterpiece “Madame X”, made by the famous portrait painter John Singer Sargent. She was born into an established Creole family in New Orleans and moved to Paris to become a fashion icon among French society during the Belle Epoque era.

And with that, I am SO thrilled to announce that our first Austin shoot is live on the Amelie G site!

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