As a part of relocating across the country, my entire shoemaking studio had to be packed, shipped, and put into storage until the new space is ready here on the east coast. I’m going stir crazy without all of my equipment …which might explain the recent increase in internet browsing (and shopping) I’ve been experiencing lately! While perusing my favorite sites over the last couple weeks, I’ve collected a few random images that have spoken to me …followed by my usual reply of, “Why didn’t I think of that!?” I thought I’d take a cue from my good friend, the Artful Aussie, who has a fun weekly blog post consisting of Ten Random Things …so here are a few of the latest images that have been cluttering my desktop.
#1. This eye catching image popped up on Design*Sponge, which directed me to the Brooklyn Bride blog. Their neon wedding tablescape, which might as well represent the polar opposite of the decor at my own wedding, blew me away. This color trend has been around for quite a few seasons now (and is still fun to wear), but it never dawned on me for use in a wedding. I especially love how the neon takes on a sophisticated twist when coupled with the simple white flowers. What fun it would be to design a pair of custom wedding shoes for a bride with a neon color scheme! #2. Another “Duh!” moment when I spotted these studded friendship bracelets on Bleach Black by a clever Etsy artist. They make me think of my years making bracelets at summer camp and how cool it would have been to have rocked a studded version back then! Need to make up for lost time…
#3. I’m constantly searching for anything and everything Matthew Williamson and felt quite lucky when I stumbled upon this familiar image in a recent Design*Sponge sneak peek. It quickly dawned on me that this poster was from the Matthew Williamson 10 year retrospective exhibit at the London Design Museum, which I actually went to back in 2007! Unfortunately, I failed to have the foresight back then to procure a poster for myself. #4. Speaking of the amazing Matthew Williamson, have a look at this fantastic piece from his latest ready to wear collection (via style.com), which just debuted at London’s Spring 2012 Fashion Week. In my mind, no one compares to the artistry of MW’s print design, and the weightless neon yellow paint dripping from a digitized fusion of flowers and cityscape on this dress is a perfect example of why I’m so enamored by his work.
#5. Another nod to the Bleach Black blog with this simple manicure treatment …which, again, I can’t believe I never thought of doing. With the fall season quickly approaching, this matte/shine update to the classic black nail will be a must to experiment with. #6. I’m sad to say that I never made it to the revered Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty show at the Met in New York last month. Nevertheless, my wonderful sister-in-law came through by surprising me with the exhibition book as a birthday present! This photo of the unique holographic cover (from Selectism) perfectly captures the mysterious avant-garde nature of McQueen. Inside the book, it is easy to get lost in the deep emotions he imbedded in every piece. A true artist.