The first day of summer break is always so refreshingly unusual . It actually took some time for me to get used to not having to study during my every waking hour. I spent the day in Old Montreal , walking around aimlessly, enjoying my newfound freedom and taking the sun. Ah , summer. This editorial shot by Ward Ewen Rafik for RUSSH magazine reminds me of the sweltering , crowded streets of the city in July, muggy and yet somehow invigorating and exiting. Anaïs is simply beautiful , bare faced her features are even more prominent and lovely. The contrast of the very every-day setting and spring’s greatest pieces creating an ideal understated feeling, even making furry shoes seem completely wearable.
Maureen and I are working on a little series of photos we are shooting Sunday, I can’t wait to share them.
Here are a few images that inspire me at the moment , since I am getting my prom dress for next spring custom made and the design-creation-yada- yada-yada process starts in about four weeks. I know it’s very early , but I figured “hey , this is fun , pourquoi pas?” I am thinking a low back , a little Michelle Pfeiffer circa Scarface ,in black or ivory.Also , a little Rihanna and glitter never hurt anybody…
Absolutely in love with this divine singlet ring from Tiffany&Co inspired by the ornate glamour of the roaring 20’s. I know this is the men’s version of the ring , but I prefer it. Minimal luxury at it’s best.
Although summer’s not quite here yet for me , I still have three long weeks of finals left (hurray!) , I thought I could get a little head start by showing you a few of my favorite things to get your glow on. First and foremost , always , always ,always put some SPF on. I know it’s been said three million times , but just DO IT! Now that you’ve got that settled , I like to avoid putting tinted moisturizer on in the summer, I try to keep a mostly-clean slate. Brushing a little bit of peachy-pink blush is the pièce de résistance . If all else fails , you can always count on blush. Also ,a little spritz of Evian Brumatiseur feels so envigorating , whether at the beach or in the city. Oils are something I am really fond of and this little Josie Maran Argan Oil is the best I have found, moisturizing skin and hair without a trace of greasy residue.
1. Super City Block by Clinique – blocks out impurities and pollution as well as protecting from the sun. Also , has a little bit of a tint and leaves skin looking perfectly dewy.
2. Nars Orgasm Blush- the cult classic , wakes up the most tired of complexions
3. Evian Brumatiseur -no , it’s not just water ! Leaves the skin feeling refreshed and clean.
4. Josie Maran Argan Oil – Perfect for nourishing hair , skin and even nails.
On that note , I am going to sleep now , maybe I’ll even wake up glowier…
If you did not know already ,I have a thing for nineties supermodels.There is just something hypnotic about Shalom Harlow through the lens of Paolo Roversi that just speaks for itself. The abscence of color makes Shalom look even more stunning than usual , bringing out her peircing eyes and sharp features.
My favorite image of this week’s belated Miscellaneous is the last one from Vogue Paris, featuring Tom Ford’s jewelry collection . The one thing I possibly like more than the images of this editorial is this quote form Tom Ford :
“I am tired of the cult of youth. The cultural rejection of old age, the stigmatization of wrinkles, grey hair, of bodies furrowed by the years. I am fascinated by Diana Vreeland, Georgia O’Keeffe and Louise Bourgeois, women who have let time embrace them without ever cheating. Society today condems this, me, I celebrate it. For this session of fine jewellery, I imagined a man and a woman who had been together for a long time, faithful to each other and always incandescent with desire.”
Women are all beautiful , no matter what age , confidence is the best thing a woman could wear.
This weekend , I found myself in a dressing room with a white crochet bikini, two maxi dresses and three pairs of denim shorts. What was going on? I am usually the most finicky shopper , normally walking out of the shop empty handed. But with summer well on it’s way , I blame this sudden dressing room enthusiasm on the prevalent beautiful weather. Just slipping into a light floor length dress took me right back to Hudson, the small beach town where where I spend most of my summer days , I could almost feel the sun warming my skin and the breeze turning my hair into the most perfectly imperfect mess.
The breezy bohème vibes of Isabel Marant’s spring collection replicated this feeling , making this rainy Tuesday morning even more unbearable than it already is. Although the pieces where similar to all seasons past , the parisian cowboy thematic appearing once again, I still fell in love with almost every effortless piece. Every piece is garnished with gorgeous prints and embellishments , making them casual and unforgettable all at once. If someone can create the ultimate summer wardrobe , it is without a doubt Marant.
As you may or may not know , today is Wednesday and therefore , I’ve got some new miscellaneous images from you. As you may be able to tell , I really want the summertime to come quick .With less than a month of school left I can’t help wanting ice cream, a tan , wearing short shorts and just enjoying every moment of blissful weather.
All images are not mine , you can find them all on my Tumblr which is where I got them and the sources are on there .
I put on my drama face and headed to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts , not only a superb place to pose around while tourists gawk at you uncomfortaly but also , a fine museum, pun intended. I pranced around the marble columns wearing my pin stripe pants from ASOS , which by the way I have been loving recently ,their products have that ideal free shipping/decent quality/good looking balance. I’m planning on living in this soft linen lightness this summer so much in fact that I’ve talked about it before!
Happy weekend , don’t forget to show your mama some love!