Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Salute to Fall's Top Fashion Trend: Military

You've seen it.
You can't escape it.
It's the hot trend this fall.
So let's embrace it and do the Military Shuffle.

Rockstar Sushi Military Campaign Lookbook via Denimology

Fall's Top Military Fashions via Refinery29

Chanel's Fall Colors: Khaki's Nail Polish Collection

Leighton Meester in J Brand Cargos found via JCBelleMarie

Garance Dore Spread for Elle UK via Denimology

If I could be stranded in the desert with anyone, it would be...

Like in their new "Congratulations" video.
They are so weird, but I still LOVE them!

Hungover Owls, the new Hipster Puppies.

Hungover Owls, you were all the rage among Internet users yesterday. Not exactly sure what the fuss was all about, but I'll admit, you do serve as a striking reminder of what the morning following one-to-many tequila shots looks like. Oh TUMBLR bloggers, what will you think of next?

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Check out my friend, and newly married gal, Julia's blog. Not only am I envious of her ability to capture such moving stills, I'm also a little jealous that she got to hang with and photograph Phoenix (yes, as in the band, not the place). Her style covers a wide range, but I'm especially in awe of her soft focus, almost dream-like wedding photography. See her images and more at her blog Trop Cool or at her website. I'll be keeping tabs on you Julia, can't wait to see what you do next!

Beagle Love for the Day

My good friend Ashley Peele graciously reminded me that my little puppy Hazel is a Puggle meaning she's half Pug and half Beagle. She pointed out that I have "Pug Love" posts but I'm skimping on the "Beagle Love." So today's post, is all about the precious face, floppy eared little munchkins. Because after all, I do have a soft spot in my heart for Beagles.

I'd also like to dedicate this post to Ashley's old dog, Pepper (pictured in the last photo).
Miss you little girl.
And your long walks around the yard : )
(inside joke)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a new perspective on photography

Alex Prager... I adore your retro photographs...

with such a unique perspective.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Chelsea Market, NYC

In all of my trips to New York, I some how managed to completely bypass the Chelsea Market. I'd heard about it many of times, even made it a point to go once or twice, but never made it. Well, lo and behold a recent business trip to Manhattan lead me to the Maritime Hotel to meet with directors for a shoot. The Maritime Hotel just happened to be right across the street from the Chelsea Market. So, what did I do on my lunch break? Well, besides tasting a lobster roll from the Lobster Place directly followed by a red velvet cupcake from Ruthy's, I took a few, not so candid, photos of the market. It's such a cool modge podge of shops, eateries and interesting people. Definitely go next time your in the city (although, I'm assuming most visitors to the city have already scratched this off their "to-do" list) but if not, check it out!

Chelsea Market Baskets
The Filling Station
The Lobster Place
One Lucky Duck
Posman Books

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Local Natives cover "Cecilia"

Local Natives cover Simon & Garfunkle's "Cecilia." It's pretty amazing. Great find thanks to Miss Laura McWhorter. Great find, my friend.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Guilty of Comical Activity

Hmmm... what am I guilty of? Blogging after dark? That's lame. Let me think of something better and I'll get back to you.

Daily inspiration with a hint of maroon.

Inspiring finds.

image via Head Over Heals

cuteness con moustaches via We Heart It

Jackson, Johnston and Roe Dress via Unruly Things

Beatles via Ella-Lala

Top 20 Countdown #4

It's been a little while since I've created a top 20 music playlist. So here's a long over-due compilation of songs I'm listening to at the moment. Make sure to check out all of these artists and other recent releases by them. Happy listening!

20. Marina & the Diamonds – I'm Not a Robot
19. Angus & Julia Stone – Just a Boy
18. How to Dress Well – Decisions
17. Groove Armada – Drop the Tough
16. Pretty Lights – Switch Up
15. Gossip – Heavy Cross
14. Jenny Lewis & Johnathan Rice – Scissor Runner
13. The National – Bloodbuzz Ohio
12. Noisettes – Never Forget You
11. Highlife – Tuareg Dancehall
10. She & Him – Ridin' in My Car
9. Wolf Mother – Fly Away
8. Best Coast – Boyfriend
7. Hard Mix – Memories
6. Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm
5. Band of Horses – Laredo
4. LCD Soundsystem – Dance Yourself Clean
3. Julian Casablancas – Out of The Blue
2. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
1. The Black Keys – Everlasting Light

Explore, Create & Donate

I'm super intrigued by these photos on The Daily Foto Project. Melissa, a self-taught photographer, takes one picture a day, for every single day of the year. You can find her images on her Etsy page, as well as follow her on Twitter or find her on Facebook. Plus, for every photo you buy, she'll donate 5% of the proceeds to a charity of your choice, hence the "create and donate" idea. Beautiful lifestyle photos that give back? Sounds like a terrific idea to me.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What a great media buy.

via MINT

Loving this New Look

Socks and heels?
I'm kind of obsessed.

Inspiring Patterns

I'm absolutely loving these photos by Andres Gramer. The textures and patterns are mesmerizing and the composition ideas are just so fun and unique. Check out more of his work as well as many other talented photographers at Sarah Kaye Represents.