Have you ever seen an accessory or garment on the rack and thought, 'That looks like something so-and-so would wear"? In this series by Federico Mauro, you should be able to guess almost immediately which famous shoe belongs to whom. As Trendland discusses, so much is said with so little in this minimalist series of Iconic Shoes.
A fun Vogue fashion spread is like candy for me. Add dogs to the mix and I'm in heaven! So I had to share this photo story featuring model Lindsey Wixson in this month's issue of Vogue Brazil. Woof Woof :
Clothes and accessories by Brazilian labels, photography by Jacques Dequeker
Although I haven't taken any exotic vacations this summer, my mind is ever wandering in foreign locales. Our Santa Cruz summer has been a chilly, foggy one. And unlike the rest of the country exhausted by the heat wave, I sometimes long for the hot Texas weather I am fond of.
So I styled two outfits fit for resort travel using pieces from some of my favorite designers and stores. One look for day time, and one look for evening:
Happy Shark Week, everyone! If you read my post about the surprise whale watching experience I got Hubby for his birthday last month, you may recall that we saw no whales. Recently however, our contact with the whale watching charters called me and said the whales were out in full force. So we jumped at the chance to see whales again, along with any other animals Mother Nature wanted to show us!
My photos from our follow-up whale watching excursion:
You first see the white misty spout of breath above the blue of the ocean.
The mist in this pic is from a baby Humpback whale. On the right you can see the mother whale's blowholes. Their breath actually smells like fish!
These Humpbacks were moving pretty quickly. We didn't see them breach, but what a treat to spend a few moments with the massive and majestic mammals!
And just when we were satisfied with our multi-whale spotting success, along came several large pods of dolphins.
These aren't your average Flipper-friendly dolphin. These are a big, husky 'don't mess with us' species called Risso's Dolphin. Normally, these dolphins don't come near boats, but this particular pod was rather accommodating.
It is tough to see how animated these Risso's were being simply from photos. They were jumping high into the air and smacking their tails on the water. I'll try and upload some great video I captured of the dolphins playing.
And of course, the sea otters are always cute and photogenic:
I love coming across artists who do things a little differently, especially rising stars like Hong Yi AKA 'Red'. She is a self described artist-architect from Malaysia who "likes to paint, but not with a paintbrush". Red started a series called 31 Days of Creativity with Food - art that is confined to a white dinner plate; the surface is her canvas, and food is her medium.
A few of her photographed works from the series:
See 'The Scream' by Edvard Munch
You are what you eat! Carnivore vs Herbivore
Remind you of Hokusai's 'The Great Wave'?
Created with squid and squid ink
Red keeps a lovely blog of her art, showcasing this plate series as well as many other amazing works. Check it out. Thanks for the inspiration, Red!