Friday, March 4, 2011

Inspiring & Refreshing

I wanted to share some inspiring images of my husband and his partner's studio that they've had here in Brooklyn for the last 6 years. Thankfully TWBE captured some fun shots inside Faile's interesting world. It's always fun to take Lyla to the studio and let her run wild. Art is a huge part of our life; we make it, collect it, and are surrounded by it in our home and daily lives. It keeps things exciting.

But by far the most famous and treasured art in our household is by Lyla. Her use of color and shape is really quite brilliant. See below - she's awesome.

Have a wonderful weekend!

{faile studio photos by the world's best ever and photo of lyla's masterpieces by me}

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thoughtful Day in Utterly Engaged!

Hi everyone! I haven't been around much on the blog, but thank you for continuing to stop by. I'm excited to share a spread I created for the latest issue of Utterly Engaged! They asked me a while back to pick out some of my favorite bridal fashion and decor for a modern and white wedding, inspired by the photo of this amazing boutique. {boutique photos by nathalie bearden}

It was perfect timing because I had just designed a custom invite for a couple with a similar aesthetic, so I started with the invitation and picked out a few things that would pair well for a modern and hip wedding.

The dress is by Alix & Kelly and I love the simple and slim silhouette of this dress highlights the most beautiful features of the bride; her face and upper torso.
{via kristina of lovelymorning wore an alix & kelly dress for her wedding and ever since i've loved the simplicity of their dresses.}

Under every wedding dress there should be a pair of rock star fluorescent green strappy sandals by Loeffler and Randall.

For the bridesmaid's dress I chose a short and tailored dress by JCrew in a fun punchy (yet subtle) color like lime green which compliments the bride's dress (& shoes!).

decor & sweets
Sarah Magid's cakes are always organic and delightful pops of maximal color.

And how perfect would they look on these modern cake stands by Iacoli Mcallister.

And last but not least, the soft and feminine florals by Quatre Coeur are beautifully refreshing. Remember this shoot? I've been fortunate to work with Quatre Coeur before, so I immediately thought of them. {floral photo by allan zepeda}