Inspiration of the day - Perseverance

"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."

Christopher Reeve
1952-2004, Actor, Director and Producer

Into The Spot Light





Vogue Japan september 2011
Shot by: Mikael Jansson

Magical



Vogue Paris taps Hans Feurer with models Natasha Poly and Jourdan Dunn.  Make-up by Lloyd Simmonds and hair by Ward Stegerhoek. 

Divine Decadence




Supernatural


Photographed by Mert & Marcus for LOVE #6

Enchanting garden

Last weekend we attended the birthday party of my friend Lorraine, her enchanting garden was like a mini retreat, complete with water falling into a lush green pond filled with coy fish evoking a feeling of tranquility.

 
This amazing piece, which looks like an ancient urn, was one of the features of the pond.

 
 
An abundance of gorgeous grape vines cover an aviary with finches quail and other little birds, which I sadly neglected to take pictures of.

   The Aviary was hard to see but it was there. 



The birthday girl, looking chic in her vintage scarf lime print dress and huge hoop earrings




 We hung out with an old friend of mine, Richard, who I haven't seen in 10 years, and we met her sister Maria, the crazy girl–that was great.


The party goers were just enjoying the wine and yummies that we all brought to the party


What an small world, he is another friend just coming in as we were leaving


                                                         Here I am with the birthday girl 

                                                I hope you had a fantastic B-Day girl
 

Dilapitated elegance






 The works of photographer Holly Suan Gray

inspiration of the day - conquer

"You can conquer almost any fear if you will make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind."
Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, Speaker and Author




I dreamed of Julia

Last night I dreamed of my friend Julia, she was alive, so kind and gentle, so real.  She will live in my heart always. I realize that I was also her friend.

Always thinking of you

Holly Suan Gray photographer

Giving


"The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have."

Leonard Nimoy
Actor


Autumn blooms



Vogue US’ August issue highlights Raquel Zimmermann in this colorful autumn story photographed by  Steven Klein’s

Art Expressions



My favorites among hundreds of street art by French Artist OakOak
Saint-Etienne-based French artist OakOak loves to play with urban elements and create amazing ephemeral pieces of street art.