By the time you read this, I'll be settling down in NYC. Here's a little packing tips / random photos post. Enjoy!
When I get a pair of shoes from YesStyle, I always, always keep the dust bag. They have this little center part to keep the leather from scuffing, making them the perfect travel shoe bag. So if your shoes ever come in a bag with a center divider, hold on to it for traveling.
I keep silks and more delicate fabrics in separate cloth bags. This way there won't be any snagging or color stain from other pieces.
Some pieces that I'm bringing with me. I tried to keep it at a minimum because I anticipate buying most of my clothes when I arrive. Loving this black and white bodycon dress with neon orange paneling.
P.S. Great video by Louis Vuitton on packing. This video just gets me in a traveling mood.
Onward are a bunch of photos from one lazy afternoon.
I have an obsession with updating my desk area. I like the books to be in sync to what I'm currently being inspired by. And I like to change up the little trinkets and pieces all the time. And really, my desk it where I do most of my work. It's where I sketch, paint, type up posts, sew, etc. etc. So I like to make sure this area is both inspiring and non-distracting.
The one book that always stays on my desk. The French Revolution is one of my main interests. I love finding books on King Louis XVI and Napoleon and French history in general. This book is mainly a biography of Marie Antoinette with a little fashion thrown in there. One of my favorite Marie Antoinette books (which I have an unreasonable number of).
Sometimes the best part of summer break is having the time to do nothing. I've finally been able to take my time and flip through a lot of my fashion books. This book (Fashion: 150 Years of Couturiers, Designers, Labels) has some very inspiring and beautiful photos. It's a very substantial book. Can't imagine this fitting nicely on any ol' 'make-to-look-at' coffee table.
The two most recent ones that I've been looking through for inspiration. The one of the right is the new issue of the Chanel 31 Rue Cabon 'magazine'. Great to look through just to get some ideas.
On the left is the Prada book. Miuccia Prada is my absolute favorite designer. Her work and thought process behind the label is differs from most other RTW designers. The fact that her designs are not about making some overcomplicated statement about global warming or derived from the metamorphosis of the Earth from a pile of dust, makes me see her as one of the best RTW fashion designers. I think her collections are just brilliantly thought out without being some sort of pretentious artistic statement.
Prada, Tokyo. Goal in life is to inconspicuously set up a bed and kitchen so I can live there.
Like I mentioned, I like to feel inspired when I'm picking out a look for the day. I make these collages of my favorite looks or trends or pieces that were shown on the runway that season. This board was made a while ago for ss12. I haven't yet gotten around to putting one together for this fall / winter.
Photos of Abbey Lee Kershaw and her extreme cheekbones judging me as I walk through the room. It's a hard life.