When I started planning my own walk down the aisle this is one of the weddings that ended up in my inspiration binder. I fell in love with the the setting, an old stone hacienda built in the 16th century with blooming gardens.
I loved it so that I even searched for a similar backdrop in my fiance's hometown to no avail(I'm not bitter though. Promise. Pinky swear. Okay. Okay maybe a little).
Finding the perfect reception/ceremony spot can solve most of your wedding problems. There wasn't really much Dylan and Michelle had to do to their combined wedding/reception site, except add some romantic lighting and simple white covers for the chairs and tables.
I absolutely love Michelle's something blue necklace, which added such a unique and personal note to her wedding dress.
Since I don't have a camera right now I'm going to continue to inundate you with photographs from magazines and books. It is giving me a chance to try out my new scanner and hopefully my images are getting better. The biggest hurdle has been when they split the image up into two separate pages. You don't want to know how much time I spend trying to get the sides to match.
I have many tear sheets from Amanda Harlech's home saved in my inspiration notebooks, but my favorite has to be this one from her stay at the Ritz. This is where she stays when she comes to Paris, and also where she stores her couture wardrobe.
I love how she makes the room hers by draping the bed with an antique pink shawl, and strewing the mantle with personal photographs, bits of tulle and vintage dresses.
While browsing through an old issue of Vogue today this ensemble caught my eye. Model Rhea Durham looks like a modern day Roman soldier, with her fur resting on her shoulders, and leopard skirt slung over menswear trouser pants.
When I flipped back to find out more info on who styled it, Carine Roitfeld was listed as the fashion editor. Carine Roitfeld?!
So of course I had to google, to find out that she did indeed do work for US Vogue, collaborating with photographer Mario Testino. I'm not saying this as news, I'm sure all of you were already up on this, apparently I've been living in a cave. I'm just sad that Tom Ford stole her away before Vogue could keep her.
Scanned by Moodboard from US Vogue October 2000/Photographed by Mario Testino
Silvia Fendi's holiday retreat on the island of Ponza. I would love to gather a group of my favorite friends and bloggers to sit around on this terrace and drink in the atmosphere. There would be lots of chat on design, eating of delicious food, and sipping of even more delicious drinks.
I love the spare yet feminine feel of her living area
Like the world's biggest window seat, I would never come out
Antique tiles are used throughout the house
Detail shot of a mirrored panel in the living room:
(Click to Enlarge. Images scanned by Moodboard from Vogue June 2002/Photographed by Francois Halard)