I couldn’t be more excited this morning to share our take on Summer ’13 in our newest look book, “Feels Like Home.” This shoot developed from my recent picking trips and additions to the collection which have inspired me in many ways. In the last several months I have not been able to get enough of the gorgeously handmade indigo fabrics that grace the pages of this look book, leather whose distressed features tell the story of its past, and pieces with an Americana vibe. “Feels Like Home” is a portrayal of what I love about summer. It is the comfy and the intimate. It’s the family gathered around the dining table and the connection of friends forgetting the time in good conversation. It is 4th of July celebrations and nights under the stars. It is a sort of comfort that can be materialized in just about any setting….weddings, parties, or intimate affairs. It is home.
We’ve all read and loved the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and have waited tirelessly for Baz Lurhman’s movie version of the luxurious lifestyle of The Great Gatsby to open in theatres. With the new film coming out next weekend, I thought it was the perfect time to share this Gatsby inspired shoot. The new film has brought inspiration to many forms of design, weddings being one. I love the vision that both the film and novel create in their glamor, style, allure and luxury. This wonderful group of collaborators did a beautiful job in bringing to life a modern party based on the tale. I’m sure Jay Gatsby would himself have loved to attend.
The Found pieces incorporated into this Gatsby-themed shoot were the Celeste White Vanity, Florette Brass Frame, Delacey Hand Mirror, Olivia Green Chair, Valdez Fortune Teller Chair, Audrey Female Mannequin, Nate Black Side Table, Louisa Gold Chair, Lindsay Linen Chair, Leo Bar Aid, Darla Cart, Morrison Vintage Decanters, Theron Teal Seltzer Bottles, Jansen Screen, Etta Coat Rack, Sunapee Mannequin, Wilma Rose Gramophone, Damon Leather Chair, Felton Velvet Hat, Grand Vintage Cigar Boxes, and Dickinson Vintage Books.
This lovely shoot came together for Caroline Tran’s photography workshop, Propel. Caroline began the workshop to blend her passion for both photography and teaching. In the workshop, she mentors on topics like building a sustainable business and establishing your own aesthetic and style. This shoot created by Lucia of Utterly Engaged and Nancy of So Happi Together provided the perfect hands-on experience for Caroline’s workshop. The two were inspired by the wildlife at Saddlerock Ranch, mixing in safari themed graphics and florals. They wanted to create a laid back yet glamorous wedding with rich textures. They created a little story to go along with the shoot: “She’s a city girl, that has a big heart and love for Africa. He’s a southern gentlemen who loves big adventures. Consumed with love they eloped and married among their closest friends and family in an intimate celebration for twelve.” Just beautiful…
This rad group of collaborators found inspiration in the deep purples and greens of artichokes, potatoes and tomatoes. They created an intimate table scape set in this industrial loft overlooking LA and the Hollywood sign. When Mike Radford sent over the photos from the shoot, I just drooled over them. There are so many incredible details. I die over the amazing loft space and that gorgeous dress with crochet neckline. I always know that Kim from Art with Nature will create real beauty, but this is just absolutely stunning. Her florals complete the setting and create warmth in the industrial space. Can you tell that I really love this shoot yet?
Any brides heading to the I Do Bridal Event on Sunday at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena? Check out the inspiration for the event from Kris Kan Photography and if you’re attending, see how many Found pieces you can spot!
In this inspired shoot, mint and brass combined with the gorgeous location played the backdrop for the perfect vision for any bride. Our first time working with Adrian Jon Photography, I absolutely love the combination of color and textures and look forward to more collaboration with this awesome group of vendors.
I was so happy when the ladies of Intertwined asked us to be a part of this romantic shoot featuring Olivia Nelson’s lovely bridal accessory line for 2013. Jasmine Star is such a gem and her photos are incredibly gorgeous. The inspiration for the shoot called for touches of glam and vintage elements, which created a beautiful backdrop to show off Olivia Nelson’s newest collection.
I adore the way these elegant sashes stand out against the perfect patina of this dress form (one of my favorites)
Isn’t she just precious?
I was so excited to find this beverage cart! This was one of it’s first excursions out of the warehouse and it really fit this shoot wonderfully.
I love all the ways the different vintage surfaces were created into displays for a variety of accessories.