Friday, August 29, 2008

Weekend Signoff :)

(Have a restful weekend. Photography by James Merrell.)

Drop-Dead Dresses

(Unembellished beauties by Donatella Versace, Fall 2008 Ready-to-Wear. Source,

Beautiful Fashion and Photography

(Giorgio Armani F/W 08/09. Jessica Stam, Du Juan; Photography by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott.)

So Cool

(and inspiring. Public art projects on a grand scale by French artist, Jr.)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Picture Perfect

(Take a cue from Gilles-Marie Zimmerman Photography on how to pose pretty the next time someone takes your picture.)

Monday, August 25, 2008

India Inspired Bedrooms

(One of my favourite bloggers, An Indian Summer has posted Part 1 of 2 of "India Inspired Bedrooms. " Talk about inspiration! These are my top choices.)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Happy Weekend!

(Jessica Stam; Photographer, Corinne Day (Vogue Nippon September 2005))

Destination, Spain

(Hospes Madrid Hotel in Spain. Source, Kiwi Collection)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Canadian Artist, Biliana Velkova

(OMG, this artist strikes so many cords all at once. Not only is she Canadian, but her art, as shown above, feeds my uncontrollable and inexplainable giddiness when near all things fashion designer-made; even when represented in art! Unfortunately, I can't take credit for discovering Biliana Velkova, a very talented Vancouver-based artist on the internet. I read about her in Canada's September Fashion Magazine "Flare", by Elio Iannacci (thanks Flare!). Biliana's work examines consumerist culture by exploring motifs of glamour, kitsch and brand names. She searches ways to fit these references into her everyday reality by way of performances and social interventions. Biliana is represented by Jeffrey Boone Gallery in Vancouver and will be exhibited at the Toronto International Art Fair, October 2-6, 2008. Biliana has her own blog here. P.S. I am silently making inquiries about the green Hermes purse. Don't tell anyone!)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Canadian Model, Maria

(What a natural beauty. Love her poses. Maria, represented by Elmer Olsen Model Management in Toronto, Ontario.)

Jessica Simpson?

(Yes, Jessica Simpson! As soon as I saw the first ad while pursuing my "Lucky" magazine, I knew I had to post about her collection. The first photograph duplicates exactly my style, a polished and sophisticated look, not too over done. The shoes and handbag look worth purchasing. The second and third pics are to entice you to have a peek here for yourself. )

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

I'm feeling

(lazy. Still on vacation, but at home. I don't feel like doing much. I finished "Saturday" by Ian McEwan yesterday and plan to resume reading Ken Follett's "The Pillars of the Earth". Photograph by Brigitte Sire.)

Canadian Artist, Terrilee Hobson

(I love the fluidity and the colors in each of these paintings by Ontario-based artist Terrilee Hobson. Source, Galerie La Petite Mort Gallery (discovered via Desire to Inspire)).

Monday, August 18, 2008

With fall approaching

(I tend to gravitate towards shopping for staples, like fashionable outerwear from Smythe les Vestes' newest collection. I especially love the green coat; great for weekends!)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

THE BEST of Desire to Inspire - July Posts

(Alexandra Rowley, Photographer)

(Ann Lindberg, Photographer)

(Bamo Interior Design)

(Caroline Paterson, Interior Designer)

(Christoff:Finio, Architect)

(Dave Henderson, Photographer)

(Dowling Kimm Studios, Interior Designer)

(Eric Staudenmaier, Photographer)

(Gabellini Sheppard Associates, Interior Designer)

(Gabrielle Hachler and Andreas Fuhrimann, Architects)

(Hecker Phelan Guthrie, Interior Designers)

(In Space Locations)

(Mai-Linh, Photographer)

(Mark Roskams, Photographer)

(Martin Tessler, Canadian Photographer)

(Martyn Thompson, Photographer)

(Michael Alberstat, Canadian Photographer)

(Miki Duisterhof, Photographer)

(Per Ranung, Photographer)

(Peter Margonelli, Photographer)

(Peter Murdock, Photographer)

(Rene Mesman, Photographer)

(Robert Kaner, Interior Design)

(Robert Passal, Interior Design)

(Scott Frances, Photographer)

(Scott Laslie, Interior Designer)

(Siskin Valls, Interior Design)

(Stacy Bass, Photographer)

(Steve Back, Photographer)

(Tobi Tobin, Interior Design)

(Valerie Pasquiou Interiors and Design Inc.)

(Happy to be back from my WONDERFUL vacation in Maui. Hope you enjoy this belated round-up of Desire to Inspire's July posts, which I didn't have time to post before leaving!)
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