happy monday, dears! over the weekend, m and i pretended to be models for a bohemian-styled photoshoot with joyeuse photography. (isn’t m handsome? and the light!) it was so much fun to work with tahni – photographer, stylist (she handmade the boutonniere and headpiece!), world traveler, visionary – the girl is a powerhouse. and, ahem, her own wedding was none other than Green Wedding Shoes most popular wedding of the year! we were so glad to help her business, and i think it helped us feel more comfortable in front of a camera (less than 3 months until our big day!).
if you are a creative, vintage, or bohemian bride-to-be and would like to work with someone who shares your unique vision, i cannot recommend tahni more! head over to her website to check out more of her work (and to enter her anthropologie giveaway!).
natalie posted about this article in the curator on friday, and i thought it was too good to not repost.
do any of you journal? i remember getting my first diary as a birthday present when i was seven. it was one of the first presents i received that made me feel very grown up. it was a precious moments (remember those?) diary with a cartoon little girl on the cover. i cherished that little book. i remember feeling so important, like i must have significant things to say if someone had thought to give me an actual book in which to write them down. looking back on what i wrote is pretty comical, but i’m thankful for it nonetheless. it instilled in me a great love of writing and a practice of processing my thoughts externally – something i’ve learned that i need in order to understand what i am actually doing in my life and what i think of what i am doing. that may sound pretty egocentric, but i think the practice of understanding and evaluating my life actually allows for me to be more focused on others.
i love lindsay’s quest to write in her journal fearlessly, to allow herself to be the imperfect version of herself on paper and to enjoy the freedom of writing. in her article, lindsay quotes luci shaw, and i think her remark is right on.
“Though we are often moving too fast to notice it, there is in each of us a profound need to be still, to be alone, to reflect, to meditate, to contemplate, to wait, to reach a kind of bone-deep honesty with our own souls.”
bone-deep honesty. i’m letting that one sit with me a while.
i’m not a huge follower of prince william or any other celebrity (would you call him that?) for that matter, but i found this interview very transparent and refreshing. did you know kate’s dress (the one by issa which she wore during this interview) sold out just hours after the engagement was announced in london?
isn’t this redhead gorgeous? i love her freckles. i’ve never dyed my hair, but i can’t say i’ve never been tempted… perhaps after the wedding i’ll go red! what do you think? too drastic?
you must watch this video. it will enrich your monday – perhaps even your week, promise.
the Knight Foundation is an organization which seeks to benefit others through the support of artistic endeavors in local communities. i love, love, love this idea. and not just because i work for an art gallery start-up. i believe in the arts. creativity and artistic expression, more than anything else, transcend the finite in human experience. to listen to Mozart is, in a sense, to have known him. to read an intelligent piece of literature is to embody the story of another. to see a Monet is to feel emotion, and not just any emotion but that emotion that is wholly yours while simultaneously belonging to a million others who have beheld the same painting. the arts bring people together. they show us what it is to be human, to be part of a collective, a breathing, feeling, seeking amoeba of individual thought.
this video brought me to tears. over 600 individual voices joined in song, celebrating truth. i wish i had been there to witness the glory!
a performance art group in new york city has taken body art to a whole new level. aren’t these human sculptures amazing? check out the whole article (and video) here.