I’m really excited to show you the moodboards I’ve been working on with one of my sweet clients. While I absolutely love wall mounted inspiration boards, creating them digitally is so much easier and faster. I create digital mood boards for most projects. All my branding, collateral or wedding stationery project always, always start with a mood board. I love them. They help me define the visual direction of a brand, sort through my ideas and show clients my creative vision. They act as a guideline and they help with brand consistency.
A mood board is a combination of imagery, typography, colors and textures that define the style of the project and serve as a reference point. It is a tool for creatives and clients that conveys a design idea, moods, feelings and direction that are hard to communicate. For me, the mood boards are incredible tools in my work with clients. They help me think big and guide me along the way. Check them out.
I recently stumbled upon Tiro Tiro, a jewelry line out of Portland. I love the distinct simplicity and bold designs of her pieces, they are very feminine and beautiful. She’s using interesting materials like colored thread and rope combined with bronze and gold. The cuffs are to die for and I really like the stacked rings. And the styling of her collections is pretty fab too.
Today I’m feeling a bit nostalgic… Browsing the web I stumbled upon Voque to find out that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has unveiled a sleepwear collection for Autograph at Marks & Spencer. Not a big deal I guess but this store has been a part of my life while back when I lived in Belgium and I used to shop in it regularly. I used to stock up for a lot of things at M&S from lingerie to party supplies, to shoes, and birthday gifts. Their food was pretty tasty too. Anyways, I would definitely purchase some of those amazing outfits (especially cashmere) perfect for lounging about on a Sunday morning….
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for Autograph at Marks & Spencer via Vogue
How fun! Ban.do, the makers of très adorable headbands also make these super cute shoe clips. What a fun way to punch up a pair of shoes: flats, heels, sneakers, oxfords… even boots! They add just the perfect amount of sparkle I love that you can clip them on any pair of shoes. You can shop shoe clips here.
Nail art seems to be a huge trend these days and I’m so inspired by it. I don’t often paint my nails as my lifestyle doesn’t allow it (too busy with my twins) but if I could I would totally rock some of the amazing creations you see just about everywhere.
Queen of nails, Madeline Poole, is definitely my favorite to watch. This celebrity manicurist and nail art
trendsetter is one of the most notable rising stars in the industry. Her colorful designs are jaw-dropping and
you can spother work in various commercials, videos, and editorials. Search for her tutorials, you will not be
disappointed. Her blog is a feast for all nail art lovers, and you can check out her editorial looks at mpnails.com.
Every year Pantone selects an outstanding color of the year. This year, the color of the year for 2013 is Emerald. A color that Pantone describes as: “Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also the color of growth, renewal and prosperity, no other color conveys regeneration more than green. For centuries, many countries have chosen green to represent healing and unity.”
Even though it is the color of my eyes, it is not my favorite color… Maybe because our first house was covered in emerald green carpet and it was just too much? After looking at all the beautiful inspirations, I have to say that I’m beginning to like it. I could definitely see myself wear it as a pop of color.
Credits: NAILS: Visit harpersbazaar.com // THE CUFF Charlene K Emerald Agate Cuff, $172; # // THE HEEL Patrizia Pepe Metallic Pumps, $383; forzieri.com // THE SATCHEL Jil Sander New Malavoglia Bag, $1,760; net-a-porter.com // THE BRACELET Vita Fede Mini Titan Stone Bracelet $375.00; shopbop.com // THE NAIL POLISH: Essie’s Going Incognito $8.50; nordstrom.com // THE iPHONE CASE amazon.com
Those photographs are so dreamy. I’m loving them…. To see more visit here.
L’OFFICIEL PARIS. MERLE BERGERS by Peppe TORTORA. Styling: Alexandra ELBIM. via Let’s Go Nice