Here is the last photo shoot Andrew and I put together,
All of the clothes are favorites from my closet that I might have mentioned on the blog before:
December 10, 2012
Never one to compliment loosely and coming from a guy who has over 40 stamps in his passport from working with traveling photographers over the years, Andrew kept on telling me,Tulum is the best. It’s his favorite place – he had been there at times for as long as three weeks and over six times last year. Now that he’s been on his own schedule shooting independently, he wanted to take me to Mexico to see for myself. Well, if you insist.
Tulum went beyond my expectations, a glimmer of just how beautiful it is I am hoping shines through in the pictures I took. Only the first half, I am still sorting through all of the photos between two film cameras, my digital pocket travel camera and my iPhone. Though I have yet to wash some of the t-shirts I wore out there– I love the caught smell from the ocean especially mixed with the Rosas Frescas perfume I picked up from the Coqui Coqui perfumery. Andrew had brought me back Maderas oil and candles from his previous trips, so it was fun picking out my own and remembering the trip by these new scents. We didn’t stay at Coqui, we stayed at a wonderful boutique hotel that Andrew’s friend in Tulum at Cocoshoot Production recommended to us. We definitely plan on staying in the same room again. I know there will be a next time…
December 9, 2012
The very first thing I did when I got back home to New York was head uptown for an early meet up with Alicia for our traditional girl’s sale shopping day at the big B’s – Barneys and Bergdorfs. Shopping days are something that I look forward to because in a very strange way it’s extremely calming. A visit up the street to the Madison Avenue Gagosian, where there is an incredible Cy Twombly photograph exhibit, was another good way to put myself back at ease in the city.
I’ve collected a bit of books focused just on his photographs, each with a different assortment. So what I loved most about this exhibit that spans fifty-five years was the strongly curated succession of photographs and the story it told as you make your way around the room. It starts with a burst of tulips, the iconic peonies, comes to a high point of electric citrus, the low of the lonely statue, a delicate shade of tree… then the ending which I won’t spoil because you should really see it for yourself if you can.
December 5, 2012
“I am learning to see. I don’t know why it is, but everything enters me more deeply and doesn’t stop where it once used to. I have an interior that I never knew of. Everything passes into it now, I don’t know what happens there…”
– R.M. Rilke quoted in Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter
Was on Tulum time last week,where the ocean is so blue it feels like it burns through your eyes.
I took so many pictures as I fell in love with the area, will post my travel diary as soon as the film is developed.
Back at my desk, I received this beautiful blue limited edition “Feather My Tears” candle from Curio Noir. It’s exactly what you’d think a pale blue should smell like. I recently worked on a project with Curio Noir, can’t wait to share.
Here with Acne’s Snowdon Blue book, my favorite portrait is the one on the cover.
December 3, 2012
A soft sweatshirt in deep red speckled heather was a sweet surprise sent to me by Alexandra Verschueren. I’ve been pairing the sweatshirt with a pair of my favorite black trousers and sharp oxblood colored heels. I love how adding a sweatshirt always makes any outfit dressed up or down at ease and I am particularly honored to have this one by Alexandra.
Alexandra Verschueren is a Belgian Fashion Designer based in Antwerp, who recently began launching her own collections a few years ago after winning the coveted Grand Prix du Jury prize at the Festival d’Hyères from a panel of judges that included Dries Van Noten. Her recent Spring Summer 2013 collection “Vacuum” I really connected with after seeing her cookbook images – a fresh promise of re-worked classics imagined for a girl who is as effortless drinking coffee in a button down as she is in a sheer purple dress that looks like piece of beautiful crumpled paper.