Love the Mexican folk art undertones of Bon Boutique’s lookbooks – all of which are shot by the very talented Kate Edmonson.

Found via Miss Moss.

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I love these Vogue photos from Pamela Love’s country wedding. To view the whole slideshow click here.

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Starting to think about the Fall collection. Better late than never…

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I spent a most of last Sunday morning falling into the world of the amazingly talented Nirrimi Firebrace.

Her journey in her words :

‘i was thirteen when my obsession for documenting beauty began. in the beginning it was my wild, six-year-old sister in our backyard, the ever-hot summer sun freckling her skin. then it was strangers in the streets, my unassuming youth allowing me to photograph the most honest of moments.
very soon i was filled with angsty teenage passion. drunkenly stumbling suburban streets with a camera in hand and friends mostly chosen for how well they photographed. the camera was a part of myself and i slept with it beside my pillow every night for years.
i obsessively documented life so much that when i reminisce now it is more a collection of images, films and diary entries than true memories.
at fourteen i fell deeply into an agonisingly passionate love with a boy photographer. he was on the other side of the country but we spoke most nights until sunrise. i would skip school to photograph in those days, so inspired and fueled by his own beautiful images and my need to impress him. i never told matt i loved him, but it laced my words so heavily you could taste it if you read them aloud. i thought if only i could have a single kiss i would die happily.
my first paid job was photographing strippers for sleazy ads at age fifteen. here i became unfazed by nudity and began to save for a flight to my feed my infatuation (which later was spent on repairing my camera after it’d been dropped by a drunk boy at a party). i lost all interest in school, ironically failing my photography class but passing everything else. i told my mother how unproductive and uninspired i felt, and she agreed i shouldn’t waste my life any longer. so i dropped out.
very soon after my sixteenth birthday, stirred on by lovesickness, i took my mother’s credit card from her purse in the middle of the night and booked a flight to melbourne (where matt was now living). i flew out the next day and my new life began.
we were inseparable from that day forth. that first week surpassing any of my most romantic daydreams- but that story is for another post. being homeless we slept wherever we could, mostly strangers houses, train stations and airports when we were in-between countries. in our gypsy times we have travelled france, italy, indonesia, new zealand, america, india & vietnam.
i won one international and two national photography awards. i used my winnings to buy equipment, flights and to pay for the bond for our first apartment. i became the youngest fashion photographer signed to an agency.
in the winter we left our studio apartment in melbourne city to fly to NYC to shoot an international diesel campaign. it was my first campaign and it was a crazy introduction to the industry. i started booking work as a fashion photographer. soon my images were on magazines, billboards in times square, trams & buses, airports, book covers and so on and so forth.
we grew weary of melbourne, sold all our belongings and became gypsies once more. i spent idyllic months in beverly hills, lake tahoe and new york, while matt worked in the red desert and travelled around south-east asia volunteering aid to those affected by the tsunamis in the mentawais and running from an erupting volcano in merapi. but adventuring apart was lonely and short-lived.
we moved to the blue mountains, where we’d always longed to live. we got a place on a hill with a fireplace, room for a veggie garden and a balcony where you could see the blue, hazy mountains all around. a quiet place where we can write, create and love.
shortly before leaving to europe to shoot a billabong campaign, we found out we were going to have a child. something i’d dreamt about for a long time. i spent my pregnancy travelling and shooting, impatiently imagining the day we’d meet our daughter. then in january 2012, in our living room we met the most amazing person in the universe. alba joy firebrace was born.
these are our adventures, this is our life.’

Found via Wildfox.
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It took me a long time to settle on a hairdresser after moving to Toronto but on a recommendation from a customer I found Chanel and have been loyal ever since. Lucky for me Chanel just opened her own studio (Day & Night) mere blocks from my house and lucky for all of us she’s planning on using the salon as a mixed-use space. This summer along with cutting and colouring she’ll be hosting special events, art exhibits, retail launches – general good times and merriment. If you’re in the Toronto area make sure to stop in…

(all non-Instagram images from Blog TO)

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Lately I’ve been obsessed with this archive of scans from past issues of National Geographic Magazine.

(all images credited to National Geographic)

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The lovely Los Angeles boutique Myrtle recently released their new look book and we were thrilled to spot our Rorschach silk scarf among the shots. Click here to see more…

Photographer: MEGAN MCISAAC Model: Caitlin Dennis

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Some inspiration to start off the week!

Don’t forget to check out the S&C Facebook page to find out the 2 winners of our friendship bracelet giveaway. Thanks to all that entered!

(all images from pinterest)

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Love seeing the behind the scenes of the new Planet Blue x Foam Magazine shoot.

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One of my favourite photographers/bloggers just started a tumblr of her work.
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Love this Spring/Summer 12 lookbook by LA based line Geronimo.
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A few images that caught my eye. Found here.

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In love with the lookbook for the Fall/Winter 2011 collection of Mes Demoiselles. Found via Oracle Fox.

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Walking through Gastown the other day I stumbled into the lovely shop Oak + Fort. Filled with slouchy silhouettes, a gorgeous neutral palette and just right accessories I can only hope they open another location in Toronto. Pretty please?
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We’ve been sick for almost a week now so I thought a little Wednesday inspiration was in order…

(all images found here)

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A little inspiration this Friday – all sources on Pinterest. I’m heading to LA for the weekend but will be back as usual on Monday…

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Ryley over at Strathcona Stockings has launched her new fall/winter patterns. Can’t wait to get my hands on the snakeskin!

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The beautiful work of the UK based artist and illustrator Ismay Ozga.

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Yesterday I received my new Fieldguided tote in the mail! Anabela and Geoff make such lovely things and I’m excited to have a black tote to round out my Fieldguided bag obsession… 

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Just got lost in Designspiration.

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