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Saturday Loves 19

Good Morning!

I sincerely hope that you’re doing well and ready for a terrific weekend!  

As for me, my weekend plans include celebrating my birthday at one of my favorite restaurants, power walking at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens, creating a new summer recipe (if all things go well, I’ll share it with you on Monday), and reading this new novel.   

Following are delightful links that have captivated and inspired me.  I hope they inspire you, as well.  Take care and enjoy your weekend!

Bianca Padilla photographed by Thomas Whiteside for Harper

Remarkably stunning!  Such a gorgeous image that brings to memory Vermeer’s Girl with a Red Hat oil painting which hangs at The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.

Thomas Whiteside photographed Bianca Padilla and Jose Maria Manzanares for the July 2015 issue of Harper’s Bazaar Spain.  Click here to view the fashion editorial in it’s entirety.

HonestlyYUM | Lobstster Roll

Lobster rolls are the quintessential darlings of summer entertaining.  And rightly so, as they’re so delicious.  HonestlyYUM shares a mouthwatering recipe with step-by-step instructions.  If you enjoy lobster, you won’t want to miss this one.

Also, Bon Appetit Magazine shares tips for creating the perfect Lobster Roll.

photographer Tessa Neustadt

Los Angeles based Amber Interiors completely renovated and transformed a dark and antiquated home into an airy and chic haven brimming with natural light.  Here are the before and after images photographed by  Tessa Neustadt.  Discovered via My Scandinavian Home.

Blueberry Hibiscus Mojito photography by Michael Persico
This recipe for Blueberry Hibiscus Pomegranate Mojito looks incredibly refreshing. I recently discovered  Trader Joe’s  sells fresh pomegranate seeds  year round and  I  can’t wait to try this antioxidant rich cocktail at home.  Photographed  by  Michael  Persico and styled by Jenn Friberg.

Rebecca Rebouché photographed by Amy Dickerson

Inspiring words about The Art of the Hustle and making dreams come true by Louisiana-based artist Rebecca Rebouché.  Photographed by Amy Dickerson. Discovered via 99u by Behance.

 

Fashion Editorial | Santa Barbara

Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins

Santa Barbara is one of my favorite fashion editorials from last year.  I enjoy the leisurely and relaxed feeling conveyed by the rugged coastline and Clare Richardson’s fashion styling. 

Josh Olins photographed Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu  for the June 2014 issue of  Vogue UK.

Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
Ashleigh Good and Andreea Diaconu photographed by Josh Olins
source:  Visual Optimism

Fashion Editorial | Helena Christensen

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine

Silencio is tinged with cinematic flair!  Dramatic lighting, mirrored reflections and seduction have made this one of my favorite fashion editorials for 2014.

Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine
Chic Glamorous and Splendid Blog | photography by Karen Collins for Vs Magazine

Karen Collins photographed Helena Christensen for Vs Magazine Spring/Summer 2014.  Styled by Vibe Dabelsteen.

source: Vs Magazine

 

The Better Angels

THE BETTER ANGELS TRAILER from Amplify on Vimeo.

I have a confession to make.  I no longer enjoy, therefore, rarely go to the movie theaters. Instead, I prefer watching films on DVD in the privacy of my  home.  Whether I’m comfortably sprawled out across the sofa, or snuggling with hubby, I love to watch movies in my pajamas, although if I’m honest, I’ll admit that more often than not, I’m simply dressed in a tank top and undies.

I love being able to pause the movie midway through, make Root Beer soda floats or Hot Chocolate, while hubby pops corn then drizzles melted organic butter over the popped corn and tosses lightly with a smidgeon of sea salt.  

However, I don’t think I can wait until The Better Angels is released on DVD. The Better Angels, produced by Terrence Malick, directed and written by A. J. Edwards tells the story of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in rural Indiana and the love and tragedies that shaped his remarkable life.  

Beautifully filmed, cinematically lush, and breathtaking, I can’t wait to see this film!

Fashion Editorial | Lil Buck elevates Jookin’ to a new art

photographer Daniel Jackson

I enjoy photographing dancers and I’ve been quite fortunate to take dance photography workshops with Lois Greenfield.   Imagine my glee, when I discovered WSJ Magazine paired Joan Smalls and Lil Buck in a glamorous dance inspired fashion editorial.  

photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson

photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson
photographer Daniel Jackson

Yo Yo Ma and Lil Buck perform Camille Saint-Saens’  The Swan at The National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, China in 2011.  Born Charles Riley, Lil Buck was raised in Memphis and practices Jookin; a street dance that combines the illusion of floating gracefully in slow motion, fluid footwork, and gansta walking.

source:  photographer Daniel Jackson for WSJ Magazine; video via WSJ Magazine.