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Fall into Flowers

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fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
fall into flowers - drifter and the gypsy blog
People tend to look down on clichés, but I’ve always believed clichés are clichés for a reason. Take for example the theme of flowers. I know flowers are done a lot–some may argue flowers in pictures has been overdone, but I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a picture of flowers I didn’t like.

Tell me you don’t like these photographs by Zhang Jingna for Phuong My‘s Spring Summer 2015 collection and the Overgrowth project by Parker Fitzgerald and Riley Messina. Both sets of photographs deal with flowers as their central focus, but they are so different in their treatment of colors, composition and overall tone. That’s why I don’t think anyone should ever look down on clichés. There are always an infinite amount of possibilities in every creative endeavor.

Lily-Rose Depp

lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
lily-rose depp - drifter and the gypsy blog
Lily-Rose Depp seems to be in the news a bit lately. And there’s a reason why. The girl’s just gorgeous, which isn’t surprising considering she’s the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis–are those good genes are what?! These dreamy photos Dana Boulos took of Lily-Rose for Oyster Magazine (her first fashion shoot!) are quite easy on the eyes. And on a Monday, I need something easy on the eyes. (Who am I kidding? I’ll look at beautiful photography any day!) In addition to the photos, Oyster Magazine did an interview with Lily-Rose.

According to the interview, Lily-Rose’s beauty secret is she uses blush as eyeshadow, if she could have any superpower she’d want the ability to fly and she’s more of an “lol” than “haha” girl via text. Lily-Rose is going to be making her film debut in a movie with her dad in June. I’m curious to see what more is to come from her.

Photography: Dana Boulos for Oyster Magazine

A world of whimsy

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a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
a world of whimsy - drifter and the gypsy blog
I first encountered Lissy Elle‘s photography a few years ago, but just recently revisited her work and discovered the past three campaigns she shot for children and women’s Japanese clothing boutique, fafa. The set design looks like such a whimsical world! A place where I imagine Peter Pan would live.

Gifts for all you girls

gifts for all you girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
gifts for all you girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
gifts for all you girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
gifts for all you girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
gifts for all you girls - drifter and the gypsy blog
gifts for all you girls - drifter and the gypsy blog

I’m super behind the times just now discovering this campaign video Jimmy Marble made for Kate Spade Saturday in December of last year, but it’s not toooo wintry-ish, so I thought I’d share it even though it’s a few months after the video was released. It’s a fun video too, so it’s almost springlike to me. Sharing a video from December in March = justified.

Do you ever get so absolutely inspired by something you can hardly think straight? That’s how I feel after looking at these pictures and watching this video. Those color combinations! And the styling! And pretty much everything about this video is so awkwardly, quirkily and whimsically perfect. Does that make any sense? I don’t know. I’m in visual heaven. *swoon*

PS. I know, I know, I’ve been on a major pastel kick as of late; I can’t help myself!

Beachy Keen

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I’ve admittedly never loved the beach. Perhaps that’s not the popular opinion, but that’s just the way it is. Sure, it can be really nice to go there and bask out in the sun for a few hours, but by the end of the day, you’re still sandy, salty and in need of a shower. None of which I enjoy. (Except for the shower. Showers are wonderful, but I just don’t like being grimy in general I guess!) What I DO enjoy are pictures of the beach. Bonus points if they involve retro fashion and cute models. And these photographs by photographer duo Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg definitely fit all criterions.

beachy keen - drifter and the gypsy blog
beachy keen - drifter and the gypsy blog
beachy keen - drifter and the gypsy blog
beachy keen - drifter and the gypsy blog
Do you love physically being at the beach or do you prefer vicariously beach-going through photographs?

See the full series of images here.

Pink and blue

pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
Just a color combination I’ve been really into recently. There’s something about the way the two colors interact that is so delightfully fresh. And utterly girly. And all other sorts of wonderful. One can never go wrong with pastels. I’m really into simple geometric shapes as of late too. It balances out the feminine aesthetic with a clean & modern vibe.

pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
pink and blue - drifter and the gypsy blog
sources: one & two: here + here // three // four // five // six // seven

A rose is a rose is a rose

a rose is a rose is a rose - drifter and the gypsy blog
a rose is a rose is a rose - drifter and the gypsy blog
a rose is a rose is a rose - drifter and the gypsy blog
a rose is a rose is a rose - drifter and the gypsy blog
a rose is a rose is a rose - drifter and the gypsy blog
I could never understood that line from Gertrude Stein’s Sacred Emily poem. Perhaps there is a hidden meaning in the phrase or perhaps it’s entirely abstract. But enough theory for today! It makes my head spin if I think about it too much.

Something I CAN understand is that these photographs by Chicago-based photographer and designer Anna Zajac are gorgeous. There’s something about the combination of roses and marble that is quuuite easy on the eyes. Anna’s got a framed 5×7 rose print in her shop right now. (100% profits from the print are going to Chicago non-profit Deborah’s Place.) I think it would look so lovely in a bedroom or bathroom, don’t you?

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