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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?

The Anderson Sisters

the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
the anderson sisters - drifter and the gypsy blog
The Anderson Sisters by photographer Gerald Larocque is a cross between Picnic at Hanging Rock and The Virgin Suicides. I love the pale colors and the way everything has a dull haze around it. Not to mention one of my favorite gal pals Alex styled & modeled in the shoot. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but there’s something about the shoot that has an air of despair… a visual tension, which I love.

See the full series here.

Photography: Gerald Larocque
Art Direction: Annya Karina
Makeup: Lisa Arsenault of Pinch Cosmetics
Stylist: Alexandra Spence
Wardrobe: Larkspur Vintage
Models: Quinn Bell & Kiana Pedersen @ Peggi Lepage, Tara Van der Kolk and Alexandra Spence

New Wave

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love these two sets of photographs photographer Brandon Long took of vintage shop owner Eleisha Caripis. Brandon shoots solely in Polaroids and he is so so good (not to mention Eleisha has killer vintage style–see for yourself).

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
The color photographs have a beautiful golden drenched-in-summer feel to them that is pulling at my heartstrings. Summer is truly my favorite season of them all. ♥

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
I love this photograph. I think she looks like Anna Karina here, non?

new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
new wave - drifter and the gypsy blog
See more photos from this series on Eleisha’s blog here and here.

Me by Ariel

me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
Right before the end of last year, I was photographed by photographer Ariel Tzu-Chi for her final project for school. Her project was centered around local Bay Area bloggers and their style. We spent the afternoon at one of my favorite spots in San Francisco: The Palace of the Legion of Honor. The architecture of and surrounding the museum is just beautiful. There’s a hiking trail nearby that goes down to the beach too. On a clear day, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the beach, but neither Ariel nor I felt like hiking to the beach that day, ha.

me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
me by ariel - drifter and the gypsy blog
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