Saturday, July 11, 2015

a hazy shade of winter

If you asked me what I've done over the last couple of weeks I couldn't say for sure although I have a vague idea. Each day kind of blurs into the last and there's a pile of pretty outfits sitting in my room that I simply haven't had time to wear. All I know is slowly I'm running out of time to do everything that I set out to do, but rather than study furiously I am creating aesthetically pleasing moodboards. I can sympathize with my parents when they feel jaded in their jobs, without the structure of exams and school holidays to regiment periods of stress and relaxation. Making sense or trying to compile everything about an aesthetic into a few images, or writing one powerful paragraph describing a graduate collection has been my escape lately. I've also started to sell some of the pieces in my wardrobe which just don't get enough love which has been surprisingly refreshing. Sooner or later I'll need to take a week off, or at least a few days and maybe escape to the holiday house and immerse myself in journaling (which I've all but neglected since February). 

1- Stevie Nicks. 2- Winter Wonderland shot by Allyssa Yohana for Rookie Mag. 3- Tilda Swinton in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005). 4- Photo of Halsey by Paola Kudacki, via Elle magazine. 5, 7 & 9- Twlilight Shine by Savana for Rookie Mag. 6 & 15- Moncler Gamme Rouge Fall 2013. 8 & 17- Fast Car by Amanda Leigh Smith for Rookie Mag. 10 & 14- Flowers in Space by Rachel Louise Hodgson for Rookie Mag. 11 & 12- Photography by Amanda Leigh Smith. 13- Gray Winter Days playlist on 8tracks by Rookie Mag (listen here). 16- Ellery Fall/Winter 2015. 18- Arvida Byström for NastyGal. 19- Tavi Gevinson at Vulture Fest. 20- Givenchy Haute Couture Spring 2012.

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  1. i love this moodboard; it's still summer for me, but i thrive on structure, and i'm already desperate for the return to school when things can happen like clockwork again. this also reminds me of this disney movie called sharkboy and lavagirl and there's a scene with an ice princess that has this beautiful palace and necklace made of crystal.

    // kani
    velveteenstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. ugh me too! that makes me sound totally boring but I thrive when I know what I have to do for the day or what I want to achieve

      -and I totally remember that movie with a young Taylor Lautner! that ice princess scene didnt last long enough though ;(

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  2. I can't get over how amazing you are at making these moodboards. You somehow always fit the photos in the best way together. I envy you, man, I always just choose photos I *feeeeeel* in the moment, which ends up a jumbled mess. This is so impressive!!

    Hope you do well on whatever you're studying for!!!! :)

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    1. procrastinating writing my palaeontology thesis which I love but it's intimidating getting started!

      I definitely spend a lot of time editing photos, the perfectionist in me

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  3. Really lovely mood boards and I would be the same way were I to still be in school. I think though, that you need to follow your creative instinct and it will bring you to a creative job later in life. I made the mistake of ignoring my creativity for a while and seeing it as something that pulled me away from school work only to realize that was where my heart (and professional work) belonged.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. thanks Rae, interesting food for thought but I couldnt imagine giving up science (and being happy about it...)
      But I love being able to split my time and blog as well :)

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  4. these photos are so beautiful they are inspiring! (:

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  5. Your mood boards are the best, honestly I love seeing all of your posts! x
    fashionismyfirstlangauge.blogspot.ie

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    1. thank you for your kind words Elizabeth <3

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