Some inspiring shots from our recent trip (click to view larger):
Sunny day on the A1A. We want this Jeep. Southern trunk show tour anyone?
The famous breakers.
Only in Palm Beach (or Newport) do you have classic, old, over-the-top places like this-- with the towering, perfectly manicured hedges, and ornate gates and fences-- in such concentration, sitting empty half the year.
Great elephants. Reminiscent of Elizabeth McKay prints.
It's no secret to people close to me that my favorite color is blue. When I started designing, I often heard people quip, "Are you ever going to design something that isn't Navy?"
When I was setting up in Mather Hall at Trinity, this pretty blonde girl wearing an almost monochromatic outfit of dark skinny jeans and a blue Barbour over a black and cerulean rugby striped shirt, caught my eye. I love the way her backpack and shoes explode against the more subdued palate of her clothing. And the best thing is, she looked (not in a bad way) as if she had just rolled out of bed and thrown the look together. Nothing affected or trying about her styling. It's hard to look to uptight and still pull off a backpack.
PS-- I'm curious what other people think of blue Barbour jackets. Don't mess with a classic? Trying hard to look like you aren't conforming to the NESCAC uniform? or just as timeless? Personally, I've considered buying one to have something to wear with dark green corduroys but can't justify owning another Barbour
Richard Avedon, Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, August 1955
The other day Tory Burch's blog posted on photographer Greg Lotus, showing this picture (Below) from Italian Vogue.
I instantly thought back to the amazing Richard Avedon exhibit I attended at the Boston MFA early over the holidays (by the way, the MFA has finally opened it's American Wing back-up after a spectacular renovation.... if you haven't been to Boston in a while it is a must see).
There are few photographers, besides Slim Aarons, whose work I can imagine inspiring countless future photo-shoots for R. Williams. A few of my favorites from the collection were (and I apologize for the poor quality blackberry pictures---- click on them to see them bigger):
I like the stripes of the flowing fabric, and how the angle of the models arm echos the silhouette of the pyramid. Simple, bold, elegant.
Great print on the scarf, and interesting negative space.
I'm quite obsessed with this guy's bowtie and am contemplating having an imitation made (you have to view the picture bigger to get it).
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