Monday, May 30, 2011

summer vacation

A very classic vacation look, am I right? Definitely cut from the Nantucket cloth.

Monday, May 23, 2011

perfectly ripped jeans


Allison Tayler at Coachella 2011, photo by Cara Stricker courtesy of Vogue

Thursday, May 19, 2011

to japan!

I have some exciting news. Tomorrow I am leaving for Japan! I'm particularly excited to eat sushi, soak in onsen and learn about Japanese flower-arranging. (Secretly, I'm pretending I'm Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation... as one does.) Plus, of course I'm very much looking forward to the perks of travel, like airports and great discovery. In the meantime, I have a few posts scheduled, but expect less frequency until my return...

Hope the first part of your summer is thrilling and relaxing!


Sunday, May 15, 2011

jean shorts

My closet aches for some. These oversized belts really sex them up, don't they?

Anna Friden and Elin Kling, photo by Cara Stricker courtesy of Vogue

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


It's been way too long! I crave a campfire, a canoe, stars above and warm bodies surrounding me. I've found myself daydreaming about plaid shirts and good fleeces and tents and canteens. Last week, my friend Liz recommended for overstocks on outdoor gear, which is hugely tempting considering the outrageous prices often attached to decent gear. I've visited it a few times, but I still have some adventures to save up for in the meantime...

Also, this gypsy tent is not enough and a little too much all at once, don't you think? I want to replicate it in my yard. And I could do that without overstock discounts!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Colin Firth does it right.
Between academic obligations and graduation festivities, with the real world looming just past the next bank holiday, I'm positively exhausted. I took a three-hour nap yesterday afternoon and still had sleeping to do at bedtime. I'd love to wake up from my next nap to a bubble bath with a glass of wine. The only thing that could possibly make it more fun would be having it outside.

Monday, May 9, 2011

dive in

Oh, the ocean. Summer.

Photo by Stephan Zirwes courtesy of My Modern Metropolis

Purchase a print of this photo by Laura Bell at 20x200

Image by Ibai Acevedo courtesy of My Modern Met

Image by Ibai Acevedo courtesy of My Modern Met

Image by Ibai Acevedo courtesy of My Modern Met

Friday, May 6, 2011

happy friday!

Feeling groovy. Plus lots of creative love from the interwebs...

wallpaper (scroll to the bottom) for dog lovers

consolation for creative types, when your work disappoints you

gorgeous photos of misty London

the ziplock-bag glass jar

it's how you say it

a darling polaroid with "Uncle Karl"

sometimes, the perfect conversation transition

making a case for stress

thoughts on soap

live for each day (I love the photo, too)

for people who like wine and bikes

Thursday, May 5, 2011

the travel bug

You know, I'd really like to start pinning where I've been on a world map at some point after I settle down a little. (This year alone I'll likely have four residences. Fun, but not an ideal lifestyle for having lots of stuff.) I hope one day my map can resemble this one. I'm on my way. Next stop: Osaka, Japan!

by Kat Simoes via Flickr

P.S. If you've yet to see this, you simply must check out Krisatomic's "I Want to Go to There." Mesmerizing and ridiculously inspiring photos from around the world. (Also, a welcome 30 Rock reference.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

a sweet couple

This week, I've had the pleasure of photographing my gal pal Sara and her boyfriend, Sumit. They're both from New Delhi and he's graduating and getting ready to move back to India, so they wanted some photos before he left. They were such fun to work with! When I told her I loved how sassy she is, she said, "I seem sassy but I'm not; Sumit seems funny but he's not!" (Just my opinion here: I think she's just as sassy as she seems and he's just as funny as he seems.)
Here are some of my favorite images.

all photos by Shanti Knight

salma hayek in mcqueen

Last night at the 2011 Metropolitan Museum Costume Institute Gala, Salma Hayek wore this frothy and dramatic Alexander McQueen gown. I'm just crazy about it. The sheer swoops and gathers over the sheath are gorgeous and fun. And what a nice color! It works well with her skin.

courtesy of

P.S. It's been a big week for McQueen. Did you happen to see these two little numbers? ;)

courtesy of