Home Inspiration: A Pastel World

January 22, 2013

I’ve been completely enchanted with Pastel colors as of lately, fueled probably by my increasing want for Spring and Easter colors to make their arrival. And this gorgeous home featured in Finnish magazine Kotivinkki is an great example of incorporating dramatic Pastels into a creative semi-muted palette, and it’s perfectly placed decor is just icing on the cake, as well . . . source

The Blue Dahlia by Azahara Fernández

January 17, 2013

Vogue Spain’s latest issue features this stunning editorial by photographer Azahara Fernández. Each shot is filled with mysteriousness, showing off the latest collections from Saint Laurent, Boss Black and Ángel Schlesser to name a few. The editorial goes from black & white to color ever so gracefully, with each shot giving off the appearance that there is a deeper story and meaning in this quiet and elusive setting . . . source

Nimue Smit Photographed by Koto Bolofo

January 9, 2013

I’m a little late to be sharing this editorial by Koto Bolofo for Dior’s Christmas Campaign, but it is just too stunning to pass up. This fairy-tale like photoshoot is filled with whimsical imagery and incredibly stunning party dresses that would work for practically any get-together this Winter season . . . via

Weekends Links: Jessica Stam for Vogue Japan

December 29, 2012

Hope you’re all doing well and had a beautiful Holiday experience (if you celebrate, of course!). I’ve been busy with getting ready for the New Year and spending time with my family. In my limited spare time I’ve been focusing on redesigning a new layout for Lace & Tea which should be completed rather soon. After that is done, things should be smooth sailing here for a while! x

Today after spending a couple hours browsing for some inspiration I came across this stunning editorial featuring Jessica Stam and it reminded me of how much I adore Vogue Japan in it’s entirety. The exquisite styling and it’s dark contrasting work together just perfectly in my opinion.

And, since I haven’t done it in a while, here are my favorite links for the past month or so. Hope you all have a wonderful start to your week as well . . .

* this gorgeous post over at all the big trees, the perfect arrangement of b&w photos
* wonderful photos by dutch photographer jeroen van der spek over at a white carousel
* purple drenched tabletop inspiration via this is glamorous
* a french home designed by isabel lópez-quesada at haute design
* the style in ‘the great gatsby’ at classiq

photography by victor demarchelier, images found via pinterest and design scene

Street Style: Magnifique Paris

December 18, 2012

I’ve been all over Carolines’ street style blog all day and I just love these two particular photos from Paris recently. The two women are not only gorgeous but their outfits are just perfect styled head-to-tie. The red Valentino dress in the first photo is my favorite! It’s ornate lace is beautifully done, do you agree? All images from Stockholm StreetStyle