Fashion darling Erin Fetherston was recently photographed by Claiborne Swanson Frank for Vogue’s APT with LSD series and the photos truly took our breath away. Not only is the light-filled space itself stunning, but Fetherston, with her trademark blonde locks and bold winged eyeliner, is a true vision of beauty. We love the idea of having a signature look like Fetherston’s thick platinum bangs — what do you think? Do you have a signature of your own?
This morning we are smitten with these paintings by Lauren DiCioccio on one of our favorite art sites, 20×200. The top is a page from Vogue and the bottom a page from Vanity Fair. We’ll let her explain:
“Fashion magazines are the source materials for my series color codification dot drawings. I make each piece on a sheet of frosted mylar laid over a magazine page. After assigning a color to every letter in the alphabet (numbers are in grayscale, 0=white and 9=black), I apply tiny dots of paint over every character on the page. Each drawing I make has a different color codification, and therefore a different palette. The resulting painting is a legible blur of dots in the form of the article’s layout — like a system of Braille for the color inclined.”
Brilliant, no? We bought the Vogue print as a bit of office inspiration :)
May 19, 1962:
Marilyn Monroe sang an infamous rendition of
“Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy.
Here at Matchbook we love scouring Etsy for one-of-a-kind artwork and these spherical-inspired works from Violet May are right up our alley. England based artist Cassia Beck assembles the collages from vintage photographs, cut paper, and her own photographs. Her nostalgic prints depict “tongue-in-cheek scenarios with a vintage feel.” How very Matchbook! ;)
P.S. Thanks to our sweet reader, Kimberlee, for sharing it with us!
When we grow up, we want to be just like Mimi Weddell (you may remember her as Mrs. Blatch, Stanford’s WASP-y grandmother from “Sex and the City”). Mimi, who passed away in 2009 at the age of 94, was an eclectic fixture in New York widely known for her love of hats (a Matchbook girl if we ever knew one!). We nearly melted when we saw these images of her Manhattan apartment as published in the October 2005 issue of Vogue Casa. If you ask us, the Tim Walker-shot editorial is absolutely scrumptious – her bathroom and library are to die for. What do you think? Do you love, or is it a bit too Edie Beale for your taste?
May 17, 1885:
at the Louisville Jockey Club Course,
later renamed Churchill Downs.
We did a double-take when we saw the photo of the Elsa Shiaparelli dress above. It reminded us of our favorite Kate Spade frock – the Candy Shop Jeanette dress – from this season’s collection! Do you think Kate Spade’s fabric may have been Shiaparelli-inspired? Either way, we love it! While the dress is sold out online, it is still available in stores. Hurry girls!
We are absolutely mad for the miniature abodes by Anglia Dolls Houses, a company based out of England. Do these rooms not take your breath away?! Basic houses come complete with fancy chandeliers (which actually work as each house is fully wired for electricity), brass door knobs and hardwood floors. Additionally, the interior and exterior of each home is adorned with Farrow & Ball paint. Should this simply not do for your little darling, you can, of course, order a bespoke creation. Where were these when we were growing up..? :)
Above are some of the custom heraldry works by New York based artist Happy Menocal – we’re simply smitten to say the least! They’d make a divine gift for newlyweds, design element for wedding invitations, or a little indulgence for those who are simply looking to spruce up their personal monogram. How ever to decide! All we know is that it would make a darling addition to any room.