Monday, June 29, 2009

i want you back...









yes i do... 

some reflections about michael that are worth sharing. this one and this one. and i really like how this one was written.

i know i keep posting about michael... i just can't believe he's really gone.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

who's loving you...



"don't you know i stand around with my head hanging down... and i wonder"

rest in peace king of pop. i will remember this day forever. 
29 august 1958- 25 june 2009.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

madeleine & anton part III: bridal chamber

madeleine looked perfect. a good ole' fashioned blow out at woodley and bunny. benefit benetint and mascara. simple, no frills. authentically madeleine. her dress(as well as the groom's tux) was custom-made by friend and designer, the marvelous mary ping. she fixed up in her mother's room at the W hotel. remained calm throughout. even during the last-minute snafus that arise at all weddings. and they always do. we listened to old-timey music and laughed a lot. here are some of the photos leading up to the ceremony...
















the mary ping wedding dress and the bride's trousseau. her something blue.




























Thursday, June 18, 2009

madeleine & anton...part II (a cut and a shave)

boys day at the barber shop, albeit a fancy pants one. freeman's barber shop is the perfect backdrop for a manly day of grooming. no pun intended. this place is truly a boys club. the perfect place to take a brother and father. 




counter culture...



a sampling of gentleman's memorabilia... 



a little light reading while you wait... 







the part that looks the most fun... 












swedish rockabilly. 



little brother taking a closer look.


up next... the bridal dressing chamber...

madeleine & anton...part I (fixing up the reception hall)

my dear friend madeleine married her man last saturday. the reception was held in a gorgeous manhattan penthouse loft overlooking the city. the white hall was filled with humble flowers in various vintage jars, vases, and glasses. succulents and simple candles accompanied the buds. her best friend, talented photographer kristi schiffman moonlighted as the florist, and also created the bride's bouquet and the groom's boutonniere. here are some of the photos of the set up.



a tree peony itching to bloom..










moments before the rain...




baby brother smiling and snacking...




momma cassandra talking to her daughter on the phone...

Monday, June 15, 2009

the perfect gift for a new bride...


for the girl who needs to catch up on her domestic skills, welcome to a thousand ways to please a husband. 







written like a story book with recipes sprinkled throughout. i am overjoyed to swap out my read about the collyer brothers for this gem.

photos scanned from big red couch a gift from the best gift-giver amy merrick.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

maddy got married...



one of my favorite gals got married yesterday. to a swedish chef. and they make a stunning pair.

more photos very soon...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

love this girl...






sarah sophie flicker. can't get enough. the sequins. the lashes. thank you refinery 29.