Outside in January

Instagram Photo of Leaves & Water by Michelle Smith

Some recent instagram photos while out on a walk this past weekend: I found this green bark and was taken with its color and texture. This huge branch was another find that I'm going to take to Gather and use for a project. I used to make fun of my Mom for collecting bits of nature . . .

Tulips

Tulips, Photo by Michelle Smith

I bought some tulips from Trader Joes for Cookiefest. A little out of season, perhaps, but the pop of red feels so festive and pretty right now. Also, iphones are amazing. I took the top photo with my phone and the bottom with my regular camera. . . .

Patrick Demarchelier Photographs Alexa Chung in Couture for British Vogue

Patrick Demarchelier Photographs Alexa Chung in Couture for British Vogue

I'm a huge fan of fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. His work never ceases to inspire me. Aren't these recent photos of Alexa Chung in couture shot by Patrick for British Vogue magazine just stunning? Such beautiful presentation & styling of exquisite clothing on a perfectly neutral . . .