Tuesday, March 29, 2011

new home


Love and Vogue has a new home!! Please visit us at loveandvogue.com. Will no longer update from this site...Hope to see you there!

orange-you pretty

diorcampaign Dior Spring 2011 Campaign | Karlie Kloss by Steven Meisel
Stefanel Ad Campaign Spring/Summer 2008 Shot #2

There is a certain shade of orange, almost a reddish tangerine orange, that I absolutely love, especially now that spring is here (well, playing peek-a-boo really...).  As a pop of color from a bag or shoe against earth tones and white....as a billowy blouse .... as a bright lip, like here .... I'm on the lookout .... 


Harper's Bazaar US March 2003- Frankie Rayder
Dior Spring 2011 campaign - Karlie Kloss
Elle Russia March 2011- Bar Rafaeli
Stefanel Spring/Summer ads 2008 - Gisele Bundchen

am quote - frustration

image from we heart it 

From The Daily Love:

"People who fail to achieve their goals usually get stopped by frustration. They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead. I doubt you'll find many successful people who have not experienced this. All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration."

- Tony Robbins, best-selling author and peak performance coach.

more here

Monday, March 28, 2011

borrowing from the boys

Vogue editorial “Boy Wonders”,
 featuring model couple Anja Rubik and Sasha Knezevic (February 2010)

“We’ve all had that moment of looking into a closet full of clothes and finding nothing to wear. What to do? Nick something from the boyfriend’s! ‘Men’s clothes make women feel powerful and sexy – and leave a lot to the imagination,’ says model Anja Rubik, above with her beau, model Sasha Knezevic.  Here are ten sharp menswear pieces that look good (dare we say, even better) on us.  And single ladies, take heart: At least you don’t have to share.”

I would have to agree... there's nothing quite like it. 

projection - what do you see?


"The entire world is nothing but your own projection. 
It is based on your thoughts and mental attitude. If there is hell in your mind, you won't see heaven anywhere. If there is heaven in your mind, even hell will be a heaven for you." -From Enlightening Tales

image courtesy of we heart it - 
Daria Werbowy for H&M

neutral territory

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Love. Love. And Love. 

Stella McCartney 
J Crew Spring 2011
courtesy of aubrey road
courtesy of knightcat

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chanel - dashing through soho

CHANEL Fall/Winter 2005 campaign
Fall/Winter 05: Daria Werbowy - chanel photo
Chanel Fall Winter 2005 : Daria Werbowy by Karl Lagerfeld
Fall/Winter 05: Daria Werbowy - chanel photo
Fall/Winter 05: Daria Werbowy - chanel photo

These images really brightened my day.  
Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld himself. 
images here

need a little inspiration ...


                  I'm in need of a little inspiration today...the daily love to the rescue...
(all from twitter @thedailylove):

You have nothing to worry about. Be still in this moment and see it's perfection. You are provided for.

Focus on what you want to happen. Have appreciation that it's already done. Hold that vision & act as if. #ItWillHappen

Have the courage to ask for what you want. You'd be surprised what The Uni-verse will grant you when you do.

image from we heart it

sunday breakfast - french toast

I was so happy to have found this recipe, and have made it a few times already ... 
It's a healthy, satisfying take on french toast ... 
image and recipe from Fake Food Free, here 

Almond Banana French Toast 
2 slices whole grain bread 
1 tbsp almond butter
1/2 very ripe banana, sliced
1 egg
1 tsp milk
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp raw almonds, finely chopped

Spread the almond butter on one slice of the bread and top with banana slices. Place the other slice of bread on top of the banana and press firmly.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the egg and milk, then stir in the cinnamon. Place the chopped almonds on a plate next to the bowl of egg. Preheat a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.

Dip the banana almond butter sandwich in the egg mixture. Flip and press firmly so the bread absorbs the egg. Once the bread is saturated, about 20 seconds on each side, place the sandwich on the plate of almonds.

Press the bread into the almonds so they stick well, flip and coat the other side. Place in the skillet and cook about 90 seconds on each side, until the bread and almonds are browned, all the egg is cooked and the sandwich is heated through. Top with a little maple syrup. Serves 1.

am quote

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone.
It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose.
It doesn’t have to. It is different.
And there’s room in the garden for every flower.”
~ Marianne Williamson

image: Natalie Portman for Miss Dior Chérie

Saturday, March 26, 2011

trust who you are

“Personality begins where comparison ends.”  
-Karl Lagerfeld 

image from Chanel S/S 2005 campaign
(model Daria Werbowy, shot by Lagerfeld)
image here 

santorini white wash

Mystique Resort, in Santorini Greece


Greece is at the top of my list of places to visit -- the white-washed walls, the blue blue sea ...dramatic cliffs... how can it not be? This resort featured on 1 Kind Design is just stunning...such romance.  

pistachio roast salmon

Pistachio Crusted Roast Salmon
 recipe and image found here at Sally Cameron

I tried this recipe the other day, and made it along with Ina’s french lentils in her new “How Easy Is That?” cookbook.  There wasn’t any wild salmon available, so I actually tried it with chillean sea bass which was delicious.  Make sure you take the extra time to toast the breadcrumbs and pistachios – it brings out the flavor! Here’s a note on roasting times from source: My salmon filets were 1 1/4″ thick. I did them for 12 minutes in a convection oven at 375 degrees and they were perfect. For slightly rare salmon roast 11 minutes.

Serves 4
1 ½ – 2 pounds salmon, preferably fresh wild, skinned
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup unsalted shelled pistachios, toasted and finely chopped (if you use salted pistachios you may need less salt when seasoning your salmon)
1/4 cup Japanese Panko crumbs or unseasoned breadcrumbs, toasted
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Lemon wedges, for garnish
Extra Virgin Olive Oil or pistachio oil to drizzle at end
1)   Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees (375 convection)
2)   Carefully turn the salmon skinned side up and with a very sharp, thin knife (like a filet knife) trim out any dark purple areas. This is the salmon’s blood line and it can be strong tasting.  If you don’t mind that, you can skip the trimming.  Portion the filet into four pieces. Place filets on a foil covered rimmed baking sheet.
3)   In a small bowl, mix the Dijon mustard, butter and honey into a smooth paste. Set aside.
4)   In a small bowl, mix the pistachios, crumbs, parsley and chives.
5)   Season the salmon filets with salt and pepper to taste. Spread a little of the butter mixture on top of the filets. Coat the top of the filets with some of the nut-crumb-herb mix patting lightly. If you have extra of the herb crust mix it keeps for a few days refrigerated.
6)   Place the salmon in the oven and roast for 12-14 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filets.
7)   Serve with lemon wedges

desert sands

Love the neutral palates.. the slight ruggedness...you can feel the heat. 


Oroton S/S 2010 campaign
Gucci Pre-Fall 2010 campaign
Vogue US October 2006 
Elle UK December 2010 

am quote


 Only those who truly love and who are truly strong can sustain their lives as a dream. You dwell in your own enchantment. Life throws stones at you, but your love and your dream change those stones into the flowers of discovery. Even if you lose, or are defeated by things, your triumph will always be exemplary. And if no one knows it, then there are places that do. People like you enrich the dreams of the worlds, and it is dreams that create history. People like you are unknowing transformers of things, protected by your own fairy-tale, by love.” - Ben Okri

image http://weheartit.com/entry/7687399

Friday, March 25, 2011

am quote

kate moss for longchamp

           Spring 2011 Campaign
photographed by Alasdair McLellan
katelongchamp Kate Moss for Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign | Kate Moss by Alasdair McLellan

katelongchamp2 Kate Moss for Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign | Kate Moss by Alasdair McLellan
katelongchamp8 Kate Moss for Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign | Kate Moss by Alasdair McLellan
katelongchamp1 Kate Moss for Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign | Kate Moss by Alasdair McLellan
katelongchamp3 Kate Moss for Longchamp Spring 2011 Campaign | Kate Moss by Alasdair McLellan
Longchamp who? Longchamp was never a brand that caught my eye, until I saw Kate Moss in these beautiful, sun-drenched,  photographs for their S/S '11 campaign.  There is a naturalness to the photographs, as well as the natural tones and rich leathers of the handbags, not to mention Kate Moss, that drew me into them.  Those totes in images 2 and 3 would be great for little summer excursions no? 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

love and potential

Vogue Paris June/July 2009

“No one can become fully aware of the very essence of another human being until he loves him. By his love he is enabled to see the essential traits and features in the beloved person; and even more, he sees that which is potential in him, which is not yet actualized. Furthermore, by his love, the loving person enables the beloved person to actualize these potentialities. By making him aware of what he can be and what he should become, he makes these potentialities come true.”

Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997)
Source: Man's Search For Meaning, Page: 116

sea-ing blue

Hana Soukupova Elle 9
Behati Prinsloo, Vogue Turkey February 2011
Erin Wasson - Elle Spain January 2011
Maryna Lunchuk - Harpers Bazaar March 2010
Hana Soukupova - Elle Spain March 2011

côte d'azur

I am ordering a new camera, and once I do, I will happily be able to share more of my own photography on this site. Below are just a few snapshots from a trip to the south of france taken a few years ago ... 

image of kate moss

something extraordinary

"The universe doesn't do 'ordinary.' In times when it seems 'nothing is happening,' something extraordinary is forming but just hasn't emerged yet." - Marianne Williamson via twitter (@marwilliamson)

image here

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

snowy springs eve

Getting me through the snowy day .... 
"Blanc Soleil", Julia Stegner for Vogue Paris 2005 

image here
Cozy nights at home while snow falls outside are always welcome smack in the middle of winter... not so much towards the end of march when the promise of spring and summer warmth has tickled our skin .... soon, soon enough ... 

a beginning story

My parents met on the beach. My mom was babysitting her niece Lynda, who was 3 at the time. As my mom lay sunning herself on a blanket, Lynda ran off and found a cute guy. "Would you like to meet my aunt Mary Ann?" My father is a lover of lot of things, but a lover of children he is not. Annoyed and assuming this aunt was anything but glorious, he tried to shrug her off. Insistence at the age of 3 is a rare trait and one you cannot deny. So he eventually followed the small tot as she led the way to her beautiful, young, bronzed aunt. They've now been married just shy of 40 years.

A wise woman once told me she didn't believe in relationships that didn't have an interesting storied start. I believe I now feel the same way.
sweet love story ... reposted from here...

makes me smile ...

Rapping Flight Attendant, Southwest Airlines
This guy knows how to make the most of his long day! 

from Sommer Atkinson's Visual Inspiration 365 Project 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

modern rustic

Don't you love discovering a great new website? The one I found today is called 1 Kind Design, and features beautiful interior design...The home below is a converted barn with the result being "a rustic, yet glamorous and comfortable, setting for family, friends and household pets". More below images ... 

"Marrying old with a modern aesthetic, a barn that previous owners had bought and deconstructed, has been moved from Canada to Connecticut, and then converted into a residence. This picturesque historic barn is located on an expansive estate in rural Connecticut, receiving a top to bottom renovation by New York based architecture firm Russell Groves, to provide the necessary modern amenities."

The exposed beams, wide-plank wood floors, blending old with modern, chic yet comfortable, lots of light .... beautiful. 

images and article found here