{ heavenly bodies }

{ st. konstantius- rorschach, switzerland }

recently i discovered a photo series by dr. paul koudounaris which features the relics of saints emblazoned with jewels and embellishments. discovered in rome, the skeletons of the saints were sent to catholic churches within europe, where they were latter adorned with jewels and intricate garments. they were on display in shrines "...as reminders of the spiritual treasures that awaited the faithful after death." some of these beautifully haunting remains have never been shown in publication until they were featured for the first time in koudounaris' book.

 { st. vincentus-stams, austria }
{ st. albertus- burgrain, germany }

                                         { st. leontius- muri, switzerland }

   {st. valentine- bad schussenried, germany }

                                       {st. valentinus- waldsassen, germany }

*additional info and photos are from: la luz de jesus gallery and buzzfeed.com


{ SS:2014: the baseball jacket }

{ Erdem: SS 2014 }
i must say, i have definitely been feeling the return of baseball jackets to the recent spring/summer 2014 runways.  whether they were printed, sheer, quilted, or embroidered, it didn't matter, i just want to sport {pun intended} them all!

{Balmain: SS 2014 } 
{ Balmain: SS 2014 }

{ Barbara Bui: SS 2014 }

{ Emilio Pucci: SS 2014 }

{ John Galliano: SS 2014 }

{ John Galliano: SS 2014 }

{ Jonathan Saunders: SS 2014 }

{ Jonathan Saunders: SS 2014 }

{ Jonathan Saunders: SS 2014 }

{ KTZ: SS 2014 }

{ Markus Lupfer: SS 2014 }

{ Markus Lupfer: SS 2014 }

{ Preen by Thornton Bregazzi: SS 2014 }

{ Adidas by Stella McCartney: SS 2014 }


{ BEYOND: nail tattoos }

{ photo credit: http://instagram.com/meadowlarkjewellery }
its been a while, but these cooler fall evenings call for some blogging! (and i also blame it on being on my pinterest page all summer!) but when i came across Beyond by Rad Nails, i had to write a post about it!

just when you think how can they reinvent the wheel on nail art, Rad Nails brings it one step further... by extending the artwork to your cuticles! Essentially, its "an easy way to accent your nail art with easy-to-apply temporary cuticle tattoos". I'm sold, and they look amazing with any nail colour and they can even been applied directly on your nails (if the lower regions are still too adventurous for some!)

additional photos are from Rad Nails's website and instagram page


{ splash! }


fashion film house, showstudio knock out another stunning video called splash! the video directed by nick knight features daphne guinness splashed with clear and black water and captured by high speed cameras. the results are a series of "liquid" dresses that will be inspiration for iris van herpen to design a an original water dress. below are a few screen shots from the video.





{ shop: noeud noir accessories }

the noeud noir shop is now open on etsy.com! inspired by vintage store trinkets with a dark femme fatale edge, the collection features beaded cameo bows and feathers, floating chains, and embroidered headbands.




{ fabian ciraolo illustrations }


these amazing illustrations created by chilean artist fabian ciraolo combine celebrity icons and famous artists with a rock and roll edge. never have these icons looked so badass, and it would be so cool to see them on the street today covered in tattoos and wearing band t's!