Tag Archives: Inspiration

A little Island off the coast of Italy ♥

7 Mar

Murano & Burano are the most beautiful quaint islands off the coast of Venezia, Italie. Study Abroad at Euromed has brought me closer to the little inspirations I’ve always wanted to see up close and personal. Nonetheless, I was in Italy for Le Carnevale di Venezia about 3 weeks ago for a weekend and had the opportunity to go the the family owned glass factory that makes the authentic Murano glass jewelry, one of the many things Venice is known for. Glass making has been has been perfected for centuries in Venice…witnessing the art of blowing glass, making color, and and the caneworking technique was phenomenal. Extremely tourist-y? Yeah a bit so. But check the photos below, they were totally worth it flipping my tourist card.

These two are favorites πŸ˜‰

The stamp authenticates glass jewelry from Murano. Also, see that small purple bead. When I spotted it, I wanted it the necklace immediately! Why? It gives the necklace so much character and is another testament to the fact that the beads were hand strung.

The bottom half of a handmade pot in the shape of a Venetian mask. I've been using it as a jewelry holder for the sparklin' glass ♥

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“Don’t call it a come back”

6 Mar

So I’ve been having the time of my life on Study Abroad in France. But there are somedays when you want to have some since of home, some sense of the things you used to do, some sense of the things you left behind. I’ve been on cloud 9 for more than 2 months – that’s a long time to be so high. I’ve been needing a way to ground my excitement and finally found the remedy after having an epiphany.

I love writing about the things that bring me inspiration and make me happy. It was the entire reason I started “Pursuit of Paris”. So I’m back…

What’s new besides me exploring Europe? [1] I’ve finally completed the “About” section, (yaay!) [2] I’ve added a new section to the blog entitled “!nspirat!on” that links to everything I come across that has my senses spinning. Click the photo below to be transported to that side of my cranium πŸ˜‰

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No tantrums

12 Jul
The day I found this photo of Naomi Campbell in this fantastical Victor and Rolf coat, I was web surfing for more fashion illustrations in the School of Business honors lab. Ever since, I see it everyday I turn on my laptop as its been the desktop image on my laptop for the longest. For me, the most inspiring part is the physical design that reads my five letter mantra – “DREAM”.
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I was delighted to randomly find the rest of this editorial today on Fashion-ation which features some of the edgiest editorials of fashion magazines around the world. Entitled “The Empire Strikes Back”, it was a spread for V Magazine shot by Mario Sorrenti in August of last year. Here are some favorites from the shoot:
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All tantrums aside, Naomi Campbell is a beauty.

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