It’s your time to bloom. ~ Unknown
While many are wondering whether the great minds at British Vogue and US Vogue got together to plan their September issues, we’re more interested in finding out who wore the flowers best! Both editors chose two of the most influential female pop stars as models and bedecked their heads with an abundance of flowers, but while Rihanna’s fashion spread (styled by Edward Enninful) is more traditional in its style, Beyoncé’s shoot is decidedly romantic.
Beyoncé has appeared before on the cover of Vogue but this time she was given free reign over the issue and made history by choosing 23-year-old black photographer Tyler Mitchell. Set against the backdrop of an English country home, Mitchell’s images capture a soft, dreamy aesthetic that is a departure from the usual September vibe.
“It’s important to me that I help open doors for younger artists. There are so many cultural and societal barriers to entry that I like to do what I can to level the playing field, to present a different point of view for people who may feel like their voices don’t matter,” recounts the icon about her choice.
When it comes down to Vogue covers, these have to be some of our favorites and think that both Beyoncé and Rihanna wore a garden full of blooms quite well! Don’t you?
You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin
It’s raining… Again! We had over 10 days and 4 inches of rain in July and the storms just keep coming. So instead of hanging out in our gardens, we’re getting our green fix on Instagram.
Anouska Hempel‘s feed had us at “hedge” and it’s completely enchanting. The striking gardens and landscapes she’s designed for homes and hotels the world over are so lush, layered and lovely, they literally take your breath away. It was hard not to ooh and aah over every image.
A fusion of east meets west pervades Anouska’s design aesthetic whether it is classical or contemporary in feel. And her landscapes use the exquisite Japanese layering of box trees, bays, hornbeams and myrtle, to create space and texture.
The effect is intimate and magical, and so very, very green! Just ask the kitty cat among the plants…
Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the world. ~ Rumi
Is it our imagination or is there just so much blue and green on Instagram these days?
California-based designer Mark Sikes is certainly inspired by this palette, the perfect combination of green grass and blue sky…
as is British stylist Hannah Wilkinson.
Newlywed Mackenzie Horan‘s feed is full of Nantucket blues and greens…
while the new wallpapers from the talented duo, Suysel and Anne, at Tilton Fenwick for Hygge & West beautifully capture these summery hues.
Last but not least, we could not resist this gorgeous table setting by Serena Fresson and love how she used basil as the perfect touch of green to complement the blues. Can you believe summer’s halfway over?
Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. ~ Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead
Last month, we headed down to the Greenwich Design District – Day of Design to meet interior designer Marshall Watson and were so enchanted with his stories, we had to get his book. In The Art of Elegance, Marshall shares his finest work, from a family compound in Sweden to a refined Gramercy Park apartment and a cozy Newport Beach cottage.
Cultivating the art of elegance is no easy task but Marshall certainly has this art down to a tee. Known for his meticulously researched, European inspired style, he combines texture, detail, and simple luxuries to create homes that are as unique as their owners.
There are so many words we could use to describe Marshall’s work – livable, peaceful, warm, light – and of course, elegant. And the same could be said about the designer behind the beautiful images in this book.
We can’t think of a better way to celebrate Diane’s birthday than to give away a signed copy of The Art of Elegance. To enter, just leave a comment below, like today’s post on Instagram or Facebook or send us an email at TheBuzz.Giveaway@gmail.com with “The Art of Elegance” in the subject line. You have until 11:59 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018 to enter and we’ll announce the winner on Monday. Good luck!
The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. ~ W.B. Yeats
P.S. Who knew some paper, paint and wire could create such beauties? So realistic, they fool the eye!