Monday, May 16, 2011

Driven to Distraction - Vogue Italia

There is an editorial in the April issue of Vogue that has been distracting me to the point of near obsession for the last couple weeks... To me it epitomizes cutting edge design. It encompasses what I have always felt to be congruent in the world of design... The layout features gorgeous clothes, stylized  everyday household items, and accessories that look like they're from the past but clearly belong in the future.  The thing is, whenever I am really smitten with something I feel an urge to draw it. I'm not sure why that is, but afterwards it's almost like I have ingested the images and transposed them into my own world (drawn with my pens, in my sketchbooks) and now they belong to me. (Yeah right!) Now that I have this blog I have another outlet in which to purge or express my obsessions and distractions. Thank you for your part in the process!
These Bang & Olufsen earphones have a futuristic art deco feel to them and they remind me of The Emerald City - so I replaced her irises with visions of Oz 
The story is called "Dress Code: EVENING", shot by Miles Aldridge ( and styled by Patti Wilson.
The rings and knuckle-duster are by Mawi for David Koma; Krizia top; Bang & Olufsen phone.
Mawi images courtesy of
Ferragamo dress; I hope you like the Giambattista Valli choker because chokers are back in a big way for Fall!
The dress Jil Sander; knife, Alessi; chaise MDF Italia; the genius headpiece is Fred Butler - the lady behind Lady Gaga's telephone headpiece ( The PVC bra is Anne-Sophie Back Atelje and arm cuffs Giuseppe Zanotti Design; pants, Jil Sander.

... those amazing "nail rings" and earphones... Fendi dress
Louis Vuitton jumpsuit, "Mojito Shoe" by Julian Hakes

There's that knuckle-duster again... top, Giambattista Valli; earrings by Fred Butler; clutch Charlotte Olympia, furniture MDF Italia (, drinking vessels Voon Wong & Benson Saw for Decode (

Dress, Etro; cuff Mawi for David Koma; vintage cigarette holder, compact and plexiglass trunk, Deco Jewels; bed and night table Bari Collection for Dwell; lamp, Talisman (
I hope you found a little inspiration in this post and maybe discovered a few cool things happening out there in the design world!!


Andrea Reh said...

What an incredible editorial - and your sketches are amazing!

Just discovered your blog and will be following you from now on - would love it if you could stop by my blog sometime (and perhaps follow me too!).

Andrea x

chelseasgirl said...

Love the sketches!


daily mix LA said...

the sketches are so great!

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today!! Your illustrations are beautiful. You have an amazing talent.
keep it up!

xo - tamra

Francesca said...

You're SO talented!