Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sapphires // Diamonds // Trees

My grandma inexplicably has a subscription to the schmanciest fashion glossy I've ever flipped through: C, which is self-described as "The Golden State's Lifestyle Magazine". It's the kind of high-society publication that Lily van der Woodsen (of Gossip Girl) would read. I think taking a look at LvdW will give you a sense of what that means:

Lily van der Woodsen from Gossip Girl // high society, champagne dress

I spend a stupid amount of time 'shopping in the bokeh background. For the sake of practice, I guess? Anyway, the other day I pored over a bridal edition of C, snipping out jewels and trees. I wanted to highlight something by juxtaposing these two facets (pun intended) of nature, but I'm not sure what.

collage of diamonds, sapphires, and greenery tree, lamp, and diamond collage, pale grey background sapphire, diamond, and tree collage

8 comments :

  1. I love sapphires :-) They are on both my engagement and wedding rings! Diamonds are nice too, but only as an accompaniment to a coloured stone, for me ;-)

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    1. My mom feels the same way, so I will probably inherit a ring like that! (Her original wedding ring got worn out.) I like diamonds but they are a bit boring.

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  2. I don't entirely know who she is, but LvdW has perfected the B-face. If only I could do that.

    There is something fashion-magazine-y about your gemstones and nature collages. Luxury brands seem to artfully juxtapose unlike things for advertising. Like jauntily playing croquet in high heels when it's an advertisement for a watch. Still, the glossies are always the best to thumb through and wistfully gawk at. Perhaps you have found your true calling?

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    1. I should be so lucky, for magazine flipping to be my true calling! ;)

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    2. I was thinking advertising and marketing. You have an eye for creating captivating visuals.

      If you can land a job flipping through magazines though that would be pretty boss.

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    3. OH, that's probably more feasible! Thank you :) But now I'm sighing for the career where I can get a pedicure while I work...

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  3. Love the photoshopped background! And I think a recent photo of Grandma would be helpful to highlight the irony of her subscription. I can't think of anyone who is less interested in fashion.

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