Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

We celebrate the clothes and the models. But now? It’s time we took a moment to appreciate the geniuses behind the lens.

1. She took the last professional photo of John Lennon. You better believe Annie Leibovitz is all rock ‘n’ roll.

2. The British Royal Family has repeatedly employed Mario Testino. Any questions?

3. Richard Avedon‘s subjects ranged from Marilyn Monroe to John Kerry. Now that’s a portfolio.

4. If it’s femininity at its finest, you know Ellen von Unwerth created it.

5. Imagine being able to put “I shot the first cover of American Vogue“ on your resume. Peter Lindbergh can.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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November 5, 2013

Instant Inspiration: 5 Pinterest Boards We Can’t Get Enough Of

A Tuesday roundup of our recent Pinterest obsessions

Pinboards
1. We’ve started planning for Memorial Day – and this board has our dessert table covered.

2. Are you as pumped for a coffee break as we are?

3. Color us crazy, but some of these vibrant combos are blowing us away.

4. Our sleep space could use a revamp. Cue the inspiration to get us there.

5. These luxe hair accessories have us rethinking our everyday ponytail.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.  

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April 30, 2013

It’s a Blogger’s World (We Just Live In It)

Our top 4 picks of the week

Bloggers We Love

1. Absolutely Beautiful Things
No. Joke. We’ll be back in a few hours…

2. {frolic!}
This blog is so full of fresh, beautiful images, it’s a must-read for getting into a springtime mood.

3. Tales of Endearment
We get (wonderfully) lost in these stories and photographs.

4. Vanessa Balli: Outfit of the Day
Forget the clothes (although those are great) – can we just have your hair, Vanessa?

Who are we missing? Tell us on Twitter at @ruelala #bloggerswelove. 

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March 28, 2013

Mario Testino’s MFA Boston Debut

 

Last week marked the opening of not one, but two, retrospectives at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston devoted to the 30-year career of photographer Mario Testino. The event brought the likes of Anna Wintour, Olivia Palermo, Erin Wasson, Gisele Bündchen, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Karlie Kloss to Beantown – which is not at all surprising, given the diversity of Mario’s images and his unique relationship to his subjects.

The first exhibit, Mario Testino: British Royal Portraits, showcases the Peruvian-born lensman’s candid and formal portraits of England’s royal family – from an impromptu 1976 shot of the Queen Mother and her grandson Prince Edward to Mario’s gorgeous photos of Princess Diana and recent engagement portraits of Buckingham Palace’s newest glamour couple, Prince William and Kate Middleton. This is the first U.S. showing of many of these images, which Mario handpicked for the retrospective.
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November 2, 2012

Five-Minute Pow-Wow: David Leaser Talks Flowers & Art

David Leaser

Two things we love: bright, bold flowers and exquisite, museum-quality art. So we were more than thrilled to sit down with artist David Leaser whose innovative techniques produce museum archive quality pieces and bring a whole new (wildly detailed) life to flowers.

Rue La La: In our Rue Style Report: Brights For The Home Boutique, we’re featuring your limited-edition dramatic botanicals. What’s the background for these pieces?
David: I had just finished work on the book, “Tropical Gardens of Hawaii,” and was visiting the Huntington Library and museum in California. They were exhibiting a collection of artwork from Frederic Church, one of my favorite painters from the 19th century. Many of the works featured his trip to the Amazon and Andes in Ecuador. When I left the exhibit, I started thinking, “Maybe I should go to South America and retrace Frederic Church’s footsteps.”

Rue La La: And did you actually go?
David: I hopped on a plane and went to Ecuador. When I was deep in the Amazon, I started taking primitive photos of the small flowers on the floor of the rainforest. I was struck by these little ecosystems. When I came back to Los Angeles, I tried to recreate this “bees-eye” view. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to perfect my craft to create highly detailed images.
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July 19, 2011