Solstice Confluence: Golden Summer Look Book

 

A confluence of the most amazing vintage, loveliest model, most fantastic photographer Simon Weller, and totally epic location. Items available at Violet Folklore *except for the beautiful Gunne Sax, which Chia hemmed to perfection and which belongs in her closet. I would love to see more retro-fitting of pretty Gunnies like this. Someone, please, do it.

 

An Interview & A Giveaway!

Bella Q Of the fabulous blog The Citizen Rosebud has posted an interview with me today! I think her blog has the best tag line ever: "Frocks and Follies for the Femme Vitale". I first met Bella Q years ago when I was living in Sacramento and have always thought her one of the most stylish women I know, so I was thrilled when she began blogging recently. She posts frequently and has already developed quite a following, and it's easy to see why.

And hey, it's giveaway time!!! Just leave a comment here to be entered to win this amazing 1971 book, and leave a comment at The Citizen Rosebud to double your chances of winning! I'll randomly choose and announce a winner on SUNDAY.

The subtitle for this book is "The Moods of Love Today" :-)

The somewhat psychedelic design of the inner covers very much reflects the free spirited aesthetic and lifestyle that led the Hallmark Corporation to publish such a book!

The photos and text inside are just beautiful.

So soft focus dreamy 70s hippie vibe it's almost unreal.

Most pages intersperse text and images.

Of course they had to include Richard Brautigan!

And Joan Baez.

And Gertrude Stein.

I appreciate the inclusion of children and familial love in the book as well.

But you know that ladies in pretty dresses in fields of flowers are my favorite...

 

(A few details about the book- it measures about 12" x 10", is hardback, was edited by James Morgan and designed by Harv Gariety, and again was published in '71 by Hallmark).