I’ve been a huge fan of The Coveteur & The Selby for a while now, always delighting me with a tease & glimpse into some of the world’s most coveted homes & closets (I so wish to own one someday!).
So when I chanced upon The Glow recently (thanks to blog links on my reader list), I was too excited and in awe that it featured wonderfully photographed moments of fashionable & stylish moms (coupled with fascinating & fab snippets of their little tricks of the trade or their thoughts of the moment). I’ve always wanted to be a stylish mom when the time comes (or at least an inspiring one to my future bubs) – and hopefully this will encourage me in some little way or another :) …or at least motivate me that its possible to still have lots of fun on days when I’m all weary from feeding, cleaning & crying :x
Loving these lovely moments that are being beautifully documented. Can’t you just see the glow on the moms’ faces (pun intended)?
Gorgeous Painter Jemima Kirke & her bub, Rafaella enjoying moments together – bliss!
Designer Consultant Laura Garcia getting a lovely kiss.
Lovely inspiration for future bub’s room
Absolutely loving & secreting coveting designer Lynn’s apartment & Marc Jacobs dress.
And absolutely fantastic preggy advice from Meredith on beauty…
“Use your natural glow to your advantage and reduce the amount of make-up you wear while pregnant. The most radiant you will ever be is during pregnancy so don’t waste your time covering it with make-up. When you become a mommy, make-up becomes last on your list; the quick application of foundation and under eye concealer is key. Then, all you need is basic blush, lip moisturizer, and mascara.”
I’ve always had a soft spot for all things moms and bubs, so this will definitely be on my blog radar for a long time to come. :)
[Source: The Glow]
A string of beautiful moments…
Mom, you may be 50 but in my heart you’re forever 28.
Some time ago, the husband showed me a photo of the ‘to-be-unveiled-in-2011′ Fujifilm Finepix X100 and tried tempting me into waiting for one when I was looking to purchase a semi-pro compact camera as a back-up to my trusty DSLR.
I gawked at the photo for a good few seconds, before telling him that I wouldn’t mind considering it solely for its good looks but couldn’t wait for another 6 months because I wanted to ensure that we did have a back-up camera for our 3-weeks Japan trip in Dec.
Fast forward 5 months later, I saw someone post a photo of this beauty on his Facebook Wall last evening and couldn’t help but click on the photo and admired it for a while. I even went on to read reviews of the camera (what was I thinking), short of going to eBay to click ‘buy’.
I didn’t, because I found out that the battery life along with other knacks of the camera such as response time, screen display especially when attempting street or kids photography was lacking at least in my needs. I am quite the impatient shooter. I need to everything to respond quickly, to makeup for my clumsy hands and feet.
But as I looked at the beauty more, I entertained another thought. Maybe if I could train myself to be more technically savvy with the camera, I could make up for the camera’s slower response time…no?
Definitely something I’d be considering for a while.
I was surfing a bit for some gorgeous visual candy, including bits from the recent royal wedding when I stumbled upon this on Jak & Jil
Gorgeous, ain’t she?
I am wowed by this.
“35-year-old Liu Bolin, from Shandong, China, manages to camouflage himself in any surroundings, no matter how difficult they might be.
Liu works on a single photo for up to 10 hours at a time, to make sure he gets it just right, but he achieves the right effect: sometimes passers-by don’t even realize he is there until he moves.”
No photoshop is done to the photos.
Now…ain’t that a true master of talent?
Source // See more of his photos: here, here & here (written article)
I’ve never truly madly deeply ‘idolized’ anyone before because I’ve always thought it was ridiculous to do so to another fellow human being.
And well, Sunday School always taught me that we shouldn’t be ‘worshipping’ anyone else apart from God, if we made that choice to be in him.
That was when I was in my tweens then of course, not understanding the concept of admiration, looking up to, a role model. Which did not necessarily mean that I idolize/worship anyone in any particular way.
So 16 years on, after hitting the quarter-life crisis mark, I’ve grown to realize that in order to expand my creativity cap and fuel my motivation to improve on my photography & personal style, I needed to seek inspiration of all sorts from all sorts.
And that’s when I chanced on knowing who Bill Cunningham was. He strike me some sort of a Fashion Maverick. Doing the things he loved, independently with no regards for having to fit in. And though he mentioned that he was not a good photographer, was too shy and not aggressive enough (2002 – press article); I loved that he stuck to his passion through & through.
I reckon for someone to have a passion for fashion & photography and be in it for so long without having to conform to the lifestyle, to be part of it is just absolutely mind-blowing & fascinating.
And I am just waiting for it to be opened in cinemas here to watch it. (And of course if I was in the states, I would have already caught it, no?)
If the past 3 weeks have taught me anything, apart from the fact that time flies quickly when you’re having so much fun, is that I’ve learnt so much about caring for and bonding with a toddler.
I’ve also realized what a ‘natural’ the husband is – especially when Helen pointed out this out – and there were many moments where my heart cried with joy as I saw him bond with his godson.
Perhaps it was God’s way of creating a ‘trial run’ for us, as we did have some moments of disagreement when it came to doing certain things our way during our babysitting periods.
Oskar flies home tomorrow, and I know I am going to miss waking up to his smile & laughter every morning, feeding him, changing him, carrying him, taking him out, playing with him and more.
And I hope August comes really soon because that’s when I’d probably be busy running after him!