Month: July 2009

Colorful Celebration

Well, hello there and happy Friday to you! I’m so, so thrilled to be guest blogging here. I truly adore Tina’s blog and have been a fan for quite a while!

I’m Julie, and my husband and I are the duo behind Duet Letterpress. When I’m not busy designing or pedaling away at our antique Pearl press, I can be found here where I blog daily about our shop and our studio. It’s also where I jot down inspirations and ideas and document things I love.

Today, I thought I’d share with you some photos from a friend’s wedding. Her photos are truly gorgeous. And magical. I’ve never seen anything like them, and I thought you might find them beautiful too.

Those colors up there? I could get lost in them for days.

Congratulations and thanks Dana + Hunter.

Also, thank you Tina for having me here.

[Photos by Chennergy Weddings]

A Study in Color; Pink

via Haus Maus
via Glamour (?)

via Chantal Thomass

via here

via Brown’s Fashion

via Fifi Chachnil

via here

via Sandra Freij

via W Magazine, July 2002

via Courtworth

It is certainly a pleasure to guest-post on The English Muse; a blog that has inspired me for many months with its eye-candy. I hope to be able to return the favor and inspire you!

Allow me to introduce myself: I am Alison (aka Mademoiselle Frou Frou) from the Frou Frou Fashionista, which is a luxury lingerie blog that features upscale intimates as seen in photography and in my boutique, Faire Frou Frou (which my mom and I own)!

This post is simply a dedication to the color pink. I think pink gets a bad rap for being too girly or ‘frou-frou’ (that shouldn’t be a bad word!), but the reality is that it is sweet, soothing, and undoubtedly feminine. From fuchsia to pale pink, there’s a shade that can work for everyone. Don’t you agree?

See you next time with another color dedication!

P.S. – Tina, best wishes to you as you take this time off. Nothing is more important than family.

magical photographs.

hello pretties!
first off, i’m so excited to be guest posting on english muse 
while tina is away. i think tina is just a doll 
and like you, i’m a big fan of the blog.
by the way, i’m naomi {known from my blog as taza}. 
you can find out more about me in my little space, 
it’s where i blog about my life adventures, 
the man i get to spend forever with & the little things i adore in life.
today i thought i’d gather up my most favorite images 
from around the web to share with you. 
these are the photographs i keep coming back to 
when i need inspiration. the color, the details, the beauty…
to me, they are magical. don’t you agree? 

Women Writers in Photo

Women Writers

Hello Readers of English Muse,

I am Maggie May fromFlux Capacitor, married to my love Mr. Curry with whom I have three children- Dakota, Ian and Lola. I am a novelist and poet, so I thought it fitting that my guest blog be full of photos of amazing, fascinating women writers. Let’s begin with Queen Poet, Sylvia Plath, and this lovely color photo of her and her children, Frieda and Nicholas. Look at her hair, the braids! I wonder if they’re real? Did they even have fake braids back then?

This is Marguriete Duras, the French novelist. I found my first of her novels in a pee smelling used book store and fell in love with her surrealist, gorgeous, engrossing style. She wrote ‘ The Lover ‘ , a novel based on her life experience that was turned into an erotic and gorgeous movie. She was a beautiful woman, with a lovely wide brimmed hat here!


I can’t tell you who this is! She’s the makings of many a post on my blog, my newest hero and obsession….

Anne Sexton! I remember the first time I read the Collected Works…I was in heaven. Her subject matters are nothing less than life, sex, love and death (what else is there? really-) and her poetry is so interesting, so passionate, so good to the brain. She was gorgeous and mysterious and gave readings to throngs of women who were feminists or becoming so. She inspired us and she showed us a way to self expression. She wrote a wonderful poem about women, ‘ Her Kind

The glorious, brilliant Joyce Carol Oates. Ah. I remember reading ‘ We Were the Mulvaney’s ‘ and feeling intimidated: Holy Hell! How could I ever hope to measure up the scope of information on human life in this novel! And so I fell in love. Her novels are She has a terrifiyingly human and tactile grasp on life, on our experiences and the ways we fail, the ways we love. I think she looks like a silent film star! Of course, this picture is from the sixties.

GreatFull and Graceful

Hello to my new friends who read this fabulous blog!
I’m so happy to be joining the talented bloggers who are helping take care of English Muse while Tina’s away. First things first…allow me to introduce myself!

My name is Lindsey and I am a graphic designer turned wedding photographer. I blog about all the things that make my days great and full at A GreatFull Day. I love all things pretty and swoon over ruffles, lace, bows, ribbon, frills and the like. Recently I did a fun little post with more about me that you can check out here.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the good stuff! From the age of two years old until I was eighteen I danced at a local studio. I loved all styles but the days of the week when I did ballet were always my favorite. Something about putting on a pair of pointe shoes makes one instantly feel pretty and ladylike.

Can’t you just imagine she’s adjusting a pointe shoe here?

When I found Caroline Seikaly it was like finding a designer who customized her line with my loves in mind! Her gowns remind me of pretty ballerina costumes–so delicate, shimmery and feminine all at once. Gorgeous photography, intricate details, and timeless designs really seal the deal. Do you think that a vow-renewal after only 3 years is an option?

Do pretty dresses, girly frills and all things lady-like make your heart flutter too? Who are some of your favorite designers? I hope my first post adds a little happy to your day. Thanks for having me here…see you soon!

Janne Peters Photography

Hello all — so lovely to meet you! It’s Lori of automatism today, happily taking a turn as guest blogger on the always inspiring English Muse while Tina takes a well earned break. In my non-blogging life I’m a collage illustrator — you may have seen the lovely post Tina did about my work a couple of months ago — but in the blog world I’m devoted to whatever I find inspiring, interesting, or simply beautiful in design, art, illustration and other creative fields. Today I’d like to share with you a series of gorgeous magnolia-themed images by one of my favourite photographers, Janne Peters. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

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