Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Man of Greatness

My Grandpa was really good and putting puzzles together.  Every Sunday after church, we would go visit Nana and Grandpa's for lunch.  Next to his chair was the puzzle table with a different puzzle in progress each time.  I always loved picking one or two or seven pieces to place while Grandpa helped, and it has definitely had an impact on a lot of my design work.  He will be greatly missed.

(photo collected from h&m, design by e.hunt)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Through the Veins of History

Neckwear has always been kindof a classic staple in the sartorial world.  Although styles, patterns, and materials change, the basic scarf, tie, and necklace wholesomely remain.  It is a right of passage for men to learn how to tie a tie, and women have always been attracted to the sparkly kind of jewelry that kidnaps your eyes from the moment you catch sight of it.  I have never been much of a trinket-wearer, but I've dabbled in the realms of scarves and ties on occasion.

This photograph has inspired countless ideas and outfits of mine.  The awesomeness of each look is overwhelming.

My take on the simple scarf.

And I saw this tucked in tie look in a magazine and had to try it myself (in the picture below).

(photos collected from The Hunt Archives, e.hunt, cosmopolitan, and becky.hunt)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The High Art of Relentless Optimism

Today I had a strong longing to go to the beach, where the faint smell of salt lingers on the ever-present breeze, where sandcastle construction techniques and examinations of wave quality are the only concerns, where the silky sand cradles your feet as you traverse from the boardwalk to the umbrella to the sea and back to the umbrella, and above all, where there's not a care in the world beyond what is happening in the beauty around you.  I really need to live on a beach.

(photos collected from e.hunt)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Another exquisite example of a fashion and design mash-up.

(photo collected from studdedhearts)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Arctic Pirate

I like to protest Winter and cold weather on occasion by not wearing a coat when I go outside.  But if I had a coat like this victorian, pirate-y one, protesting would become a bit more difficult to uphold.

(photo collected from jakandjil)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Swanning About

Last night one of my good school friends unveiled that her boyfriend proposed to her over Winter Break.    I am amazed, no, dumbfounded, no, utterly stupefied by the fact that someone my age is engaged to be married.  Of all of my friends, she's the least wedding-y/girly, so it's kindof interesting that she's the first.  Maybe she'll take this demeanor and apply it to the wedding decorations, festivities, and above all, the dress code.  If I ever become a bridesmaid, the dresses would hopefully look something like this.  Weddings involve too much tradition anyway.

Dresses with prints would be way cool, like this one with little birds.

Or this geometric trip of a dress would be fun (dip-dyed pink hair optional).

And if you were into the super girly thing, you could pretend you were Miss America with a contrasting sash.

In a brighter color, this would be so awesome for a summer wedding.

(photos collected from glamourai, photobucket, notcouture, and people)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Show Must Go On

With the Golden Globes being two days ago and all, I've had ample time to peruse multiple best and worst dressed lists.  I definitely agree with the repeated commentary that the red carpet was predictable, monotonous, and altogether pretty boring, save for the always interesting Nicole Kidman.  As can be seen not only on the Golden Globes dress, but in another awards dress, and in countless Moulin Rouge costumes, she's got the detail thing down.

(photos collected from yahoo, people, and google images)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Reverse Facade

Talk about making an exit.

(photos collected from planetblue, knightcat, and becky.hunt)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My Rifle, My Pony, and Me

Western style and cowboy influences will always be a prevalent form of inspiration for design and fashion alike.  The textures, wearability, and unmatched cool factor of every cowboy ensemble brings in that mysterious intrigue that all western movie characters possess.  Modernizing this look, and mixing it with other style enclaves (ie. western surfer, cowboy prep, etc) for everyday wear is going to be one of my new years resolutions.

Can't you just see all of these with a holster slung low on their hips?

(photos collected from seaofshoes, weardrobe, becky.hunt, ashleighnoel, and glamourai)

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Unswerved

Striped shirts look good with everything.  Geometric Print Skirts...

Floral Skirts...

Sequined Shorts...

High Waisted Shorts...

Even vertical stripes look pretty sweet (bonus points for mixing prints)

(photos collected from Refinery29, weardrobe, and somethingnavy)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Indian Winter

Hot Cocoa.  Snuggling By the Fire.  Big Sweaters.  Fresh Baked Gingerbread.  Sledding.  Snowball Battles.  Colorful Mittens.  Ice Skating.  Christmas Festivities.  Watching Rudolf on TV.  New Year's Toasts.  Holiday Break.  Bing Crosby Tunes.  Pom Pom Hats.  Etc.

All of these things just yell out, 'It's Winter!'  And none apply to the 65 degree stunner that is today.  No leggings!  No jacket!  No pain and agony when stepping outside the door!

(photos by becky.hunt)