Smokey Mauve

Smokey Mauve || Polyvore Collection || Inspiration || Allegory of Vanity

This smokey mauve color reminds me of that tinge of glowing warmth everything around NYC seems to get in the late afternoons this time of year... I always prefer to take my cues for the season's palette from my surroundings rather than the fashion magazines- it's so much more visceral.

Mermaids + Seafoam

Valentino SS15 Campaign || Allegory of Vanity
Valentino SS15 Campaign || Allegory of Vanity
Valentino SS15 Campaign || Allegory of Vanity
Valentino SS15 Campaign || Allegory of Vanity

Valentino SS15 Campaign

Models – Clementine Deraedt, Grace Simmons, Hedvig Palm, Maartje Verhoef & Vanessa Moody

Photographer – Michal Pudelka

Fashion Editor – Karl Templer

Hair – Tomo Jidai

Makeup – Petros Petrohilos


via Kayne and Abel

It's true that this is a campaign from last year, but for some reason, it's only within the last couple of weeks that the mermaid-seashell-water theme started popping up everywhere for me. The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon, or just synchronicity...? In any case, mermaids and undersea motifs through the lens of Victorian romanticism are so beautifully whimsical that I'd much prefer to trick myself into a "whimsical" mindset for summer in NYC rather than let myself acknowledge tortures like heat, humidity, and sticky tar.

Wishes

Wish List || Loewe Filipa Sunglasses || Chanel Shiny Sheep Bag || accessories, sunglasses, bags || Allegory of Vanity

Wish List || Smith & Cult Nail Polish in Regret the Moon || Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer || Gucci Princeton Mules || accessories, shoes, style, makeup, beauty || Allegory of Vanity

Wish List || Narciso Rodriguez For Her Perfume|| Acne Studios Fabi Large Brass Choker || accessories, beauty, fragrance, jewelry || Allegory of Vanity

... in case I had all the money in the world (for a day at least).