If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve been knee-deep in flowers lately between designing our new wedding collection and preparing for springtime. One of our biggest floral inspirations is Dutch still-life artist Willem van Alest. Van Aelst makes his blossoms look as though their extending out of the canvas with the use of bright whites and rich reds against a backdrop of the deepest black. We can only hope that we’ll look this fresh after we emerge from this long dark winter.
In honor of the festivities we’re missing in New Orleans today, we’re listening to our favorite jazz and Dixieland albums in the Paperless Post studio. The clever use of type and playful abstractions make each cover feel fresh and modern, despite the six decades that have passed since their first release.
Madame Grès created elaborately pleated Grecian gowns that required up to 23 yards of silk jersey for each garment. Having that much fabric handy is ideal for taking outsize bows after your acceptance speech—or hiding your teary eyes from the camera.
Holiday party idea #52: Recreate your favorite Busby Berkeley number with 160 of your closest friends. Matching outfits mandatory.