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faded forests

Our sweet friends Hollie and Jane (of White Elephant) recently created a lookbook for their vintage shop, Ainslie Wood Co., and the results are just so stunning that I wanted to share them here. The photos were taken by Jesse Senko on his family farm.

I particularly love that the inspiration for the title comes from a letter of Emily Dickinson to her brother Austin, from a passage that feels appropriate to read in winter: "there is another sky, ever serene and fair, and there is another sunshine, though it be darkness there; never mind faded forests, Austin, never mind silent fields — here is a little forest, whose leaf is ever green; here is a brighter garden, where not a frost has been."

Full lookbook here, Etsy shop here.














A note on replies: I will no longer be using my former comment-reply system as the blogging platform I use now allows threaded comments. As you can see from my last post, I will now be replying to comments directly. I know that often the only reply I have is "Thank you!" (which I hope never seems trite!) but replying to comments is something I enjoy, and is the best way I know how to thank you for your visit & your comment, should you leave one.

50 comments:

  1. these photos are beautiful -- love the mood & colors. hope you have a good monday!

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    1. I agree! And thank you, same to you.

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  2. Wow, these pictures are amazing!

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  3. I want to saute those mushrooms in butter and make a risotto out of it... They're probably poisonous though.

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    1. There's probably a good chance, yeah!

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  4. The lighting in these is breathtaking.

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    1. Agreed. I love the haziness of them -- really appropriate to the theme!

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  5. totally just got sucked in through the blog wormhole again...so many people living in+around this city that are super-creative! photography is what i really would like to do, full-time, and i'm trying to make that transition now (though i still need the camera+portfolio part, as polaroids only get you so far). i'm glad to see such a locally-supportive community growing...thanks for the head's up! :)

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    1. Nice, good luck with that! I'm glad you got something good out of this post.

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    2. thankyou! :) i'm going to contact jesse to see if i can shadow him or something, and see if this is really the thing for me. fingers crossed!

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  6. Oh dear, this is lovely. I especially love the black/lace/gold skirt outfit in the last photo :)

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    1. I personally adore the chunky cardigan near the top!

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  7. these are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing !

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  8. oh my gosh, they're beautiful! what a talented photographer.

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  9. these are really beautiful photos. i love the vintage bicycle and all of their gorgeous dresses & models.

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    1. Yeah, it's nice that they have such talented friends!

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  10. The Dickinson snippet is beautiful! As is the lookbook. But wow, that quote..

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    1. I edited out some parts but yeah, it's lovely.

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  11. these are sooo beautiful. love the wash on the photos.

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  12. I always appreciate that you take the time to reply to comments (in whatever form). I know how time-consuming it can be, because I try to reply to each comment on my blog too. Although I certainly understand why others don't reply - there are hugely popular blogs that get tons of comments, I imagine if the blog author tried to reply to each, they wouldn't have time to actually post anything.

    This lookbook is so beautiful! I esepcially like the first image - the whole 'hair being swept by the wind' pose always appeals to me :)

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    1. Oh, of course, I definitely understand why others don't. It's just something I like to do... and it just makes replying to direct questions easier. I'm glad you appreciate it, and I like that you reply as well. I always go back to check, although sometimes I forget, haha.

      Agreed! Very Bronte film adaptation-ish!

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  13. Eeeek! I'm so glad I started following you yesterday. Your blog makes me feel serene and content. Wonderful selection of images, and your prose is delightful.

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  14. Those photos are amazing and oh my those clothes. So lovely

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  15. absolutely stunning! LOVE it all!

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  16. I love the atmosphere if these pictures so much!

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    1. Yeah, it really makes them special.

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  17. absolutely stunning!! thanks for sharing, anabela.

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  18. I would really like to just disappear into that green bike photo and never come out.

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    1. Hope you bring someone with you since it's a tandem bike!

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    2. That is a hilariously good point.

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  19. I love this! It's rare to find a vintage shop that does a lookbook, since the pieces are in and out quickly. Shows they're one notch above the rest!

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    1. It's true. A ten hour photoshoot takes a lot of dedication.

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  20. the shoot was only 10 hours?! They did a lot in that time (I'm serious!)! These look stunning!! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. those pictures are gorgeous.

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  22. This lookbook is incredible.

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  23. Gorgeous photos! I love those tan brogues. x

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    1. I do as well. I included that image for the shoes.

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  24. I love those brown oxfords.

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  25. Wow. That is BEAUTIFUL. I'm heading over to their lookbook right now and check it out closer. :)

    I'm your newest follower!

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  26. Incredible! I have never seen such beauty and attention to detail going into a vintage shop. The dreamy atmosphere and perfect way the images display the beauty of the pieces is truly awe-inspiring.

    This comes at a perfect time for me as well, I've been on the hunt for months to find a perfect 1950s dress to wear to a friend's wedding. This shop may be exactly what I was always looking forward.

    Thank you for the directing my attention to it :)

    xo
    M

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