24.1.12

repository pt. 1

I’ve decided to start having a regular “repository” of things I come across, because people keep making and doing beautiful and amazing things and I feel compelled to share. I know that plenty of other blogs do this already, and I've certainly done it before (again, not in a regular sort of way) but I hope I can put my own personal stamp on it, somehow.

With apologizes and reverence to Kate Miss, Diana Moss, etc.!


I love the SS 2012 lookbook for Montreal label Ursa Minor. The photography (by Francesca Tallone) is precisely the kind that makes me think “I wish I had taken that photograph.” Pitch-perfect tones. More information can be found on Elizabeth’s blog.


1. Photography by Valerie Chiang.
2. I came across a detail of this painting on Pinterest and can’t seem to find the name of it or the name of the gallery that owns it (or if it’s in a private collection, etc.). It sure is beautiful, though. It’s by Adolphe Étienne Piot (1850–1910) and the lady in it reminds me of Michelle Williams.
3. An English rose via Wildfox.
4. A beautiful hanging by FleurLux, found via Ashley Helvey.
5. Elizabeth (above) recently posted about her friend Dara’s jewelry, and I immediately snapped up one of the necklaces. It might end up in my box of things I’m saving for the wedding (I seem to be superstitious about these things and don’t want to use them in advance!).
6. I had to share this: Karl Lagerfeld’s new kitten Choupette, three rosebuds tall, via V Magazine.
(Background image of a detail at Céline spring 2012)



A few other things:
-This blog was selected as an “up and coming” blog at Alt Summit, so if you’ve been reading for a while, give yourself a pat on the back!
-An interview with me for Ace Camps is here.
-I contributed to a lil’ post about winter on Francesca’s new Lawrence journal with some of my favourite ladies.

36 comments:

  1. I was so excited to see you as part of the up and coming list! So so well deserved (I especially love when fellow Torontonians (let alone Canadians) get recognition)

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    1. Thank you! And yes... I was talking to some friends about this and I found myself saying "There could never be a Dooce in Canada," and I think that that is actually true! I can't think of any full-time design bloggers who live here (they might exist, I just don't know them). So I agree, I was proud to be on that list!

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  2. I'm glad you've begun a "repository;" I can't wait to see more of your finds! Love that little kitty, and you're right, the tones in those photos are amazing.
    xo Danielle

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed the Ursa Minor photos too. So glad I was able to put them here to make my blog prettier.

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  3. How is fieldguided up and coming? It's already here! It's the stuff! Or all are your current readers just that hip? ;)

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  4. love your style/taste, so very pretty

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  5. Love the collection - especially the kitten! Can't wait to see more.

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement. As yes, Choupette needs a website of her own.

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  6. I got excited to see a few familiar names in various lists of up-and-coming blogs. Well done, Anabela! I think this blog is very special.

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  7. Love your list Anabela! Everything is stunning!

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  8. the composition of your enumerated collection is gorgeous and romantic. and lagerfield's kitten - too much adorable.

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    1. Thank you! What a lovely compliment.

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  9. Love the photos; amazing.

    http://highprofilehighexpectations.blogspot.com/

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  10. Up and coming my bum! Being rad for ages does not a newbie cool blogger make!

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  11. Wooh! Go Anabela! Woot woot!

    Thanks for posting Ursa Minor's SS/12 lookbook. I need to have that black dress!

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    1. It's so perfect for you! You really should get it.

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  12. I NEED THAT URSA MINOR BLACK DRESS

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  13. Woohoo! I've loved your blog for a while now, congrats!!

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  14. wow. that kitten is the cutest! (ofcourse i'm immediately all about the cat...)

    congrats on the recognition! i guess for the rest of the world who doesn't know you, this gets to be your formal introduction? :)

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    1. Of course! I don't expect everyone to know me (not even close...). I will take the honour and be happy with it!

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  15. So lovely... especially with the kitten and flowers! Gorgeous necklace too – a definite for the box I think. Well done on the up and coming-ness too!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, I think such an elegant and pretty necklace would be just the thing.

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  16. Love this selection of pictures! That kitten!

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  17. Ohh, I'm looking forward to this as you have excellent taste in awesome things. Also, um, up and coming? Can't help but giggle at that one, even though it is recognition you deserve!

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  18. I think the name of the painting by Adolphe Étienne Piot is "jeune femme".

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    1. Thank you! I thought I wouldn't be able to find that one without going to the library.

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