Jessica R is a 25 year old graphic artist/web editor and fashion blogger from the Bay Area of California. Here's a little excerpt from her blog Hapa Time:
"Even though at this point (after blogging for 10 months - 10.9.12) I almost exclusively show off my sponsor's clothing, I make sure to keep it classy, on trend, subtly sexy, edgy, modern and almost always polished. I always pick the items I style and am very selective. I try to keep a style that is affordable too though affordable is very subjective, I would say a young working woman in her 20's and early 30's would be happiest taking any kind of advice from me or my blog!"
Check out these gorgeous shots of a Chinese model in a pink dress. I love the dress and ornate hair stylings!
Beautiful Dutch model Ymre Stiekema dressed in some awesome Victorian garb for Giampaolo Sgura in this series for Vogue Japan October 2012. I love when fashion takes a blast in the past and we get to see some unique and wonderful styles.
I'm a sucker for any photo featuring a beautiful woman and retro fashion. This great series by Marianna Anagnostopoulou features models sporting some cool checkered, polka dot, and striped vintage outfits while having fun in the sun!
Side note: Marianna Anagnostopoulou is extremely beautiful, check out some amazing shots of her in her Deviant Art gallery (nsfw).
31 Bits is a wonderful shop that sells hand made jewelry from women in Uganda. Here is the story of how it started:
"Kallie Dovel, traveled to Uganda in the summer of 2007, getting a first- hand look at life in Northern Uganda. While she was there, she met women making paper beads but who lacked a plan to market and sell them. After spending time in their homes and hearing their stories, Kallie knew there had to be a way to give opportunities to her new friends. She brought a box of jewelry back to the U.S., and spent the next year finishing her degree and dreaming up the concept of a development organization. She brought a few friends on board and her ideas quickly evolved into 31 Bits. The girls traveled back to Uganda in August 2008, and selected six women to begin buying jewelry from on a monthly basis. Since then, we have grown to 99 women; each with a unique story of suffering that has been overcome with joy and liberation. Find out more about what we do in Uganda here."
31 Bits is not only a wonderful story, but they also provide beautiful jewelry at an affordable price.You can wear it no matter whether you are wearing bright colors or neutral colors or even for your wedding.
Simone D'Aillencourt was supermodel in the 1950s to mid 1960s. Her most famous shoot was the Bubble Series by Melvin Sokolsky. Other than that, I can't find much else about her. That being said, enjoy the pictures.
The Goodwood Revival is one of the world's most popular motor racing meetings set in Sussex, UK. The event takes a magical step back in time, and includes cars, planes, races, and fashion from the 1940s, 50s and 60s. Here is a great look at some of the fashion you can find at the event. I really need to go one of these days!
To see some of the cars, planes, and more fashion from the event, visit this Goodwood Revival Flickr page.
This beautiful shoot began when Rhondda Scott found a wig on the internet, and showed it to Vanessa of Wildberry Studio & Design. After many chats, they came up with the idea of Marie Antoinette as a bride. One of the nice touches they added was the unique apple boquet from florist Velvetlily.
Sharon Nayak captures the essence of a beautiful bride in this print campaign for Tanishq brand bridal jewelry. She perfectly captures brides adorned in beautiful jewelry and traditional Indian garbs. Even though you know this is an ad campaign, Sharon makes each photo feel like you are peering into a bride's special day.