6.25.2010

Mushrooms & Monkey's

I hope you guys don't think I'm Monkey-obsessed after seeing the photos from today's post, it's just that she always wants to hang when I'm in the middle of getting my shots. I figured since she was there, I'd pull out one of my favorite coffee table books and pretend to read it to her. The book is really a fascinating read. I first fell in love with the textured linen paper the pages are printed on, and then I noticed the spellbinding calligraphy and illustrations. It tells all about the history, the science, and the mythology of mushrooms along with the important facts of which are ones edible and which ones are poisonous.



If you remember when I first got Monkey back in April, I said I was going to find her a boater hat by the end of the summer. I pictured a very regal portrait of her looking like a lady in a teensy straw hat adorned with a little white ribbon, but I wasn't exactly sure how attainable that would be. I'm usually not one for dressing my pets (I think it's quite ridiculous actually), but for some reason my thing for important-looking animal portraits got a hold of me! I found a little straw hat at Goodwill a while back, but unfortunately it's always going to be a tad too big for her head. It's cute to play around with though.



Modcloth was kind enough to send me this dress while I was away at Bonnaroo, and I couldn't have been more satisfied with the fit when I got home to try it on! I've heard a lot of complaints about their dresses not fitting correctly, so I was certain to look at the measurements of everything I liked. I'm sure it's difficult running a boutique like that with different pieces from all over the world; sizes are bound to be a little different every now and then, but I promise you'll be much happier with your purchase if you just take the time to check out the measurements (plus this one is great because it's stretchy)!




I hope no one freaks out and thinks I'm gross because of this kissy-kissy photo. I promise we don't make out or anything, just a little love peck every now and then.

Dress: c/o Modcloth
Blazer: Goodwill .75 cents
Lace Bodysuit: AA $45
Shoes: Modcloth $55
Vintage Turban: Estate Sale $2

34 comments:

Myriam said...

Haha, I'm really liking these indoor shoots...Monkey is especially adorable. And that mushroom book? Who knew it could be so cool to read about mushrooms. I guess presentation is key?

Awesome turban! I plan to rock one tonight. SO anyways, you look gorgeous. I'm glad to see you wearing that jacket...it's so perfect!

M. said...

goooorgeous, I love the lace bodysuit under that dress, it makes the outfit extra special! and ah that turban I've been dying for one!!

lovelove, M.

Carys said...

You look just lovely, that turban is so amazing!!! Those pictures of Monkey are so, so cute!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

cb said...

oh i love that book and the illustrations!

xo,
cb
www.thecitybirdsnest.blogspot.com

Q's Daydream said...

awwww! so cute!
I love that dress, how freakin awesome that Modcloth sent you a dress! I love your hair too!
PS: I have that yellow stool in green!

Molly said...

I adore this post! what an amazing kitty....and i love the little mushroom drawings and your flower print. so cute and whimsical!

Archives said...

awww, you and your cat are too cute!

i've had my dog for a few months now, and i feel the same way! he's just too cute, and when he tries to sneak into my shots, its hard not to let him! :D

Maria Confer said...

I love you and Monkey photos.

The turban is so awesome and I have to say that your interior decorating is just as good as your fashion sense!!

Lulu Letty

Justice Pirate said...

how adorable. I love Monkey! I also think the turban is lovely. Another indoor shoot! It's good again!! hehe. that must be so awesome to open your mail and see free things in it! I love when that happens with the one lady who runs a shop that I model her clothes for. Isn't it so exciting?!?

paulinabelle said...

hahahaha "i promise we dont make out or anything"

you look so beautiful!! i love the dress!

littletwerp said...

calico cats are THE best. I used to have a kitten named hello, but sadly i had to give her away : (

Eli said...

the kitty is so cute! mine just hides, shes a scaredy cat

love these photos!

Bree said...

cute photos! your skin looks so pretty & golden. please enter my blog giveaway

Jenni said...

Ahaha, Monkey looks very important in that little hat!

I love your turban. I really need to find more ways to incorporate turbans into my wardrobe.

Rosie said...

That dress is so perfect on you! I'm loving your indoor photo shoots too. I need some indoor inspiration, its too hot to go outside!

Clare said...

I laughed out loud at the picture of Monkey in the bowler hat! And you look darling, too!

Jasmine said...

aww monkey is adorable!! i love these photos! i must say i am really enjoying your indoor photoshoots as much as your outdoor ones :)

Mamushka Marie said...

yay monkey! cannot get over this photo shoot...so adorable!
<3
mamushka marie

Melanie said...

LOVE your dress and boots. You look so great.

Your kitty is getting so big! And I kiss my cat/dog all the time... not in a creepy way though, haha.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Sara Lynn said...

You both look adorable and that last pic is so so sweet :)

tess said...

love how you paired this look with a blazer

megan at Transmission Me said...

Monkey is getting so big!!! He's so freakin' cute!!! Kitty kisses aren't gross at all. My cat licks my face until I have no skin left. She especially likes eyelids :)

I love that turban, what a great find! The dress is amazing, I love the bold print on black, and the vintage feel you've given it! You look fabulous.

Caitlyn, Bees with Feathers said...

Haha I love this. I'm so cat obsessed, I always give my cat kisses like that, so it's not gross at all, it's so sweet! I also love that dress, looks sooo nice on you!

Arielle said...

such beautiful photographs! I adore all of these. I think I'm more amused with taking photographs of my cat than anyone else, plus he loves the attention =^.^=

Lemondrop Marie said...

These pictures are gorgeous! She is growing up so fast. Kitty kisses are lovely.

Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
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Catherine - The Girl In The Paper Dress said...

Your indoor shots have been so adorable. I love Monkey and your outfit. The turban is killer.

Rose said...

Your posts are so amusing Starr, kitty kisses arent gross lol Its funny how attached we get to the furry little creatures. MOnkey is super cute, I love his coloring.
And your dress is lovely. I tell you not many people could pull of a turban like this :)

Rose

fashionist__ahead said...

i love your photos..
you re amazing..!!!
:)

m.fay said...

LOVE! your blog is sweet. happy to find you. please stop by and say hi!

xo
http://amateurcouture.com

Anonymous said...

You got this from Modcloth? I have this dress minus the lace and instead of black it's cream but I swear the flower print is INDENTICAL. from topshop. hm. looks good btw (:

Times of Delight said...

These pictures are so cute, especially the last one :)
I love your shoes as well

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Little Garcon said...

I saw the cutest little straw hats the other day when I was thrifting. They were probably about half the size of the one in your photo. If they are still there when I go back and not overly priced, I will totally pick one up for you!

I really want to see that adorable kitty in a fitting straw hat :)

Melissa said...

I love the aesthetic of the mushroom book!

rachel / Red Lips Vintage said...

your kitty is so cute and lovey! these photos look so vintage, too...your turban rules!