Saturday, April 30, 2011


Royal & Ornate Bridal Style Inspiration.

With all the Media Coverage on the Royal Wedding & Not Being Very Impressed 
with Kate Middleton's Dress I had to sift through my Bridal Tears.
Cate Blanchett in Christian Dior Couture Dress - Vogue, November 2006. 
Photography, Steven Klein.
 Tasha Tilberg in Christian Lacroix Couture Dress - Vogue Italia, 1997.
Photography, Paolo Roversi.
Christian Dior, Spring 2005 Couture - Vogue Italia, March 2005.
Photography, Steven Meisel.
 Maggie Rizer in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture - Vogue, October 2002.
Photography, Craig McDean.

Christian Dior, Fall 2004 Couture - Madame, December 2004.
Photography, Lothar Schmidt.

Natalia Vodianova in Christian Lacroix Couture - Vogue Italia, September 2006.
Photography, Paolo Roversi.

I think the above are all beautifully embellished and fit for any Princess. 
What do you think?

Friday, April 29, 2011


I am a Huge Warhol Fan and started reading this book back in the early nineties, when I was studying Fashion Design & Film Making in College. He has been a great inspiration for me and I continue to be inspired by his work.
The Andy Warhol Diaries is an intimate look inside the artists life and daily thoughts, documented between 1976 to 1987 by Pat Hackett. She was his secretary at the time and later became one of his closest friends. 

The diaries were originally started in 1976 to keep a record of Warhol's expenses for tax purposes as he was audited every year by the IRS. It's a must read by anyone interested in Andy Warhol or the New York Art Scene at that time.

Photo by VMD.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


I Love this Lanvin Campaign!
Alber Elbaz is definitely one of my all time Favorite Designers. His Clothes & Accessories with all the Beautiful Feathers, Sequins & Crystal-Embellishments are Amazing. They are never over the top and so Elegant and Wearable.

Photography by Steven Meisel.
Models: Anja Rubik, Magdalena Frackowiak & Mariacarla Boscono.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

OR et NOIR - Style Picks

Here are Some of My Favorite Gold & Noir Statement Piece Picks
for a Glamorous & Elegant Day or Evening. 
What's your statement?
Style Board Created by Velvet Moon Diaries.

1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Beverley stamped-leather clutch, $119 -
2. Alexander McQueen Stretch-crepe intarsia dress, $1,395 -
3. SARA Gold Pleated Cuff, $226.67 -
4. 3.1 Phillip Lim Organza and leather necklace, $275 -
5. Gucci Leather and velvet sandals, $995 -
6. House of Harlow 1960 14KT Gold Black Hexagon Drop Earrings, $70 -

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

TOKYO CHORUS - Dazed & Confused

What a Beautiful Editorial Highlighting Asian Fashion. 
I am always drawn to Traditional Asian or other Ethnic Cultures when designing or coming up with new Beading and Embellishments. It's one of my favorite go to sources for inspiration. 

Love this Kenzo Beaded Jacket from the Spring 2011 Collection. 
Above Dress also by Antonio Marras for Kenzo.
 Above Model - Willy Cartier.  
I really like this jacket. It reminds me of an embellished tapestry I own. 
Wish I knew who designed it.

Above Model - Jaco van den Hoven
Alexander McQueen Dress worn with Kimono from Kimonodego.
Above Model - Daiane Conterato

East Meets West, Kimono from Cassie Marcantile and Trousers by Jil Sander.
Shot by Ben Toms & Brilliantly Styled by Robbie Spencer 
for Dazed & Confused, Vol II/94 February 2011
Hair and Makeup by Kamo Katsuya.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I wanted to share some of my Tumblr Inspiration with you today. If you are not familiar with Tumblr then you might want to check it out.

I use it alongside this blog as my online bulletin board of daily fashion, design and art inspiration. It's a quick form of blogging. The one drawback is that not many posts I reblog from others have the origin or creator's information available. If you know any of the designers or origins of these images below please let me know.

 Love this Image of Callum Wilson & the Beaded Accessories.
Candy Magazine Issue #1 / Photography Karim Sadli / Styling Robbie Spencer / Lacroix Couture
Gemma Ward by Steven Meisel.

Anna Gushina by Josh Olins. "Rococo Gesture", Vogue China - November 2009

Ansel Adams – “Oak Tree, Snowstorm Yosemite National Park”, California 1948 
  Above: Lily Donaldson - Vogue Italia, March 2007

To view more, visit my Velvet Moon Diaries Tumblr site here
Let me know what you think?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

LOLLIPOP BEAUTY - Vogue Italia April 2011

Mad About Color? 
Love Lace, Crochet and Prints? 
Then You'll Love this Cotton Candy Beauty Editorial.

Some Looks include Designs by Christopher Kane, Alberta Ferretti, D&G and Roberto Cavalli.
Shot by Richard Burbridge for Vogue Italia.

Monday, April 4, 2011

THE DIVINE - L’Officiel Ukraine

Megan Hind Looks Amazing in this Editorial from L’Officiel Ukraine,  
September 2010. 
Looks include some of my Favorite Designers
Lanvin, A.F. Vandervorst & Gaultier.