Friday, September 25, 2009

Some Serious blog Style ~ Dust Jacket Attic


One of the things I missed the most this past summer was visiting new blogs, commenting, and the pure energy I absorb from seeing and reading such creative blogs. I don't know how to tell you this but as much as I love gift wrapping, I need to mix up the posting subjects a bit coming up. The slant of this blog will always be the pleasure and beauty of gifting, but I really do miss my Glamour post days so they will definitely be back on the fall post schedule. I was an interior designer for 20 years (and still am) so you might see a bit more on that subject too. I love anything lovely, beautiful, stylish, original, colourful, creative, fashionable,or artistic, so if I see anything that captures any of those elements, I will be sharing it. Gift Wrap lessons and inspiration will be ongoing. So let's get this pretty mix going..........aren't these illustrations that I borrowed from the very clever and stylish blog Dust Jacket Attic simply stunning?

I love this blog, the layout, her keen design eye, her play list, and why she used the blog name of Dust Jacket Attic . She is a collector of 1st Edition Books with their original artwork......what a great connection. Dust Jacket Attic is one of my summer blog finds and she recently featured these fashion illustrations by artist Alena Lavdovskaya that were done for the Russian department store TSUM. I knew you would enjoy them as much as I did and I know you will love her blog. That's the other thing I missed in my self-absorbed summer of only blogging about gift wrapping..............telling you about the talent that is out there in this blogging world of style. I have a whole list of blogger women I want to share, so add that to the fall post list too.


I don't know what the Australian blogger girls are drinking in their water over there, but it sure gives them some serious style. Every blog has a unique style and I was trying to define what it was that I enjoyed about Dust Jacket Attic whenever I visited. Oops................maybe it's her Man of the Week feature? Nope, she replaced Clive Owen weeks ago, so that can't be it, though I admit that I had more fun commenting with him looking at me on the sidebar. But that's just a personal preference. I think it's the feeling I am wandering around a beautiful department store. I put it together today when I borrowed these gorgeous illustrations.

Go visit and tell her to bring Clive back.
She'll know who is sending you and make sure your speaker is on too.

All illustrations from ~ blog Dust Jacket Attic

43 comments:

  1. I love those fabulous illustrations, they have an air of magic about them. Dust Jacket Attic is a fabulously stylish blog.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Did you know that my career was in Fashion for many years and I always loved fashion illustration...which I shall post some new fashion drawings that I am working on. These are fab!
    Makes me want to go to Australia and see what is down under!
    Love your blog, you always have such wonderfully wrapped posts!
    pve

    ReplyDelete
  3. Did I tell you ... I'm insisting that we are bestfriends ... no I INSIST! Move aside other besties please.

    You are incredibly generous my darling, seriously. You have made my week with your kindness.

    Clive has just told me that he is adamant he will be appearing again ... but only for you Sande ;o

    Thank you,
    xoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh DJA is in my top ten of blogs.Her posts are delicious and inspiring, although a little depressing when you see some of those gorgeous women !!!! I saw this post she did and they are lovely drawings...quite retro, I feel.
    The little dog in my local pub IS quite fat, Sande...that was rather a slimmimg photograph of him !!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. These illustrations are gorgeous, Sande! I will definitely visit her blog and I look forward to the posts you'll be sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm looking forward to your fall line of posts ~ it's always a treat to stop by your blog. I'm off to meet Dust Jacket Attic.

    Have a wonderful weekend~
    Jo

    ReplyDelete
  7. I loved your glamour posts and look forward to more of them. Those illustrations are fabulous!!! Have a great weekend Sande!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Ahhhh sweet post...she is one of my favourites! I missed this post of hers so glad you put up these illustrations today...so so lovely...I want them all!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow! The ads are gorgeous - so sexy, chic and retro!

    ЦУМ (Tsum)here is like SAKS on the 5th Ave in the States.


    That's really an ad-campaign for the huge mall in the center of Moscow - that's a few blocks away from my place. Finally something stylish, not psycho pop-art. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. DJA is one of my absolute favourites, every post of hers is stunning!

    I look forward to reading more posts from you, they really are always a pleasure :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. PS I must have told you before that the lovely Clive lives very close to me....when he's not out of town filming, you can't move for bumping into that gorgeous man....something I never tire of I have to confess! A few months back I saw him in the local woods jogging with his trainer....it was all I could do not to casually run after him but the fact that I wasn't remotely dressing for running would probably have given the game away ;) That man is seriously delicious.....even more in real life than on the big screen for sure.

    Happy Week-end!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Gorgeous drawings, wow, thanks for posting them! And thank for your comment!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Thanks for your reply Sande....you did make me smile.....yes, my behaviour was exemplary....my thoughts not quite so pure! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love these illustrations so much that I am forwarding your blog to my daughter in London as well as that of DJA. My daughter manages models for a major international agency. With fashion week over she may have a sec to look at these fabulous images...and maybe get a chance to catch up on my blog too!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have been visiting and commenting on blogs all week and learned so much and been inspired even more. It will have to slow down a bit, but what a wonderful way to spend a cool autumn day.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gorgeously divine blog!
    Merci beaucoup

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sande,
    I can't believe that I have never seen this blog! Oh, yeah, I'm adding it to my list of favorite blogs. Thank you for sharing.
    Oh, and the gift wrap lessons have been great and very helpful, but there's something about writing "lesson" posts...They take forever. That's why my French lessons are nearly non-existent! Whatever you post, I will gladly read.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Mandy

    ReplyDelete
  18. Loving every aspect of your blogging style - thank you for bringing us little little gem today.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Miss Dust Jacket Attic is on the top of my favorites list always and forever! So much class and whimsy all rolled into one~ Beautiful post and tribute Sande girl! Have a good weekend!
    XO's

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a great find! You were obviously meant to discover the Attic! These couldn't be more 'you'. I'm a big fan already and haven't even been to the blog yet, I'm heading over now. Thanks for the new eye candy, Sande!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Sande this is such a lovely post! Beautiful! I cannot wait to head over to her blog :)

    I hope have a delightful weekend, {xo}

    ReplyDelete
  22. Thansk for the new blog lead, Sande. I love your gift wraping posts, but I am also proud of you for just posting whatever you like, because it's always something good and a fun new find. Hope you have a great weekend, Sweetie! XO

    ReplyDelete
  23. Sande-Lovely drawings and a lovely post. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  24. So much to say here! First, FAB pictures. Seriously. I can't wait to check out her blog (I collect books too). Second, excited for you and all the new inspiration you're taping into. Please show us some of your designs! Finally, what IS it with those Aussie girls? Australia seems to have style nailed - their mags are wonderful too. Hmmm - need to figure out the tricks!

    ReplyDelete
  25. DJ is one of my very favorites! She is one cool chic with an eye for everything gorgeous! Adore her!

    And on a side note, I am always fighting for Johnny Depp to be on the side-bar! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Funny that you mentioned the Aussies & their incredibly talented blogs. I too had wondered if it were something in their water? I adore DJA & find her humor priceless. I have to admit, I did shed a tear when Clive went away. I adore these illustrations, very retro like me!

    Happy weekend Sande & fabulous post ~ X deb

    ReplyDelete
  27. I am looking forward to your fall lineup dear Sande.

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  28. Those are gorgeous illustrations. Your blog looks more and more beautiful all the time. It is nice to mix it up sometimes. Such a big world out there with so many sources of beauty. all the Best, Anna

    ReplyDelete
  29. I agree! To quote Meg Ryan, " I want whatever she/they are having" These are lovely and remind me of the old 50's barbie drawings my daughter loves. So glamorous. Thanks for sharing, I will definately add her to my Favorites.
    Amada

    ReplyDelete
  30. Oh yes, she is just wonderful. Pure class! LOVE her blog! A-M xx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you for the introduction to this new to me blog! LOVE the drawings- thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  32. How fabulous is she? I just adore DJ. Fantastic feature!

    Cheers.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Whatever you choose post, we already know it's going to be marvellous and wonderful and beautiful.

    We'll look forward to all that you share with us these coming weeks.

    ReplyDelete
  34. These illustrations are absolutely divine ! I can't stop looking at them...thanks so much for posting them ! Remember me ? You wrote the very first comment on my blog - I won't forget that ! Why don't you take a look at my new online boutique - come in and have a virtual glass of champagne with me ! www.frolleinvonsofa.com, cheerio, frollein von sofa

    ReplyDelete
  35. Those tule skirts are fantastic, I was a visual merchandiser in another life... we made green tule skirts for all the mannequins so they looked like christmas trees.
    I love your blog. It's inspiring.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Sande,
    This is so great. I have found a new blog & surprise surprise it's another talented Aussie!
    What a great post...oh and Mr. Green Eyes...He looks like trouble, maybe that's what makes him so fun to look at! Your blog is looking wonderful too.
    Headed over to Dust Jacket Attic!
    xo Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  37. hi sande ~
    sheesh, i am so far behind here, but so happy to catch this post of yours ~ love this artwork ... and took a peek at dust jacket attic ~ you know i am a woman of the earth, but there is something so alluring ... so very cool and fun about the whole world of design, texture, make up ... the creative me loves it so ... thanks so much as always,
    prairiegirl xo

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thats really a nice art. I like the paintings a lot with a the gift wrapped life. Thanks for the post.

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a great blog!There have a chance that we can have an furthur exchanges and cooperation.I will always pay attention to your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  40. We all love her.. and I adore her blog..

    ReplyDelete
  41. I loved and enjoyed your glamor posts. Keep up the good work very inspirational.

    You have good taste.

    More please.......

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are such a lovely addition to my day. Thank you.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails