Kinfolk, a guide for small gatherings, is a lovely treatise to a simpler way of life. It envelopes you in a world where people still bake cookies from scratch and use paper maps. This printed magazine is filled with beautiful photography and insightful articles focused on the topic of gathering together with both friends and strangers alike. It includes interviews with noted artists, reviews of small shops, recipes for delicious food, and thoughts on getting back to our roots. It also includes the work of two photographers that we have featured on Florence & Millie, Leo Patrone and Tec Petaja! You can watch a beautiful video on their philosophy here. Though it may occasionally get a bit hipster, we absolutely love this magazine.
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Bonjour Biqui is a unique fashion line created by on of our good friends in San Antonio, TX, Blanquita Sullivan. Blanquita, the former merchandising executive of Betsy Johnson, wanted to create a collection that featured simple yet classic silhouettes, which flatter almost every body type. All of the garments are staple pieces that would be a valuable addition to every wardrobe.
The distinguishing factor that set these dresses far beyond you average dress is that every single piece is completely reversible! When you buy one Bonjour Biqui creation, you are really buying two pieces in one. Another thing that we love about this collection is that all of the garments are made with pockets! Here at Florence & Millie, we are obsessed with dresses with pockets and we absolutely love how versatile these dresses are. The last thing that we love about this collection is that every piece is handmade in the U.S.A. We hope that you love these dresses just as much as we do. You can shop her collection here.
Posted by florenceandmillie on August 17, 2012
Though Anna Szczekutowicz may be from the Jersey shore, her photography is anything but sleezy and bright orange. Her dreamy portraiture has a definite fashion feel to it, which is what initially drew me in. Her ability to express both the beauty of women as well as the beauty of the natural world, is absolutely breathtaking. We love her work, and hope that you do to!
Posted by florenceandmillie on August 8, 2012
As many of you know, back in May we held a relaunch party for Florence and Millie here in Savannah. We thought we’d finally share about it with those who weren’t able to make it. The party was an amazing success! It was held to bring a personal connection to the blog. There was amazing artwork displayed by local artists, food made by our very own Kat Lucas, fun games, and a photo booth! There was also a raffle with different prizes offered to the attendees that included a tie from Hack and Hue, an independent tie shop out of Brooklyn, NY and illustrations from Heather Pullen.
Posted by florenceandmillie on July 30, 2012
For us here at Florence and Millie, inspiration often comes from the past. We look back at the work that has been created in the past to inform and inspire exciting new creations. Clarence White created amazing images around the turn-of-the-century.White lived for must of his life in rural Ohio, which led him to largely photograph scenes of quiet rural life. His soft, painterly aesthetic often brings a spiritual essence to his exceptional photographs.
Posted by florenceandmillie on June 30, 2012
Film is Dead! This is a statement some might hear these days, but you won’t hear it if you are anywhere near the wedding photographer Leo Patrone. He is originally from Argentina, but moved to America when he was 14 and now lives in the Salt Lake City area. He travels all over the world to photograph weddings and his work has been featured in Martha Stuart Weddings, Once Wed, and Style Me Pretty. But, the most amazing thing about Leo is that he shoots completely in film! His photos have an amazing sense of light and color. We love his work, and hope you do too! You can see more of his work here!
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 17, 2012
Jessica Hische is a crazy cat lady known for her lettering, silly projects, and occasional foul mouth. She is an amazing graphic designer who has worked for major companies such as Target, The New York Times, and Tiffany & Co. She also did the amazing cover art for Barnes and Nobles current collection of classic novels. Her work is amazingly beautiful and fun and continually inspires us. You can check out more of her work here! (Check out the Teen Girl mode of her website. It’s superb)
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 10, 2012
Even though she is just the young age of 26, Jamie Nelson has already managed to hit the fashion photography industry by storm. She has worked for seven different Vogue publications, as well as Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, and many other publications. She has also done commercial campaigns for big name companies such as Target, Disney, and Warner Brothers. Her work is rife with amazing colors, clean lines, and distinct style. We love how amazing she is at such a young age, and hope to see much more work from her in the future.
Posted by florenceandmillie on May 3, 2012
Marie Hochhaus is a German photographer who creates whimsical fashion photos of women. She has been published in European magazines such as Vogue Italia, Material Girl, NEON, and most recently her work can be seen in American Publication, Elle Girl. When asked about her love of photography she said,
“Photography is a way to express my emotions. My pictures are a place to hide away, a place to be free, a voice to tell stories, a possibility to be someone else, a chance to be me, a place to grow and to never grow up.”
We absolutely lover her fanciful work and hope that you do to!
Posted by florenceandmillie on April 26, 2012