This identity was long way to post i tell you! Ever since i started working with Elodie, i couldn’t wait to share with you the beautiful mood and brand identity we created for her. It was an easy peasy project as Elodie set her heart on a specific concept from Round one, and we slowly built the final versions as we went.
You probably have realised by now the Parisian, sea inspired. I was over the moon when i convinced her to add a touch of red to the brand as i felt it would give a great punch to all the elements, as well as bring out a bit of that Paris romance.
FINALLY! After a whole week and a half being back from Santorini, i’m able to share a few snaps with you. The whole trip was like a big picture, as we did nothing else but photo shooting from location to location, but there were a few strolls here and there at the end of the day.
The coolest Mansi Shah had me prepared for all the sun and summer weather, with a few sets of their caps. Boy was that a summer weather! Mid April and both Theo and i got sunburnt from shooting outside. But surely it was all worth it since we got a swim in our own private jacuzzi. Will share more snaps next week!
You probably know by now my obsession with straw hats, the collection keeps growing bigger and bigger! I was never too fond of caps, mainly for how stiff and unflattering they are. Those patterns though really stood out to me, and with a great surprise i found out that they are soft and very elegant. Definitely my go to cap this summer, jogging and beaching.
Happy new week everyone! Oh at last i’m able to post here! In case you haven’t heard, my blog was being attacked by a hacker who -unsuccessfully- tried to hack my blog last week. It was two creepy days, with me fantasising Matrix, and little green soldiers fighting to defend my blog. Yes, i know little about hacking, and that’s my version of it. Lots an lots of imagination on this one.
BUT. We bit that… very sweet little hacker and i’m back online! So in case you found a 502 message while visiting, know that was it.
On a happier note now, a couple of weeks ago i designed an illustrator pack full of botanical drawing by yours truly. You know i’m a sucker for anything handrawn and minimal, so here it is! You can download it over at death to the stock photo. aaaaand enjoy!
The past month i’ve received a crazy number of emails from people who tattooed my totems and i just don’t have the words to describe you what an incredible feeling that is. Hearing everyone’s stories on how they relate with the design and what it means to them and their journey is precious and meaningful in so many ways. Realised i have created only just a few in the past year (or is it almost two now?). So i had to resume and make it a more regular thing around here.
I’m reviewing this week this blog’s topics, which ones to keep, which ones to loose, bring new ones etc. With the new blog template just around the corner, i want to do a general Spring cleaning over here. The totems will definitely get their own section and i’m happy to receive inquires and words that mean something to you!
Had in mind to work on the creative totem today, something abstract, free and loose, but Spring won me over once again. In the geometric spirit as always, i wanted to emphasise the cycle of life, the rebirth. A sort of mandala had to make an appearance so here’s my “geometric” version of it!
Moments like this one, i cannot even believe my luck! I’ve been working with Elie Saab for a little over a year now on invitations, rsvp’s and a few other things, but this is the best one so far. Having the chance to design a logo for the Bridal collection was beyond what i would have asked for! Being a designer and getting to work on projects like this one? Couldn’t get any better than that!
If you haven’t seen the Bridal Ready to Wear you really have too! As always, everything looks dreamy and once again Elie Saab is my very favourite designer.
ps. HOW cool is the oui logo tattooed on the model? pps. a small showcase above on all the different “oui” we did.
We finally made i!! Have been talking about this for such a long time and being here feels so unreal right now. We’ve been walking, living and travelling in a crazy – non stop rhythm for the past two days. Got a few moments to my self at last, laying in my beautiful bed with a large window in front of me, that watches down the sea.
The secret is out and i’m super excited to share with you that we’ll be shooting the collection in Sophia Luxury Suites. Had a help locating this spot by Sara Medina, who visited last summer. Completely fell in love with the minimal island style – perfectly matching the SS16 i’ve been working on the past few months. Not going big or anything, but i’ve never met friendlier staff than the one here before. They’ve embraced us to their island and hotel and we cannot wait to spend the next days here.
We won’t start shooting until tomorrow, so today is all about fun, lots of walks and taking a breath. Yes, our room has an outdoor pool so that might be in the picture as well. I’m going crazy on social media and snapchat (corinanika) today, so feel free to follow along!
With my resent turn to create healthier routines, i tried last week infusing my water. The fridge had strawberries and lemon, and it was absolutely delicious. I’m kinda hooked on this now, basically on how easy it is to turn something blunt to super tasty. The possibilities are endless, and the next one i’m trying is the illustrated. A mix of an existing recipe and my imagination (adding the vanilla).