Thursday, April 30, 2015

Book of Deer

  Today I'm excited to share with you some exceptionally lovely designs from Hong Kong and London based designer Elidh Ho! Her brand is known as Book of Deer, and her online shop consists whimsical dresses, tops, and skirts that feature her ultra cute hand-drawn prints. Elidh is the sweetest girl ever-- she sends the clothes wrapped up in this adorable packaging (it has a hand drawn deer on it!) and she even included a cute little pin, stickers, and a hand-written note in the parcel that she sent me.♥  I'm so happy that I had the opportunity to collaborate with her as she is such a small and independent clothing designer that produces such wonderful garments that deserve to be recognized! Elidh is incredibly talented and her work is so inspiring. Also, I absolutely love the themes that she releases with each season (for example, her S/S 2015 collection had a "Country Kitchen" theme, which I'll showcase in a couple of the following images  。◕‿◕。).
Enjoy! And please be sure to check out her designs at
Here's a photo of the super cute packaging that the clothes came in! Just look at that hand drawn deer~

Dress: Book of Deer

This perfect blue dress isn't actually available to buy on her website, as it didn't quite make production-- so I am so so so very grateful that she offered to send it to me after I noticed it in her S/S 15 lookbook and asked about it. I love it so much, it's definitely a dream dress of mine! The blue is such a icy, delicate color and of course I can't help but adore the cute little embroidered forks and spoons that cover the skirt portion. Thanks again Elidh! 

Hat: Thrifted from L Train Vintage

Ah! Look at the incredibly beautiful detail of the hand stitched tea kettle, silverware, and little plants on this amazing collar. This shirt from her S/S 15 "Country Kitchen" collection truly showcases Elidh's wonderful talents, and I'm just so truly inspired by her skill. If there was a perfect collar 2015 contest, then this blouse would win it. 

And last but not least, here's the beautiful velvet Stillness Dress from Elidh's A/W 2014 collection - "Hibernation". I ordered this last December or so when I first discovered her shop, and since then I've been wearing it as much as possible (too much) because it's just so perfectly designed. The velvet fabric is incredibly soft and fuzzy, and the little bears on the bow are such a perfect little added touch-- they actually remind me of the California bear (which is where I'm from). Once again, such truly incredible detail!

Thanks for viewing, and once again- be sure to check out Book of Deer (if not just to scroll through her adorable lookbooks). (´・ω・`)

All above photos taken by Ryan Santos Phillips
Clothing by Elidh Ho/Book of Deer

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Ukulele Fashion

Hello all! Let me start by saying that I apologize for the lack of postings the past couple of months, I've been crazy busy with figuring out school stuff and life in general and just haven't found the time to photograph my outfits... Which is sad because I'd like to make more OOTD style posts... Anyway, now it's Spring (it was 77 degrees today!), I've (finally) chosen a school for next year, and I'm ready to start shooting and posting much, much more (let's hope). 

A month or so ago from today (once again, I'm so sorry for the major delay), Ukulele Fashion, a super cute London-based brand that showcases lots of romantic and girly styles, was kind enough to send me three beautiful pink dresses to shoot with for this post! Once I received them, I couldn't help but notice how high quality the fabrics were and how beautifully the dresses themselves were designed (such incredible detail!). And I absolutely could not wait to photograph them in one of New York City's most beautiful seasons- the spring. I knew the newly bloomed cherry blossoms would make for a truly perfect backdrop, and patiently awaited their arrival all of March (it took them long enough!). The pinks and whites of the little flowers suit the pale pinks of these dresses so perfectly, and I'm so happy that I did end up waiting to shoot these (despite the guilt that consumed me during all of that time when I knew I should be focusing on my new blog and making more posts).
Enjoy! <3

Dress: Pia Dress

 This dress came in two parts- as a pink slip and as a sheer polka dot smock swing type dress. Once again, the detailing on these polka dots is incredible! And I just love the delicate nature of the sheer top dress. This dress is absolutely perfect for those hot spring and summer days.

Dress: Lia Dress
Hat: Thrifted from L Train Vintage

I think this was my favorite dress of the three! I adore the shift cut, the cute collar/cuff combo, and the color block style that allows it to be seen as either a dress or a sort of collared shirt and skirt combo. So lovely! It kind of reminds me of Anna Karina's style in Pierrot Le Fou.

Dress: Hebe Dress

And finally, I present to you this beautifully cut and, in my opinion, princess-like dress. This dress is so sturdy and thick and yet beautiful and flattering, when I first saw it I was incredibly impressed by the quality of this garment. Also, the cute embroidered flowers on the bottom hem are an added detail that makes it impossible to resist. I can't wait to picnic in Central Park in this dress one of these upcoming weekends.

Hope you enjoyed! I'll definitely be making a couple more posts in the next week or so-- stay tuned! 

All above photos taken by Ryan Santos Phillips
Clothing by Ukulele Fashion