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Emilia Clarke is Our Favorite Natural Beauty

In the light of Valentines Day being yesterday, we have to admit, we have a crush. A girl crush that is, on Game of Thrones beauty Emilia Clarke. With her fair skin, tousled waves and aqueous eyes, Emilia has the kind of ethereal beauty reserved for medieval princesses or angels. She is also an incredibly talented actress. Those who know and love her as icy blonde Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones may be surprised to know that she has also quite a bit of success acting on stage, and that she had recently played the timeless role of Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at the Cort Theatre and is set to play the role of Sarah Connor in the next installment of the Terminator series. Talent, ambition, versatility, style, beauty. How could anyone not love this girl?

Acting as cover girl for the February issue of WSJ Magazine, Emilia looks understatedly chic and low-key as she poses in knit pieces from upscale designers such as Calvin Klein, Rag & Bone and Oscar de la Renta. The photos are shot by Lachlan Bailey in slightly over-cast weather on a sandy beach, giving the photos a bohemian, Pacific North-West feel, that makes our Vancouver-dwelling hearts feel warm and fuzzy. Emilia looks natural, candid and effortlessly beautiful as she laughs and runs around on the beach. A total bohemian beauty. In our perfect world, Emilia would be a model for an Indiverve campaign. One day.

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xoxo,

Indiverve

 

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Wanderlust | Photography Inspired by Travel

We at Indiverve are in love with the world. We love to travel and it shows in our work. All of our designs are inspired by different cultures and countries, whether it is a colour, a type of embroidery or a method of beading – each and every Indiverve piece is a fusion of Western fashion and fashion from countries around the globe. We have been badly bitten by the travel bug and we aren’t the only ones. Below are photography series that are inspired by travel. French photographer Christophe Jacrot’s stunning series featuring the largest, most dynamic cities in the world (Paris, Tokyo, Hong-Kong) in the rain. The juxtaposing elements of nature and urbanity are the focus of the series. It’s amazing what Jacrot is able to do with a camera as each photo is so different from each other. Some look like paintings as the rain blurs the sharp lines of the city. There are many people who say that Paris is at its most beautiful when its raining. These photos make us believe that this sentiment may be true (although the best way to find out would be to go to Paris and see for oneself!).

Brooklyn-based photographer Zack Seckler has taken a series of aerial photos of the Kalahari Basin in Africa, bringing new meaning to landscape photography for an exhibition called “Botswana”. The photos, which were taken between 2009 and 2010 were taken with the help of a pilot who flew 150 metres above the ground to allow Seckler to capture these incredible images of the wild African landscape. These photos have a microscopic quality to them that is intriguing. Due to the distance, some of these photos don’t even resemble land at all but rather they look like moss, mold, bacteria, thread on fabric. It’s a humbling series in the sense that it shows us how small we are in a big world. The exhibition will be open until February 3rd at the Robin Rice Gallery in New York.

Last, but not least, Bertil Nilsson’s photography series, “Naturally” features professional dancers wearing nothing more than paint, contorting themselves into poses that would make the most experienced of yogis blush. The poses take place in some of the most beautiful locations throughout the world, in countries such as Portugal, Spain, Germany, Australia, France, and England. The poses are often wild and uninhibited but the surroundings are incredibly serene and almost ethereal. The photos are raw, animalic and sexually charged but with a peaceful innocence, as if they were taken of people who are completely themselves and completely at ease.

“In the Rain” Series | Christophe Jacrot

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Are there any photography series that we missed that you feel that we should feature? Send it to us at alicia@indiverve.com and we will post it with full credit to you.

Hope you all have been having a wonderful Monday!

xoxo,

Indiverve


A Series of Beauty | Photographic Inspiration

As people working in a creative industry, we are constantly bombarded with inspiration. Whether we search for it or it finds us, creativity is everywhere. This week we came across a few examples of photography that stunned us. Russian photographer, Elena Shumilova has recently showcased a series of photographs that she took of her young sons. Ethereally optimistic, each photo has a softness, a whimsy that is often rare in today’s pin-sharp digital world. We love the simple beauty and innocence of these photos.

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Ernest Goh has turned his fascination with animals into a beautiful and often hilarious series of photos titled “Animalia”. His collection of photos featuring seemingly commonplace animals such as roosters and fish, this series is meant to draw attention and appreciation towards animals and the way they function, live their lives and interact with each other.

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Colston Julian has created an intoxicatingly raw editorial for Harper’s Bazaar India, in collaboration with Krishna Mukhi. With Pallavi Singh donning couture that is at once contemporary and traditionally India, we couldn’t help but think of our own collection and our design inspiration. With all of our clothes and jewelry being created in India, we are constantly being inspired by this beautiful country and the creative artists who work there. The unadulterated richness of the fabrics and vividness of the colours perfectly complements the somewhat rough and rustic urbanity of the setting.

 

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Are there any examples of inspiring photography that you have come across? Feel free to share and we will include it in our next photography post – with credit to you and your blog of course!

xoxo

Indiverve

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Trend Alert: Minimalism & Winter White with Harper’s Bazaar

While many of us have been busy recovering from the festivities of the past few weeks, physically, financially and emotionally, some of us are rearing to go, ready to thrust ourselves full throttle back into the fast-paced routine of work and life. Nonetheless, there are still those of us with our brains still pending, holiday treats in our mouths and tunes in our heads, who are not quite ready to spring back into high-speed action. It is for this reason that we so adore this starkly minimalistic editorial featuring Athena Wilson for Latin America’s January issues of Harper’s Bazaar. In a world so filled with stimulation and visual chaos, this editorial with it’s simple shapes, clean lines and pure, icy whites, is like a bucket of cool water being poured over our steaming, over-worked brains. Some of these pieces also remind us of a certain little white dress of ours… (below)

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Indiverve Embellished Tunic Dress in White: $75.00

Publication: Harper’s Bazaar Latin America

Photographer: Manolo Campion

Model: Athena Wilson

Styled By: Nina Sterghiou

Make-Up: Aya Komatsu

Hair: Kenshin Asano

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Photo Source | Fashion Gone Rogue

Let us know what you think of the editorial? Do you enjoy the sharp, almost clinical simplicity of the photos or is it not your cup of tea? Leave your thoughts in the comments!

Xoxo

Indiverve

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Friday Favorites: Post Halloween Regroup

As per usual, this week we were fortunate to cross paths (in real life and virtually) with several photographers, designers and artists that captivated and inspired us. We also had the pleasure of enjoying a delicious dinner in an unexpected (but very popular – how had we not been there before?!) location. Being that yesterday was Halloween, we also took it upon ourselves to find the best candy shop in Vancouver in regards to selection, quality, customer service and overall charm and ambiance (we take our candy very, very seriously at Indiverve).

1. Lucas David Morgan Photography

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Photo Credit | Lucas David Morgan 

We happened across Mr. Morgan’s fantastic photos on Twitter as a happy accident. We were immediately struck by the artistic composition of each of his photos. Some look so natural and yet so filled with fantasy and magic. Whether he is shooting an editorial or at an event, his photos are always captivating, interesting, and unusual. He doesn’t just go to an event and click away at his camera and record the event. He captures the spirit, ambiance and energy of the event.  We love this guy’s photos and we hope to see more of them!

2. Bitstrips

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Photo Credit | Bloomberg Business Week

We don’t know about you, but for the most part we use social media for its most essential, root purpose. To communicate with each other, our friends and family, and our customers and potential customers. Games and other like-apps tend to annoy many people as they clog up ones news-feed and notifications list (as so-and-so invites us yet again to play “Candy Crush Saga” or “Kitchen Scramble”). That being said, we love Bitstrip for finding another creative way for us to communicate with those in our network.  Whether they are used as greeting cards, status updates, or are just created as a fun way to reach out to a friend – they appeal to our sense of nostalgia – who didn’t read comic books as a kid and who didn’t want to be their own comic-book character? No one. Bitstrips has also created a program to help stop bullying. Called the “Stop Bullying, Speak Up” Challenge, participants are encouraged to post inspirational comics meant to support bullying victims and encourage bullies and those who witness bullies to stop this social epidemic. Using humor and creativity to stop social injuctice! We are onboard!

3. Save on Meats

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Photo Credit | SaveonMeats

Save-on-Meats, temporarily located at  No 1 Cordova, is a not-so-hidden Vancouver haven. Delicious, dirt-cheap food, large portions, and friendly staff are only a few of the reasons that this restaurant made our FF list.  Save-on-Meats also has a penchant for assisting those in need within the Vancouver community and has partnered with a variety of non-profit organizations, a couple being PLEA (assisting children and young adults who are facing/have faced hardships such as abuse and sexual exploitation) and Atira (assisting women who are dealing with/have dealt with domestic violence). Save-On-Meats diligantly supports and provides food for residents of Vancouver’s Downtown East side and is definitely a business that we support and will return to.

4. Coco & Vera

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Photo Credit | Coco & Vera

Coco & Vera is a blog created and run by FASHION Canada Style Panel and StyleList Canada Style Council member Cee Fardoe. The blog was created in 2010 by Cee and her friend Rachel Goldman who sought to share their love for the art of apparel.  While Rachel has moved on to other pursuits, Cee now runs the blog from both Vancouver and Paris, France.  The blog is a stunning mixture of Cee’s elegant,  oh-so covetable personal style and her travel adventures. Cee is a jet-setter and since we have a strong-case of wander-lust, we love to live vicariously through her blog. We are also thrilled to say that Cee will be collaborating with us on an endeavor in the near future! For what you ask? Stay tuned.

5. Frankie’s Candy

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Photo Credit | Frankie’s Candy Bar

Calling all candy-addicts! So as we mentioned before, Halloween is an absolutely bizarre holiday. Truly weird. Nonetheless, there are people in North America who go crazy for Halloween and take the holiday to the extreme. Though it is no longer October 31st, sugar-fiends can get their fix at Frankie’s Candy Bar at 5305 West Blvd. in Kerrisdale. Not only does this sweet little gem contain all of the commercial treats that we know and love, it also carries a wide assortment of gourmet, novelty,old-fashioned and imported British candies (the floral gums are our favorite). The staff are incredibly sweet and charming and the decor of the place is like that of an old-fashioned candy bar. A fun destination for kiddies and adults alike.