Thursday, January 9, 2014

Current Obsession: Violet Grey

Inspiration can come from many different sources.  I'm currently working on two weddings with wildly different aesthetics (Great Gatsby glamour with Prohibition excess for this one and Barn Chic for the other). I don't just select images related to those projects.  Before I start curating, I focus on getting inspired. I look everywhere and can find inspiration in the most unusual places.

One source that is now on heavy rotation for me is Violet Grey.  I read about the website in Vogue magazine this past fall and then it came up again at LuckyFABB.  My favorite part of the website are the incredibly curated posts of photo shoots along with the tremendous amount of work that goes behind the scenes. I also love that the posts are filed under the name of the make-up artist, not just the star.




On top of these fabulous photo shoot posts, there is also a series of tutorials.  I don't necessarily read the tutorials for the actual how-to, but to find out what products are being used. The products tend to be high end rather than the High/Low mix you might find in most magazines. Violet Grey girls, it seems, follow a money-is-no-object philosophy.

The plan, according to the article in Vogue, is to add an e-commerce site with hard to find beauty products.  I am thrilled for this addition because of my serious obsession with beauty products.  While I get my fix regularly at Sephora and Ulta I have gotten chills from finding a really good product at a pharmacy in France and Boots in the UK.  

If you fall down the rabbit hole of Violet Grey, please let me know what you think.  I literally can spend hours there looking at all of the images!


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