9.29.2009

Loving... Confessions Edition

Susannah Conway's gorgeous photo from Frankie magazines photo book...

Every once in a while I feel compelled to confess my secret love of pink (the last time was about a year and a half ago in case you're keeping track...) I don't know why it feels so shameful to harbor a secret adoration for the fair color, but well... it does.

I don't wear pink or use it to decorate, no, instead I fully channel my love for it through the girlies who love it in ways that I can't even begin to compete with, so they're an easy foil. I do fear that Audrey's starting to fail me a bit, as a week or so ago she declared her bedroom might be a bit...too pink. As if.

Millie on the other hand is still firmly on board...my little "Pinkalicious" (thank goodness.) Last night we went for some celebratory gelato (Audrey had a good day at school), and she insisted on a scoop of the most girlie, pepto pink flavor possible -- bubble gum (yuck.) I tried to convince her this wasn't a good idea, but she persisted and then proceeded to play with her gelato while pilfering bites of our (not as pretty but far tastier) chocolate.

So there you have it, a long intro to a whole slew of pink things I'm currently loving... Enjoy.

The cover of the new Frankie Magazine Photo Book...Can't wait to see the rest!


Dwell Studio's pink kissed pillow -- I especially love pink when it's tempered with a dark moody color... (via all modern)


Linda and Harriet's chandelier cards...


Maxine Sutton's miracle kits... I'm going to get a set of these to embroider with Audrey, so cool and clever and something she could tackle...


This groovy alternative to a mobile... (via all modern)


Fréya's lovely (and appropriate for many of my beloved) print.


And last but not least, my pink lovin' girl hanging out with Bryan's dad... Millie and her grandfather have quite a lovely relationship. It's v. sweet.

24 comments:

Lily G. said...

I love all the pink in the pictures!

Estelle said...

O.k. I need that print and that pillow. I love pink (always have, always will). That photo of Millie with her grandfather is really wonderful.

Amanda Nicole said...

I hear ya - I don't wear pink or have it around the home, but I do love it in little details. Wonderful pic of your little one with her grandfather :)

pamwares said...

nice picks. My favorite...the miracle kits. very cool!

Rachel said...

I have to admit that I share the same shameful love. I think it's just so sweet and flattering. I don't wear it, but I take full advantage of Valentine's day and embrace card making.

mb said...

Joslyn,
Check out Shelter blog. Your dining area is one of the photos featured.

You may have already known that.
mb

Joslyn said...

mb -- just saw that! thanks for the tip ;-)

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i'm right there with you...i think pink is such a lovely way to feel girly and pretty, but i rarely wear it! this post may have changed that...

Heidi said...

Yay for pink foils! My eye is always drawn to pink too, but I look pretty bad in it. Luckily my Matilda doesn't.

Megan Taylor said...

really enjoying your blog! i grew up in a pink room--pink walls, pink bed, pink dollhouse, pink curtains, the works--because it was my favorite girlhood color, obviously. and then for years and years--repressed! no pink! and finally, now, i've embraced it again! i heart pink! have you seen, "funny face"? the audrey hepburn movie from the 50's? well, the opening song is called "think pink"--i recommend! it's amazing for pink lovers...

Simply Mel said...

Oh I adore Pink! Light, blush pink is my favorite! I was on cloud 9 the moment I knew I was having a girl - my pink kharma was good to me.

Carolyn said...

I LOVE PINK!! Within 5 minutes of meeting me, you'd know I love pink. Not because I wear it, but b/c it's always around me. Water bottles, staples, pens, stickers, nails, makeup bags, folders, notebooks, picture frames... Oh and I also have a hot pink wall in my apartment. :) Yay pink!! This is why I MUST have daughters...

Carol said...

Life is too short. If you like pink this much then wear it, decorate with it, use it. Why not? Heck, do a pink skunk stripe in your hair.

My favorite pink moment: Gwen Stefani's wedding dress.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ah....so lovely. All of these pink picks are so very lovely...and you know what? I adore pink, wear it, decorate with it, embrace it! There! I said it! :)
xo
Melis

SimplyGrove said...

The last image is soooo sweet!! I am huge fan of pink myself:)

Laura Trevey said...

very cool chandelier cards :)

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

Callie Grayson said...

that first image is just pretty!
and the last image completely and utterly adorable!!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Adorable! Love the last photo so much, I can't even put it into words. And that pillow from Dwell, well I love it second...

xo

Joslyn said...

Carol -- oooh GS's wedding dress was a good moment!

ha can you imagine if i showed up for work with a pink skunk stripe ;-)

Monica from Hola!design said...

the last picture is so sweet! I'm a pink lover, too!

betsy and iya said...

oh, I love this post! I've always been a purple gal, myself---but as of late, I've found myself drawn to the pinky pinks. I have such a similar photo that I took outside of my studio in Portland to the first photo you posted...in fact, upon first glance, I thought it was mine.

Marie-Eve said...

there is no shame...
One day, I decided to paint my studio in a soft, but still pink, pink. Bad idea. That was the end of my love fir that color!

Jennifer Ramos said...

Pink looks so nice in almost everything. NICE post!

Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'
www.madebygirl.com <
madebygirl.blogspot.com

Fern & Feather said...

Out of all the colors in the rainbow I would have to agree that Pink is a guilty pleasure... lovely post.