light! color! spring!

As we tiptoed through the legion of vari-hued tulips in Central Park over the weekend, I thought of these wondrously vibrant images by photographer Sølve Sundsbø. We had just taken in the Met's Bonnard exhibit for the third and final time (it closed Sunday); there, too, I was rejuvenated by the luminous yellow, turquoise, vermillion and fuschia palette.

This Sundsbø-Bonnard color connection is a thing of beauty in itself.

:sundsbø images, v magazine via foto decadent; pierre bonnard, still life with fruit (1939), met museum


sonia rykiel, alchemist

Do you remember these plumed diaphonous creations from Sonia Rykiel, spring 2008?

What were her influences, I wonder.

The peony?

The rose?

Gertrude McFuzz?

Regardless, I find these gowns so delicious and beautiful, they serve as a mild antidepressant. Even the typically dour models look genuinely joyful. That's saying something.

:ultrathew flickr; gertrude mcfuzz © theodore and audrey geisel