Elisabeth Panepinto is a young photographer from Belgium. Her work is extraordinary in the way she is able to so effectively capture the dazzling beauty of the equine form. Both her black and white and her color photographs are stunning. I love the unique ways in which she orients and crops her compositions. She is definitely a talent to be looking out for in the coming years. I would love to own a huge coffee table book featuring her work.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Margaret Vera's gorgeous bit bracelets are versatile, chic and reasonably priced at just $36.00 each (available in her Etsy Shop). These bracelets, made using beautiful real leather, are neutral enough that they can be worn with many different outfits. I have worn mine to several different events and places over the past few months (even to the barn!). I love incorporating pieces that give a nod my equestrian lifestyle when I am out and about each day. Plus, these beautiful gorgeous bracelets are made in the USA!
I wore these bracelets while I was at the Washington International Horse Show. I loved stacking this larger bit bracelet with my delicate gold Beau & Stella horse bit bracelet.
I took this photo while apple picking in September. I have worn this brown and silver bracelet so many times since I received it. The leather is really beautiful—a nice natural brown that goes with everything! Plus, as I mentioned above, I have even worn this bracelet to the barn; these bracelets are well-made and sturdy.
One thing that I really love about Margaret Vera's leather bracelets is how comfortable they are to wear. I spend a lot of time typing at the computer each day between writing content for Cavalcade and writing articles for Equestrian Culture and most of the time I find myself taking my bracelets off after about five minutes of trying to type with them on. Margaret Vera's bit bracelets are made fit your wrist so they don't feel clunky and the leather straps are very soft. I actually usually forget that I am wearing them!
These would be the perfect stocking stuffers or Christmas presents for barn friends!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
The Devon Horse Show's Fall Classic took place a few months ago, but I was so impressed by the photos of Five Girls and a Horse's booth at the show that I still wanted to share them. Five Girls and a Horse is a collective shop featuring gorgeous handmade and vintage goods. Lauren Radvansky, the founder of EQUINE by Lauren, is a part of the Five Girls and a Horse team and was kind enough to send me a collection of photos of their lovely booth display!
These photos are great inspiration for fellow equestrian crafters and businesses that vend at horse shows. The atmosphere Five Girls and a Horse created in their booth was elegant yet friendly and inviting. It looks more like a professionally designed room than a temporary booth display!
I particularly love the way Lauren chose to display her bookends, coat hooks, and jewelry hangers. The industrial minimalist look of the shelving units do not overwhelm the bookends and compliment their contrasting natural aesthetic. The plain white wall she used to hang her clothing and bridle racks on really makes them stand out! The white wall was also a huge part of what transformed the shed into a finished looking store.
I hope that you enjoyed these photos and that they were able to inspire you if you are vending at a future show! Thank you Lauren for sharing these great images with us!