To drag out the desert theme on this blog even further here are some more photos I’ve been gathering for inspiration. Next week I have a shoot planned with Jamie, and it’s going to be (I think) vaguely desert themed–I say vaguely because we’re shooting it around Atlanta and far from any deserts. I can’t help but think how amazing it would be to shoot in a real desert, especially when I see editorials like these two. The Venetia Scott one, Desert Rose, was shot a few years ago but still looks really great and new, and I can’t get over the Marc by Marc Jacobs in its heyday-esque styling and how adorable Siri Tollerod is in desert snowbird settings. And White Mischief is my favorite Tim Walker editorial in a long time. I don’t love all of it (some of it gets too close to white woman among the natives territory) but there are parts of it that are more beautiful than anything I’ve seen recently. The inspiration for it is interesting (reckless British aristocrats in Kenya in the ’30s and ’40s), and the white dresses are especially magical with the desert as a backdrop.