garden of love

So far my time working with Hour Detroit has been fantastic - Cassidy, the art director, is creative and a blast to work with, and we have collaborated on some pretty amazing shoots. The latest to hit newsstands is the cover story for the February bridal fashion issue, and I love the darkly romantic vibe. It took awhile for this shoot to get its groove, but once photographer Jenny Risher made some dramatic lighting adjustments, Kelly Mitre and Andrea Kaczocha edged up the hair and makeup, and we started playing around with the flowers, everything clicked into place. Check out the full shoot after the jump!


the hunt: work horse work bags

My beloved work bag in on it's last legs. For close to 10 years, it's faithfully lugged my laptop to and from class, work, the airport, coffee shops, photo shoots, and everywhere in between. I found it at Express while I was still in college, and although the straps are unraveling and the zippers aren't that zippy anymore, I can't give the damn thing up. It's just an absolutely perfect work bag - roomy, exterior pockets for easy access to cell phone, keys, and other essentials, wear-with-everything black patent leather...But I know the time will come when my perfect bag won't be able to bear the burden of my computer, magazines, notebooks, iPad, and everything else I carry with me on any given day. It's time to start the search for a replacement, and these chic work horses would definitely get the job done.

1/ Pour La Victoire Nouveau Tote
Made of sturdy black leather, this sleek, stylish tote by Pour La Victoire - a brand I can't get enough of - has zipper gussets that expand to allow more room for workday essentials.
$445, Shopbop


welcome to the new rebeccavoigt.com!


I've been plugging away at a new design for my portfolio website off and on for a few months, and I'm happy to say it is finally finished and ready for the world to see! It was one of my goals for the New Year to get the new site up and running, and it feels good to check this task off my to-do list. I would love to hear what you all think of the new site! Check it out at www.rebeccavoigt.com and leave me a comment below or on Facebook or Twitter!


arts and crafts: antlers and axes

Right before New Year's Eve, I was called upon to put together a last minute home decor feature for the February issue of Hour. I wasn't expecting to work over the holiday, but the story gave me a chance to work outside my usual sartorial area of expertise, which is always a fun challenge. It also gave me the chance to pull some adorable home goods from some of my favorite downtown shopping destinations, including City Bird. While returning the pieces from the shoot, I couldn't help but shop around a little. Imagine my excitement when I spied a copy of Sibling's "Antlers and Axes" print - I had been eyeing it for months on designer Alisa Bobzien's Etsy store, but just hadn't gotten around to ordering it. Here's a little tidbit from the Sibling blog about the inspiration behind this print:
...the motifs in this design are very much inspired by my Dad, an outdoorsman who believed in living off the land as much as possible - hunting and fishing to feed his family, tapping the maple trees behind our house to make syrup, and heating our house every winter solely by a wood stove and the firewood he had chopped himself. He was always trying to instill in me and my siblings the same wonder in nature that he had found.
So beautiful, and it reminds me so much of my relationship with my own mom and growing up on our family farm. I can't wait to hang this print on my wall.

"Antlers and Axes" print by Sibling, $20, at City Bird or Etsy. See more from Sibling at siblingdesign.com.