15 February 2010


You can't be everything, right? I mean, you can't be GOOD at everything - it is simply not possible. And I am okay with that. sort of... But in order for me to improve at what I want to be good at, I have come to one conclusion.

I am not a stylist. not. at. all.


I need a stylist. I need someone who has an eye for composition - a much better eye than I have. Someone who wants to put fabulous settings together and then let me go to work with light and angles and Ruby.

A stylist. that is all I need.

I simply adore Atlanta Bartlett. I know, you are probably thinking "how many girl-crushes can this girl have???", right? Well, let me tell you, I have a LOT of them, and the list grows every once in a while.

Atlanta is my dream stylist. D-R-E-A-M Her eye is exactly what I see in my head but can't seem to organize in reality. she. has. it.


What I wouldn't give for one day of shooting with her styling the shoot. (okay, seriously, I wouldn't give my kids or anything - or my husband, or my home, but other than that, I am pretty open to offers...)

Couldn't you just melt into these photos?

Especially these - as we all know how close airstreams are to my heart~

And her outdoor dining settings not only inspire me photographically, but they make me want to create something this lovely here on the farm.

~all photos courtesy of the amazing Atlanta Bartlett


Little Emma said...

You're so right, Atlanta Bartlett creates magic atmosphere. And these photos are very inspiring...

La Dolfina said...

I can totally understand your crush!
Beautiful images... thanks for sharing

Martha said...

Oh how I DEFINITELY need a stylist too...I am not good at all...but I am defniitely okay with learning as much as I can...beautiful images:)

Jenea said...

Mimi!!! Thank you for this great link!!! Atlanta is really very interesting and proffesional artist!!! =)

Low Tide High Style said...

Atlanta Bartlett does have quite the eye, I love everything she does! I do have to say though that your photos and your own styling aren't too shabby either!

Kat :)

Debi Ward Kennedy said...

Such beautiful images and defined style... she's very talented!

I'd happily assist you as a photo stylist, Kimberly, and I'm looking forward to next month's session here on our farm!

Ticking and Toile said...

I agree, those images are just amazing!! You can do it!! :-)


Thanks for the beautiful pictures!

Emily said...

gorgeous pictures! I relate...I don't have an eye for placing things, having good angles, and getting colors right...thanks for sharing!

Irene b said...

you can't immagine how I understand you...Such a atmosphere!
you are lucky: to be able to recognize beauty is a dowry like to create it

My Yellow House said...

I have the same crush on her! Honestly, I look at her books everyday!
You don't need a stylist though because you have gorgeous home! :)


sweetpea said...

she is fabulous. i'm sure you are much better than you give yourself credit for.



DustyLu said...

I want to be a stylist so bad. It is my dream and I hope to someday get there! thanks for sharing! ~lulu

Dreamy Whites said...

Atlanta is my favorite. I love all the pictures you chose. She has a way of making you feel like you are there.
Thanks for sharing.
Take Care,
p.s. However I don't think you need a stylist. Your pictures are amazing!

a.love said...

Her photography and styling ARE beautiful.
I have to tell you--this post made me smile--because I look at your photography and your art and think, "What I wouldn't give to be more like Kim!"
I too know I can't be good at everything--I just don't think I'm that OK with it ;) I mean, I don't care about being good at math, but when it comes to creating, I sure wish I were good at it all!

Kacey said...

Gorgeous pictures! She does have such an eye, doesn't she? I've often wished for a stylist's eye as well, but I definitely don't have the touch. Good thing we're surrounded by so much inspiration via blogs and books!

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Okay, friend...

You are good at putting things together, silly Frenchie! :)

Just wait until you are posing in front of Mabel with your rockin' 50's dress and my lens in your mug :)

Mélanie said...

I love these ambiances , the last picture makes me dream about summer

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,dear Mimi!-)*

That's true...we coudn't to be good in everything!
If I look at you photos selection,I think:''These are SO stylisch,so nice, simply gorgeous!''
Dear Mimi,you have really good feelings about style at home!
Thank you so much for sharing these photos and you thougts!-)))

Many love and hugs,


AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Are you kidding me? Every photo you take is breathtaking!

The photos you posted are beautiful, though.

Rosa Blu said...

Love these pics, I also have a book of Atlanta Bartlett in my collection.

Your blog is so nice, thank you for sharing these wonderful pics!

Clarity said...

I've seen individual photos before, now the entire collection makes me realise there was one mind behind those dreamy settings. Thank you for the introduction. Bookmarking & smiling!

P.S. genius's see the big picture and the small details - even her lighting inside the "caravan" - I know there is a word for it in America, but I can't think of it.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

yes, 100% gorgeousness. crush on, i say.


Lori said...

Well ~ I think you are pretty fabulous yourself ~ but you can have your girl crush! xo

Elyse said...

i was JUST looking at the country home (feb '09, i believe) which features atlanta, her adorable family and amazing home. i look at those pages over and over. they are always so inspiring. so simple and yet so dazzling. she is definitely girl-crush worthy.


Lisa said...

I'm good at everything. And I mean everything. See how good I was at telling a lie? tee hee

Bonnie said...

I have a crush on your crush!

Did I mention I crush on your beautiful photos and inspirational posts as well?!

Give yourself some credit, you are pretty darn awesome. :)

Morgane said...

I love this style too , especially for my "vacations" holidays ! Love the colors she use , they 're giving a feeling of pureness ! I wish i have that "eye" too !
Bonne journée et Bonne semaine , je pars en week-end jeudi à Bordeaux !

FEDERICA said...

She creates stunning sets. Love her works!
Thanks for entered my giveaway!
Good luck!

Kasey said...

hey you.
i could always use her to come to my home;-)

Frenchy chick said...

Yes! I love the white.....Craving for pink with white.
Come say hi!

vosges paris said...

I love her work and I just love their beach studios... some of yhose houses are so amazing.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Dreamy. . . . Love it all!

Kato said...

Yes! Those were so lovely they made my heart hurt! She can come and style my house if she wants!

Kato said...

Yes! So lovely it made my heart heart! She can come and style my house if she wishes!

shabbyscraps said...

oh my gosh you do NOT need a stylist!! you have a gorgeous eye, you just don't know it!! You vignettes are gorgeous!
xoxo, Tiffany

Renate said...

Så inspirerende og vakre bilder!!Ja, man får faktisk lyst til å vandre inn i bildet....God helg!!