{#2} FONT FAVORITE + DRESS LOVE | Edition 02 | In love with Strangelove and Alberta Ferretti…

SO!  Quick story:

I found a baby booger on the family picture collage closest to the ground on our fridge.  How do I know it’s a baby booger?  Well, because (and may I say here that I can’t believe you’re even asking me this) no one around here is in the practice of leaving boogies on photographs ’round the home, and because my 3-yr-old nephew 1) is about the height of the photo, and 2) was here last month.  So thanks, Mr. Tiny, I appreciate the nasal memento of your visit.

Speaking of sticking things onto photographs, here’s a fun fact: someone close to my family is recently divorced, and in the collage that holds the boogie-laden picture is another image that holds this person and his ex-wife.  WELL…  My very funny, very outspoken older sister decided to go around our home and stick meanie faces on each of the images holding the likeness of his ex.  Seriously, this happened.  And the little stick figure grimacing heads are still on those photos.  (His ex had turned out to be a pretty deceitful/duplicitous person, so taping construction paper faces over the faces of ill-meaning people is sort of within the realm of acceptable in my book.)  Just thought I’d share that little story with you guys.  ‘Cause those faces make me laugh, and they make him laugh when he sees them.  And that’s a good thing, right Martha?

Moving on!

I adore two things today, aside from the oh-so-lovely Amy Michelson in today’s first post.  I strongly dig Alberta Ferretti Spring 2011 looks, and I heavily lust after Strangelove Next, a hand-drawn type that consists of a narrow version, a newer expanded version and, even newer, a combo of the two which just blows up in your faces to make the written word more interesting and jarring than you’ve ever expected it to be.

Alberta Ferretti’s spring 2011 campaign makes me shiver with an almost – yeah I’m gonna say it – sexual response.  Not to be pervy.  But sometimes dresses, the right dresses, do that to me.  Don’t even try to act like you don’t get a blissful rush when you see a dress that has existed only in your dreams until the moment you see it appear before you eyes.

I must mention that photographer Paolo Roversi and model Sasha Pivovarova are the unstoppable duo involved in this campaign.  They bring these looks to life like no one else can, and I can’t stop staring at the hotness.

Fashion: Alberta Ferretti via Fashion Gone Rogue / Font: Strangelove Next

What think you? :)

xoxo!  – Alison

P.S. – I hope you like free wedding printables, because they’re on their way to your faces quite soon.  How’s tomorrow sound? :)  We’ve also got more giveaways, including more free photography, free fashion, and free letterpress, coming in extremely soon to TKB.  Hope you’re as excited as we are!!!!!!

Label(s): {Fashion}, {Font Love}

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  1. gigi on January 20, 2011

    I Looooooove this post. All the dresses are gorgeous.
    The “meanie face ” story is hysterical.

  2. Lauren Elise on January 20, 2011

    You must have read my mind because I have been looking for a font just like that one (great price too)! Awesome font pick! Oh yeah, and the dresses aren’t too bad either. :)

  3. Farrah on January 20, 2011

    You have the coolest posts. Dresses and a font pick are exactly what this fashion-obsessed typophile ordered. Awesome.

  4. Steph {bubblerock} on January 20, 2011

    Oh Alison. There is only you to make them like that – the Font Series! Intertwined with wedding goodness and crazy story!

    Love the modern look of this font. Very clean. Love…

  5. lizzie @ love your way on January 20, 2011

    i LOVE strangelove. excellent inspiration for today, thanks alison!

  6. Matthew Duerksen on January 20, 2011

    Great typeface! I love hand written fonts!

  7. BR on January 20, 2011

    Love it all and YOU! That 3rd dress needs to be mine for sure. I need it for my closet filled with un-finery. That font is pretty fab as well. Great choices as usual!

  8. Rachel on January 20, 2011

    That lacy sheer number is muchos lovely. I would even wear it to the beach!

  9. postcards and pretties on January 20, 2011

    those dresses are divine.

  10. Stephanie Reinish Photography on January 20, 2011

    Yay! That’s my logo font!! :)

  11. The Demoiselle on January 20, 2011

    You do know how to mix it right up don’t you! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING THIS!!

  12. Lena on January 20, 2011

    That type face is amazing-I could not be happier that you’re featuring your favorites!

    Also, your boogie story made me giggle. Hard.

  13. Alexandra on January 21, 2011

    LOVE Strangelove! It was contender for my next font post too. There is just something about it and it looks killer letterpress printed :) Great choice!


  14. Kate/MagnoliaRouge on January 23, 2011

    I am dying over those dresses… really!! I want that little mini one with the ruffle down the front… oh and while we’re at it the body to go in it :-)

  15. Julie Taylor on January 23, 2011

    I love Alberta Ferretti’s creations, I just made a hair piece for an actress in L.A. she had me make it to wear with her Ferretti gown.

  16. noelle on January 24, 2011

    Love the gowns AND the font so much, they work really nicely together! I’m saving this post for my sister’s future wedding that isn’t happening yet but will someday.

  17. Vicki on July 2, 2011

    Wow! The dresses are gorgeous and so is the FONT! I have more love for fonts than I do dresses… jeans is more my style! ha But my daughter is a DRESS lover!! And she is marrying this fall. So exciting and fun planning. I hope you check out my font friday post. I will be back to see what you’re up to next ;)


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