stylist vanessa macphail

If the opportunity ever arose I think I would want Vanessa Macphail to be my fashion stylist. I just LOVE every single piece she features on her blog The Paper Planes. Of course, that would be underselling her range of talents because she also has a great photographic eye, too. All the images are dreamy. Definitely one of my favourite places to stop and sigh.

Which five words best describe you? Adventurous, creative, happy, petite, inspired.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? My first job was a waitress... but my first real job (and current job) im working as a web/graphic designer. Hopefully this will put me on a good path.
What's your proudest achievement? Getting a job straight out of college would have to be my proudest achievement. I studied graphic design for 3 months after school and have been working for the past year and a bit as a designer. I'm proud I was able to find the motivation to work hard for what I want and figure it all out early.
What's been your best descision? Choosing to study graphic design; I love loving what I am doing.
Who inspires you? My biggest dose of inspiration comes from blogs, I have a list (on my blog) that I visit daily without fail, the people behind them are all amazing with wonderful imaginations and dreams... I also love flickr, I could look at others' photographs for hours and hours. Creative people in general amaze me, I love being surrounded by them, learning how they work and seeing what they create.
What are you passionate about? Life, love, design.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Not to worry about what others think.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? I'm going to have to choose 2.
Tim Walker & Andy Warhol, their imaginations are amazing.
What dream do you still want to fulfil? At the moment I am dreaming of moving to France, travelling Europe, owning my own design studio... And while we are dreaming here, I would love love love to work for Vogue.
What are you reading? I'm not reading anything in particular at the moment. Though I always have
The Goddess Guide and The Goddess Experience by Gisele Scanlon handy - they are beautiful books. I also recently finished reading Bringing Home the Birkin by Michael Tonello, which I loved.

Images via
The Paper Planes

1. from Lolita
2. from
flickr of Sonia Rykiel Spring Summer 2008
3. from
flickr and French Glamour
4. from
Lolita and Patrick Demarchelier

5. from A glamorous little side project and tatielle