1. the end of innocence.

“all too few are the occasions in life when, with mind content, eyes surfeited with beauty, heart light, retentive, and almost empty, there comes a moment for the senses to be filled to overflowing."


2. night school lessons.

"whatever we build in the imagination will accomplish itself in the circumstance of our lives."

-w.b. yeats

3. i live for secret places and magic moments and point reyes is one of my favorite destinations.

"one can sit next to the falls with feet dangling over the edge of the cliff and watch ocean breakers and white caps, seagulls and sandpipers... while marveling at the power and beauty of alamere falls."

4. an essential guide to magical living.

“when we love, we always strive to become better than we are. when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too."
-paulo coelho

5. literary beauty.

"i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)"
- e.e. cummings

6. newly acquired gems.

"i love what is realistic because i think that it is more poetic. life is much more poetic than anything you can imagine."
-georges franju



Michele Janezic is a San Francisco-based fashion designer, whose work blends the smart sophistication of New York (where she's from) with the lyric spirit of Northern California's woods and coasts. Looking at anything she does shows that Janezic seeks out beauty the way a bird might seek straw for its nest, gathering it up as the material of basic existence. And one look at her reading list (right down to the words she provided for each image) makes clear that the beauty she gathers is more than just fashionable; Michele's books mean a lot to her actual daily living, and that's pretty beautiful all by itself.

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