Paris - ville de mon cœur, j'espère vous trouverez la tranquillité.

As I mentioned on Twitter last night, the news from Paris left me absolutely heart-wrenched. A part of me is always in Paris, and I feel its pain like a phantom limb. May help conquer harm, may love conquer hate.

May each of us strive to be one of the helpers. With open eyes & heart, there is always a need and always a way.

~ Kambriel

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Hallow's morn

Hallow's Eve may get all the glory, but its dawn can be rather magical too. These two photos are from early this morning ~ capturing the ephemeral change from blush-of-rose to an aurelian glow in a matter of mere moments:



About a week ago, I found my 2015 Halloween pumpkin in Bat Cave (how apropos) and there was a rather adorable ghost which had a note beside it proclaiming, "I'm real!!!"


I feel like the caption to this photo should be, "Me and my pumpkin army, ~that's~ who."


And because any self-respecting kitchen witch should probably be sure to stock "Cauldron Cooked" jam...


May you have a delightfully wicked, spiritually connected, and enchanted Hallowe'en full of good tricks & desired treats <3

~ Kambriel
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Kambriel in Faerie Magazine - Autumn issue!


There’s a Kambriel interview & fashion feature in Faerie Magazine’s enchanting Autumn issue available in book stores now & online here: http://www.faeriemag.com/products/faerie-magazine-issue-32-autumn-2015-print

It’s a truly sumptuous issue with additional features on the Alnwick Poison Garden, Tea: the other Green Fairy, previews from the upcoming collaborative tarot project featuring my designs & the mystical photo-art of DividingMe, mushroom foraging, Autumnal recipes, throwing magical parties & more!

~ Kambriel

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The Magic of Making

What a wonderful surprise to see these fantastic kylecassidy photos of neil-gaiman for Joan of Dark’s new book Geek Knits in which he's wearing her Sherlock inspired scarf & deerstalker (and also stealthily wearing his black cashmere Kambriel overcoat)!

There’s something intrinsically magical about handmade things. Making things by hand can become a kind of meditation, a gentle spell-weaving as thoughts, energies, wishes are stitched into fabric, knit in with yarn. Creations move on to their intended recipients, but a connection remains and years can pass where even the tiniest appearance of a detail or shadowy silhouette is enough to recognize a piece from afar… It’s like an amaranthine pleasure which never fades, seeing something made with care, living its life & being enjoyed. In a world flooded with the mass-produced, it’s important to keep this magic/craft of handmaking treasures, of imbuing pieces with love, care, and perhaps some enchantment, alive & well.

~ Kambriel

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