Friday, April 30, 2010

Layers upon Layers

Model: Giedre Dukauskaite | Photography: John Lindquist

Not sure if you have seen this editorial circulating around the web (featured in the March edition of Vogue Turkey) or not... but thought I would share because that dress worn in the first photo completely takes my breath away!! From the gorgeous soft pink to ruffles in all the right places... this is one intricately crafted and stunning gem!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Endless daydreams on this restless sunny day

This is Pepe Jeans, bringing you some oh-so-casual and perfectly pretty spring outfits for inspiration.

Couldn't think of a lovelier way to wear denim!

Oh so Nautical

It's not only nautical-inspired clothing making waves on the fashion front this season.

Subtle details and accessories are the way to go. That's why I love these items from Japan, they are so easy to incorporate into outfits and make this trend all the more refreshing and modern without going overboard... excuse the pun!

A Trip into the Wild and Blue

Model: Angela Lindvall | Photography: Yelena Yemchuk | Stylist: Samira Nasr

Angela Lindvall looking gorgeous and perfectly at ease in denim for this nature-inspired countryside photoshoot. These Gianvito Rossi over-the-knee boots are stunning!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Year in Japan

Images taken by me, 28/04/2010

A birthday book for days to remember, year after year. . .

I bought this for myself today. Beautifully illustrated by Kate Williamson, this little notebook is great for keeping in the desk drawer to record all the important dates and anniversaries that we sometimes lose track of. This is better than your ordinary calendar because it can be used over and over and has monthly dividers for ease of reference. No more copying of dates from old diaries into new ones at the start of the year!

A very elegant Beauty

Model: Julia Stegner | Photographer: Sølve Sundsbø

Clean lines and one killer jumpsuit. Swoon.

Classic Vogue: 1910 - Gibson Girls and Embroidered hats

Reading my copy of Vogue today made me realise I never got around to finish posting the Classic Vogue Covers collection that I started last year. I have decided to bring it back for good...

Previous posts you may have missed: A Celebration of Vintage Design, 1909 - The Year that Was

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

English manors and old country cottages

To live a graceful and timeless old English lifestyle would be my ultimate dream come true.

Could anyone not be inspired by the rays of sunshine, stone manors and cobblestone pavements that quaint English countrysides have to offer? I can't think of a more perfect place to spend winter holidays... I imagine mornings in the country would involve a little bit of photography, a light brunch by the lake, some sketching and painting and then hours of freedom on a bicycle to explore, reflect, breathe... Nights would be spent cosying up to the fireplace with a rug, a good novel and a glass of vintage wine, completely disconnected from the busy modern world that we live in today. Nothing could be more perfect...

So, can you imagine the happiness I felt when I stumbled across these pictures today? Everything about this editorial is beautifully breathtaking, from the overall tone to the models and classy outfits. These are the shots that have renewed my love of rolling hills, lush green topiaries, tweed, wellies and vintage bicycles... all in a way that can't be described with words. My heart flutters for this splendid place and I so desperately wish I could be there.

Oh English countryside, why must you be so charming?

Freja Beha by Craig McDean

Here is one tough ballerina rocking Alexander Wang, Ann Demeulemeester and Roberto Cavalli. A stunning editorial by Freja and Craig - I love this interpretation and those crazy shoes! ♥

Model: Freja Beha Erichsen | Photography: Craig McDean

Etsy Love: Pine cones and clothes pins

This week at Etsy, I am loving all things earthy and rose pink:

Pine cone necklace @ ADragonflysDream

Agate butterfly soap/lotion dispenser @ AugustMoonArt

Lilac bouquet handmade soap @ innerearthsoaps

Love clothes pins @ myadobecottage

Red heart burlap bags @ funkyshique

Sprout garden herb makers @ jCranejewelry