Love how Tatiana has worn her hi-lo/dipped hem dress: cinched with a belt to make it empire line-ish and black laced up ankle boots. The way she has styled her look reminds me a little of Laura's look....
Yesterday, when it was teaming with rain here in London, I saw 3 separate girls wearing army jackets/anoraks over dresses and thought they looked great. Inspired by their looks, I decided to post the photos of this girl and Jac (see post above) from couture in Paris....both wearing an army jacket in very different ways. If you don't already have one in your wardrobe, vintage/charity stores always seem to have a few in stock (there is one vintage shop in the Marais in Paris which always seems to have a couple available).
Such a fresh, pretty summery look: a lovely white peplum top, jeans, wedges and a basket bag (so chic and so often confined to fruit and veg shopping at the markets, or carrying things to the beach. This brings it back to city wear).
Okay, so I think you all know that I love anything in lace and this Valentino dress on Tamu is no exception. I love the shape, the fabric and the beautiful ivory colour. A dress to take you from day to evening and everywhere in between.
This was my day spent at the beautiful, magical, whimsical celebration of life, love, family, food, friends, music, the outdoors (and so much more) that was the Wilderness Festival 2012. It is difficult to explain just how beautiful the Cornbury Estate is: lakes, a waterfall, hidden forests, fields of deer, ancient trees and lush green fields....it is truly a little (although the estate comprises 1700 acres so maybe not so little!) piece of paradise in the heart of Oxfordshire.
I had a wonderful day wandering around the festival taking photographs, chatting to people (bumped into a few familiar fashion week faces!), eating incredible food and drinking in the magical surroundings. I can't wait for next year's festival.
p.s. I know, I know, a LOT of photos again (maybe I need an intervention?!) so congrats if you made it through the entire post without closing down the page :) I totally forgot to take food photos (particularly the Yotam Ottolenghi banquet) but figure I can do that next year :)
p.p.s Thank you so much to everyone who let me take their photograph including all the mum's and dad's that let me take photos of their kidlets.
August: Dreaming of my trip to Burgundy in July to stay at the impossibly beautiful La Borde Maison D'Hotes in Leugny. Chocolate-box pretty in an idyllic location close to Paris, La Borde is everything a luxury boutique hotel should be; Eating at Street Feast The Power of Summerunder the towers of the majestic Battersea Power Station. On a fine summer's evening, there is nowhere better to be in London. Fabulous food (we sampled Breddos tacos, smokey, cheesy wings from Randy's Wing Bar, pulled duck burger and truffle fries at Le Bun and another burger which was delicious but I can't remember where it was from!), lovely location and great tunes. Head on down before the end of August; Drinking Kir Royal with the creme de cassis we purchased in Burgundy. A lovely late summer drink; Getting my caffeine fix (and lovely fresh salads and sweet treats) from antipodean-owned coffee shop Iris & June; MiH Jeans The Dancing Swiss-dot cotton mini dress (for those of you taking a summer break this month, this would go beautifully with sunkissed holiday skin, slicked back hair and flat sandals. The perfect fit and fabric to manage sweaty summer weather); Derek Lam zip cape coat with leather trim (oh I do so love the cape coat! And this one in camel is very nice); Sacai pleated chiffon-paneled felt shorts (is it a skirt?Is it shorts? No it is a skort! I think); Wildfox Ladonna overalls (sexy. overalls. enough said); Topshop Blanket Stitch cape (budget doesn't quite stretch to the Mulberry version? This might be a lovely alternative. Good for long plane journeys where the cabin can either be freezing cold or boiling hot - or both!); Chan Luu onyx and labradorite necklace (love the double-double chains. Wear with a crisp button down-shirt and jeans or a denim skirt); Love both these classic skirts from J.W. Anderson (grey pleated or textured wool maxi skirt); Whistles lace insert cami (so pretty. Wear with jeans and high sandals for a night out); Listening to: Ebo Taylor Atwer Abroba, Y Niwl Undegun and Gary U.S. Bonds Twist, Twist Senora; Craving: Amelia Rope pale rose chocolate; Wondering how: I could safely ship some beautiful pottery from the very talented Suite One Studio
I am an Australian lawyer turned photographer living in London;
I take a thousand photographs every day - some in my head, some with my camera;
I can't imagine doing anything else with my life- I am totally and utterly in love with my camera and with the people and things I photograph