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.
June: Paradise as a travel destination (i.e. Ithaca, Greece); Zingy greek salads (salty feta, crisp cucumber, dill, ripe tomatoes and briny olives), creamy moussaka, grilled fish with lemon and olive oil and carafes of house wine in the sun; Inspired by the amazing dips/salads we had on Ithaca, I am making this Greek eggplant dip (Melitzanosalata). Different from baba ghanoush (but just as delicious), go heavy on the garlic and olive oil and serve with toasted sourdough bread; For the summer solstice, we served Aperol spritz (s) - I never know where to put the s! - alongside quail eggs dusted with celery salt, chorizo and prawn skewers, sliced doughnut peaches with Blackwoods Cheese Company Graceburn cheese (Aussie readers familiar with Yarra Valley marinated persian feta will love this!) and Stichelton, drizzled with honey, tiny morsels of bbq'd lamb shoulder on cauliflower puree; J.Crew painted boyfriend pants (a new take on the cargo pant - thank you Jenna! A tank and sneakers for day, a tank and high-heel sandals or a crazy colour pump for evening); Isabel Marant blanket coat (because it is a blankie and a coat, all in one. What's not to love?!); Topshop crochet patch top (shot this top on Saturday on a model. So cute! Granny-chic); 3.1 Phillip Lim 3.1 Phillip Lim mesh yoke poodle pullover (because my mum has a poodle....and this makes me smile!); Carven pleated mini skirt (simple and very Alexa Chung-ish for Autumn/Winter); Suno A line Empire dress (beautiful white for wearing on long summer days which turn into even longer summer nights); Listening to: the sound of waves crashing against the cliffs on Ithaca.
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