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.
May: Australia as a travel destination; Flat whites + cold pressed coffee from Ltd espresso + brew bar (Brunswick St, Brisbane) and BlackStar Coffee Roasters (West End, Brisbane); Avocado on toasted Turkish bread from Leavain Bakery (pick up a slab at the Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Market) with a drizzle of Joseph olive oil; Steak at the Brekky Creek Hotel (it may not be the best steak in Australia but a char-grilled steak in the iconic Beer Garden on a warm, sunny Autumn day is pretty hard to beat!); Bill Granger's Spicy Roast Pumpkin Salad (so delicious especially with bbq'd lamb cutlets. Add a little less cumin and cayenne pepper if you like things less spicy); Jocelyn's Provisions blonde brownie (a delicious sweet treat); Band of Outsiders cutout silk-chiffon midi dress (so dreamy and floaty.... perfect for warm spring evenings. Wear with flat summer sandals for the "I am definitely on holidays look!"); Current/Elliott The Infantry jacket (a cool alternative to the ubiquitous olive army jacket); Nicholas Kirkwood lace-mesh pumps(wear with a crisp white shirt, denim jeans + a bold red lip); J Brand Relaxed slouchy overalls (if you haven't got your hands on a pair of overalls yet...get on it! This yellow pair would be like wearing the sun on a daily basis); Tibi eyelet embroidered dress (a sweet dress for apres-beach.....or when you wish it was apres-beach!);J. Crew Collage crystal drop earrings (love the acid bright colours!); Topshop embroidered horse sweat (dreaming of my holiday at the White Stallion Ranch earlier this year); Topshop peplum frill corset (so pretty!); Reading: Australian Gourmet Traveller + MADE Quarterly magazine; Listening to: Just Give Me A Reason Pink/Nate Ruess, and Mountain Sound Of Monsters and Men; Watching: Django Unchained (brilliant, brilliant movie. I watched it while on my looooong Qantas flight)
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