24th September 2012
I only usually blog about the shows that absolutely bowl me over but every season like clockwork I write about Dolce & Gabbana. They have such an amazing eye for silhouettes and Spring 2013 is no exception – and this time they have used raffia and a whole heap of other gorgeous natural materials. The collection was inspired by childhood holidays in the Sicilian beach town of Taormina and is complete with parasol striped bodice sets, the scarf headbands and raffia totes and flats. I just know that brightly coloured raffia, hessian and beading will be at the top of my project list, and I doubt I’ll be able to wait until next summer to get started. I have a major crush on that burlap circle skirt and the bustiers- stay tuned!
Never did wearing a hessian sack look so good! Time for a recreation perhaps?
These structured bodice dresses made from wicker are beyond amazing. Truly a work of art.
And the raffia earrings? They just scream ‘make me!!!’ Now it’s time to start hunting for supplies.
I’m such a fan of the gorgeous beach town of Taormina – it was paradise when my boyfriend and I visited in 2007. In fact I love the whole of Sicily, if you ever get a chance to visit you should take it!
Images: Vogue.com & Oyster Magazine
28th June 2012
I absolutely love hearing what people’s DIY ideas are – have you got any bright ones for 2m of neon rope?
If you follow me on instagram or facebook you may have already shared your inspiration – if not I would love love love to hear from you. xx
7th June 2012
Anklets are back. Bigtime. Perhaps for you they never left, but for me the last time I wore them was at Glastonbury a few years ago. There are so many options for anklets – beaded, chains, rope, friendship bracelets, and no reason who you shouldn’t make them yourself – in fact you’d be mad not to. I wonder if this is the start of something major, and soon we’ll all be wearing stacked ankles? For the time being I’m a big fan of the delicate gold and silver versions like the one lovely Nicole
is wearing below – here’s a little inspiration!
Images: Gary Pepper Vintage (here and here), Citizen Couture, Vanilla Scented, Gold and Gray, Man Repeller, Stockholm Streetstyle, Pinterest, Garance dore