Friday, 14 August 2009

Colourful Creations


















































































These pictures are from a shoot I did yesterday with my friend flo. We trekked up to a local arboretum in the grounds of a small stately home... This is what my dream garden would look like! What a completely amazing location. In all, we shot 4 different outfits. So this is the first of 4 posts!
The black dress was made/ customised by me. It was originally a long skirt owned by my grandma. I found it in my dressing box (best source of interesting clothes!) a few months ago, and the elastic had lost all stretch around the waistline. So I just cut two arm holes in the sides and added a belt! (Incidentally, the belt being one my mum bought from a charity shop when she was in her teens..) The rainbow striped cardigan/ top was found in my grandmother's attic when her house was being cleared. We think it might actually have been made by her. The white brogues are from ebay. (My second favourite place to find unique things-after charity shops of course!)
This glass table was so beautiful, I especially like the metal legs.
I'll be away for a few days now (Wales!) but will be looking forward to catching up when I get back.

40 comments:

polka dot (Jill Carin Adams) said...

Great look! Your grandmother was a real style icon, and it's lovely the way you're paying homage to her. I love these shots, and I love that glass table, too (a few years ago I tried to make a line of neon chairs based on that type of wrought iron design - as if a little girl drew it for a fairy castle - but when I met with a manufacture near Cambridge, the cost for the PROTOTYPE was something like £250,000. OUch).

Have a great time in Wales! We were just up on the Llewellyn (sp?) peninsula in a beautiful stone farmhouse with my husband's family a few weeks ago.. gorgeous beaches, and magic place. Where will you be?

jCx

Indie.Tea said...

The photographs are lovely. Your face and makeup remind me of Eva Green - gorgeous! Great outfit too.

Yuka said...

what a lovely photoshoot. :)

Dani said...

oh man, i love coffee. one of many reasons why i like/appreciate your blog! this top looks great on you, i love the ties!

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Beth said...

Love love love that multicoloured jacket!
Great buy!
Beautiful photographs as well.
Beth xx

thatsorad said...

Love your Shoes!!

Amelia said...

I love the striped top. The picture of you on the table from above is fantastic! I can't wait to see more.

Laura Gerencser said...

Cute outfit!! Love the top! And arboretums are awesome! We used to live near one, and went there often!:)

Style Bird said...

Lovely...I love your blog header!

Kat said...

i like your pose in the second pic :)

Eliza said...

oh you look beautiful there, and i love the outfit :) the location also gives a feeling of melancholy somehow, which is beautiful. that's because of the rust on the table maybe...

oh and thank you for your comment dear <3

Denise said...

i love all the photos. Your friend is a talented photographer.

what a cute stripped top. very cute!

Stella said...

thank you so much for the advice. so, i decided that my current blog was a bit too scattered to really attract an audience. i'm keeping it so that i can use it as a sort of online inspiration or look-book. but now im doing a street style blog where people can upload their own styles too. i've always loved street style plus i live in three places - san francisco, boston, spain so i have a lot of places to go and get a bunch of different looks. i hope to start the blog up the 21st. but anyways thankyou again sooo much and p.s. i cant believe you are 14 have you done modeling before?

Simes. said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by.
Loved the skirt btw.
Love,
A&A.

Mila said...

Hey your blog is great,dear!Stunning photos!And you look sooo pretty!!!
xoxo

Maverick Malone said...

Love these photos, and that dress!! Gorgeous <3

xx. mavi

Pearl Westwood said...

I love how you always have some fantastic storey to your outfits! Thats so creative how you transformed the dress, as always your photos are really great, you're a natural model x Pearl
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*karo said...

woooow awesooooooooooooooooomeeeeee!!
love it so much

*karo said...

wwooooowww awesoooooooomeeeeeee!!!

Raji said...

Beautiful pictures
This does seem like the perfect garden
I love your rainbow striped cardigan/top
Gorgeouss

Have fun in Wales :)

Raez said...

cute! i love the nails, and definitely the brogues!!

xx raez

Sarah said...

You are BEAUTIFUL. These pictures are so pretty, and I love your dress and belt. Your blog is so cool! Have fun on vacation! :)

Erimentha said...

wow awesome photo shoot. : ) i love your rainbow top very much : )

xo
eri
www.littleblogofhappiness.blogspot.com

Shin said...

You are such a pretty girl! I love your blog! Your outfits are lovely and your pictures are so creative! xxooxox

CC said...

I love the dress. Its so pretty! :)


Xx

ariela♥ said...

You have gorgeous eyes. I love your outfits and your blog is so cute.

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Leproust Vintage said...

I just love that dress and the story behind it! Your jazz shoes are fabulous too! :)

Ruxandra said...

lovely outfit.the dress looks amazing, and the cardigan is so cute...have a dreamy week!

ONiC said...

you look lovely. love the outfit.

Vik said...

love the last photo the best of just feet at the table in black and white would make a lovely piece of art on a wall!! love all your vintage finds! i have great jewellery left to me by my granny, i love that it used to belong to her and now i get good ware out of it.
much love from Ireland xx
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Annie Spandex said...

Multicolor on black always gets me. You look gorgeous!

Primrose said...

wow wow wow, love the outfit :D

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ox

Farrah @ Stylecrumbs said...

Ooooh I want your skirt chica!! ;)

XO

Terry said...

WOnderful photos !
Nice blog! I like it :)


Kisses

Erika said...

You look like an old time movie star in these pictures. Honestly, if you're not a model, you should be! :)

June Paski said...

i love ur tops, it's very colorful and vintage at the same time, i think ur grandma is very stylish :)

xx

Lilee said...

the photos are amazing! love the rainbow top!

Natalie said...

You are so gorgeous!! you're striped dress is so cute, i want it!!

I love ur blog :)

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somedaynewyorker said...

That jacket/ cardigan is incredible.

bolan said...

you are so pretty :x