Marie Claire makes me nostalgic with this 90’s inspired beach shoot…

Sunrise-sunset, 90’s styling, filmy shots and Helmut Newton-esque poses make this a dreamy shoot…

Every now and again you come upon a story or an image that just takes you away to another time and place. The nostalgia overwhelms you and it reminds you of something or somewhere or some time in your life that you just can’t put your finger on.

I guess that is what art does – takes you somewhere. Away from your screen or the page or the gallery wall. It evokes something so intangible in you that you can’t take your eyes off it.  You can’t explain, there’s just something in the light, the colours, the location. It transports you. Often it can be an element that is seemingly unremarkable or it usually doesn’t grab other people in the same way. And the more you try to explain it, the more it gets lost, slipping through your fingers like a forgotten dream. That struggle to recapture it usually leaves me quite sad. I struggle to vocalise what I mean and desperately want people to understand how important something feels to me but I can never quite explain it.

This shoot from Marie Claire with its 90’s inspired swimwear, off-beat sunrise/sunset lighting, filmy quality and Helmut Newton-esque poses, does exactly that. It reminds me of late summer holidays where the light is still golden, but the air is turning and soon we will have to pack up the car and go home – back to hair cuts, new school books and time indoors.

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image credit: Marie Claire May 2018 Shoot by: Carlijn Jacobs. Styling: Imruh Asha. Hair: Hester Wernert. Makeup: Kathinka Hastert. Models: Mariana Pardinho & Luanna

source: Fashion Editorials

Ignoring Pre-Fall

I am not interested in wool or leggings or knitwear.

Celine have just dropped their pre fall collection. Giselle features in Lowe’s fall campaign. STOP! Just STOP right now! I am ignoring Autumn (otherwise known as Fall in a very small but apparently significant part of the world). Summer has finally just peeked through London skies and now you want me to think burgundy and wool. I am NOT interested. And unless you live in the Southern Hemisphere you shouldn’t be either. Apologies to readers from South Africa or Australia or anywhere else south of the Equator. This is going to be a celebration of sunshine. Enjoy it…

 

image credits: theyallhateus / pinterest / fashion me now / fashioneditorials / dorit pollard /

Dreaming of Sunshine…

& Other Stories has me reaching for my SPF even though the sun’s not shining.

Hello Monday! I trust everyone had a lovely weekend? Did you enjoy the sunshine if you got some? Apparently London was awash with vitamin D. Sadly I wouldn’t know because I was in the Lake District being rained on for 4 days straight. Such a lovely part of the world – just so green and lush and romantic. Think white washed cottages and fields of fluffy sheep. Magical rolling hills, quirky little towns and cosy pubs. But on second glance you realise why it’s so green – it rains non-stop. No not just a spot of drizzle and mist here and there. Solid sheets of rain. So much so that those cute fluffy sheep look a little suicidal. They just want some sunshine. But this weekend they did not get it. And neither did I. So when I saw the latest holiday edit from & Other Stories I nearly cried with longing. Take me away! Where you ask? Anywhere! As long as you can guarantee sunshine I am on board. If not I will just dream of swimsuits and St Tropez…

Here are my favourite pieces with some editorial and blogger inspiration alongside them to get you into the vaycay spirit…

stripes
Swimsuit £35
basket
Basket Bag £65
red dress
Dress £69
sunnies
Sunglasses £17
red suit
Bikini Top £19 Bottoms £19
white dress
Dress £69
Red stripe
Swimsuit £39

Shop the full & Other Stories vaycay collection here >

 

 

image credits: fashioneditorials.com / & other stories / fashion me now / natalie off duty / where did you get that / pinterest