Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jag hade en gång en båt

Dress: Lulu*s, Belt: High school graduation, Hat: Vintage

My beautiful new sundress from Lulu*s! This is the Farmer's Market dress (worn with one of my graduation ropes instead of the included belt), and I love it. It's soft and flowy and summery, and I adore the assymetrical hem. It's summer, baby!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Kid At Heart

I adore my new Kid at Heart shorts from Lulu*s! What do you think? I don't really have a better top to go with them at the moment, since most things are packed up already - for Stockholm in just two weeks! :D

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lovely Flower In Your Pretty Red Hair

I just finished watching Trassel (Tangled), and yes, I confess, today's post is a little bit Disney-inspired. But interestingly enough, parts of the fairy-tale's fashion mirror (or precede) a trend I've been seeing a lot of lately: flowers in our hair.

Floral hair was all over the spring runways, and while the models' hair might not be as long as Rapunel's, it was frequently incorporated into braids. In fact, braids themselves seem to have made a resurgence lately, in all of their forms. Some particularly interesting ones were on the runways of Valentino for Spring 2011 (bottom picture). It looks like basket weaving! How do I do my hair like that?!

Flowers are fabulous and braids are beautiful, but my favorite has got to be the combination of the two.  Of course, actually incorporating flowers into your braid isn't as easy as it sounds (and it sounds pretty damn difficult to me!), and the closest thing I've seen are these braids by French hairstylist Odile Gilbert:

But flowers can be beautifully incorporated into your look without the use of braids as well. You might have noticed that flower crowns are taking over Lookbook right now. The lovely Rachel-Marie of course has her version, and Niki's  pictures of her crown set the perfect summer mood. 
But I'd like to focus on some newer Lookbookers who have rocked this trend, and not gotten quite the hype they deserve. Maryam, Elodie, and Flora (how appropriate!) have some pulled off beautiful floral garlands with their looks. If you like them, please click on the titles and head over to Lookbook to hype!

Listen to this loevly old hippie song, "Flowers In Our Hair", while checking out the rest of my inspiration. How do you use flowers in your hair?

Pull and Bear spring campaign - taken from Lulu*S

Another look by Odile Gilbert

From Studded Hearts

Pull and Bear spring campaign - taken from Lulu*s

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Some Enchanted Evening

Dress: Byer Too! A lovely vintage little tafetta and velvet number. What do you think? I've had this one in the closet for a while, always hoping for that perfect occasion to take it for a spin. Unfortunately, I'm moving overseas in three weeks and the closet needs some shrinking...and there's not much time for spinning. So it's for sale! Check it out on Etsy:

The listing says shipping to the US is $6, and international locations is $12 - however, I can also send it to Sweden for the reduced price (good news for all you lovely Swedes!). Let me know if you have any questions!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Gardener's Brown-Eyed Daughter

Jumper: Solissa, Shoes:, Cap: My dad

My absolute favorite playsuit! It was a perfect day for it, too, about 75 degrees and with a nice breeze. Went with some friends to World Peace Gardens this morning and took some time running barefoot through the meditation labyrinth...wonderful! <3 :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th! My favorite! :D

Dress: Gina Tricot, Shoes:, Parasol: Japanese anime convention, Earrings: Costa Rica (gift from a friend)

Today was a whopping 79 degrees Fahrenheit (26 C)...too hot, I say! At least in the direct sun. The parasol was an absolute necessity.

Still looking like a totally different person...the swelling from getting my wisdom teeth out has reached its peak, I'd say. Hopefully it will start going down soon and I'll look like me again! :)

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Enchanted Reflections

As a student of Scandinavian studies, many of my sources of inspiration come from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Not only are some of the most fantastic Lookbookers from Scandinavia (like Ebba Z and Cosette M), but the independent designers are incredible.

One of my absolute favorite fashion images from Scandinavia is this one, shown an envelope skirt and a stamp skirt by Ana Gulmann of Denmark (photos by Ana Mattsoon). Take a closer look!

The stamp skirt is my absolute favorite, and if I can find a larger image of it I'll be sure to post. Aren't Scandinavian styles so ethereal?

Directly above is a stunning Icelandic model I found through Her hair reminds me of Kate Middleton and her trademark hats. What do you think?