Dear Creatures dress + Tallulah Fontaine Pin + Jelly Sandals
I’ve been quieter than ever on the blog, but believe me, I had a pretty important reason. I got married! We had a small civil ceremony in Cluj, followed by a casual party in a garden. The whole thing was planned just one week in advance, but it turned out really lovely. This is what I wore to the party – a Dear Creatures dress I’ve had for years and my comfortable jelly sandals. With rocks on the ground, hammocks to hang out in, and a few levels of the garden connected with steps, this outfit has been a good choice. I wanted to wait to get more pictures before I share, but I couldn’t, so here are some portraits that my friends over at Tree Arcade took.
I irremediably fell in love with Poler Stuff as soon as I saw their “two man tent” in floral print. What a beauty! I followed up by browsing their entire website, pinning every object there, and dreaming of the most Instagram-worthy camping trip ever. Now I admit, it’s been a while since I last slept in a tent, but Poler really makes me wanna start doing that again. For crying out loud, they have sleeping bags that you can actually walk in and take your arms out! Backpacks that you can fold into a fanny back! A cooler that doubles as a camera bag! Hammocks! Basically all the cool stuff, in really cool prints.
If modeling means staying in an old house with funky wallpapers playing with all the cats, then sign me up! This editorial features all of the above, and it’s been photographed by Ellen von Unwerth for the April 2016 issue of Vogue Russia. Model Hollie May Saker plays the crazy cat lady, one that’s arguably more glam than any other. The opulent background pairs wonderfully with the boudoir-chic clothes and the cats are acting nicer than any cats I’ve met in real life.
Just looking at the water in this picture makes me feel a little cooler. The refreshing pool photograph was taken by Toni Frissell (that’s short for Antoinette), who started up as a writer for Vogue. Her bad spelling recommended her for another job, and that’s how she started taking pictures. It’s a weird route, but it paid off: her photography is beautiful. This particular photo is from a 1949 Harper’s Bazaar and it’s the epitome of summer tranquility.
Wearing: Pepaloves dress (c/o) | Sun Jellies sandals | borrowed hat
Have you seen Magic in the Moonlight? I didn’t really like the movie, but it must have subconsciously stuck with me. As I saw myself in a shop window wearing this outfit, I realized it was very much the style of Emma Stone in that particular movie. I wish I had a luscious garden to photograph it with – I did spot the perfect place for that, but it was off-limits and fenced up. I went to a lot of silly places for outfit pictures over the years, but big fences are where I draw the line. So the cityscape of Zalau will have to do for now.
This super-comfortable dress is from Pepa Loves, the lovely Spanish brand I’ve admired for years. It’s lightweight and casual, but the embroidery on the skirt makes it unique. I can picture it with a pair of heels and a belt for a completely different look, although I can’t say I don’t adore this vacation-worthy combination either! Do you have any other ideas for styling this dress? I’d love to read them in the comments!
Who even needs clothes in summer, anyway? Let’s just pretend we’re on permanent vacation, get on a roof and get tanned under the morning sun like the gals in this Lazzari campaign. Isn’t it dreamy? Between the flamingos, pineapple drinks and pastel colors, the fabulous prints and cuts of the swimsuits look refreshing and fun. Mind you, they’re also on sale at the moment. Mind you, they’re so pretty, you might want them all.
P.S. Do not try to dive from a chair into the pavement at home.