Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Daisy, Daisy

All photos from Stella magazine, shot by Jane McLeish Kelsey

These photos are from an editorial in Stella magazine from March. I liked them as soon as I saw them but only just got around to scanning them. In the middle of the working week it's pleasant to imagine wandering about a country house with your pet rabbit and dancing around in chiffon. I love the model's hair and also that lace dress with the little collar in the second picture. The shoot is based on the character's of Daisy and Jay from F. Scott Fitzgerald's The great Gatsby. I'm looking forward to seeing the new film version when it eventually comes out.  Also vaguely interesting fact, the male model is Alex Watson, Emma Watson of Harry Potter's little brother. Not much else to say this week, but enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

It could stand on the ground


These are a few snapshots from my weekend. I took an impromptu visit to the Southbank centre. They had a mini food market on outside, where I ate some delicious food and Nutella ice-cream. Then as we walked inside a choir started singing don't stop believin', which was rather surreal. It's one of my favourite things about living in London, that you can just stumble upon things like that.  Inside there is a temporary 'museum' to the festival of Britain 1951. It was interesting to learn about the festival and the wider context of post-war Britain. I have quite a fondness for the interiors and particularly the textiles of this era. I also enjoyed the description of the Skylon, which was built for the exhibition but served no actual purpose. I especially liked reading people's memories of visiting the museum, which were displayed on lines of bunting in one room. Outside the whole embankment was decked out in bunting as well, beach huts and a temporary beach.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Taking a stroll

Dress - Vintage, jumble sale
Cardigan - Levi's, on sale about 5 years ago
Belt - Jumble sale
Shoes - Urban Outfitters
Bag - Vintage jumble sale

Listening to ~ Alex Turner ~ Glass in the park

This was my outfit on Saturday and the photos were taken while I on my way off to The London Museum. I have never been to The London Museum before, I didn't even know it existed! However I am always happy to visit pretty much any museum and when a friend suggested visiting the London street photography exhibition I knew I would be going. After all blogging and street photography do go well together. The museum is great, full of fascinating exhibits about the history of London. There is even a recreation of a parade of Victorian shops. The exhibition itself was really interesting and quite moving. It have a real insight into London's past and they ways in which the city has both changed and stayed the same. I could geek on about it for ages...

I also discovered, quite by chance, that the museum is located right by the Postman's Park, familiar to anyone who has seen the film Closer, or read Audrey Niffenegger's Her fearful symmetry. An incredibley atmospheric place. I won't try to describe it to you but if you are ever in the area it is worth taking a stroll through this little park.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Around St.Ives


Top - Zara
Cardigan - New Look
Skirt - New Look
Shoes - Charity shop
Scarf - Jumble sale

Holidays are tough to come back from aren't they? I have been away in different parts of the west country for three out of the last four weekends. The furthest I went was to St.Ives in Cornwall. A place of wides skies and rugged coastline. It was only a couple of days but I could have stayed much longer. My favourite parts were lying on the beach and finding pieces of glass and ceramic, eating ice cream and visiting the Barbara Hepworth museum, a place of much inspiration. It is also where I was to watch the Royal Wedding, crammed into a cafe with many other stranded tourists. I think I was feeling subconsciously patriotic in my red, white and blue outfit. Also these are possibly the only New Look things I own and I am wearing them together. The skirt is new, I couldn't quite resist the 1970s style lace up front. I hope everyone else enjoyed those long weekends too.