Friday, 30 March 2012

summer can't come soon enough

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The last few days in Barcelona have been almost summery during the daytime hours (so naturally this weekend I'm headed to Germany where it's 10 C and raining, bah. Summer is by. far. my favourite season of the year, both socially and fashion-wise, and though I'm not the first to post some of these summer inspiration looks, I wanted to weigh in with some fashion-related inspiration.

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By far my favourite Summer collection and lookbook this year is Family Affairs' S/S line "Les Vacances." I always feel as though their pieces weave a delicate and considered path between adult and youthful, retro and modern, and I think this collection is their best to date. I'm not normally very into models or lookbooks either, but there's great ease and charisma to the stylings, and I realy can imagine wearing all of these clothes on the scorching days and balmy nights I'm waiting for...

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Lazarri was a new brand for me (thanks Ale for alerting me to them), and well, they have a whale print. Although I feel like I want to move in a slightly more simple and "acting my age" direction this year, those whales are not helping in the least. The collection is also rife yellow, my favourite summer colour.

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I preferred last years Sessùn summer collection, which had a perfect, sold-out white dress, but they are always masters at a cheerful brithday-party aesthetic, and I find myself visiting their website just to listen to the summer mix-tape they've put together....

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...and last but not least, I'm loving Alexandra Grecco at the moment. It's not about any specific collection or year, but aspects of all of them. I love the easy marriage of 20s-style silhouettes, hints of the 60s and Mexico, and a pared-back Brooklyn cool. The below video by Celia Rowlson-Hall is a few years old, but I think it does a wonderful job of capturing not only the clothes, but a free and easy lifestyle that is synonymous with summer. I'll be having sliiiightly less sugar in my coffee though!

One Sunday from celia rowlson-hall on Vimeo.

9 comments:

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

OMG - the whale print! *swoons*

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I know!

Amber said...

my goodness, that was a lot of sugar! That video was very pretty and I too cant wait for summer. I am so sick and tired of wearing tights and bundling up in coats.

Norbyah said...

oh my goodness. all these looks are darling! i can't wait to wear light summery dresses, too. sandals, bare legs. that first dress with the horses (?)...i love everything about it. i also love that open back stripey yellow and white one. enjoy your weekend in germany. i still love to bundle up in a nice scarf and some tights...
xo
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Monique said...

Spring time is the biggest tease we had a few really warm days where a summer dress was totally logical during the day and now it's back to being cold and rainy..boo! I love these dreamy summer dresses and that video i love it.

Ashley said...

The dress with the cut out in the back and buttons going down the skirt? Perfection. Are you showing me dresses I can't afford? Cause that would be depressing :)

Emily said...

@Ashley: I can't afford them either, so I thought I'd share the depression!

Jo said...

I am completely besotted with Vivetta's citrus collars! <3 What beauties!

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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I am completely smitten with the Family Affairs Swedish Summer dress. Perfect perfect perfect.