Wednesday, 4 April 2012

blossom

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Sunday in Bonn was sunny, and we rode to a neighbourhood that is famous for its cherry blossoms in spring. Unfortunately, they hadn't quite flowered yet, although they were all clustered in tight pink buds just waiting to burst out, but we did find this beautiful tree later in the day. Does anyone know what kind of tree this is. I'm not sure you can tell, but the blossoms are much bigger than cherry blossoms. We have these in Vancouver too, and I always thought they were plum, but having just googled them, they don't seem to be. Any horticultural experts out there? Ok, the consensus is Magnolia, thanks!

We also saw The Artist (the second time for me). I just love movies that leave me feeling happy, optimistic, and like I want to be a tap dancer. Don't you? ; )

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It was still pretty chilly, despite the sunshine.

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P.S. I was featured (looking rather glam, I must say) on Life Like Honey, and also on the Smashion Lounge (they do frequent interviews, and I discovered a bunch of other great blogs I'd never heard of there too)!

Photos by Albert

dress: vintage via ebay, belt: thrifted, scarf: hand-me-down, shoes: Camper, coat: Zara

34 comments:

chantilly said...

these pictures look absolutely idyllic. SO pretty, emily!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Thanks Chantilly! It really was an unbelievably beautiful location, and the perfect time of day!

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

It looks like it is a magnolia tree (at least that's how we call it in Portugal).

The pictures are fantastic, and so are you!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Raquel: I thought magnolias were white though!

Annebeth said...

looks like magnolia to me! Magnolia usually is pinkish white with darker pink edges. And the pictures are amazing, gorgeous light and setting and you look SO tall and pretty SEXY BABE

caitlin said...

so pretty! that dress is lovely. i need to get myself some bright belts!

Rebecca said...

the blue belt with that pastel is amazing! I LOVED the Artist!!

17 Candles xx

dusanabotswana said...

Oh my goodness Emily you are stunning, and so are these pictures!! You always look so beautiful in that pastel-pink color & that dress is so lovely. Love the scarf w/ it too- perfect touch! Sounds like an amazing day riding around w/ your sweety & finding such a beautiful tree & park.
Oh, & love it w/ that bright belt!
http://dusanabotswana.com

Maite said...

very natural... the color of the belt with this delicated dress.... and the scarf!!! perfect

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Marlena said...

that looks so lovely!

Ashley said...

You look absolutely gorgeous in the first picture...to die for! Your hair is getting pretty long, huh?

I've been wanting to see the Artist! Now if you haven't seen it, go see Midnight in Paris. Prontissimo!

rose japan said...

Linda emily!!! I loved your dress...

Besos rose jp

Nina said...

Emily these are beautiful photos, perfect dress perfect location. Will have to visit Bonn the next time I'm in Germany.

maggie said...

Beautiful dress, taken in a beautiful place!

xx maggie
saltandleather.blogspot.com

Laura said...

Gorgeous photos! That tree has the perfect curve for sitting in, it seems :) There's a magnolia tree on my street that bloomed early because of the heat wave, but we had a storm and now it's nearly bare again...so sad! They're lovely if you can catch them, though, as you did.

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sweet harvest moon said...

So pretty!

Closet Fashionista said...

Wow I love that tree! you look so amazing too (der), I love the dress and pop of color from the belt...very perdy! :D
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Natalie Suarez said...

this is so cute! love it :)

xx

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

Michal said...

Ahhh these photos make me want Spring! I love the color of your belt.

Sofie said...

Beautiful location! Love your dress ♥

caitlin said...

PS yay!!! i'm so excited that my art club inspired you to find one of your own--i hope it spreads like wildfire through the world :p

hope to hear all about it!

Michelle said...

Love the dress. So pretty!

Valerie Enríquez said...

What a wonderful spot! I can't get enough of cherry blossom trees either, or flower formations :)

Lia said...

Amazing outfit and lovely photos! :)

Lia
http://theperksofbeingagirlygirl.blogspot.com/

Amber said...

I'm not sure what kind of tree that is but its gorgeous as are these shots. Seriously, that first shot is brilliant. You remind me a bit of Charlotte Gainsbourg in that first pic. PS thanks for the kind words on my interview. I always wonder whether my humor translates :)

Virginie said...

I do love movies that make me feel happy (...although, ok yeah, I love ALL movies!!) and especially Jean Dujardin. He's such an inspiring actor to me.

Leave it up to me to start a comment talking about movies when you are wearing the most beautiful dress ever! It's so sweet and lovely and perfect with the light and scenery. I hope we get blooms here before May too!

Happy Easter Emily ;)

Virginie xo

Terri said...

This dress is so beautiful all by itself...it doesn't need the cherry blossoms. And congrats on your growing, er, noteriety.

curious constellation said...

This whole setting is just perfect!

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

Hm, I think there are magnolias in several colours. There used to be some purple ones in my high school!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Gorgeous photos, Emily. We had a few magnolia trees at our old house. They were so beautiful. And wow, your dress and all it's lovely detailing is to die for (okay, not literally of course, but you get my drift ;) Nice find!

I never got around to seeing The Artist a second time at the theater (though I wanted to), but I'll definitely be scooping up the DVD. Learning to tap dance would be such fun. Maybe someday!

Georgia Rose said...

Ah, I love the magnolia trees! In my earthquake-condemned home we had a huge one that arched over the driveway outside my bedroom window, and it was so beautiful in spring. Your outfit is perfect too, that dress is so lovely and delicate. Also thanks for reminding me I was asked to do an interview on Smashion like a year ago, better fill it in now!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Lovely pictures, intelligent and thoughtful commentary. Glad I found you. Amazing how the equation works, how one blog leads to so many more!!

I loved the previous post as well. Remixing is a joy and I don't care how many times I've worn something, so long as it comes to life again with spontaneity and creativity.

I'll be back!

Love, Jean
www.drossintogold.com

Monique said...

Emily your hair is getting long...I love it...the dress with the pop of green and the story book back drop...lovely!

Maria Elyse said...

Gorgeous! These photos are perfect for spring. Love it.

Ahhh, I wanna see the Artist so bad! (Yeahhhh, I still haven't seen it...haha.)

I loved reading your interview on Smashion! They interviewed me a few weeks ago and it was super fun. :)

xo
Maria Elyse