It's Summer! Here's a collage of images that express my joy of Summer's arrival. The title was inspired by The Beatles, listen here. Have a super weekend. xx
Miami in the 70S by Steve Hiett for Linea Italia., 1978
“La Plage d’ Antibes” by Brassai. 1934
Recently, designers showcased their Fall Bridal collections in New York and Paris. French designer, Delphine Manivet's work caught my eye and I fell in love with her Spring bridal collection. It is charming and beautiful to say the least. I am so far from getting married but I must admit, I get quite excited when I see bridal wear that is unconventional. I was so drawn to Manivet's designs because she's fascinated with raw materials, antique dresses and fabrics of yesteryear, making use of delicate lace and silk. These dresses are comfortable, elegant yet subtlety original. If you're a future bride then hopefully this collection will inspire you or you're lucky enough to get your hands on one of them. Either way, you win.
Look at her Fall bridal collection here. It's heavenly
Grace the genius. The one and only for Vogue US November 2014
Photography: Karim Sadli
Styling: Grace Coddington
Make-up: Hannah Murray
Hair: Anthony Turner
Model: Vanessa Axente
Lily Harris is the talented lady behind Lily Stan Studio. Her designs are handmade and suitable for every season and for any occasion which is why I LOVE her clothes. It's versatile, long lasting and pure genius. I'm also obsessing over this magical look book.
"Lily Stan Studio was created by Lily Harris inspired simply by the clothing she wished she had. Lily designs each style to be easy to wear & layer with one another as a uniform. The intent behind this ongoing collection is to create a group of garments that can be worn together interchangeably, creating a small yet extensive personal closet made up of specialty basics."
Alexander Wang's collab with H&M is sports themed. It's unconventional with a dominant colour palette of black, white and shades of grey. I highly fancy the goggles, the 'Wang' branding, the crop tops and leggings. A collection worth viewing at the end of a busy week.
Charming Baker's work gives me such visual pleasure. I've fallen in love with it all, the composition, the subject matter and I like that he "damages" his paintings by cutting or drilling. I would possibly climb the highest mountain to have a few of his pieces on my wall.
Samantha Pleet's S/S 2015 collection is just what I needed to see this a.m. It's 60's inspired, very elementary and I like the pastel hues.
Photography: Amanda Jasnowski
Styling: Hannah Kristina Metz
Make-up: Kristin Gallegos
Shoes: Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet
Set design: Patrick Pleet
Wall paper: Calico Wallpaper
Mona's F/W 2014/15 collection, From Lisbon with Love is dreamy. I love the simple clean cuts, the soft aesthetic and the prints. Designer, Moriah Hemed shared her inspiration with me and I'm priviledged to share it with you;
"During my honey moon in Portugal back in 2010, I took special attention in the unique buildings of Lisbon. They took my breath away all covered with fascinating painted tiles, telling stories in many different colors.One image that didn't leave my mind ever since is of a black Yorkshire sitting at the edge of an amazing blue and white window on a gloomy day.So this collection is all about lovers in love holding hands, making plans and walking through colorful streets made of dreams."
Photography: Yifat Vercik
Styling: Anna Karpunov
Hair & Make-up: Hen Zarum
Model: Chen Sherer from MC2
Shop Mona's latest collection here
Tvortz is a heavenly Ukrainian label.They describe their latest collection as "modern urban minimalism", they were also inspired by home wear, comfort and attire suitable for the cold weather. It's easy to wear yet structured and textured. It's Fall for you peeps up North so have a gander and immerse yourself in their website. I'm on holiday for a week so more posts to come. Thanks for your emails, you're delightful.
This beautiful apartment in Stockholm is simple yet tasteful. I was drawn to the neutral colours and the finer details. The array of plants are pretty sweet and it made me realise how careless I am in taking care of my own, so I've turned over a new leaf (no pun intended there) and I will give them the love they so richly deserve. I am quite inspired and I hope you are too. Happy weekend to you. xx
Images via: Fantastic Frank
The name is Romy Alfino, I reside in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a personal blog about fashion, vintage, art and photography. I share images for your visual pleasure
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