Oh my goodness, Toast Summer 2016 look book is so so dreamy. I just had a visual orgasm!
I love you Phoebe Philo. This collection is layered, the outerwear is over sized, the colour palette is delightfully varied and it's reminiscent of the late 70's/ early 80's. I wish I could end this post with that heart eyed emoticon but I cannot. Instead, listen to this super fresh track by Marvin Gaye. The genius of Phoebe Philo + the brilliance of Marvin Gaye = a flawless combination.
It's very cold in Cape Town today which means Delpozo's latest Pre-Fall collection is fitting for a blog post. Even though I can only dream, looking at it would suffice. This is visual pleasure to the max! All the vivid colours, volume, tactile knitwear and bold prints. Oh and of course, I could totally wear that maxi scarf right now.
Vogue Australia April 2016
Photographer: Mario Testino
Styling: Karen Kaiser
Hair: Orlando Pita
Model: Catherine McNeil
Stella McCartney Pre-Fall 2016 is hotter than fire!! Let me just list a few of my fave: the cropped flares, leopard print coats, cat portrait jacquard, cable knit jumpers and the loafers with the brass rings. I could go on and on. Random side note: I'm listening to ACDC right now. This track is gold.
I present to you Sally Harrison's series, Geometric LA!
An ongoing study of the wide variety of architecture & geometric line play in Los Angeles.
Rejina Pyo's A/W 2016 collection is so fine, it blows my mind. The metallic pieces, the shirt and jacket cuffs, the coats, the wide legged trousers etc etc etc. Quite honestly, I could wear these pieces more than once! A perfect combination of classic and dramatic.
Daria Werbowy looks radiant in this editorial for the latest issue of Marie Claire France. On another note, I've been listening to Guns N' Roses for the past few weeks. This track is fresh. Have a super weekend xx
Photographer: Van Mossevelde +n
Styling: Anne Sophie Thomas
Make up: Miky
Hair: David Delicourt
Manuel Pita also known as Sejkko is a scientist and photographer. One of his series, Lonely Houses is so captivating and surreal. He snaps these traditional homes in Portugal with his phone and shares them on instagram. He is incredible. I'm in awe, I'm in love. This is visual pleasure!
Valentines Day is around the corner and I personally believe it's a load of crap but this recent post on facebook by LIFE is quite lovely, I had to post. It was shot by Alfred Eisenstaedt in April 1943 during WW2 at Penn Station in NY and it was published on 14 February 1944 . These images warmed my cynical heart. If you are celebrating this overrated day, listen to this song, it's pretty smooth.
"They stand in front of the gates leading to the trains, deep in each other’s arms, not caring who sees or what they think.
Each goodbye is a drama complete in itself, which Eisenstaedt’s pictures movingly tell. Sometimes the girl stands with arms around the boys’ waist, hands tightly clasped behind. Another fits her head into the curve of his cheek while tears fall onto his coat. Now and then the boy will take her face between his hands and speak reassuringly. Or if the wait is long they may just stand quietly, not saying anything. The common denominator of all these goodbyes is sadness and tenderness, and complete oblivion for the moment to anything but their own individual heartaches."
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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