Last year and 2011 saw the trend colour blocking hit the big time. I for one have always loved the colour dipped look and am now crushing on a mix of textures like pastel acrylic or steel with timbers, paper with leather.
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of shooting the new spring look book for Ally from Vintage Valley. We spent the day in a vintage picnic setting surrounded by old records, vintage prints, fresh strawberries and of course the gorgeous pieces Ally has collected for her new range for the warm months ahead. She is such a natural in front of the camera and made my life easy! And wouldn’t you agree Ally has that classic vintage pinup look down perfectly?! Make sure to keep an eye on her site for the official launch of her lookbook, but in the meantime here is a sneak peek of some of my favourites from the day…
I get a kick out of these crazy fun pieces from Castle. So bright and positive. This beach towel is a limited edition item along with other homewares and clothing from Rachel Castle‘s recent collaboration with Gorman.
Count me as a fan of these bold new collections from Jonathan Saunders and Karla Spetic - beautifully reminiscent of pressed tin, tile and wallpaper prints. A nice mix up with all the block colour around lately.
Images taken from the respective brands’ websites and style.com.
I have long loved this colour combination; the understated, muted tones of raw, natural materials, together with the daring neon brights of the 80′s. I must admit though, since that Christmas morning I excitedly showed off my hot new lime bike shorts with matching Minnie Mouse crop top, things have gotten a little classier when it comes to fluro!
Ever since I saw Sarah Jessica Parker wow audiences world wide at the premier of SITC 2 in this number, I was convinced these vibrant hues would make their way back into vogue in a big way, in both fashion and homewares. When paired with neutrals, the result is a new sophistication with an modern edge. The question is, will I wear fluro again? Absolutely, but definitely no bike pants. I’m not that brave!
A few of my favourites for you…
Links: Top Row: DIY neon cutlery idea, fun stationery, vases filled with colour
Second Row: Sass & Bide skirt, table, the colourful craft of Castle
Bottom row: confetti, ‘Christmas #27′ by Kevin Dooley, standout satchel worn by one of my favourites, Hanneli Mustaparta for Vogue.com
With all the colour splashing around this season I felt it was time for a bit of neutral two toned love.
A few of my favourites. Clockwise from top left: A fun and easy DIY project via Poppytalk, a wedding cake gets a stripey treatment, cushions to add pizazz, chevron necklace, and summer dressing from Country Road. Background; Jorun Ikea rug.