Rouge Romance

It's the most wonderful time of the year!  A hallmark holiday sure enough, but it's undeniable how much a little extra love in the world counts, so why not join in?  With the gorgeous War & Peace just having closed, I've been musing over the epic nature of a true love story and thought this weekend would be a good time to look at the symbolic colour of it, red, in a new light.  Red is the colour of so many emotions, from love to anger and hazy warmth to longing and loss.  Rouge-noir is absolutely my favourite shade, and I love the poppy trend of bright red lips against a lightly tanned freckled face.  Red can be delicate when it's romantic, so far away from it's traditional use in hearts and flowers.  I've been thinking about the most heart wrenching loss, I watched A Testament of Youth recently and still feel Vera's sadness in my bones, as well as the excitement of young love, a first date, and a fluttering heart!  I just love jewel tones as a colour concept and wanted to share this visual story with you of romance, loving and red xx

Top-Knots & Tile Prints

It's connected in my mind!  As autumn creeps in and summer is wrenched from our clutches for another year, I printed off some of my favourite images to keep sunshine, colour and beautiful things in my mind; banishing the winter blues.  Here's a few of my musings at the moment to brighten your day too.  Often the phrase 'random musings' is used in a blogging context, but these are not random!  Imaginatively speaking I'm languishing in the Seventies when top knots were first in fashion, Morocco was chic, Yves Saint Laurent invented that fabulous blue that it's impossible to track down outside of the Moorish lands and Jane Birkin was the new Jane Birkin.  I'm working on my first ready to wear Bridal collection ce moment, souring tile print inspired laces and imagining myself as a voyeur on Jimi Hendrix lounging in Essaouira, YSL strolling his majestic Majorelle Gardens and Serge Gainsborough on the open road with Jane.  Dreamy!