"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." - Coco Chanel

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Walking in Vogue

I've just returned from a trip to the Royal Deeside in Scotland, the first time back in four years. Lots of walking, bracing country air and a much-needed break from technology I love it when something becomes in vogue that I have always loved, and this is certainly true of next season's outdoorsy trend. Walking in Scotland is fulfilling, pacifying, and completely inspiring. I always seems to have my brightest thoughts and ideas when walking in the wild countryside, and nothing beats a four-hour hike around Loch Muick.

In total it's 7 miles around, but rather than tiring, I find this so energising.

I love the grey hues of this shot, and the waves of water against the shore where I was standing, which somehow emphasises the stilness of the scene.

Purple heather is everywhere on the mountains and valley.

The collections of many designers this year seem to reflect this shared interest in outdoor and country pursuits, most obvious in the heeled hiking and shearling boots on offer.
Burberry Prorsum shearling boots.

High-heel hikers by John Galliano.

Oversized tweed jacket, chunky polo-neck jumper, easy trousers and heeled hikers - perfect channeling of the Katherine Hepburn, outdoors look by Tommy Hilfiger. Bring on the crisp days, blackberry picking and apples, another season of fashion and a fresh start.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Blumarine S/S 2010

My first post - exciting! Here goes...

This time of year, I've usually long forgotten the Spring/Summer catwalk and collections, and have compiled at least two Autumn/Winter wish-lists (top of mine - shearling aviator jacket and hiking boots). I feel compelled however now to post about Blumarine, a new favourite designer of mine, and which has gotten me looking so much forward to my week in Mallorca, Port de Pollensa at the end of August.

Pink and orange, and the cut of this dress I love.

Same dress, in blue and yellow...

...and another in turquoise and pink. I love the matching bag and contrasting emerald shoes.

Another favourite colour combination, green and purple.

Finally an evening piece. I love the body-centric wrap of this dress, and the fabric around the wrist.

Summer isn't out of the picture just yet in my fashion eye!