Monday, February 9

Welsh springs

I have occupied my leisure time this Monday evening to cuddle under a blanket in the company of some coffee and chocolate to watch The Edge of Love, set in the 1940's. I was struck by the inspired photography of the more-than-lovely Welsh landscape and, of course, the utterly anglophilic costume design that caused nothing but sheer astonishment in me. The combination of the two made the film an even lovelier experience for me as I share that particular love for Wales and its folk and confess myself an incurable anglophilic. Sienna Miller and Keira Knightley jumped around in light flowery gauze dresses with thick knit jumpers and cardigans and paired them up with knee-length socks and rubber boots. An odd combination, one might think. But, having a closer more considerate look it is undeniable that there is exquisite quirkiness and unexpected comfort. And so, I looked around the net to put together a few more contemporary ensembles I feel make great transition-to-Spring outfits (particularly if you are lucky enough to live in the UK).

Markus Lupfer bow sweater, Diane von Furstenberg dress, Marc by Marc Jacobs striped cardigan, 3.1 Phillip Lim floral print dress, American Apparel socks, Wellington Hunter boots.

Juicy Couture strawberry print mini dress, Vera Wang cardigan, See by Chloé knit cardigan, Rebecca Taylor animal print mini dress, American Apparel socks, Wellington Hunter boots.

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I'm off.


Mrs. Bloom said...

Ahhhhhhhhh this just reminds me!!!
U kno how u always tell me that if I need anything from London to just ask u for it, and ull bring it over for me???
Paula: Hmm I would've loved an Alex Wang tank for xmas eve.
Iñaki: well for these things just let me kno and Ill bring them for u.
Well I have my first request!!!
Ok I have been looking crazy for the Hunter military green boots, and here they only have them in Blue or not as long and in red, so please please please, if u find some buy them for me!!!
Size 39!!!

Coco's Tea Party said...

I haven't seen this film yet. Only the costume appeals to me. I'm not a big Keira or Sienna fa. But I love the guy in it that is also in Brothers and Sisters.

Susana R. said...

I want to see this movie! Love the outfitts you've created!

Charlotte said...

I haven't seen this one, although it's in my "must-see" list.
Ii have just read you got a job for Luella at Londin Fashion week? You just tell us everything about it!! I have given you an award, come and see, boy.

Mary-Laure said...

Oh I'd love to watch that movie!
I'm an Anglophile myself of course, or rather a Britophile...

Marquis de Lannes said...

En mi ultima visita a NY, remarqué que todas las chicas utilizaban "botas de agua" ahora aqui en Paris, tambien las veo por todos lados...

Hailie said...

Wow.!! Everything is sooo gorgeous. I too got a beautiful floral print dress from Christopher & Banks for this spring/summer.