24 July 2015

Khaki. Noun.

There's twilight beyond the boulevard. The kind of twilight that comes only after the rain, after rebirth. It's warmer than yesterday, but colder than tomorrow..or maybe not. In a city like London you never know. A few days ago we thought an Indian summer was to come. Now, we're inhaling the smell of rain, of nature, of hours spent hiding under the blanket or reading in front of our window, waiting for the sun to salute us.

When its bright rays were still caressing our shimmery skin a few days ago, we were walking around the boulevard enjoying the hues of the season.
I was wearing one of my favourite this summer and of course, latest obsession: the khaki shirt. It is an unusual word, khaki... It derives from the Persian for 'soil-coloured'. Though I struggle to imagine khaki as brown, I prefer the descriptor 'dirty green', as it conjures up an un-precious shade, which perfectly lends itself to the function of those wardrobes that most commonly come in khaki. Would rogue hats and safari jackets be the same in any other hue? No, of course not.

There are some style favourites that provide the backbone to our closets. Our fashion comfort blankets, if you fancy, that have the ability to move from support performer to headline act depending on the mood, haha. Khaki has played that part for years, and while not new or revolutionary, never has the shade looked as tempting as it does now!
Photos by: Kiran Khamba

28 June 2015

Champagne in the parc

Now that the temperatures rise every day, it really feels like summer. And with the warm weather comes all the fun outdoor activities, my favorite being a leisurely weekend picnic. A little while ago we were lucky to have weather just perfect for a picnic in the park. Not too hot, nor too chilly. We packed up some of our favourite snacks with a bottle of champagne and headed to Holland Park for a beautiful, relaxing afternoon. After filling up on some delicious food, we sunbathed on the blanket. It was such a lovely day! So often we get caught up in trying to make plans and entertain our weekends with "new" activities and forget how fun and wonderful simple things like these are. I always like to take advantage of the semi-warm weather and put on a dress - so I opted for this navy one with small striped details and some comfortable pink flats for a relaxing, but fabulous picnic.

H&M navy dress, Aldo pink flats, Musette bag, Anna Lou of London silver necklace.

13 June 2015

The Scent of Summer

Just after a summer rain…

The air becomes warmer,
exalting the fragrance of flowers bathed in dew,
releasing a gentle mist.

Time is suspended.

Fine droplets shimmer on leaves and flowers.

A gentle breeze carries the scent of roses,
veiling space with its sensuality....
Wearing: vintage Laura Ashley gingham top (Similar Here and Here), red leather belt
H&M palazzo pants (Similar Here), Zara sparkling sandals.
Photos by: the lovely Maria M.