seasons

Florals

step 3 in my summer psyching series. florals! the smell of jasmine, especially.

- photograph by tara.

- photograph by valerie chiang.

- flower arrangements by amy merrick.

- painting by olle hjortzberg.

- dress by tsumori chisato.

- photograph by beth lane.

- georgia tal by citizen couture.

- knickers by hopeless.

- courtesy of what makes the pie shops tick?

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Autumn & Everything After

i’ve really noticed autumn in south africa this year. mostly due to the fact that i’ve been on a few drives into the countryside when not couch dwelling, and also making an effort to get outside with my dogs for walkies (they walk me, really). the trees are beautifully red and orange and yellow, the fields are strikingly green, it’s all very fa-la-la i want to run down this hill and collapse into a heap of fallen leaves and giggles at the bottom. you know?

so i decided to dedicate a colour comparisons post to my favourite season, using the artwork of american impressionist john joseph enneking and mashing it up with some rad street style.

* yes the title is totally a counting crows pun. i am not ashamed! this is still one of my favourite songs ever.

mountain landscape / mr. newton

ogunquit, mainestockholm street style

woodland pool / altamira

autumn jewels / mr. newton

fall landscape / fashionist

birches / all the pretty birds

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Fall vs Spring

when i was browsing through the latest spring modern sale at bukowskis (they really bring me endless amounts of joy, that auction house) i was quite taken by all the beautiful flower still life pieces. i thought back to how some of my favourite collections from the autumn 2011 shows were so bright and colourful, and knew it would make for a nice comparison – especially since i am noticing that the northerners are really enjoying the coming spring and we, conversely, are really loving the coming of autumn. the other day i stood in the sun and actually relished the warmth as opposed to cursing it. this really is the best time of year.

Rachel ComeyIvan Ivarson – Still life with flowers in vase

ErdemOlle Olsson-Hagalund – Flowers in vase

House of HollandLennart Jirlow – Still life with flowers

Jonathan SaundersSigrid Hjertén – Flower still life

MissoniKarl Isakson – Still life with geranium and pitcher

Vivienne Westwood Red LabelIvan Ivarson – Höstblommor

Erdem Pre-FallLeander Engström – Still life in blue vase

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NORTH / SOUTH

thought i’d highlight the best of both worlds – since you notherners are slowly skipping into spring, and us southerners are steadily creeping into autumn. i’m sure we are both eager for a change … i know i am.

NORTH: spring flowers / beating the heat / the beach / swimming / watermelon / bare legs / lazing outdoors / shorts / ice-cream conesSOUTH: autumn colours / falling leaves / warm boots / scarves / comfort food / rainy walks / fireplaces / layering / snuggly beds

 

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a peak you reach

craving autumn more and more and more. i’m seeing it everywhere and in everything. seasonally delusional.

the locals / haw-lin

saint verde digest / missoni ss 2011

kayla doohlan

picasso / turned out

bonnie & clyde / mr. newton

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all day day light

you might have noticed the lack of new posts here today – due to the usual reasons (busy busy busy real life bla bla bla). well, i’ll leave you with at least a little something on this lovely friday, in honour of the noticeable change of season around here. here’s the music video for the morning benders song all day day light:

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soon

it’s going to be spring soon! though our tricksy south african weather has been making everyone assume it’s spring already (this has probably been the mildest and most glorious winter in recent memory.) i bet we’re in for one more crazy cold front before the proper hot weather hits us though - remember when it snowed in august?

photos by the very talented will renton

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flowery fields forever

just to remind all you northerners to enjoy spring (as if that was necessary).

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