Give a frock Friday

Instead of a posting just one frock, this week I decided to give you multiple frocks! Some of them have been a little inspired by the season, but mostly they’ve been selected because they’re so pretty!  I know it’s winter here but you should never let that stop you from dressing in a frock. Layers, woolly tights and a great pair of boots can keep you nice and warm in a frock when it’s cool out. And don’t forget to top it off with a fabulous scarf!

   
       

Speaking of scarves, keep a lookout for my next post on my favourite wardrobe accessory!

Have a wonderful weekend!

love & light xo 

Give a frock Friday

6f698f40795314ab3c089995fc6fe575Gisele Bundchen lounges seductively for the camera in this meadow-flower adorned Louis Vuitton frock. The floor-length silk-chiffon empire line frock designed by Marc Jacobs goes so well with the Martin Margiela graffiti trainers – you know how I love it when stylists pair couture with runners! This image is from “The Long Story” shot by Corinne Day for Vogue UK, June 2002 and was styled by the irrepressible Kate Phelan.

As we settle into the New Year with ease and grace, have you kept to your intentions or resolutions so far? I have committed to 30 Days of Yoga with Adriene to get me back in the swing of my practice. I didn’t really let go of my daily practice over the Christmas break, but I felt it was a good opportunity to encourage myself (and others I hope!) to focus on a daily session with someone else guiding me to keep me headed in the right direction… I am working on keeping my authentic self at the forefront and I believe that showing up on the mat every single day for 30 days will contribute to achieving this goal. I’ll keep you posted! ūüėČ

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

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Russian model, Mama and fundraiser extraordinaire, Natalia Vodianova wears cotton and silk frock and feather bolero from Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci seen here in the September 2009 UK Harper’s Bazaar, photographed by Paola Kudaki. I admire this woman, her rags to riches story is the stuff of legend, I mean it’s so Disney-esque, I’m surprised a movie hasn’t been made of her story yet – oh wait, it has – it’s called Cinderella!

Seriously though, this woman is one dedicated philanthropist, which is lovely of course, her FB page  has a photos of her and her beautiful brood doing wonderful things with her charity for children in Russia.

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

Bottega-Veneta-Spring-Summer-2013-Ad-Campaign-03I celebrated my birthday this week, and it has been one of the best birthdays ever! You know how some birthdays are just very, I don’t know, ho-hum and pedestrian? Total opposite this one. It started on Monday and has been going all week! So I decided that I would post a picture of my most favourite frock of the season and it is definitely this one from Bottega Veneta‘s Spring 2013 collection. The advertising campaign was shot by legendary photographer Peter Lindbergh and I know I’ve posted a picture of this frock before, but I found a website which had behind the scenes shots which I thought you might enjoy. This one is of Danish model Freja Beha Erichsen with Peter Lindbergh on set. Look how short he is and how tall she is! So cute. Click through the image for the source link.

5qhlhMy birthday celebrations continued today with a catch up with my bff and and will end tomorrow evening with a big family gathering. How spoilt do I feel? Pretty spoilt!¬†I have much to do before then, I have to bake a Persian Love Cake (no I’m not making my own birthday cake, I just promised my family I’d make one for our next gathering) and lots of boring old chores which won’t get done tomorrow so I have to dash about the house like a mad-woman to get it all done before I pick the girls up from school. Can I squeeze in some yoga too perhaps?

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are – and happy birthday to anyone reading this and is celebrating a birthday this week too!

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

9624-this-dress-is-just-everythingThis week’s pretty frock is inspired by Spring being just around the corner. It’s funny because I don’t feel like Winter has quite hit us here yet. It’s not been terribly cold really, more like a very long Autumn. Who doesn’t love the Spring right? This shirtdress – is it pink or lavender or lilac? I’m not sure. The sheer fabric does lend a certain sexiness to what would otherwise be a simple button-down shirtdress. Alas, I’m sorry to tell you that this week’s frock design origin is again unknown. But, if any one does happen to know where this frock is from, please do leave a comment for me, I would be ever so grateful!

We are off to the zoo tomorrow for Annabel’s birthday party. I do love a good zoo, always so much fun don’t you think? Don’t forget to charge the camera Heidi! ūüėČ

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.

love & light xo

 

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Give a frock Friday

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The always fabulous Kate Moss in this gorgeous Gucci pleated silk frock. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for Harper’s Bazaar December 1999. She’s rockin’ that beret too by the way. Love it.

As healthy as I am trying to be lately, there is still something that is almost impossible to avoid during the winter months and that is the bloody head cold. I woke up at 1 am this morning with a horrid sore throat, snuffly nose, my head was pounding, you know the drill. My throat started feeling scratchy yesterday afternoon so I dosed myself up on Olive Leaf Extract, vitamin C and I’ve been drinking copious cups of hot lemon, ginger and Manuka honey tea. So far this morning my throat is feeling much better and my sniffles have dried up. I still feel headachy and there is a general feeling of malaise, but all in all I am hoping that if I keep up my arsenal of potions, I may just kick this thing!¬†Part of my recovery plan is to also to spend the day snuggled on the couch with my girls watching Clueless and French Kiss together. It is raining outside after all.

Here’s to a better weekend for all!

love & light xx

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Give a frock Friday

 

Daria Werbowy by Cass Bird

I love long and flowing frocks like this Tommy Hilfiger one Daria Werbowy is wearing in the kitchen of her New York loft. This image is from a shoot by photographer Cass Bird for the Spring/Summer 2010 issue of Dossier magazine.

How’s your week been? This time last week we were being inundated with rain and wind from a tropical cyclone. This week we are simply recovering from said effects. I feel blessed that we escaped virtually unscathed when so many of my friends were without power for almost a week and of course there are hundreds of families reeling from the devastation caused by flooding, some of which are still waiting for their homes to reappear from under the murky waters. It’s all so random. Nature doesn’t play favourites.

love & light! xx

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Naomi Watts shines is this beautiful cover image for Australian Vogue February 2013. Photographed by Will Davidson and styled by Stevie Dance. Vogue Australia has had quite the shake up since the shock exit of long-time editor in chief Kirstie Clements in May 2012. The new team, headed up by Edwina McCann includes talented people from rival Harper’s Bazaar, and they have also opened the net to freelance stylists like former Russh editor and now contributing editor of Oyster,¬†Stevie Dance. This is all great news and I am thrilled with the direction Vogue Australia has taken. It’s a breath of fresh air in the magazine world that is completely saturated with the same images and it is a tribute to the new team at Vogue that they have been supported to produce such innovative and inspiring work since taking over the helm. I hope they continue with their vision.

Have a great weekend!

love & light xx

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Daria Werbowy by Ryan McGinley (Earth Angel - W January 2013) 1

Beautiful Daria Werbowy in Valentino hand-beaded tulle frock, worn with Prada socks and shoes. This ethereally inspired editorial “Earth Angel” from W Magazine was photographed by Ryan McGinley and styled by Edward Enninful.

Have a great weekend!

love & light xx

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'Nuit Blanche' and appears in the 139 issue of Numéro. Yelena Yemchuk photographed model Sigrid Agren

As this will be my final Frock Friday post for 2012, I thought I had better choose something New Year’s party inspired! I haven’t any plans for huge celebrations this year… but you know what? We can’t all be party animals and I see nothing wrong with a simple evening-in, enjoying a nice bottle of bubbly (or two) with my favourite nibbles & watching the Sydney Harbour fireworks on the telly. I mean let’s face it, I’ve seen the fireworks up close and personal many times and so I am content to watch them from my couch now!

And so, back to the frock, which is perfect for wearing to a fabulous New Year’s Eve bash. Claret red, long, sparkly and sexy , model Sigrid Agren shines in this beautiful Michael Kors jersey frock for ‘Nuit Blanche’ as seen in issue 139 of Num√©ro, photographed by¬†Yelena Yemchuk. Click on the image for more.

I’d like to thank you for stopping by and supporting I like, I wish, I heart over 2012. The world of blogging has changed a lot since I started in 2008, there are so many of us out there now and so I really appreciate it when I see comments and new followers as it keeps me going, keeps me inspired and keeps me real. My blog is my sanctuary, my touchstone and my zen. I love it and as I evolve, so does I like, I wish, I heart and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a reader, follower, for leaving comments and keeping it all real!

Happy 2013! May your year be filled with love, laughter, abundance, good health and prosperity.

Love & light,

Heidi xx

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