Give a frock Friday

2f55a35f343de011022276488c098657I am in love with this picture shot by Mario Testino, mostly because at the moment with all this yoga I am heavily influenced by all things India. And so, the saturation of colour, the mandalas on the silk pants and the huge pom-pom accessory around Daria Werbowy’s neck is all saying Yes! to me. Styled by the very talented Lucinda Chambers for Vogue UK January 2005. Click through the image for more from this editorial entitled “The Road to Marrakech”.

We practiced Shirsasana yesterday at yoga teacher training, better known as headstand pose. It was fun because I’ve been practicing this at home a lot lately, I’ve been enjoying the different perspective that being upside down gives me. It’s not often we get to be upside down as grownups, maybe on a roller coaster or swimming, but when else would we get the chance? It’s an invigorating yet calming pose. As Yogananda said, “be calmly active and actively calm.”

Have a wonderful weekend.

love & light xo

 

Give a frock Friday

Photographed in Brazil by Mario Testino for Vogue UK, date unknown.Kate Moss cooling off in a frock by one of my favourite labels, Marni. Actually she’s wearing two frocks by Marni. Italian and boho but incredibly eclectic at the same time, Marni is a label that steps outside the constraints of classic design boundaries. Such as teaming together clashing prints that they look so good together they no longer appear to clash. It’s as if they always were meant to be. I always imagine that designer Consuelo Castiglioni has been playing dress up in her grandmother’s closet as there is always a vintage element to her collections. This picture is my inspiration today to keep cool in the heat that is our Summer here. This image was photographed for Vogue UK in Brazil in 1997 by Mario Testino. Click here for my previous post on Marni.

I’m off to the library to do my yoga teacher training homework in a civilised, air-conditioned environment! Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

While away on our glamping trip this week, I finally had the opportunity to engross myself in Grace Coddington: A Memoir (a book my BFF Kirsty gave my for my birthday way back in August) and so my dear friends, the consequences of my reading this marvellous memoir and trip down memory lane is that you will now be inundated with pictures from Grace’s vast catalogue of editorials for Vogue – aren’t you lucky? I love to ready biographies and I am always greatly influenced by the subjects I read about and Grace Coddington has been no exception. I am simply in total infatuation with this woman’s talent and love for clothes and fashion and her delightful self-depracating attitude. She is a woman who comes across as having always known exactly who she is and is incredibly good at self-acceptance and pragmatism. She’s been around for some time and effortlessly fell into modelling and a career at Vogue in a way that just does not happen anymore. And so we come to today’s Frock …

fendi_kate_grace_mario_vogue 2000As it was Kate’s 40th birthday on the 16th (finally!) I wanted to honour that by posting this gorgeous picture taken by Mario Testino (the master of sexy pictures in my mind) for Vogue in 2000 which of course was styled by Grace Coddington. The frock is Fendi and features stunningly detailed crystal appliqué – the perfect frock to celebrate in, yes?

I’m in deep focus this week as I prepare for my first ever teaching session at yoga. I found myself having great difficulty finding the words to poses I have practiced hundreds perhaps thousands of times, it has been incredibly eye-opening and humbling. Speaking, breathing, remembering what to say and to remind students to inhale and exhale is so much harder than it looks!

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.

love & light xo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give a frock Friday

tumblr_mh1k87Kgh61rnbekgo1_1280I need something bright to cheer me up today and this gorgeous Alexander McQueen frock worn by Daria Werbowy is just the ticket. This image is from an editorial called Trail Blazers which was shot for Vogue UK by Mario Testino in the Andes in 2008.

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are 🙂

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

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This stunning Oscar de la Renta embroidered tulle frock is oh-so-very-flamenco. Model Daria Werbowy was photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue Spain, 2006.

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

tumblr_l5m9gvEKMD1qc6d9mo1_500Frock Friday is back!

Drew Barrymore is divine in this fabulous floral frock by Gucci, photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue US February 2006. I can’t help but think of Drew’s character Little Edie Beale in HBO’s 2006 movie Grey Gardens.

Wishing you all a fantastic weekend 🙂

 

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Give a frock Friday

A sultry Kate Moss shot by Mario Testino for Vogue Spain for their December 2012 issue.

The gown is Christian Dior and the shoes are Manolo Blahnik.

She looks like a very elegant Christmas bauble.

Finally after weeks of practice and rehearsals, Annabel will be on stage tonight (and tomorrow) for her dance concert. I can’t wait to see her on stage, I wonder if this will be the year where I don’t burst into tears of joy and pride?

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Give a frock Friday

Kirsten Dunst, rocking a very cute and funky short hair style by the hair guru, Orlando Pita in this July 2004 Vogue shoot “The Natural” photographed by Mario Testino. for Vogue July 2004. Oh and this gorgeous green silk dress is by Chloè!

How’s your week, has it flown by? Or has it dragged on and on and on… Can you believe it’s November already? Moving day is fast approaching… shudder.

Enjoy your weekend, lovely ones. xx

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Kate Moss in 2001, photographed by Corinne Day.

Kate Moss with short hair. I’m guessing she didn’t like it herself cause she grew it out pretty much straight away and has had it the same length ever since. But I think she rocked it short and she should do it again.

Kate in a Burberry ad with her funky short do.

Photograph by Mario Testino. I love this shot. Ok, so my goal is to grow my hair like Kate’s is here, with it long in front and leaving the back short.

What do you think? Do you like short hair on Kate? I think there’s a distinct shortage of models with short hair these days. Arizona Muse has been rocking a nice bob for a while, and then there’s Agyness Deyn… But I’m thinking back to the 90s now when Linda Evangelista had a great short style which she used to change the colour of constantly. I loved that! Even Christy Turlington went super short too for a while. You know me, always pushing short hair 🙂

Give a frock Friday

Today’s Frock Friday was photographed by Mario Testino for American Vogue, December 2006. The gown worn by a lovely Nicole Kidman is to remain nameless I’m sorry to say, because I cannot find an original cited source… and by now you all know how much that thrills me…  No matter, (she says taking a deep breath), I have taken a wild stab in the dark and decided that this gorgeous yellow and gold gown is perhaps, Versace? Last night while I was writing this post, I searched and searched and at one point I even had my own Vogue library strewn all over the living room floor looking for an original source. Alas… as I said, I’m going with Versace. As always, please correct me if I’m wrong! (Picture me, head hung low, looking forlorn…)

If you click on the image, it will take you through to an article all about where the photo shoot took place.

I do though, hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

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