Give a frock Friday

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Kate Moss in a polka dot frock by Oscar de la Renta, photographed by Bruce Weber for Vogue, November 2006.

There’s so much to do these next two weeks as we prepare for our family road-trip south to Adelaide. We decided that it would be more fun to drive across three states to visit family for Christmas than to fly there. As the girls get more fractious as the end of the school year draws closer, I’m beginning to doubt our decision! I’ve been online looking for helpful road trip tips because I have vivid memories of my own road trips as a child, and while fun, there was also a lot of time spent fighting with my brother, hitting, pinching, picking on each other and doing our best to ignore each other while being stuck in the same car together less than a metre apart for hours on end! We had our headphones that we shared so we could listen to music, and eventually I even got my own ‘Walkman’. These days of course it’s a challenge to keep the kids from watching endless DVDs and playing games on their iPads. I have a plan though, which is to stop every two hours, get out of the car, do some yoga, throw a ball around with each other and get the blood moving about the body. That’s the plan anyway. I also plan to do a heap of baking so we have healthy snacks and don’t fill up on petrol station stodgy food and sugary treats. Again, this is my plan. Being on the road though, things are subject to change without notice!

Tonight it’s my first book club meeting since I quit while studying yoga teacher training, I’m so excited I get to be apart of book club again! I love this time of the year. It’s always crazy busy, but I think the Christmas carols in the stores and the twinkle lights everywhere help me get through it.

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you  are.

love & light xo

 

Give a frock Friday

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In memory of Oscar de la Renta, who sadly passed away late last month. He was the frock master, the go-to couturier for a fabulous event frock. Think Carrie in Sex & the City, the pretty pink frock The Russian gifted her for their date to the Met. In stead, I’ve chosen this flamenco inspired frock for today’s post, worn here by model Angela Lindvall and photographed by Arthur Elgort. Oscar was influential in dressing many of Hollywood’s leading ladies, and also the odd White House first lady. “My job as a designer is to make a woman feel her very best.” He will be missed.

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

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Oscar de la Renta takes a bow at the end of his Fall Winter 2013 show at New York Fashion Week. I’m so in love with these frocks, how pretty are they? The bright colours and the embroidery, just gorgeous!

On a different note, I saw Silver Linings Playbook over the weekend and I cannot get it out of my head, it was fantastic! Exceptional casting with Bradley Cooper (who knew he could be so good?), Robert De Niro, our own lovely Jackie Weaver, Chris Tucker and Jennifer Lawrence. All were so watchable, and now I’m listening to the soundtrack on heavy rotation. The dance scene was such a favourite, highly recommend you see it if you haven’t, it’s a definite Oscar contender!

Have a lovely weekend!

love & light! xx

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Fashion Week: New York

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2013

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall Winter 2013

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Reem Acra Fall Winter 2013

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Oscar de la Renta Fall Winter 2013

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Oscar de la Renta Fall Winter 2013

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Oscar de la Renta Fall Winter 2013

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Oscar de la Renta Fall Winter 2013

These are so getting me into the mood for cooler weather! The feminine form is beautifully enhanced and the shoes! Did you see the shoes? Red lips, jewel tones and gorgeous embellishment from head to toe. New York fashion week is fast being a favourite! So much colour and fun, gosh how amazing would it be to attend even just one of these shows? Maybe next year? 😉

 love & light! xx

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Give a frock Friday

A picture is worth a thousand words.
 The dress worn by a house model before it hits the runway.
And finally, the finished gown on the runway at NY Fashion Week worn by model Arizona Muse.

A few Frock Friday’s ago I posted a picture of a gown being sewn together at the Christian Dior atelier. I had such a great response to that post I knew that I must post these images of this much photographed Cloud dress by designer Oscar de la Renta.


Happy Easter to you!


Heidi 


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