Give a frock Friday

ChristyTurlington-WarriorOne-StevenKlein-VogueUS2002Oct-b-zob_jpgChristy Turlington wears an orange satin crepe Prada slip frock while practicing Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanurasana also known as one-legged Chakrasana or Wheel pose. This intense yoga backbend stretches the whole body. This particular variation has an additional challenge by including a balance to the pose. You have to have strong thigh muscles and shoulders to practice this pose. I’ve been recovering from a trapped nerve recently so this pose is one I’ve not practiced lately. I love this entire editorial, photographer Steven Klein is a genius, but I guess it helps when your subject is Christy! This editorial is from American Vogue, October 2002.

Christy on yoga: “Yoga is about compassion and generosity towards others. It means being mindful of the world around us.”

I can’t believe that I’m halfway through yoga teacher training. I’ve so much work to do over our break, so it’s not really going to be a break at all! I’m teaching Sky Warrior next week, very excited! Lots of talking in this one, lots of alignment cues to remember. I must remember to take it slow and to breathe!

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are.

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

Lupita

“When I look down at this golden statue, may it remind me and every little child that no matter where you’re from your dreams are valid.” Lupita Nyong’o will forever be remembered for these words from her acceptance speech after winning the Oscar for Actress in a Supporting Role earlier this week.

I saw this picture of Lupita in her Prada frock and I knew this was today’s Frock Friday. How could it not be, just look at her? She looks completely at ease, no hint of anticipation for the pomp and ceremony ahead of her. I read that Lupita chose this ice blue Prada frock because the blue reminds her of home in Kenya, “I wanted a sense of home with me,” she said on her way down the red carpet.

This Prada frock was definitely the stand out frock at the Oscars for me this year, I do think that the awards were toned down this year and by that I mean, there seemed to be less emphasis on what people were wearing than in previous years. There has been a fever pitch over the last few years built up by the over-importance placed on who’s wearing what. While most of us are far removed from Hollywood and the whole scene to know how much an impact the winning of an Oscar truly means, the impression given by the media is your frock is just as important, which is kind of silly, right? It is of course a perfect opportunity for publicity, you may be a nobody on the red carpet but, pick the right frock and you could end up being somebody.

Last week’s Frock Friday was a no-show because we went camping with the kids and it was just all too hard for me to factor blogging in with everything else! This Yoga teacher training is really kicking my butt and I’ve barely enough time for anything else at the moment. 

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!

love & light xo

Give a frock Friday

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“Into the Woods” a Red Riding Hood themed editorial for American Vogue’s September 2009 issue. Expertly styled by Grace Coddington and stars Natalia Vodianova in many crimson coloured frocks but I chose this gorgeous brocade frock by Prada and photographed by the seriously talented Mert & Marcus for today. Click through the image to see more.

This week I got to teach at yoga for the first time and the lead up to it was… let’s just say I was very, very, focused! It was amazing and I had so much fun so I am writing more about the experience in another post because there’s so much I want to say about it I feel it deserves its own post!

This weekend we have been preparing for the girls going back to school next week. The summer holidays are over, they’ve gone by so quickly.

Have a wonderful weekend, wherever you are!

love & light xo

Best in Vogue – Spring 2013

While we are in the middle of a summer heatwave here, the pre-fall shows are just beginning in the North. But the Spring collections are all over the February issue of Vogue UK. I came across this editorial today and I just love it so I had to share it with you because it’s Vogue UK showing off the best of the Spring 2013 collections with top British models to boot. Enjoy!

burberry spring 2013bottega veneta spring 2013 chanel spring 2013 Giorgio Armani S2013 prada spring 2013 saint laurent spring 2013

Already my favourites are the Saint Laurent pants and hats – how gorgeous are they? The Chanel clutches are also very covetable, yes?  Models Edie Campbell, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Stephanie Hall, Lara Mullen, Sam Rollinson, Rosie Tapner & Charlotte Wiggins for UK Vogue February 2013 by Angelo Pennetta.

I’m going away with my little family this week, finally I get a teeny-tiny break from work and also from blogging. No I won’t be completely cut-off, I will probably post the odd pic on Instagram, and tweet the occasional glamping-related rant, but for the most part I will be unplugged and taking it easy by the seaside. Heaven!

love & light xx

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Appealing Things

Winter time is a time for wearing tights. Aren’t these lovely? I love to wear different coloured opaque tights in winter to dress up or add a shot of colour to an outfit. I used to have to go all the way into David Jones to find any interesting coloured or patterned tights, but these days most boutiques stock quite a selection.  Much more wearable than those old grey tights we used to wear to school, right? I’m really loving those Prada ones at the top!

Give a frock Friday

 

 

The ever beautiful modern day Audrey Hepburn that she is, Natalie Portman photographed wearing Prada for W Magazine by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott in 2005.  Miuccia Prada, a woman always ahead of her time.  You could be forgiven for thinking this image had been inspired by the likes of Mad Men, but this shoot took place two years before the series aired.  Oh how I love this dress!

Enjoy your weekend lovelies!

Put a little colour in your day

I guess it’s no surprise that I have been a little slack in my blogging lately… I want to blog, truly I do!  I just have a bit of trouble focusing on working at my computer at the moment.  Frankly I hate the bloody thing.  It’s old, it’s slow and the keyboard is so annoying that I sometimes want to throw it out the window!


Note to reader: I have just wasted 30 minutes rearranging my desk and trying to find a way to make the keyboard cable longer.  30 minutes wasted, alas no resolution was found.  #*@#!!


Deep breath.


So let us turn our thoughts to the latest spring ready-to-wear (also known as Pret-a-porter) collections where colour ruled and simple, clean lines enhanced the boldness of the jewel colours.  

 Jil Sander
Jil Sander


Prada (yay, stripes are still hot!)


 Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs


 YSL Rive Gauche


Versace


 Sonia Rykiel

 Rochas


Missoni


 Martin Grant

 Loewe


 Gucci





Did I make it up to you?

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Images from from Style.com, garancedorè.fr

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