Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ovo Drenth By Fritz Kok

Meet my good friend, Nigerian model, Ovo Drenth. I adore the dress she's wearing in this photo-shoot. The colours are bursting with vibrance and vitality against her luscious skin.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sun Flower On The Brows Of Morning

This cheerful sunflower is my muse and inspiration today. I am watching the languid sun from my balcony while the day drums along like marching carnival bands. Happy Saturday - Take a break from the rush of life and allow nature to embrace you!

Image: Sunflowers in my garden.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Tall Dancer

For the dancers amongst you. I purchased this piece at an auction in April. I adore shoes and fashion as many of you know, but I am in love with dancing and art. This tall dancer made of exotic wood is the underneath of the understory of gracefulness and the aesthetics. I do hope everyone is happy and bouncing;-)

Image: Tall Dancer, 1930, Hagenauer, Vienna.

Style Me Colourful

Here are some links for your weekend reading. I especially enjoyed the interview with Tom Ford and the Colour Blaster video.

(1 ) Fashion & art news/links:
Does Vogue's influencer network exploit fashion bloggers? Read the article in its entirety HERE

( 2 ) I am really a loner afterall:
Interview with Tom Ford. Read the interview HERE

( 3 ) Paint yourself happy with this Colour Blaster video HERE

( 4 ) Sad news for the art world. Lucian Freud died on Wednesday. Read more on his life and paintings HERE

Images: Meet fellow island girl Kezia Frederick. A graduate of Central St Martins, fashion and textile designer. Am adoring the bold textiles and the way she flirts with different patterns. I feel transported back to the West Indies. The first image is my favourite. I know the second is a bit mad, but therein lies its uniqueness;-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Girl As Mad As Birds...

1. Describe your personality
As mad as the hummingbird

2. What's your public style
I'm still trying to define it...

3. Private Style
Barefoot elegance

4. How do you handle boredom
Boredom is unfamiliar to me

5. Happiness is...
Freedom, love and philosophical contemplation

6. What do you do for relaxation

I play the violin, meditate and flirt with nature

7. Which forms of exercise do you enjoy most
Riding, walking, ballet, polo, rowing

8. Name two philosophers you admire
Friedrich Nietzsche and Epicurius

9. What keeps you grounded
Dancing and cooking

10. What keeps you motivated
The gravity of Life

11. Fashion tip
Be a leader not a follower

12. I write beacuse....
I'm in love with Words and their meanings.

Images: Hummingbird and myself before dinner wearing long silk skirt.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Art: The Shoe Sculpture

This fabulous sculpture was created by the French painter Alexandrine Van Duijn. Her philosophy is 'Art is to express life and trigger emotions' - One cannot disagree with Alexandrine on the above. I thought my blog friends might enjoy a spot of art and fashion today. I would have loved to see her designing this shoe sculpture!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Weekend Pleasures

Saturday: Thinking about the pastoral nature of humanity. Writing, drawing, humming.... blue sky, scortching morning sun like warm oil on skin. Breakfast, croissants, blueberries, green tea amidst beloved nature .

Reading matter, fashion magazine and the International Herald Tribune. Late morning, a delicious walk round the golden fields and horse riding. Have a fun weekend, everyone;-)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lingering In The Garden With A Book

Yesterday I sat in the garden, nibbled on home-made Swiss nut cake, and read poetry out aloud by one of my favourite artist/painter Egon Schiele.

Egon Schiele had a very short life and whilst some are not particularly keen on his artworks I must confess that I am drawn to the painful oddness that punctuates his work. Below, a poem by Egon Schiele, called White Swan. I adore swans. They are so graceful, too.

Over the moss-scented black-bordered park lane
Glides amidst the rainbow-hued spume
The high, calm, round swan.

Images: At the estate, Flowers from my garden, Home-made Swiss nut cake, Egon Schiele Poems and letters from 1910 - 1912

Sunday, July 4, 2010

En Route To Sunday Brunch

Hat: present from my Mama, Shirt: Eterna Excellent, Leather skirt: A present from my sister, Bag: Kelly bag by Mark Cross, Footwear: Jimmy Choo.

Turquoise Chic

Image: I love these beachy chic turquoise, mint chrysoprase, and diamond earrings by Irene Neuwirth. I can imgine wearing them to a fancy dinner at the Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados.