aqua by aqua

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i recently came across a fashion brand called aqua by aqua and some of their items immediately caught my attention, so i just had to share. i love their bold, graphic and minimal style with a colourful but restricted colour palette. i’m a huge fan of patterns and print in fashion so these two pieces below definitely appeal to me in that way. i also like that everything in their collection is nice and fitting. i really like clothes that are well tailored and compliment a figure, as well as the sleek hair and make-up.

here’s my favourite pieces:

geometric pattern clothes

armour trouser // april bodice // bergman skirt // bartolo belt by scott wilson

black, bold dresses ace peplum mini dress // gratan maxi dress


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fashionable beehive girls, typewriters and collars.

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today i got this fantastic illustration print from dom of dom & ink that he did for an article on amelias magazine about the orla kiely presentation at london fashion week A/W 2013.

i was already a huge orla kiely fan, and like probably 9324975 (estimated (random) amount) i fell head over heels for her show. so much to love. two things that particularly drew me beside the fashion was the colour palates she used, and typewriters. oh typewriters. they are things of beauty. also of note: vintage signage, lamps, piles of letters, and teacups. if you’re a fan of collars, floral prints and beehives you’re in for a treat!

dom and ink illustrations orla kiely girls with typewriter

i’m very envious of their beehives, just look at them! i love the colouring on the pink dress, that little bit of texture really makes the illustration pop. that collar is great too and the eye flicks are spot on.

dom and ink illustrations orla kiely girls with typewriter detail

as always, i l do like having a detail shot so you can see up close. hello lovely ladies! i’ve decided to hang these beauties up next to my danny brito print. what do you think?

danny brito beehive girl print

my favourite looks from the collection are these. i’d wear any of them in a heartbeat.

orla kiely clothes
orla kiely clothes

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cardboardcities colour love: green

fashion, illustration, vintage, colour, colour love by

green! green is one of my favourite colours. obviously green is an abundant colour in nature, and nature in its many forms is one of my favourite things too. turquoise is my favourite colour and is partly in the realm of green, so that makes me love it all the more.

i tried to keep with more or less the same shade of green for this so that i can fairly do other shades of green in the future. when searching for the items to include i kept finding things that were teal, lime green, and other shades but that just means i have more things to share in the future!

in case you missed, here’s red, orange and yellow. what’s your favourite green thing(s)?

colour love - green

1// “R”  2// fern cushion via fine little day  3// laura carlin  4// 50’s dress

» green and grey look so good together. it’s a very calming colour combination. combine that with type and you’re on to a winner!
» what a lovely cushion. would look great with some yellow and white things around it on a settee.
» this book cover is fantastic. simple but effective. love the touch of grey and orange.
» i want this dress so much. 40’s and 50’s clothes are very much my thing. would love to wear this on a cool spring day.

colour love - green

1// green cat  2// green & white journal  3// lion  4// plant painting

» love this cat by trash things. it reminds me of a concrete one my nan used to have, but made more contemporary with the burst of colour.
» i’ve been in love with these journals since i found them a while ago. they’re beautifully handmade & i’d love to own one one day. they look like they’d be a pleasure just to hold.
» how cute is this lion by fred benaglia? very sweet. the touch of blue really makes it for me.
» i do love a plant painting, and this one by carla fuentes is no exception.


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