since we’re on the topic of orla kiely, i thought i’d rewind a bit and share the spring 2013 campaign. especially since we’re quickly approaching the season in which it would be appropriate to wear these lovely pieces. the photos were shot in palm springs, a place that is always dear to my heart since i grew up not far from there. the whole place is filled with memories of day trips exploring the mountains or rummaging through vintage and antique shops with my mom. isn’t there something so dreamy about that mid-century wonderland out in the middle of nowhere? the perfect place to photograph such pretty clothes!
photographer: lina scheynius, model: hannah holman, stylist: leith clark
lately i’ve been living in little mary janes with mini dresses, messy hair, and too much eye makeup. on this particular day, i was feeling fancy, so i wore this combination of gold, lace, and crocodile for a very indulgent sunday brunch. much of the rest of my weekend was spent in shorts and a chambray shirt as i tackled the process of purging my apartment of the excessive amounts of crap that’s been piling up over the past four years that i’ve lived here. after unloading my vintage collection at my pop up shop at pretty penny on friday night, i felt as though a weight had been lifted from my shoulders, and i found myself motivated to continue the purge. it feels so good to get rid of all those pieces that were either too small or too big, or just not quite right. and going through so many years of accumulation has been a nice time to reflect, but also a nice time to start fresh.
wearing: lauren moffatt gone with the wind a-line dress, vintage faux crocodile mary janes from pretty penny in oakland, gold orla kiely bag
you may have already seen these images floating around the internet, but they were just so wonderful that i had to post them! so today i am sharing my love for the orla kiely spring 2011 collection and campaign. the ads were styled by leith clark and photographed by venetia scott. the photos actually remind me of my own hometown and makes me long for a southern california desert summer. not only that, but as always, i’ve got my eye on a number of individual pieces from the collection, especially that sheer cream dress that’s already been spotted on none other than alexa chung. you’d better bet that i’m going to be religiously checking the orla kiely website waiting for that dress to go up for sale!