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7.1.09

As the sun sets


I love this dress, it doesn't belong to me, it's just on a long term loan. I think I need to buy if from the owner, only I don't think she'll part with it!
I've popped on one of the collars I bought in Paris, a perfect black and white ensemble in my opinion.
Sunset is my favourite time of the day, the lighting can be hard and soft all at once. I don't use any artificial lighting in my photos, just natural light so to me, capturing the light like this imbues them with a sense of romanticism that can't be replicated day to day. I won't get the light exactly the same every day, that's why it's special.
Dress: On loan from Miss. Sian Darling
Collar: Paris flea market


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35 comments:

Super Kawaii Mama said...

Exceedingly good hair. Polished, perfect - a real image maker. This is definitely you. I'd like to see a dark vampy lip to match those nails too. Happy New Year M'Lady.

Blogette said...

Gorgeous outfit. You must loan the dress indefinitely. The hair looks so lovely and polished again! Lovely.

Ruby Redlocks said...

Stunning! I can see why you wouldn't want to return the dress soon. You wear it beautifully.
That haircut is perfect on you.

Grant said...

Magical! Positively magical!

Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot considering where they are coming from.

Sidenote* Cannot wait to see this enormous cherry blossom (from last post)

Xx

MISS GLITZY said...

You're right about the sunset lighting and the dress suits you gorgeously as your haircut.

LoveMore said...

your hair looks totally fabulous!
the lighting is beautiful too..as is your dress and collar.
love LM xx

Fell4fashion said...

You always take the most gorgeous pictures! Do you use a self timer, or does someone take your pics?

Thanks! www.fell4fashion.blogspot.com

mothersvea said...

Lovley dress and lovley pictures!

Sal said...

What a striking image of you, beautiful. Love it ... and hope you can convince Miss Sian to part with that fab frock.

Vintage Verve said...

I love the way you use natural light in your photos, it's one of the reasons why they are so lovely.

I too am a fan of the black and white ensemble, but you always have the look perfectly polished.

x

Anonymous said...

Dear LM,
I too have that same dress and love it to pieces. Have you tried hunting it down for yourself?
I adore your jewellery, do you sell any of it?

x

WendyB said...

Perfect hair!

richardfitzme said...

As Kath and Kim would say "noice". I do love monochrome as it is a sophisticated look which transcends time ( especially when Davey Havoc has some encasing his lithe silhouette, pant, pant).
I'm not a fan of collars and that imported one looks like it doesn't know what to do with itself. The dress would be far more flattering if that collar wasn't a feature accessory. Actually the dress's own collar would look superb by itself. You could throw on some LM bracelets and wear your gorgeous Chanel lust worthy pieces.
outfit = gorgeous
Hair = magnificent
natural lighting photography = stunning
collar = yuk

Anneliese said...

No way - I just had my hair cut the same way as yours! (Only shorter.) Just a week ago, in fact. Anyway, how on earth do you get your hair to sit so nicely? Mine has a tendency to flick everywhere at the ends and be either to dry or too oily. Can you help? Thanks in advance!

xox

esme and the lane way said...

Lovely – the dress is great, and I love the collar. I'm looking forward to seeing more of these collars; they've become a bit of an interest for me that just isn't fading.
I love your hair, too, it looks absolutely stunning. SO polished!

anemieke said...

Count-down to returning the dress... 3...2..1... Oh, tomorrow!
xx

Electro Geisha said...

new hair if im not mistaken... and i love it! you are gorgeous, as always...

Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts said...

You do b&w like no other (except maybe Uncle Karl!)... Which is so on topic with my last blog post.
B&W... it's you so fluently, so authentic and true... do you almost feel fraudulent wearing brash colour? Like you are somehow betraying yourself?

Siljesfashion said...

Love your hair and the outfit. Perfect elegance.

flair to remember said...

Beautiful shots! Such lovely lighting!
I ADORE your hair like this. It's perfection.

xxx

vogued out!!! said...

You cut your hair? you look lovely...You should definitely have that dress on loan for the long term. Simply beautiful on you.

amelia_styledownunder said...

lovely hair, really suits your ladylike image! fresh new look for the new year! xx

Miss_Red said...

Beautiful and stylish as always, I can see why you wouldn't want to return the dress!

Penny said...

classic LM black and white! love it!!
looking sharp as always x

Fashion Hayley said...

Hey. Just letting you know I have tagged you x

Low Cost High Style said...

I know Im late but wow ur haircut looks adorable!!! ~Kendra~

Patrizia simulacra said...

I'm late as well but that ensemble is superb. I love the Victorian collar as an accessory. It is very winter 08-09 Chanel with the emphasis on the accessory. A gorgeous look to compliment your new hair style.
btw I cannot wait until winter when you don on your sequin beret. Your hair with the beret will look like you are straight from a cafe along the Siene. Perfect!

deep_in_vogue said...

the dress is wonderful, i hope you can buy it !!

iruffcookiedough said...

the ribbon belt is a delight. =]

oniomania said...

hi
thanks for the heads up on the chanel bag.
i think i might stay away from the store when i visit melbourne at the end of the year.
its just going to make me depressed looking at something i cant have.

Couture Carrie said...

You look fabulous!

xoxox,
CC

goooooood girl said...

your blog is so good......

Fashion Tidbits said...

i so cnanot get over that hair, darling!!! eeek! lovely

Julie said...

Your hair looks so fantastic. Appears I'm not the only one who thinks so!

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xs said...

that collar is amazing. i must find one for my wardrobe.