Lace & Flowers: Lover The Label

LoverTheLabel-dressWork, holiday planning and the inevitable pre-holiday fitness regime has kept me busy and away from blogging this week. American husband and I spent hours looking at some of our favourite European locations yesterday, and I think we’ve found the perfect getaway for some rest and relaxation in September (!!).

There is so much I want to write about the area around my new home and I could pen an entire (other) thesis on my summer sale finds… but for the moment, whilst I gather myself this weekend for a lot of (late) blogging ahead, I’m returning to a much written about brand, Australian label Lover.

I’ve come to understand there is both a ‘look’ and a ‘feel’ to wearing Lover the Label.  If you own a piece from Lover, I am sure you will agree with me.  Synonymous with Sydney chic, Lover staples are tailored jackets, high waisted shorts and of course, my favourite, their lace dresses. Never in doubt of choosing Lover for my wedding dress (Part III of White Magick is now available) I found this little number on Ebay some time ago.  A bargain bid won me this beautiful style and that bargain factor makes me smile even more when I wear it.

Since there are a lot of posts in the pipeline, Blog Reader – here is a little snapshot of what is to come.  Some truly stunning bag designs from Stacy Chan (one of the only designers I want to wear pink for), beautiful bodysuits from Bradamant and the perfect tuxedo shirt from J Crew. Stay tuned!

Photos: Beth Morton Photography.  Wearing: Dress from Lover. Heels: Zara.

 

The Beauty of Lace: Inspiration

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Lace For Love and Lemons

The real good of a piece of lace, then, you will find, is that it should show, first, that the designer of it had a pretty fancy; next, that the maker of it had fine fingers; lastly, that the wearer of it has worthiness or dignity enough to obtain what is difficult to obtain, and common sense enough not to wear it on all occasions” ~ John Ruskin

When I think of dresses for events and the holiday season, I often turn to lace as a way of injecting a little fine elegance and beautiful mystery into the occasion.  It hasn’t always been this way, Blog Reader; following the release of Madonna’s La Isla Bonita black lace always seemed too black Spanish window and therefore rather depressing so my teens were mostly spent avoiding it.  On reflection perhaps I just did not have the courage to wear lace then – because after all lace is as much about the space between the threads as the threads themselves.

A multitude of different types of lace exist. Lace can be bold, classic or edgy, demure or sexy, formal or casual; it both revels and conceals.  I opted for a lace wedding dress this year because I love the romance of lace too.

I feel rather inspired by lace. Here I’m sharing with you some of my inspirations and favourite buys of the moment. From bottom up: dress from For Love & Lemons; yellow lace tulle sleeveless dress and embroidered cardigan, LOYD + FORD from Montaigne Market; my dress from Think Closet NYC; Katlun lace bodice dress and Opie lace fit and flare dress from Reiss. Collage: misc from Pinterest.

Are you as inspired by lace as I am?

Hope you had a fabulous weekend, Blog Reader! xx

My New Lover: Lover The Label Dress.

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Lover_TuulaVintageLover The Label are increasingly a favourite brand of mine.  I discovered them through one of my favourite blog reads, Tuula Vintage, who you can often see wearing their collection.  This Australian brand (Jessica Stein of Tuula Vintage is also an Aussie) captivated me with their ‘White Magick’ collection and this beautiful lace mini dress that I bought from Forward by Elyse Walker is quite a lovely alternative to my little black dresses for cocktail hour or summer holiday dining by the sea.  The peachy colour of this Millie Dress always makes me smile and the length, although shorter than I might normally go, seems perfectly fitting for this little number.  I’d very much encourage you, Blog Reader, to check out Lover The Label.  They did an exclusive line for Net-A-Porter not long ago and you can currently purchase the Sphinx Dress, seem above on Jessica Stein, from the site.

To see more from Lover The Label click HERE for their website.  Thank you to William Williams for the images of me, above. I hope my English readers are having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend!