I know the pain in your inner core that comes from a shitty summer. Having grown up in Oz, I was always told we are spoilt when it comes to the sun. It was only when I moved to the UK did I really realise that a brilliant summer did not always follow a long winter. In fact in the 8 years I was there, I think I only had one proper summer (and by proper, I mean mostly sun... cos temperature is irrelevant at this point.)
Oh there was always talk of an Indian summer ( Mork, I'm thinking you here) and you always got excited that the good weather was starting if you had sun for more than 2 days in a row... but the reality is, there is a lot of grey in a UK Summer.
When I stumbled across these adorable images on I-D Online all this residual anxiety around an average summer surfaced... closely followed by a wave of empathy. These images are basically what you have to do in your mind when the sun has let you down. You just take the grey that is around you and superimpose as much colour and summer as you possibility can....
I don't want to shock you all but maybe a hair colour change is on the cards. Eeeeeeeek, I know!!! After a misspent youth of chip-chop-changing to every colour under the sun, I have had black hair for years and years now. I'm getting itchy feet and think I need a change. I want to go for an orangey tone... something like these deliciously, perfect locks from the latest Schön Magazine. I think I'm in love with the drama.... and I sooooo wanna, so should I?
There are some fashion combos that you can't help but love. They look so cool in magazines and for a moment, you think.... I'm so going to rock that look one day. Sadly, in the cold light of day reality wins and usually for logistical reasons this desired 'look' is never going to happen. SAD FACE.
A perfect example is the bikini/ leather jacket combination. It looks so hot on the printed page but no one is ever going wear leathers on a 35 degree beach day or bikini bottoms to the pub... much as we all want to. Unfortunately, it's reserve for the moments at home when you pretend that your French and in some sort of indie movie....
BUT, let's live the dream a little and take a look at these killer images From T Style Travel Summer 2013. Tell me you don't want to rock every look? It's such a perfect contrast of leather and skin and so, so sexy.
T Style Travel Summer 2013 Photography: Graig McDean Styling: Joe McKenna
Your head is definitely where all the interesting things happen. Mine is scatty some of the time, sharp when it counts and despite trying to focus....constantly dreaming.
It's interesting to see that lately there has been this trend towards elaborate head wear. I like to think its some sort of visual representation of what's happening in your noodle or a result of a brilliant tail-spin, tangent the world flew into... brought on by the flesh coloured, Nutrigrain shaped hat Princess Beatrice wore to Will and Kate's nuptials. Either way, this latest editorial in V Magazine #83 shows of some off the killer head wear of late.
Nothing like a bit of drama on your head to get a whole lot of attention.
V Magazine, Photography: Jason Kim, Stylist: Yana Kamps
I want to see some of these 'hats' at the races... If I see one more boring fascinator, my eyes will instantly combust!