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It’s Spring! Smile :)

I can remember my last two Springs in England. Flamboyant splashes of color litter hedges, sidewalks, parks and trees. While days get longer with the sun awakening to beam down on its people. When people actually look cheerful getting out of their cozy beds in the early hours to rush to offices and schools and universities. When their bulky coats and scarves and boots in quadruple layers gracefully give way to more compact cardigans and breezy stoles and sandals. That time of the year that makes you smile a smile, that comes from the heart ‘cos you know Spring is here and it’s here to stick around for a while.

Kate Middleton has set the perfect start, welcoming Spring with a fine dose of goodness. She made her first ever public speech today, at the opening of the Treehouse Children’s Hospice in Ipswich, England. The Duchess turned up, fresh as the first daisy of Spring, in a striking cobalt blue coat-dress. Don’t we all know by now, of her undying love affair with coat-dresses? But, two daring moves from her side:

  1. That bold color she wore, that made everyone want to turn their backs on their monotonously coloured wardrobes and splurrrrge to start afresh.
  2. That Reiss dress Kate had on, has already been worn by her mother to Ascot! Now this, had everyone wanting to raid their moms’ wardrobes for some hidden away gem of an outfit.

All in all, very elegant, very chic. A high-five to the Duchess for being gutsy and taking “family swishing” (as quoted by Mirror) to a whole new level!

(Kate Middleton’s pictures courtesy: Styleite)

I just had to add Google’s latest doodle for Spring Equinox by Marimekko, a Finnish fabrics and fashion company titled very simply, “First Day of Spring”. How quaint is it?

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Sunshine In My Soul

This very aptly named styling shoot was made by my stylist friend, where she has brought together 7 looks for the most eagerly awaited time of the year, Summer!

(I wrote this like a narrative by her)

The Look

I looked out of my window and saw a bright, sunny day. Twittering birds, flowers in bloom, the smell of freshly mown grass. It may sound clichéd, but Spring is truly beautiful. With sunlit joy in mind, I thought up of this sweet shoot for S/S 2010 which ties together 7 simple yet smart looks for the week. Little Miss Sunshine may be chic one day, candied another and glammed up on yet another day. Whatever she dresses in, the fashionista never goes wrong without a single strand out of place.

Style Patrol

With the sun on my back and a song in my heart I set off armed with sunblock, shades and camera to hunt down my prey- the niftily dressed of Birmingham- and photograph them. Breathing in inspiration from the best pictures, I set about brainstorming styling ideas and visualising them through this cute virtual game where I can make dolls wear clothes of my choice.

(Here are the names and descriptions I came up with for each look. Sadly, I wasn’t allowed to put up the pics here. (I really think she’s done an amazing job though))

Pretty Chic(k)

Normally a demure miss, she sometimes likes to reveal the tough girl in her with multiple chains and glares.

Denim n’ Roses

Togged up in strappy top and skirt with comfy shoes and a backpack, she’s all set to hit the road.

Candyfloss

The attractive girl next door goes stylish in pink, as pretty as the white rose in her tresses.

Blue For Life!

Blue’s the way to go with this ensemble, accessorised with bowler hat and a stack of bangles.

Timelessly young

She shows you how to work the vintage inspired styling in pastels, browns and gold.

Solstice Love!

Cheery yellow sandals and bag brighten up this garment, perfect for a walk in the park with the one she loves.

I Heart Spring

A cropped, feminine top works well with skinny jeans, glammed up with metallic blue.

The shoot has a light and effortless feel and the results are striking! Plus, I loved the model too. She fits into her role of the sassy lassie, like a glove.

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Natty Nautical

‘Dream of a sloop 100 ft. long,

With compass, ‘scope and map,

I’ll voyage the deeps not ever wrong.

Sea spray in the air, salt in my hair,

Stripes of navy and buttons of brass,

As nautical as there ever was.

Amid the briny, land ahoy!

Draw her out to the buoy.

Show off your bod in ship shape.

It’s summer after all! Let all gape.

Nauty fun~ Dresses and tunics

Stripe tease~ Bikinis

Maritime rudiments~ Playsuits and jackets

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