more midsummer

28th June, 2011
last friday, i posted an ensemble inspired by midsummer (one more photo below!). the shoot was staged in my bedroom, and designed to subtly reference a time-honored midsummer tradition, in which young ladies pick 7 different flowers and place them under their pillows at night, in hopes that the man they should marry will appear to them in a dream.

since my dreams veer more toward the sartorial than the matrimonial, i went a bit fashion-mad in my interpretation ~ filling my whole bed with flowers and donning the prettiest gown i own. i felt so summery and light, and wanted to re-capture that feeling for last week’s midsummer celebration at the soho grand. so, i put on another fluttery frock, made myself a brand new floral crown, kissed the pup adieu and floated off into one of the most wonderful nights i’ve had in quite a while:

{ self-made floral crown, theyskens theory dress, badgley mischka shoes }
click here to see some party pics, and remember to also click here to enter kanon‘s epic summer sweepstakes!!

  • Kirsten @ Triple Max Tons

    Ohhhhhhhh myyyyyyyyyyyy goshhhhhh these pictures, the setting, the flowers, the clothes. I love this. You look stunning. And what a fun tradition to learn about!

  • leonie

    darling these are gorgeous pics! your hair is looking really fab right now


  • Julie Khuu

    Holy Cow Kel…just when I thought the concept couldn't get any better…you come out looking like a blue fairy straight outta Shakespeare's summer sonnet…Love that gorgeous Theory dress…Cobalt is definitely YOUR color…Magical!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

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  • La Petite Olga

    So gorgeous, the flowers, the dresses, everything!!

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • Seventh Of July

    Absolutely beautiful!!! Stunning photos. Everything is just so fabulous. Love the floral crown 😉

  • Diana

    you are gorgeous!! i love this post and it's so nice to see bunny again 😉 xo

  • Grace

    you are far too stunning! Your hairstyle looks magnificent on you and so does that dress 😉

    great post!


    YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL and this is such a cute idea/tribute to the tradition. and this is your bedroom?? looks amazing..

  • Camilla L.

    Beautiful photos!
    You blog is great!! I hope you like mine, I've opened it some weeks ago. Come to see it if you like.

    Have a nice day!

  • Lily

    Gorgeous shots. Love that blue dress !!



    wow, just wow…excuse me while i resume my staring :)))

  • me and my lifestyle

    You look gorgeous, as always… the first dress is amazing!!!!!!


  • Julia
  • gold N turquoise

    the hair, the dresses, the flowers are all perfection! thanx for giving us not one, but two delightful looks.


  • Alma

    I absolutely love this pics!!!! 🙂

  • fifi

    beautiful pictures!

  • s

    Woooooooooow you're so wonderful…. love the 1rst pic 😉


  • Julia

    You look so beautiful! I love these pictures

    xo Julia

  • Vasilieva

    these are fantastic, gorgeous shots

  • Closet Revealed

    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful setting and dress! This is by far one of my favorite set of pictures of you!


  • letizia

    I'm in love with that Theory dress!

    you look gorgeous, I like that little crown you made!


  • Berta

    ur hair lookks Great!!!=)

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  • Emy

    You are just so gorgeous!!

  • T.

    Love Ceasar with the flowers on his head!

  • Anonymous

    tutorial on how to make those beautiful yet simple flower crowns NOW!

  • Copper Etiquette
  • Megan Abigail Chandler

    while both looks are sensational that off white long dress with multi color flowers is just insanely gorgeous!

  • Ida

    Cool pics! And cute dog ^^
    – Ida /

  • ADJ

    I love the blue dress. Very pretty!

  • blue roses

    she bathed herself in wild flowers, in sweet honeysuckle, in daisies fresh from the field, refusing the simple coverage of cotton cloth.

  • Elizabeth

    Picture perfect, as always! You're such a beauty.

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  • Helene

    these photos are inspiring! I think I love every single detail

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  • ShanelĂ©

    Soooo lovely. So pretty!

  • Nikki

    These photos are so ethereal and dreamy — perfect for evoking the spirit of midsommer! You look fantastic! I am especially loving the first gown, it's so beautiful and elegant. Great job!

  • Nadine

    You look so beautiful. These pictures are so natural and romantic. LoveLoveLOVE

  • Jessie

    you look like a princess in these photographs! i love the whole essence. so romantic and lovely.

  • Lace and Tulle

    Love this post! you look amazing!1 beautiful dress

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  • The Fancy Teacup

    Kelly, you look like an absolute garden goddess! And the watercolor print on the Theyskens Theory dress is such lovely, blue artwork.

    ♄, Jamie

  • Lindsay

    Midsummer seems so whimsical and romantic. I'm in love. 🙂

  • Closet Cravings

    Love these whimsical photos. I especially love the first photo – and the dress! =)

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  • Francia S

    I love this post, you're incredibly beautiful and those dresses look amazing on you!
    Beautiful pictures!

  • Caitie

    everything about the pictures and you are amazing… and that sweet doggy of yours!


  • C’est La Viii

    Both dresses are super cute! I really like the back of the Theory dress! And what an adorable pup!

  • [Virginie Peny]

    The pics have something poetical, looks fabulous!
    Love your floral crown, i have to try it!

    Virginie/ Couture & DIY

  • V

    Beautifully styled photos!

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  • chezjolly

    What a great selection of florals! Lovely. 🙂
    -Jessica & Holly

  • Malena

    Love the first dress!

  • Fasshonaburu

    Love your Papillon!!!! I own a Phalene – best dogs ever!

  • Francesca Felix

    OH MY GOSH you look so beautifuL! as always though! the back of your dress is so brilliant. love this

  • Mrs. C

    So beautiful!! Like picture perfect!I've ot ome fun recipes up for July 4th (aka pretty pictures)
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  • Vicsthrifters

    I love the flowers in your hair. I might have to try that before our British summer ends (imminent as ever!) And loving the dresses too.

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  • Vanessa

    love the flowers!!! great blog

  • Mad For Fashion…For Less

    These pics are amazing! You look beautiful like always…Thanks for sharing 😉

  • DNA (designers+artists)

    That Theyskens dress is so gorgeous, that color…

  • Molliee

    the puppy is sooo cute!


    clicked on your party pics and was crazy to see some of my old acquaintances. Bronques has done my photos before (fully clothes lol) and also saw scott lipps.

    lydia gray lange from vintage2vogue

  • kristina@beancakes

    o.m.g. that is all i have to say! i stumbled upon your blog ~ it's gorgeous to say the very least, oh my!
    xo ~ kristina

  • Sinful Imperfection

    these pictures are darling….

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  • Grace

    Aww, all of these pictures are so pretty!


  • Shasie

    Amazing photo shoots! You look so pretty! I love the blue dress the best! Neat that you made that crown.

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  • dinamita.paquita

    Thank you for the scoop!!

  • Sara

    This is beautiful.. I LOVE your floral goddess head piece!!! Your shoes remind me of the Chinese Laundry "Wasabi" 🙂

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  • paper doll theory

    your absolutely gorgeous! theyskens theory dress is to die for.

    love kat

  • Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

    Oh my goodness! You are so gorgeous! I love it all!


  • MIRIAM are a very beautiful girl!!!
    I like it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Anyone ever tell you that you look exactly like actress Jessica Stroup from 90210? Wow!

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  • Natasha

    The first picture is so gorgeous I want to cry.

  • JennySue

    Is that a papillon?? I have one but we cut all of her hair off this summer so she doesn't look like the traditional butterfly dog- boo (we live in GA- way too hot, had to be practical for her over glamorous;-)). I've really enjoyed looking thru your blog and all the photos-very inspiring.

  • World Travel Mom

    Beautiful…! I absolutely LOVE your apartment- your work space is so inspirational!

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