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 }
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13356433518817216612 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!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08763411480384229640 leonie

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

    ✘leonie

    http://www.monstreXI.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05942764320600245819 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!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00922493231790791173 La Petite Olga

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

    xx Olga
    La Petite Olga

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12943036234248059075 Seventh Of July

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

    http://seventhofjuly.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18234429821917572004 Diana

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

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05590175743597181966 Grace

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

    great post!

    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

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

    http://www.dragonnfruit.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01113912149681844082 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.

    http://bonton-camilla.blogspot.com/

    Have a nice day!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12167213309697759280 Lily

    Gorgeous shots. Love that blue dress !!

    xxLily
    goldandgray.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01479680957011473416 HUMANITYISBEAUTIFUL

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08125423261265894599 me and my lifestyle

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

    xoxo
    http://meandmylifestyle.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17884576817722800970 Julia
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13019569941744264970 gold N turquoise

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

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02263720736209574847 Alma

    I absolutely love this pics!!!! :)
    http://www.soulofashppper.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11277512672467998108 fifi

    beautiful pictures!

  • http://magmoiselle.fr s

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

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11695227203099106617 Julia

    You look so beautiful! I love these pictures

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    these are fantastic, gorgeous shots

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15620868516555707256 Closet Revealed

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

    xoxo
    http://www.closetrevealed.blogspot.com

  • http://www.letiziabarcelona.com letizia

    I'm in love with that Theory dress!

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

    ✘Letizia❤

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02802701415981466613 Berta

    ur hair lookks Great!!!=)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12558857169497449158 Ravenna Moreira

    WOW!! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR OUTFIT!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL PICS!!!
    http://www.pulsacoesplanetarias.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12692391820521018259 Emy

    You are just so gorgeous!!
    xx
    Emy

    http://emykoster.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06941094048277571172 T.

    Love Ceasar with the flowers on his head!

  • Anonymous

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10731480551178991637 Copper Etiquette
  • http://www.bellissimostyle.net Megan Abigail Chandler

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05370837489792163341 Ida

    Cool pics! And cute dog ^^
    – Ida / couturexx.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05137238505542889682 ADJ

    I love the blue dress. Very pretty!

    http://www.greeneggsandglam.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05882333911932324281 blue roses

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

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

  • Elizabeth

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

    x,
    style & opulence

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14038916054420451843 Helene

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

    Helene
    Bon Vivant + a Budget

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11877905441050609375 FashionFreak/Mihaela

    are you an actor?

    My blog♥mfashionfreak

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15932070906196907752 Shanelé

    Soooo lovely. So pretty!

    http://shanelesheek.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15825578716168335522 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!

    http://www.cositabella.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06608349350102547447 Nadine

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

    imwithbeautiful.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07904293199101553442 Jessie

    you look like a princess in these photographs! i love the whole essence. so romantic and lovely.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15784130387081540515 Lace and Tulle

    Love this post! you look amazing!1 beautiful dress

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 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
    http://www.TheFancyTeacup.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10682889544071697460 Lindsay

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

    http://www.blackandblondeone.com

  • http://closetcravings.com/ Closet Cravings

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

    Celebrity Style and Fashion – Need it? Want it? Crave it?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11519884084613665286 Ashley
  • https://profiles.google.com/115551949030520385861 Francia S

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

    stylishpoint.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04750934444442772717 Caitie

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

    xxx
    http://www.ladyalamode.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08518329813713039329 C’est La Viii

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

    http://www.cestlaviii.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07933720778176502655 [Virginie Peny]

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

    Virginie/ Couture & DIY

  • http://vandav.wordpress.com/ V

    Beautifully styled photos!

    vandav.wordpress.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05226243830970581304 monkeyshines ♥
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14419743892877749135 chezjolly

    What a great selection of florals! Lovely. :)
    -Jessica & Holly
    Etsy.com/shop/chezjolly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01914278218458248705 Malena

    Love the first dress!

  • http://fasshonaburu.com/ Fasshonaburu

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17294153223637475104 Francesca Felix

    OH MY GOSH you look so beautifuL! as always though! the back of your dress is so brilliant. love this
    xo
    francesca
    http://www.frankvinyl.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18265420991342432233 Mrs. C

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

    http://www.MrsCapretta.com
    Recipes Fashion Marriage

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05810392885693270638 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.

    Vics @ thriftersoftheworldunite.com

  • http://allthatsparklesisgold.blogspot.com Vanessa

    love the flowers!!! great blog

    allthatsparklesisgold.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06127812251811714658 Mad For Fashion…For Less

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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14069400289454012514 DNA (designers+artists)

    That Theyskens dress is so gorgeous, that color…

    http://www.designers-artists.com

  • http://mstwirlyskirts.com Molliee

    the puppy is sooo cute!

    http://mstwirlyskirts.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15518983810096744965 FROM “IT” TO NOT EVEN A “BLIP”

    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. really.small.world.

    lydia gray lange from vintage2vogue

    http://vintagetwovogue.blogspot.com

  • http://beancakes.wordpress.com/ 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

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18294964527551534408 Sinful Imperfection

    these pictures are darling….

    follow my blog: http://www.sinfulimperfection.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03705476141906955403 Grace

    Aww, all of these pictures are so pretty!

    Dream-Boating

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01642069097772393748 Shasie

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

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06358552130699971254 dinamita.paquita

    Pretty!!!
    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" :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06827827344343189713 las sandalias de ana

    Adorable!!!!

    ;)

  • http://www.paperdolltheory.com paper doll theory

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

    love kat

    http://www.paperdolltheory.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15703406280614408171 Kacie @ A Collection of Passions

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

    Kacie
    http://www.acollectionofpassions.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16552471224618674532 MIRIAM

    Wonderful..you are a very beautiful girl!!!
    I like it!!!
    Kisses…Miriam

    Fashion Crazy Ball:
    http://fashioncrazyball.blogspot.com

  • Ronja, Johanna and Emilie
  • Anonymous

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

  • Arsema Beshue
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10393276707613083553 Natasha

    The first picture is so gorgeous I want to cry.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07479015467524348055 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.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04455284088872804854 World Travel Mom

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