Today I'm living in a Pre-Raphaelite dream. The glorious Turkish coat I'm wearing is one of my favourite items in my wardrobe it was a gift from my mother two birthdays ago and it truly is a dream to wear. It sadly went terribly mouldy in my last flat however in a sort of devil may care way I threw it in the washing machine and it came out perfectly! Phew!
This collection of photographs were inspired by the wonderful work of Julia Margaret Cameron, in particular these two
and this wonderful photograph by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
They were also in part influenced by Leighton House which was the painter Frederic Leighton's home. Its truly one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited and if you haven't been (or heard of it) I can't recommend it highly enough. Below is the Arab Hall which is my favourite room, it takes my breath away every time I visit. I always want to sit on the little seats by the windows however, they are cordoned off and have pine cones on to deter people like me!
I hope you enjoyed this foray in to my current mood.
I will unveil more pieces from my wardrobe soon, I've found so many lovely things whilst unpacking!
Antique Turkish coat from Istanbul
Embroidered hat by Penny MacBeth
Paisley head scarf from a charity shop
Paisley shirt Gap via a charity shop
Hand necklace from a charity shop
Bangles gifts from various friends