Lately I've felt inspired by the illustrations of Mary Blair, a Disney animator as well as the costumes and set design of the Wizard of Oz. While pastel colours have been the uniting theme I've been particularly drawn to the colour green in idealised landscapes and magical kingdoms. Naturally the Pip and Pop installation for designer Romance Was Born's Mushroom Magic collection fits neatly into this category. Even something as simple as a vintage lampshade on a floral wallpaper fits in with this very kitsch aesthetic. I also had to include a photo of one of my favourite bloggers and creatives, Marlena from self-constructed freak who made the pin in her outfit which says 'Earth Sucks'. As if we needed further proof she is actually a queen from outer space sent save us all! Although I've been really happy that it's Winter and I get to wear lots of fluffy faux fur coats I guess subconsciously my mind has been drawn to Spring vibes. It's hard to romanticise fall and winter without snow to look forward but cold weather and precious few hours of sunlight.
1- Marlena from self-constructed freak, 2 & 3- The Wizard of Oz (1939), 4- Prada Fall 2015 backstage, 5- Pip & Pop for Romance Was Born Mushroom Magic collection, 6- Peter Pan by Disney illustrator Mary Blair, 7- unknown and 8- Shrimps Fall 2015.