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Here in Florida we have now reached the sticky hot portion of the summer. The humidity is ridiculously high and everything seems so plodding and sleepy. Being outside feels like wading through water and within minutes everything form your hair to your car seat seems to stick to you. When ever I think back on this time of year the memories are hazy and the colors are unnaturally bright and super saturated. Amp up the colors another notch and it would look very similar to this gorgeous editorial from Fine Taste Magazine.
The inspiration for this post came largely from the Knock Out roses I have blooming in my back yard. I didn’t realize when I purchased them, but they are grown all over Tallahassee. The vibrant fuchsia blooms only last a day or two in this heat, but something about them just screams summer to me. Now it’s time for a tall glass of lemonade and a quiet moment or two to gaze out the window before trying to tackle cooking dinner.
Images from here.
I love fairy tales, I wanted to be a mermaid ballerina when I grew up, and I just knew that somehow I was a princess waiting to be discovered. Twenty something years and a moderate dose of reality later, there is still a sizable portion of my childish enthusiasm left. I still dream of enchanted roses and happily ever afters.
One of my favorite editorial spreads of all time came from the April 2005 Vogue. Annie Leibovitz and Drew Barrymore teamed up to create a high fashion version of Beauty & the Beast. I bought two copies of the issue and I saved the online images under my “favorites”. Now i’m sharing them with you.
I would LOVE to spend an afternoon wearing gorgeous dresses and pretending to live in an enchanted kingdom. It sure beat the pants off of filing and data entry.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, we’ve only have a few more hours of freedom left!