23Morning, you fabulous humans!

I hope we find you well this fine Wednesday! Today we are announcing the arrival of Spring (it’s done, I just decided!). Screw the weatherman and any other official dates we’re supposed to adhere to, if we’re gonna survive the rest of the week, then a good dose of spring/summer brilliance and colourful cheer is in order, wouldn’t you agree?

And what other than this: our b-e-a-utiful ‘Carnelian Sunset’ moodboard.

Imagine yourself (you might wanna put your feet up and close your eyes for a moment) basking in the warmth of the setting sun on the edge of the warm sands of the Arizona desert, or strolling through the spice markets of Goa, inhaling the orange dusty haze rising from the towers of ground cumin or maybe, just maybe, you’re lounging by the Zambezi river with your beloved, gazing deep into the burning sunset…

Are you with me, or what?! Let’s escape this hump day and let our senses wander someplace a little warmer…


Orange really is the new black and especially for the brides and maids of spring/summer 2015.

Whether it’s Mara Hoffman’s shimming gold gowns and bronzed limbs against that dreamy desert-like set, a satsuma ombré skirt or a minimal, chic burst of colour with Wanderlustlife’s Carnelian necklace and rio drop earrings, you need to think only of these exotic reddish tones, gals.

103811 12Left: Wanderlustlife Necklace  Right: Wanderlustlife Rio Drop Earrings

3918 26Left: Refinery 29  Right: Chloé

That lingerie. No really, I want it seven days a week (and I’m sure my beau wouldn’t be complaining too loudly either!)


And that rusty tied neck maxi? It’s the ultimate in grown-up cool for your maids, paired with a smokey eye and messy hair, but you knew that already right?


156 7Left: Americana Anna  Right: They Roared Vintage 

We love these pops of blissful coral warmth next to cooler shades of sparkle. Pair with slate grey silver and white, or dusky teal, smattered with gold for the ultimate bridesmaid palette.

Edgier that FKA twigs, and we love it.

Of course, as you’d expect, fashion’s twin sister ain’t missing out on this glorious shade either!

Butter London’s Silly Billy will not be leaving my claws from now ’til September. K? Thanks, bye!

3336 37Left: We Heart It  Right: Olivia Helena Taylor

That warm blush at Mac is just incredible, and the faked freckles? Kind of a big deal for this summer, just FYI.

343 5Left: Design Love Fest  Right: Alexandra QT

3531 32Left: Your Green World Collections  Right: Drop Dead Gorgeous Daily

…Like, give us all the orange makeup. Now. We’re totally besotted with this look. Whether you’re in it for the delicious lips, the hyper-bright mani (and pedi; we’re not animals!) or festival-style-drama of orange eyes… Adventurous brides and super cool maids, come hither!

Now, the serious stuff: food is getting radiculously pretty right now…

(like, more than ever before! No, seriously it may steal your bridal thunder!)

…And orange coloured eats?

Undeniably delicious.

2025 29Left: K Werling  Right: One Kings Lane

28Come on, though.

From serving fresh satsumas in place of canapés, to cakes topped with mini satsumas (I have no idea what they actually are?! But, for real, they’re awesome) to an abundance of vine-ripened cherry tomatoes to dress all your salads, these golden food stuffs are a must.

Now, from one plant to another…

(Tedious link, I know. Go with it, it’s a mood board!)

27 30Left: Adored Vintage  Right: It is What it is

22Flaming bouquets (No, not literally! Then again, if you’re looking for something truly original… No I’m kiddin’) are gonna be hitting Pinterest in their masses this spring/summer.

Big luscious blooms, with all shades of gold, coral, peach, rust and sunset yellow bundled into one stunning mass of colour, offset with grey-green, spindly foliage.

It’s bold, it’s unusual and it’ll make jaws hit the floor.

Just how we like it.

21 19Left: Lili Baba  Right: Reasons to Breathe

Of course, the florals don’t stop there!

With the rise of the Botanical Stationary trend, the aforementioned sunset blooms are hitting the paper too, babes.

In fact, bursts of these warm, saturated tones are cropping up all over the stationary market, and hot damn, do they look well, hot damn!

9 14Left: Style Me Pretty  Right: Seven Swans

134There really is nothing finer that a capitalised serif font in a shade of deep coral right now…

Ahem. I’ve put my font-geek back in it’s closet again, apologies!

And last, but my-goodness it’s not least, you’d better believe that Orange, along with her sister, Fuscia, and their twin brothers, Turquoise and Apple, have RSVP’d ‘yes’ to the party…

In other words, wedding reception colour palettes just got bright, bright, bright!

816The ultimate shade of fun, orange isn’t just that exotic warmth you’re endeavouring to capture at your wedding, it’s the life and soul of the party.

Get a little wild with it!

As long as your material is of a natural, matte effect (e.g. paper, wool… You know the drill) and you’re only applying little punches of this powerful shade, orange is the key to a vibrant, playful reception!

17There’s really only one word for it, and that’s ‘KAPOW!’

Here’s hoping we’ve reawakening your senses, your summer soul and a playful, exotic vibe in you this Wednesday!

Now, who else is craving a satsuma? Just me?

Peace + Love

Clare X


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