Its party time. Summer is here at last. Although we dont have beach weather its great to get out and enjoy all the festivals.
This is a picture taken last Saturday at the Dubai Duty free derby at the Curragh racecourse. Im in the pink dress on the right.
While getting prepared and deciding what to wear I realised that I choose my clothes very much the way I like my home... that is full of colour . I also love flowers and gardening although as time goes on I prefer it when the garden looks well but someone else does the hard work. My point is... interiors , fashion and garden design they all belong together. If you like pink chances are you will wear it , accessorise at home with it and most likely buy pink plants .Let me show you a few interesting images to back up my theory.
By the way we didn't win best dressed but we didnt hang out with all the beautiful ladies in the judging area . Congratulations to the finalists and indeed the winner who took away a prize worth 20 k
The judges Bairbre Power, Amanda Byram & Melanie Morris had their work cut out choosing a winner.
What I wore.....
The dress was the only new piece and was really comfortable with cape sleeves . My jewellry was my aunts and was left to my Mom. The hat was my late mothers with another brooch from my aunts collection at the back .The jacket was a french label from design platform bought 10 years ago and the umbrella and gloves are by chantel thomas , again 10 years old .
Now for my theory
The Interior ...
Shanghai Garden collection from designers guild
Atmosphere is what we strive to create – and the journey of these fabrics creates its own mythology as it travels, allowing you to pause for reflection along your path in beautiful tranquil gardens, on the riverbank or temple steps. Strongly influenced by classical Chinese landscape painting and calligraphy, The Shanghai Garden print collection epitomizes the extraordinarily delicate and painterly evocation of mountains, rivers, trees and blossoms.
Some more of my favourites.......
Designers guild Peony rug
reduced this month to €525
1.6m x 2m
One of the many Designers Guild cushions . They vary in price from €80 . This one is €110 with a feather inner. Although not the cheapest cushions on the market they are definitely a statment piece .
The Jichang peony range with Aurelia velvet on the sofa
Have a great summer .