Sunday, 24 April 2011


I adore this cover for Vogue Italia April 2011. I keep coming back to look at it. The way the tangy orange jewellery appears to glow in the dark; the slick of electric blue on the eyes; the turban; and the general sense of stepping into the cool shade on a tropically warm day. The accompanying editorial is rather wonderful too, with cover girl Kristina Salinovic wearing some fabulous 'coolie' inspired hats.

I've been looking for a coolie hat since last summer, but most of the available ones online are tacky costume hats. A few weeks ago I did however find a hat that should see me through the summer; an Edwardian style, tulle covered straw concoction. Think Meryl Streep in 'Out of Africa' meets Mary Poppins. Can't wait to wear it on holiday!

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make the world a prettier place said...

My Dear, you would look fabulous wearing a coolie! I hope that you find one and that you show it off here for our pleasure! :)
- Marie

TheBlackWardrobe said...

Hello!, I haven't stopped by for a
Just wanted to let you know that I-ve been given the most versatile blogger award and now I have given it to you! Enjoy.
Regards, Nora.

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