Monday, 12 December 2011
summer inspiration, part one
I am pretty sure I have mentioned once or 37 times that I really don't like summer as much as the other seasons. It's too hot – especially here, where 40C days are quite normal – and it tends to last for ages here, too. While I might be complaining now that I am wearing wool jumpers on days that are officially summer (oh, the outrage!) I do remember that on the first few days of our last winter I was wearing summer clothes and looking forward to the temperature dropping.
The thing is, I just feel more comfortable in winter clothes – or at least in some layers. I just don't think I suit summer especially well; I'm not a bronzed type who looks good with beach-toussled hair and minimal make up. Nope. I am the pale type that likes to hide from the heat with a good book and the air con blasting. I've learned to accept, and like, this fact over the years, too. However, that doesn't mean I can skip summer and hot weather completely, and anyway I have taken a liking to comfortably hot days recently! Comfortably hot being days of 30C to, say, 36C… and we'll get plenty of those.
So while we are still rouging up in jumpers and complaining to each other that this summer is sooo coooold – with occasional days that have been sooooo hot! – here are some pictures that are inspiring me for summer. As you can see, it is somewhat varied, with 1930s, 1950s Dita and then some modern, vintage inspired images from Lawrence, too. And I think the sun just came out... it is definitely warming up here! What inspires you for a new season?