Alabaster afternoons.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

(Top - Finders Keepers, jacket - la-moxie.com, shorts - Bec & Bridge, floral clutch - Dancing at Dusk, Karissa heels - Tony Bianco)
                                                                Photos by the always exquisite  Love Yaz.
Yazzi and I meandered around the pier, walking past the plethora of fishermen and lackadaisical weekenders to find the perfect spot to capture my latest obsession with whitewash ensembles. It was the perfect occasion for it with the copious light lending a really crisp tone to our images and somehow, we even managed to beat the pluvial onslaught that happened a few minutes before our arrival. Even despite the tumultuous wind (to which I begrudgingly tied up my hair), Yazzi snapped the prettiest images and made me realise what a gift it is to have someone who is synergistic on the same creative wavelength. 
This post would, of course, be incomplete without a few words about this exquisite floral clutch. I have always been such an ardent fan of Kelly Smith's work with her gorgeously effeminate illustrations and when she announced the release of her new label with Lauren Stevenson whimsically named Dancing at Dusk, I immediately knew I had to acquire something from their beautiful collection. As fate would have it, I have been lusting for a floral clutch for aeons and this one is a lovely allusion to the current floral trends without being overtly ostentatious and the print and pastel palette just effuses the kind of loveliness you know that you will keep forever. 
Apologies for the length of this post but when you're surrounded by incredible artists who instil so much inspiration and prettiness in your life, gushing about them in a verbal deluge becomes inevitable! 
                                                Hope you are all having a sparkling week! 
                                                                        Love, Mandy. xx








80 comments:

  1. Ahh I've been searching for shoes in the style for a while. Must buy in black!

    Love the outfit and the style of photography is stunning.

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  2. That clutch really pops against your all-white outfit! So stunning and chic <3

    Trendy Teal

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  3. I bet the fishermen were distracted :P. WOW.

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  4. Amazing photos Mandy!!!
    Outfit is just stunning, pull it off so well <3

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  5. your words are like syrup, i read everyone. its nice to have a friend like you who gushes, i'm sure

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    Sunnie
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  6. mandy you look so glorious as always, the white on white looks so amazing on you :)
    keep smiling gorgeous !
    jessie x
    the weekend project.

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  7. This is such a fabulous and chic outfit! I love the belt and I adore the floral print clutch!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    Style Cue by Suzie Q

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  8. great ! ; ]

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  9. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    As always you look gorgeous, love the all white with hints of gold and flesh! That delightful floral clutch is gorgeous! Love the location and the photography is beautiful!

    Lots and lots of love,
    Sonia
    xoxo
    daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  10. The pictures are truly awesome. What camera did you use?
    The picture looks really sharp with nice editing..

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  11. Love the bag...it could be a fantastic diy project!

    Kisses

    Silvia
    http://bornineightytwo.com

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  12. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! Of course I follow you back on bloglovin!
    If you want we can follow also with gfc, google+, twitter and facebook?
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!
    Cosa mi metto???

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  13. wooow amazing! your photos are getting more and more beautiful each time:) i just love to look at them <33
    i love this whole white outfit with a pop of a cute colored clutch!
    ps. love your instagram!! <33

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  14. hey!
    I adore this little clutch! so cute!

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  15. YOU looks amazing...
    have perfect style

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  16. Amazing style and outfit.
    If you want we can follow each other via GFC. Promise to follow back if you like my blog and follow. Kisses

    http://paintmeinthelandscape.blogspot.com/

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  17. love your clutch!

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  18. I'm impressed, you are beautiful, nice and have amazing style ! Thank you for some warm words :) I really appreciate it.
    Ouuu I can't take my eyes of you ! And.. gorgeous clutch dear.

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  19. Ah you look lovely! loving the white and all your accessories! Xx

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  20. I think I am in love with your clutch. It's so unbelievably pretty, and it adds a great pop to your outfit.


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  21. These colors are beautiful! I love that clutch.

    xo, -Elizabeth

    http://bookofleisure.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this all neutral look with the pop of floral. so pretty.

    xo erica

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  23. wow you looking so beautiful. I like this style and the flower clutch is so amzing. Lovely Post.
    xoxo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  24. Wow! Great look! Love the pop of color with your pastel floral clutch! So pretty!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  25. I love it, so amazing! That outfit is perfect!

    Lia
    http://theperksofbeingagirlygirl.blogspot.com/

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  26. Truly amazing post, I loved reading it too - not too long at all ! :)

    White does suit you, it might be the olive tone you've mentioned before. I'm not used to wearing it myself, but would love to since all white ensembles feel airy, ethereal and beautiful. Just like you here.


    Thank you for the lovely comment, Mandy! I waited for your new post to reply [and boy is it a gorgeous one to write my little words on..]
    Hehe we do write small essays, but I like it. It's great to read & write more than " nice photos ! " or " love your blog, follow me " :D Long thoughtful comments make so happy. ♥ Do you celebrate Easter ? Have a happy one!

    x Satu

    Indie by Heart

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  27. u are amazing!! my small brother says he is in love with you! lol

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  28. Arika Yasmine, I was the photographer for this little project with Mandy :) I use a Canon 5D Mark II. This setting was so exquisite, and along with Mandy's flawless styling helped in delivering a super crisp backdrop for this particular outfit. I'm very glad we walked right to the end of the jetty, as there were much less visual distractions, haha. I hope you're all having a lovely Easter :)
    http://loveyazphoto.tumblr.com xoxo

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  29. beautiful outfit!!! your belt is amazing!

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  30. you look amazing! I am loving your bag
    xx
    INSIDE IN INSIDE OUT

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  31. I'm totally in love with your floral clutch. It would be perfect for me ;)
    You looks so cool with this outfit!
    Great pics, congrats to your photographer!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  32. Lovely all-white summer look! That gorgeous printed clutch is perfect! Great look, love the pictures! xxx

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  33. Wow, what a pretty, feminine look! I love your clutch and your rings...so gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

    xo Grace
    www.wrinkledchiffon.com

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  34. Thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is awesome, love all your outfits, and how cool is it that you live in Australia!

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  35. Beautiful!! Do you want to follow each other? =)

    Momo
    www.letmedream.es

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  36. Gorgeous ,beautiful Pictures!

    Lovely Greetings from Austria :)

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  37. Stunning photos! Love the whole outfit, the floral clutch is my favourite! Need one of those in my wardrobe right now.

    Love your blog!
    Charlotte xoxo

    http://www.charlottesdottyfashion.blogspot.co.uk/

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  38. Well I cherish this outfit. You look absolutely stunning. I am amazed at your beauty and your blog. Truly lovely.
    xoxo
    Morgan
    http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com/

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  39. that's an amazing springoutfit.
    i love pastelcolours,and you made a perfect combination with this colours.
    i fell for your top, it looks stunning

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  40. gorgeous outfit! love everything about it! xx

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  41. Wow you look amazing, i really love your outfit. :)

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  42. I´m so glad, thank you so much for your lovely comment. I´m following back!

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  43. Great outfit!!! Check my blog and if you like... follow me on Bloglovin and Google Friend connect.
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  44. Amazing outfit!!!

    x0x0

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  45. such a chic outfit! got yourself a new follower!

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    xxx

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  46. You look stunning! I love that clutch!
    Come to visit my blog and if you want let’s follow each other on Bloglovin, GFC and Facebook!
    xoxo
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  47. I really love your blog!
    Keep posting dear!!

    XX

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  48. omg you look so beautiful ! :)

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  49. I am following back on gfc and bloglovin!

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  50. So pretty! Love the all white outfit!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  51. You look absolutely gorgeous!!
    Following via Bloglovin :))))

    Kisses,
    L.
    WLL

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  52. what a beautiful look! so pretty!

    <3

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  53. Gorgeous outfit! It looks great with you. :)

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  54. Amazing outfit, this looks really good on you

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  55. Gorgeous outfit, I love that floral clutch! x

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment you are too kind, I'm following you! I love your blog and I think you have such an amazing style! x

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  56. Great outfit. The use of neutral tones really makes the clutch pop.

    Christie

    Dark Blue Stripes

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  57. Such beautiful pictures and you look amazing, gorgeous pastel color palette!

    xx, http://thefashionwritress.blogspot.com

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  58. I just tagged you in a post on my blog, dear! Love your blog, it deserved a shout out.
    xx
    stylesplice.blogspot.com

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  59. Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    Ana V

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  60. I have so much to say about this post, that at this moment I'm afraid my comment will exceed the length of your blog content!

    First of all, these pictures are beyond incredible. They're peaceful, and yet somehow tumultuous at the same time. The way you're so steady against the wind is gorgeous. Yazzi must be an amazing photographer.

    Second, this outfit is everything I wish I could be. Sexy AND refined. How? haha. I love it - I love the shirt, it's really unique. The clutch is beautiful as well, especially the color palette. And your rings are such an interesting contrast to the sort of innocence of the outfit.

    FINALLY, (I hope), your writing is so compelling and thoughtful. I love that you not only have stunning pictures, but insightful prose as well. This is really an amazing blog, and I am so excited to have found it.

    -Gabrielle

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  61. absolutely love this white on white look! that top is insane and i am in love with the floral clutch!

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  62. wow so cute! love this outfit!!!thanks for visiting my page <3

    xxxx

    whatthekittydraggedin.blogspot.com

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  63. Your shoes are absolutely stunning. Love it all.
    x

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  64. woonderful! :))

    pastel colours...so lovely :)

    follow each other?

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  65. Ahhhh my godness this outfit is amazing! You have totally perfected this look.

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  66. I love your rings !! perfect outfit: fresh and structured

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  67. Lovely top, your whole look is great!

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  68. Very nice blog and lovely style :) Take a look to mine, if you want to... we might follow each other?

    www.modishYou.blogspot.com

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  69. What a great outfit, can't believe I didn't find you any sooner! This outfit is just so classy and so sleek, I would never wear head-to-toe white, but you make it so effortlessly chic!

    Nora
    Nora Finds

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  70. this outfit is so refreshing! that bag is so pretty too xx

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  71. hey gorgeous following you back,love ur outfit

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  72. Wow wow wow! What a beautiful Outfit and beautiful pictures!! Your Bustier is awesome and looks so perfectly with these shorts!Gorgoeus bag and shoes! I love everything you wear!

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  73. Simply perfect, I love the total white! The top is so amazing and I really like your clutch! You look gorgeous :)


    I'm a new follower *


    xx,
    thefashiondreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  74. This outfit is incredible, Mandy! Love the pop of colour.

    Besos,
    Lela
    Fashion Blog - Lela London

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