Friday, 2 July 2010

Down By The Railway Tracks

One of Summer's finest footprints is the dusty canvas of the beach, where the sun serves as a lightswitch to make the sand an ice white invite. And while I'm not overly fond of dipping my toe in the ocean, I love the nostalgia and vintage themes that create a stylish novel around me when I go to the beach. Nautical prints dart across tops and shorts like a battle of the sun with shadow, and crinkled tops have a dusting and glitter of sand crystals. Who says the ascot horse races are the place to see ambitious hats being paraded though, as the headwear is what excites my runway watching from the comfort and 'front row' of my deckchair. Whether its bellowing straw hats that seemingly melt and contort like Salvador Dali art in the sun, or beanies that slouch and surrender to the heat, there's always a unique fashion statement going on.

This weekend I'm off to a remote and untouched beach in Wales with my friends, and can't wait to recreate scenes from 'The Edge Of Love'. I just adore the distressed but romantic tones of the clothes in the film, where makeup meets grit, and tattered carries a lipstick kiss. Dylan Thomas is a poet of the 'swarv indie' story, so I'll be wearing the railway cap below in the hope I can come close to this charm.







51 comments:

  1. love love love all the pictures, xoxo

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  2. i'm scared of sand, the sun and people in swimsuits

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  3. Love you hair! :D
    I really enjoy your blog! :)

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  4. The mixing of the denim washes is so perfect. I think the hat really pulls the outfit together.

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  5. Nice pics choice.The 3dh one was always my fav.

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  6. really nice photo!! i luv second one!!

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  7. woo like the last pic :)
    your outfit is very nice, as usual !
    see u

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  8. what a lovely photographs!

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  9. Great newsboy cap! This look is exquisite Charles, hope all is well.

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  10. Love this look! You are probably the only person who can pull off a newsboy cap.

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  11. This is definitely my favourite look of yours!

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  12. love this outfit!
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  13. I hate the seaside. I am more scandinavian boy with all the sun and windy days. I hate summer as I hate nudity. Summer is the most non-sexual season of the year. U can see almost everything and there's no space left for imagination which makes me happy everytime I am using it.

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  14. You take amazing photos. I love them x

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  15. ur hair is awesome,,, nice blog btw!!!

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  16. great pics, i loooove your hair so much! :)
    xx

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  17. love your hair.!and your photos,so great

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  18. You have a real gift for writing. I love your posts. I got so angry at that movie but the clothes were amazing! Worth it just for that.
    I love your rosary beads. I've got a whole collection of them.
    have a lovely time away with you friends, it sounds awesome......xx

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  19. Very interesting style, I like your hair, and the composition of the photos are great too.

    The last ones are so free and romantic

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  20. oh my. the edge of love is absolutely wonderful. i hope to see some of those pictures! i'm sure you will make dylan thomas proud.

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  21. Im actually waiting to receive that movie from Netflix. Anything with Keira and Sienna is meant to be watched : )

    btw i love your look. Your hair style is amazing.

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  22. you look like an extra from that film, good call sir! x

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  23. ohhh i love that movie! i just saw it like 2 weeks ago... i loved it!
    you're wearing an amazing outfit here.. nice denim jacket boy!

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  24. this film was so wonderful.
    and what a lovely tribute to it!

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  25. wow! great blog, great style! love it!
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  26. Great pics!!! Love your denim on denim look.
    Thanks for the lovely comment:)

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  27. i love all these pictures, and the boots in the second to last one!

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  28. veryyy nice!!!!

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    Please follow!!!

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  29. very nice blog and good job!

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  30. Thank you so much for your comment!! Youhave a great style! I follow you :)

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  31. aww i miss the beach. amazing photos!

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  32. Lovely post, and you have great style too!

    tweet tweet tweet

    x

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  33. cool outfit you've got there!
    love all the pictures, the girls look great ;)

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  34. you look good in that cap. i love such caps (i call them 'artist caps' haha ^^) but can never seen to carry them off. & gosh, sienna miller looks good in that movie with him.

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  35. Aw thanks so much :D Loving your look too, the cap totally makes the outfit. Has a great old school feel to it, my bro could totally pick up a thing or two from you.

    Your hair's damn awesome, great photography skills too, loving your photos from previous posts! :D

    Love,
    Gets

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  36. really really nice photo's !!
    Love your blog, I'm your newest follower.

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  37. fabulous outfit
    adore your blog

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  38. you have awesome style, i love your rosary beads, im a collector and wear them almost everyday, keep up the good stuff you have an awesome blog
    xx
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  39. I absolutely love everything about your outfit. I follow you.SarahD:)

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  40. love love love this movie:)

    and love your blog too:) You really are so creative and fun:)
    Lots of hugs
    xo

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  41. this is wonderful post. thank you for my first ever blog comment, i'm shocked that anyone read it! still working up the courage to do an outfit post though x

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  42. this is a wonderful post. thanks for my first ever blog comment, i'm shocked someone actually read it! still working up the courage to do an outfit post though x

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  43. I haven't seen this film yet, but I'd like to. There's something charming in it.

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  44. I love your pictures... what a fabulous blog : )

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  45. thanks for your comment! your blog is pretty cool too! awesome haircut...

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  46. just come into your blog!! love sienna!

    xoxo

    rose

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  47. gorgeous!
    I actually just saw that movie last week.. loved the background scenarios, music, drama... but most of all.. I could not take my eyes off the whole look.. the clothes, the make-up... it's all so dreamy.
    Thanks for visiting my blog btw... I'll be checking up yours.. loved the way you write.. I really feel I travel into whatever it is you're talking about.. take care!

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  48. my god i love that movie to pieces!

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