Lavender baskets

Monday, 3 August 2015


July is over and we`re in August. It still is a blooming lavender season and at the moment I`m just doing what makes me happy-having fun with flowers and hopefully you`re finding these series of flower arranging posts interesting. I`ve dug out my floristry certificate and even  hung it on a wall (and it looks great from there, I must say). Well, back to lavender, my visit to Cotswold Lavender Farm last week was a bit of a disaster because of the rain and cold (you`ll be able to see a picture of it on my FB page) despite that I still got two lavender inspired versions of floral arrangements.

When talking about this flower, first that comes to mind is a rustic feel, village cottages, straw baskets and hessian and of course a scent of lavender. So I decided no to break these associations and make my arrangement for an al fresco dining in a basket container. First version goes with a gentle cornflowers, and as they`ll definitely won`t last as long as lavender can do, we`ll easily remove them later and change with a white roses and gypsophila.

 photo lavanda2_zpslg9smaab.jpg

Stages:

 photo lavanda_zpshkqsbxol.jpg

To achieve a second version just add white roses and gypsophila.

 photo IMG_1800_zpsh8j0rsxs.jpg



  Fairytale in a bag

Giveaway, Floozie by Frost French Necklace

Thursday, 30 July 2015


It`s a Giveaway time!
Contest is open for participants from EU, Russia and USA
Runs from 30th July to 7th August
1. Follow this blog on either GFC or FB (here) platforms
2. Leave a comment below stating where you follow, with an email you wish to be contacted in case you win. 
Winner will be chosen at random and announced in a blog post and on FB page and will also be personally contacted by email.

Easy as that!


Mood Board, July- August 2015

Monday, 27 July 2015


My mood board for July-August 2015 is blooming with English Roses, blues, pastels and contrasts. While now, it looks like Summer is over and the possibility of it`s coming back is extremely unlikely, nevermind, I`m not going to give up and will continue with bringing more colour in.

 photo IMG_1738_zps7wqivj0l.jpg  photo IMG_1739_zpshdxaijvd.jpg  photo read also exhibition_zpsiguohfcj.jpg             


 Fairytale in a bag

Walter Noetico, New-Enlightened Art

Thursday, 23 July 2015



As you might have noticed I`ve done quiet a few reviews on exhibitions and have visited a considerable amount of galleries and museums during the last half a year. Still, I haven`t published all of them on blog but I`ll promise that there will be more coming during the next half a year. That`s simply because an art is one of the most important things in my life, it`s fascinating, it shows life from different perspectives and allows you to comprehend a real You. Today`s post will be rather different for the reason that I`m going to highlight a philosophy of a remarkable artist Walter Noetico as well as his works of art, and will publish the ones that particularly stand out for me.

Walter Noetico created two Artistic Movements "Indimensionalism" (1975-1985) and the "Neo-Illuminism" from 1985 to present date. He also is an originator of New-Enlightenment and Enlightened Art and creator of New-Enlightenment Foundation (1990). The object of the Foundation is to persue the emancipation of Humanity initiated by the French philosophers and men of letters of the 18th centtury, extending their ideas beyond the purely literary and philosophical into figurative arts.

Illuminism was born in France in 18th century. To describe this theory precisely, the principal Illuminists were: Montesque, Voltaire, Diderot. The idea of Illuminism (as once said Voltaire) to have as a Temple-the Nature, as a Cult- the Reason and as the Priests- the Honest Men. The idea of Neo-Illuminism is to re-valuate-in contemporary way-this philosophic idea, transforming it in Art. As an example, the aesthetic aspect in Noetico`s artworks converge in rational reason in a Letter of the Noetico`s New Alphabet.
 photo spiritual elevation_zpsyjwleyft.jpg

 photo noetico450_zpsgypzdh7d.jpg  photo The Globe_zpswarurtnd.jpg  photo noetico500_zpsbveusa7e.jpg

 photo chessboard_zpst48jjsoz.jpg  photo manifesto_zps9s27ysxl.jpg  photo sacralta dellamore_zpsrycith2l.jpg  photo amore con cornice1_zpspyvivcgg.jpg  photo concezione_zpshsp6frsh.jpg

What` s your most favourite art movement? Have you visited any galleries(even on-line) recently for a creative inspiration?

Floral table decorations. Oranges

Friday, 17 July 2015


This was a spontaneous mini-party, more like a cocktails in a garden on a rainy English Summer day. So the typical grey day should have been jazzed up with something not that typical like bright orange in order not this garden-gathering to be dull. I`ll have to mention that these combination of orange and  yellow always reminds me of India and Indian culture, wedding ceremonies and radiant flower garlands, where soft orange is considered to be a sacred colour.

I`ll consider it a colour of a grey day (anyway grey-orange makes a modern sophisticated combo as well), and will bring it`s spiritual qualities forward to make us smile and fill with it`s energy.

 photo coctail1_zps6kbqnvny.jpg  photo IMG_1604_zpsipurp7ij.jpg  photo IMG_1608_zpsiqugevbx.jpg
                                       photo read also exhibition_zpsiguohfcj.jpg
                  


                                     
  Fairytale in a bag

Rayne Shoes for stars

Monday, 13 July 2015

                   
Destination- Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Display dates- 22 May-30th August 2015

As a handbags and shoes lover I was particularly surprised to see this little exhibition that`s going along with the main "Riviera Style, Resort and Swimwear" exhibition in FTM. While it`s named "Rayne shoes for Stars" it also blends together my favourite accessories like handbags and shoes.


British shoes made from extraordinary materials and worn by world`s most glamorous women, including Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich and Brigitte Bardot. Awarded three Royal Warrants, Rayne made shoes of Queen Elizabeth including her wedding shoes.

Rayne`s first started with a theatrical costumes and than continued it`s business with a shoes addition and first factory opened in Bermondsey, right where Fashion and Textile museum is located nowadays. H&M Rayne Ltd. was a shoe manufacture, first store opened in 1920 in Bond Street.
more info and history of Rayne Shoes can be found on their web-site here, as well as current collections of shoes.

 photo IMG_1448_zps5ldgamsl.jpg
My absolute favourites- an iconic Rayne shoes with Wedgewood jasper heels and Wedgewood cameos.

 photo Untitled-1_zpsioadujsn.jpg  photo 2_zpsowyhnlb4.jpg
Rayne shoes will also be featured in "Shoes: the Pleasure & the Pain" exhibition at the Victoria&Albert Museum in London (13 June 2015-31 January 2016).
visit V&A for more info-here
 photo IMG_1463_zpsm7zrh9ya.jpg
All images were taken by myself in FTM, with a permission of museum and can be used only linked back to this blog
                                        photo read also exhibition_zpsiguohfcj.jpg             
                           photo 1_zpskocx3mgh.jpg

                                          Fairytale in a bag

Home of English rose

Friday, 10 July 2015



There`s a small village on the eastern side of Shropshire called Albrighton, home of English Rose, a peace and quiet place where you`ll find a deservedly famous David Austin garden centre. If you`re visiting Wolverhampton or Telford, never miss a chance to come and wander around these glorious gardens. June-July is a flowering season and the scent of roses in a full bloom is everywhere.

 photo IMG_1591_zpsalsbyvs7.jpg  photo IMG_1584_zpsfstsioe3.jpg
 photo IMG_1583_zpsqicei3vw.jpg  photo IMG_1573_zpshqyavszr.jpg  photo IMG_1565_zps1xgtus4n.jpg  photo IMG_1568_zpss7lxmppa.jpg  photo IMG_1578_zpsgn8a6e5x.jpg  photo IMG_1576_zpsefluscl5.jpg  photo IMG_1574_zpsui84cvmc.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsfmigcdkm.jpg
                                          Fairytale in a bag

Monday, 3 August 2015

Lavender baskets


July is over and we`re in August. It still is a blooming lavender season and at the moment I`m just doing what makes me happy-having fun with flowers and hopefully you`re finding these series of flower arranging posts interesting. I`ve dug out my floristry certificate and even  hung it on a wall (and it looks great from there, I must say). Well, back to lavender, my visit to Cotswold Lavender Farm last week was a bit of a disaster because of the rain and cold (you`ll be able to see a picture of it on my FB page) despite that I still got two lavender inspired versions of floral arrangements.

When talking about this flower, first that comes to mind is a rustic feel, village cottages, straw baskets and hessian and of course a scent of lavender. So I decided no to break these associations and make my arrangement for an al fresco dining in a basket container. First version goes with a gentle cornflowers, and as they`ll definitely won`t last as long as lavender can do, we`ll easily remove them later and change with a white roses and gypsophila.

 photo lavanda2_zpslg9smaab.jpg

Stages:

 photo lavanda_zpshkqsbxol.jpg

To achieve a second version just add white roses and gypsophila.

 photo IMG_1800_zpsh8j0rsxs.jpg



  Fairytale in a bag

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Giveaway, Floozie by Frost French Necklace


It`s a Giveaway time!
Contest is open for participants from EU, Russia and USA
Runs from 30th July to 7th August
1. Follow this blog on either GFC or FB (here) platforms
2. Leave a comment below stating where you follow, with an email you wish to be contacted in case you win. 
Winner will be chosen at random and announced in a blog post and on FB page and will also be personally contacted by email.

Easy as that!


Monday, 27 July 2015

Mood Board, July- August 2015


My mood board for July-August 2015 is blooming with English Roses, blues, pastels and contrasts. While now, it looks like Summer is over and the possibility of it`s coming back is extremely unlikely, nevermind, I`m not going to give up and will continue with bringing more colour in.

 photo IMG_1738_zps7wqivj0l.jpg  photo IMG_1739_zpshdxaijvd.jpg  photo read also exhibition_zpsiguohfcj.jpg             


 Fairytale in a bag

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Walter Noetico, New-Enlightened Art



As you might have noticed I`ve done quiet a few reviews on exhibitions and have visited a considerable amount of galleries and museums during the last half a year. Still, I haven`t published all of them on blog but I`ll promise that there will be more coming during the next half a year. That`s simply because an art is one of the most important things in my life, it`s fascinating, it shows life from different perspectives and allows you to comprehend a real You. Today`s post will be rather different for the reason that I`m going to highlight a philosophy of a remarkable artist Walter Noetico as well as his works of art, and will publish the ones that particularly stand out for me.

Walter Noetico created two Artistic Movements "Indimensionalism" (1975-1985) and the "Neo-Illuminism" from 1985 to present date. He also is an originator of New-Enlightenment and Enlightened Art and creator of New-Enlightenment Foundation (1990). The object of the Foundation is to persue the emancipation of Humanity initiated by the French philosophers and men of letters of the 18th centtury, extending their ideas beyond the purely literary and philosophical into figurative arts.

Illuminism was born in France in 18th century. To describe this theory precisely, the principal Illuminists were: Montesque, Voltaire, Diderot. The idea of Illuminism (as once said Voltaire) to have as a Temple-the Nature, as a Cult- the Reason and as the Priests- the Honest Men. The idea of Neo-Illuminism is to re-valuate-in contemporary way-this philosophic idea, transforming it in Art. As an example, the aesthetic aspect in Noetico`s artworks converge in rational reason in a Letter of the Noetico`s New Alphabet.
 photo spiritual elevation_zpsyjwleyft.jpg

 photo noetico450_zpsgypzdh7d.jpg  photo The Globe_zpswarurtnd.jpg  photo noetico500_zpsbveusa7e.jpg

 photo chessboard_zpst48jjsoz.jpg  photo manifesto_zps9s27ysxl.jpg  photo sacralta dellamore_zpsrycith2l.jpg  photo amore con cornice1_zpspyvivcgg.jpg  photo concezione_zpshsp6frsh.jpg

What` s your most favourite art movement? Have you visited any galleries(even on-line) recently for a creative inspiration?

Friday, 17 July 2015

Floral table decorations. Oranges


This was a spontaneous mini-party, more like a cocktails in a garden on a rainy English Summer day. So the typical grey day should have been jazzed up with something not that typical like bright orange in order not this garden-gathering to be dull. I`ll have to mention that these combination of orange and  yellow always reminds me of India and Indian culture, wedding ceremonies and radiant flower garlands, where soft orange is considered to be a sacred colour.

I`ll consider it a colour of a grey day (anyway grey-orange makes a modern sophisticated combo as well), and will bring it`s spiritual qualities forward to make us smile and fill with it`s energy.

 photo coctail1_zps6kbqnvny.jpg  photo IMG_1604_zpsipurp7ij.jpg  photo IMG_1608_zpsiqugevbx.jpg
                                       photo read also exhibition_zpsiguohfcj.jpg
                  


                                     
  Fairytale in a bag

Monday, 13 July 2015

Rayne Shoes for stars

                   
Destination- Fashion and Textile Museum, London
Display dates- 22 May-30th August 2015

As a handbags and shoes lover I was particularly surprised to see this little exhibition that`s going along with the main "Riviera Style, Resort and Swimwear" exhibition in FTM. While it`s named "Rayne shoes for Stars" it also blends together my favourite accessories like handbags and shoes.


British shoes made from extraordinary materials and worn by world`s most glamorous women, including Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich and Brigitte Bardot. Awarded three Royal Warrants, Rayne made shoes of Queen Elizabeth including her wedding shoes.

Rayne`s first started with a theatrical costumes and than continued it`s business with a shoes addition and first factory opened in Bermondsey, right where Fashion and Textile museum is located nowadays. H&M Rayne Ltd. was a shoe manufacture, first store opened in 1920 in Bond Street.
more info and history of Rayne Shoes can be found on their web-site here, as well as current collections of shoes.

 photo IMG_1448_zps5ldgamsl.jpg
My absolute favourites- an iconic Rayne shoes with Wedgewood jasper heels and Wedgewood cameos.

 photo Untitled-1_zpsioadujsn.jpg  photo 2_zpsowyhnlb4.jpg
Rayne shoes will also be featured in "Shoes: the Pleasure & the Pain" exhibition at the Victoria&Albert Museum in London (13 June 2015-31 January 2016).
visit V&A for more info-here
 photo IMG_1463_zpsm7zrh9ya.jpg
All images were taken by myself in FTM, with a permission of museum and can be used only linked back to this blog
                                        photo read also exhibition_zpsiguohfcj.jpg             
                           photo 1_zpskocx3mgh.jpg

                                          Fairytale in a bag

Friday, 10 July 2015

Home of English rose



There`s a small village on the eastern side of Shropshire called Albrighton, home of English Rose, a peace and quiet place where you`ll find a deservedly famous David Austin garden centre. If you`re visiting Wolverhampton or Telford, never miss a chance to come and wander around these glorious gardens. June-July is a flowering season and the scent of roses in a full bloom is everywhere.

 photo IMG_1591_zpsalsbyvs7.jpg  photo IMG_1584_zpsfstsioe3.jpg
 photo IMG_1583_zpsqicei3vw.jpg  photo IMG_1573_zpshqyavszr.jpg  photo IMG_1565_zps1xgtus4n.jpg  photo IMG_1568_zpss7lxmppa.jpg  photo IMG_1578_zpsgn8a6e5x.jpg  photo IMG_1576_zpsefluscl5.jpg  photo IMG_1574_zpsui84cvmc.jpg  photo Untitled-1_zpsfmigcdkm.jpg
                                          Fairytale in a bag

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