Saturday, November 25, 2017

Little Dahlia: My Sunshine

Does she know?
How much I adore her?
How much I wish for her?
How much I longed for her?

Does she know?

Photography by Katrina Lee Boultwood
Audrey-Lee clothing from Seed & Pumpkin Patch
Claire clothing from Spell Designs & Princess Polly

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dahlia: Rosetta

One of my favourite Australian boutiques Princess Polly, has consistently brought the goods year in, year out. Whilst I'm not usually one for fast fashion, I know that if I want to be on trend there's only one place to go. I also love that no matter what the trend they always seem to have something to pair with my bohemian aesthetic.

I love this dress because it's fun, short but not too short...
and chambray (the perfect lightweight ode to denim).

The little flower embellishments are obviously inspired by Mexico, a place that I am yet to tick off my bucketlist, but will surely explore in the years to come.

Photography - Katrina Lee Boultwood
Dress - Princess Polly
Camera - Fuji
Shoes - Windsor Smith
Hat - Asos

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dahlia: Rainbow Serpent

The land of generations past, the land of ancient tribes, the land that gives us everything we need but also needs our care in return. The land tells stories, tales of floods and droughts, harvest and new life.

Here in Australia there is one of the oldest cultures of all time. Our Aboriginal tribes have been around for thousands of years, surviving off the land and sharing creation stories for generations. One of my favourite stories of the Dreamtime comes from Arnhem Land. It is the tale of the Rainbow Serpent, who came up from below the ground, and as he moved he shaped mountain and gorges, created valleys and rivers. When I look at this dress from the perfectly named Australian brand "Arnhem" I see the colours of the rainbow, and I am reminded of this tale that has survived the test of time.

Dress by Arnhem
Photography by Katrina Lee Boultwood

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dahlia: Marigold

As Summer begins the dance in the wind, and on the plains of this ancient land, we prepare for the heat, the salt and the storms to come. We prepare for balmy evenings filled with sangria and tapas, salsa and firey sunsets. We prepare to embrace the sun, and to let our skin deepen in colour. This latest project Dahlia celebrates summer, but not a summer on the sand by the beach, a summer on the land, in the golds of the countryside, where Australia shines under the sun and the rain, where storms howl over the landscape and women dance barefoot in the fields.

This first chapter showcases some of the beautiful prints of Spell & The Gypsy Collective, a longtime favourite Australian brand of mine. Spell embraces the femininity of its female customers, and seeks inspiration from places all around the world, including the very landscape many of us call our home. The land of Dahlia.

Dress - Spell Designs
Playsuit - Spell Designs
Jacket - Asos
Belt - Sportsgirl
Boots - Target
Photography - Katrina Lee Boultwood