It is a well established fact that British summer sucks. Having grown up in the Mediterranean and having spent many summers in the beautiful southern coast of Spain, it’s always a bit disappointing to be able to count hot summer days like the child that is learning the numbers, with the fingers of your hands.
It’s not surprise that, come June, most British people pack their suitcases and fly off to warmer latitudes, where they are forced to remember that the Sun can actually burn your skin (sunscre… what?), but also inject a much needed dose of vitamin D and overall physical pleasure into your nervous system that is easy to get used to. I am in fact addicted to that feeling –I think I might have been a lizard in a previous life?–, so it’s been quite hard for me to spend most of my summers here for the past 5 years.
But summer is over, gal, you are so out of sync! –you must be thinking. Well, first of all, it’s not like I have been planning my posts according to seasonal events so far (hello only post NOT about New York Fashion Week this week!) and second of all, I didn’t want to move on to the next sartorial cycle without giving it to England at least once. For despite all my whining, you also have those days when you open the curtains and you can hear a voice calling you, telling you to drop everything in order to go out and play… And believe me, you listen to that voice as if it were your mum, because you know deep down, that if you don’t seize the sunny moment, you might regret it for the rest of the summer!
This was one of those days, Indian summer day (?), where I had actually planned to shoot an autumn outfit but it was simply too warm, too bright, to tempting outside… so we had to make a U-turn and improvise a Late Summer Picnic on the spot.
In my head, there is nothing more summery than a vitamin-C-packed picnic, or have I spent too much time on Pinterest lately? Anyways, we had no time for cooking –have I mentioned these sunny spells can last a whole day or just a few hours? You don’t dawdle, you get dressed and go!–, so lemons, clementines and peaches seemed like a logical choice: not only are they universally photogenic but they also fill you up with good vitamins and natural sweetness (OK, maybe lemons are only sweet in lemonade…) And always remember to bring a hat and some water, we don’t want anyone to suffer a heatstroke! Last but not least, I needed an excuse to flaunt my newly acquired seagrass basket after our trip to IKEA earlier that week, oops!, and clearly the occasion presented itself 😀
We decided to get creative with the photo session, because the outfit was the less important thing of this day and I like to pretend my boyfriend is a Fashion Editorial photographer, but I hope you enjoy them! While seeing these I can almost forget it’s already chilly outside, I can almost listen to the cicadas smiling amongst the grass… can you?
How did you spend your last summer days, glamistas?
Are you all ready for autumn or still clinging on to the warm days like me? 😉
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Hope you have the best week!
Peace & Love