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A little bit of aqua

I absolutely love this first photograph taken by Steven Meisel, the colouring, the beautiful grecian style dress, the girl, the handstand, everything! I spotted it over on Haute Design a while ago and have been saving it for an inspired post.

It was one of those chilly days yesterday, in places the sky was dark with the promise of rain and slowly the sunlight was trying to shine through. My parents and I went for a lovely walk along the seaside cliff path looking out a deep turquoise coloured sea. We spotted two whales having fun in the swell and flicking their tales out from time to time! And think all this fresh sea air clearly got me inspired because before I knew it I’d subconsciously put together a very sea inspired palette! Ok enough talking, I hope you enjoy and I hope you entered my giveaway yesterday!

Steven Meisel
Soft aquas
I must say these soft hints of aqua and sea inspired hues are enough to send me into a beautiful blissed out state. Having these colours in your home whether you live by the sea or not will definitely keep you subtly reminded of happy, lazy days at the seaside. So peaceful and calming.

One last thing, I did a guest post for the creative Rachel from Lovely Clusters yesterday, it’s all about moody fall and winter colours and a hint of blue, take a look here!

Image credits: 1) Steven Meisel via Haute Design, Collage: Row by row from left to right- 1, 3 & 4) Ditte Isager, 2) Lerkenfeldt Photography, 5) Nicolette Camille, 6) Paul Joseph Hopper, last image- Lerkenfeldt Photography


  1. Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    24 August

    The window frames in that last space have the aqua hue done perfectly. Lovely post, Lana.

  2. sodapop

    24 August

    Great selection. I love the colors!

  3. Megan

    24 August

    Love the first image as well!

  4. Laura

    24 August

    So cool and so chic! Love this post and love this blog!
    Come and visit me!!!!
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  5. OneCraftyFox

    24 August

    That first image really got my attention!! And the following images held it πŸ™‚

    What a stunning post full of dreamy images!

    I just wanted to let you know I have a Polyvore Challenge on my blog

  6. Miss Molly

    24 August

    oh wow oh wow..lovely!

  7. Georgianna

    24 August

    Beautiful tones and lovely to be inspired by the sea walk with your parents. That first image is marvelous! Have a super week, Lana.

  8. Elissa, ebb & flow

    24 August

    loving the pillows and airy feel on that bed. so beautiful.

  9. Elissa, ebb & flow

    24 August

    loving the pillows and airy feel on that bed. so beautiful.

  10. Kate

    24 August

    hi hi! i stumbled upon your sweet little blog and couldn't help hitting the follow button! i look forward to following your adventures in the months to come!

  11. Chantel

    24 August

    The most dreamy pics…always!

  12. Paula

    25 August

    Love the first pic — great job on the part of the model – couldn't have been easy to keep the skirt between the legs and smile:)

  13. Charlotta Ward

    25 August

    Oh so that is where the whales are now..! πŸ™‚
    I love it when they pass our beautiful coast here in Sydney twice a year, but I missed them this July. Usually we see plenty but not this year.. not a single tail or spurt..

    This aqua compilation is heaven! I love the colour(s) and feel calmed and centered having sighed my way through your beautiful post.

    Hoping you are well.

    xx Charlotta

  14. copywaitress

    25 August

    I truly love this first photo!!! it's awesome πŸ™‚


    26 August

    Yes to soft aquas! The last photo is in my files too. It is just perfect! Thanks so much again for filling in for me while I was away! xoxo, Ally

  16. one sydney road

    27 August

    Oh this is such a lovely post Lana – aqua is one of those colors that just draws me in. it's so soothing and beautiful. That first photo…lovely!!

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