Summer is finally here and we all need a perfect summer dress that is comfortable and easy to wear. I have recently come back to Bruxelles from a trip to Sweden. At the moment there is many things to do and many places to go. This dress has quickly become one of my favorites and I find my self slipping in to it, day as evening.
The newly opened shop La Frenésié is located next to the popular vintage market Marché aux puces in Bruxelles. It’s a place where you can find vintage interior design furniture and decor, as well as flowers and outdoor plants.
Last week I found this lovely floral vintage fabric from the 40’s. It was so light but still quite heavy with a nice fall so I decided to make a summer dress.
Since I was only able to get my hands on a very limited amount of fabric, this dress is a one of a kind piece and it feels kind of wonderful to be able to use something that is so old and make something brand new with it.
This afternoon I met up with my friend Johanna at Modes to look for vintage treasuries. The sun was out and since it’s “fete de la musique” in Bruxelles, there was music playing a bit everywhere around town.
Midsummer flowers and celebrations is what today is all about. Today is the day we swedes celebrate midsummer and I thought that it’s a great day to notice things that are blooming around me.
From this lovely blue quality wool I made two light and simple petite wool coats for winter viscose with satin lining. As these are the last days for wool coats, it’s time to share them with you before the spring flowers and the warm sun comes upon us..
During these gray times, I find it important to remember that warmer days are coming. Actually I was really fortunate to spend a week in Grand Canaria during the month of January and this was really a true life saver. One of those days when it looked like rain was coming, we decided to jump in a taxi and see what Puerto de Mogán had to offer in terms of shopping. While waiting for the taxi to arrive, we got our picture taken just outside the hotel reception.
I wanted to tell you about it the other evening but I will do it now. I Think that at least for my generation, the book “Just Kids” comes just in the good moment. It’s funny how well I know the name Patty Smith, without knowing anything about her. I am sure that I have heard her music, but I would not be able to sing you a single tune if you asked me. When I am reading her book though, I feel as if she has sent me a personal invitation to her personal sphere and I am honored to have passed a few hours there.
Today has been about catching up, with work, with the home and whit my self. After one weeks holiday in a sunny Grand Canaria, I feel rested and ready to wait and prepare for spring. Before to leave we had been wise enough to clean and arrange the apartment so stepping in through the door was quite pleasant. Still after 4 years in the same place I always find our home so beautiful.