~an adventure in music~and a little fashion~

Do you love music?
This is where I post my music. One of my great loves in life. It's something I cannot be without. Carnival is my place to post what I'm listening to. It's really a blog for me, as I have rather eclectic taste in music and don't really expect many others to be right there with me! However, I do love when someone does find something that speaks to them, as has happened. Now that makes me so happy!
And please do take a peek there, just there above, where it says 'Music and Me' to see why I do.

Friday, 22 May 2009

The Mucha Dress.

Last week was a week of celebrations in our house which I posted about on Milkmoon.

This feels very indulgent, but since there was a lot of interest about my wedding dress, and thank you for that, I thought you might like to see this most wonderful dress of mine. And it seemed that Carnival was a more appropriate place to show it!

It was designed by me, made by my Mum, and based on the paintings by one of my favourite painters, Alphonse Mucha, whose romantic women seemed to me to be the perfect model for a wedding ideal. 
The bodice was velvet and the dress was cotton with a satin band. Mum dyed the velvet and cotton to get the exact shade I had in mind. The Moon detail was appliqued on and the stars were beaded, and on the satin band on the hem were embroidered and beaded spirals.

As I said in the comments on the original Milkmoon post, I've worn it to my own wedding twice (to the same dear man!), but I think it would take a miracle to fit me into it again!

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Whole Grain Baby.

I can't remember where I first came across Whole Grain Baby, but I was reminded of just how gorgeous the clothes are when Varenia left some very sweet comments here. Check out these delightful clothes for little ones!

This ruffled top is just after my own heart. I'd wear it myself any day.

I can't decide if I love the fabrics, or the retro designs best. Both remind me of my own childhood.

And I know it's probably a bit girly and flowery, but I could just see this adorable coat on Ed. Though not sure if he'd agree!

Do also take a moment to peep into Varenia's beautiful  blog about her gorgeous family. It truly is a heartwarming place.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Sweetness in a Bonnet.

I have a thing for old-fashioned baby hats, and last weekend as I walked through the farmers market in Greystones I spotted these little gems. There is a very nice lady called Elaine who has a stall where she sells her handknits. And at €5 I just couldn't resist them. She said they were knit up from her mothers pattern which she modified. 

It was this blue one that caught my eye as it reminded me so much of this precious keepsake

And I have a certain tiny new person in mind for this sweet yellow one, (hope you're not reading just yet Tali!)

(Sorry the picture quality is a bit dodgy.)

So, if you are interested and in the Greystones area in the next couple of weeks, Elaine will be giving knitting workshops in the Meridian Centre from 16th May to 6th June, (€5).

Friday, 8 May 2009

What Edmund Wore Today.

He lays out his clothes every night. 

He loves his t-shirts. But not this one so much anymore. It's too babyish. What a shame because it's one of my favourites. 
Still, at least Billy will get to wear it!

T-shirt: Smafolk. Via Nordic Kids.
Jeans: H&M
Boots: Next

This is what happens when I ask him can I take his picture...

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Orla Kiely.

I have to admit it has taken me a while to 'get' the whole Orla Kiely thing. I always liked her designs, but wasn't as besotted as so many others were. 


I am falling over myself at her new range of dresses for spring. I just adore the whole retro thing she is doing. It's so appealing to me. In a childhood-summer-memories sort of a way.

So check out this diverse selection of dresses. I just can't decide...


I think I may just have to do another post on her soon!