Thursday, September 08, 2011

CAMEO...

This summer was nicknamed the summer of exploratory boozing - in which - against buffeting rain and wind, last minute calculations of unpredictable bursts of sunshine and frantic weather forecast checking we managed to beat the elements (or just go with them and wear coats) to meet up every so often and have a very convivial time. There was always a drink, and each time it was different: red wine, Aperol spritz, Lillet (both white and red), champagne, tea, (perhaps the weirdest) Fernet Branca, red wine and... we're not finished yet!

Charlotte takes incredible photographs and has become so accomplished at capturing those tiny fleeting moments you want to remember without you even realising. My claw like hands were honoured to play a walk-on part in some of her photos this summer - always clutching a glass of something (some might say a little desperately.)
Where summer started: clinging onto red wine at the Other People's Houses opening.      © Charlotte Bland
Aperol Spritz at Brunswick House - on an almost balmy evening.      © Charlotte Bland
Tea and a little bun at St. John on a rainy day - champagne not pictured.      © Charlotte Bland
Fernet Branca in hand, onset of mild hypothermia at Frank's Argentinean dinner in July.      © Charlotte Bland

And it's not over until we say it is! We'll see the summer off right - my claws are ready, and I'm more than ready for another drink, some good food and good company, somewhere that's not weather dependent.

{All photos © Charlotte Bland - thanks C!}

13 comments:

Nancy Baric *negfilm said...

love your new digs!
nice photos
heheh...first i said "claw"? and then saw it...hehe.

random cat said...

Hi, Claire!
I've been reading your blog for at least a year and half now and it's one of my favourites. I am always trying to imagine what you look like and these pictures are really beautiful. Also, I really like this blog makeover...
Have a nice weekend :)

lola is beauty said...

Nancy - thank you and yes, I has the claws!

Random Cat - I have to admit, I don't really like having my picture taken - I always look really awkward, and I never post pics here of me, but this is quite a good way to do that sneakily! And thank you, the blog was due a good tweak!

Leah said...

You have some enviable nail polishes adorning them nails, lady.

Tine Swijns said...

what a lovely blog

Isabella | THE PILE OF STYLE said...

I love your posts! :D I am so glad I'm following you. :*

http://thepileofstyle.blogspot.com

Yolande said...

Lovely pictures, lovely rings and i love your jacket (?i think its a jacket) in the last picture.

lola is beauty said...

Leah - ha - thanks! This summer I was rotating Essie Geranium, Essie Mint Candy Apple and my personal fave Chanel Orange Fizz (with the tea cup)

Tine - thank you

Isabella - thanks!

Yolande - it's a scarf - this one:

http://lolaisbeauty.blogspot.com/2010/12/i-want-it.html

It was so cold I put it on like a cape over my top, sweater and coat! (Ah, the English summer...)

charlotte said...

It absolutely isn't over until we say.

There is more in store for the claw this summer, that's for sure! (hahaha)

lola is beauty said...

Charlotte - *gets rhyme embroidered on back of jacket*

Heather Taylor said...

this is super lovely and inspired.

lola is beauty said...

Heather - thank you!

la femme said...

Love that last one especially.

And mint nails go so elegantly with an aperol spritz.