The Shake of Ophelia

20.9.10


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Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell lots of African prints in the air for next spring. In this vein, Australian designer Elke Kramer will be releasing a set of accessories inspired by the travels of a 19th century beauty, who embarks of a journey across Africa and the Far East to escape a life of wealth and priviledge. Although I can't say I empathize with this English Rose, I reckon Shakespeare would be very much impressed were he alive to see this. Young Ophelia is childlike and naive, and has good reason to be unaware of the harsh realities of life.

This story is captured beautifully in the lookbook by photographer Chris Morris, and stylists Gavin Ainsbury and Dave Bonney. Feauturing an earthy palette of ebony, jasper, bloodstone, deep beetroot and ash accented with gold and brass clasps, the collection should be available online later this month at Opening Ceremony, Urban Outfitters et al. 

Will you be buying? Me thinketh that I shall.... 
Bisous,
Abs

16 Contributions:

imawomanintheclouds said...

I like these clothes. especially the colours and the fact that tey're unusual.
How are you?

Margaret said...

so fantastic! i've always wanted to pull off an intense turban-scarf :)
great blog!
loving the posts
stop by some time xx
take a peek at my giveaway while you're at it!

Vans said...

I really would like to get my hands on to the earrings in the second picture.

Fatiha Faulzi said...

The turban-scarf thing is everywhere. Love the look but i'm too scared i can't pull off off.

xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

i love to try them on... : )

style-haus said...

wow...amazing prints and lovin all the decorative details! can't wait til they hit the online stores

http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

MarchMusings said...

Such exotic prints for some much-needed colour. Must have a look at the lookbook

Natasha said...

Stunning! I love ethic inspirations! Thanks for sharing xxx

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Suze said...

great pics!

angi said...

oh take me back to africa please... i love these! x

Shanna Maren said...

Very pretty!

Elena Vasilieva said...

these are gorge shots, fab colours

vasilieva
http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
x

Elle Sees said...

not for me, but i love the colors!

Misnomer said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for posting about these pictures; I wouldn't have seen them otherwise. And yeah, I cant say I empathise (or sympathise) too much with her either, but she's got style!! :)

Abi said...

imawomanintheclouds: I'm very well thank you. A tad busy with school and work right now though. How are you?!!

@Fatiha: I'm pretty sure you can. Just have to find the right one for you ;)

bravegrrl said...

love these, especially the turbans!

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