Saturday, 19 March 2016

New York Architecture

I love New York! I finally got to revisit this month after over a decade away. And New York did not disappoint. As I live in the countryside of Ireland, surround by green fields, it was certainly a feast for my eyes. These are some of the Art Deco influenced photos I took. First stop Bloomingdales which takes up a whole block and was rebuilt in the 1930s in an Art Deco style. For me as a "Friends" watcher all those years, Bloomingdales is a must see. And yes I did leave with a few Brown Bags!  And a makeover.

Bloomingdales

The Tonight Show, at the NBC Studios

Bryant Park Hotel, beautiful black and gold building, formerly the American Radiator Company. It is on Bryant Park, at the back of the NYC Public Library. And built in 1924 using striking black (they do appear a dark brown in sunlight) and gold.




The magnificent doorway.

 Postcard perfect doorways


 Subway mosaic. The beauty of these tiles, even with their age decay , you can see work and design everywhere. I am determined to use this green colour in my own house this summer!

 The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, a little out of my budget!

The famous Flatiron Building.

 Grand Central Station

Not all train stations are created equal and Grand Central is magnificent.

And now I need to start saving for my next trip!
All the best
Maria


Monday, 14 March 2016

Spring Summer 2016 - The Lookbook - Part One

The Party - Spring/Summer 2016 

Inspired by vintage children's illustrations, the 1960 and 70s and by children themselves, the collection features clothes for ages 3mths up to 10yrs. Mixing Lollipops & Daydreams own fabric designs with some carefully sourced  key florals and retro prints to create a vintage feel but with a modern look for Spring Summer.




                                                      1970s inspired top in yellow

                                     Floral Party Dress and Green/Pink Reversible Cape


                                                       Maxi Skirt and Blue Leaf Top









Lookbook created with thanks to 
Photography Christine Burns Photography
Hair Accessories by Charlotte's Pearl 
Styling by Una O'Connor and Maria Ryan
Pinatas by PinatasPinatas
Huge thank you to the amazing models, Grace, Darragh, Lyra, Sadhbh, Cillian, Isobel, Aisling










Part Two to follow ....