Wednesday, August 31, 2011

{Summer skin}

Listening to this, adoring these photos from the brilliant Band of Outsiders shoot where Tom+Rupert, of course, are looking spectacular (Kirsten Dunst also did a divine shoot for them in the Spring), and falling in love with Steven Alan's Fall Lookbook.
Though it is still in the heart of Summer I sense a change in the air. The perfectly rich, lush trees are turning faintly and slowly yellow, the air feels crisper, and I am feeling that anticipation and excitement that always comes just before Autumn arrives. 
{My unbiological twin and I}
I have had the sweetest Summer imaginable. It truly has been bliss. On days when I have nothing to do but bask in Summer's glory I have a sort of cycle. The mornings I spend in my pyjamas until noon (oh the beauty of being fifteen without a care in the world!) drinking fresh coffee and reading on the porch, the afternoons pass with reading inspiring magazines in the sunshine and painting watercolours (which is so therapeutic for me), when the late afternoon/evening comes round I take the most divine walks through my family's magical woods and always read or watch the sun set until it gets dark and the first star peeks out. 
I go back to school next Tuesday and, though I don't ever want this perfect Summer to end, I am oddly excited for those crisp days doing my school outside (my mum schools me) wearing sweaters and corduroys, and most exciting of all:
taking astronomy! How wonderful is that!? Well, for me at least it is. For astronomy has always drawn me in...I look at the galaxies late at night with my mum and am in complete awe and want to know more. 
Sunday+Monday I shall be staying at my grandma's perfect lake house that pulls my heartstrings with a nostalgic blissful feeling every time I set eyes on the navy siding and white gingerbread trimming. Cousins will be there and we shall boat and swim and soak up the last Summer days at the lake. 
Summer drawing to a close makes me a little sentimental, I will admit. But I am beyond excited for Autumn and, surprisingly, Winter.
Change is...well, it's change...but I love it in this odd sort of way. I love the unknown. What the seasons will bring, what new memories, fresh ideas, and travels.
And speaking of travels, 
I'm ecstatic for New York and think about it all the time, even what outfits I'll wear while strolling through Saks Fifth Avenue and the Plaza Hotel. 
 Summer is the pink of perfection♥
The Lake District will be perfect♥
The next time I'll be posting, I'll have started school and welcomed and embraced Autumn. 
So, cheers darling!
And farewell, Summer. You were beyond perfect and all I hoped for and more.
~"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the Summer."

Tuney Potter

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bonjour! Bonjour!

My days have been bliss. Summer is swiftly drawing to a close and I am relishing every day reading for hours in the cool shadows, painting, and taking blissful walks through my utterly enchanting forest.
I've just started reading The Great Gatsby for the first time and am completely in love with Fitzgerald's penmanship. I'm already taken with his magical descriptions.
"We walked through a high hallway into a bright rosy-coloured space, fragilely bound into the house by French windows at either end. The windows were ajar and gleaming white against the fresh grass outside that seemed to grow a little way into the house. A breeze blew through the room, blew curtains in at one end and out the other like pale flags, twisting them up toward the frosted wedding-cake of the ceiling, and then rippled over the wine-coloured rug, making a shadow on it as wind does on the sea."
These next three photos are of yours truly, for the record and I do hope you enjoy them. 
I paint because Beatrix Potter has inspired me since I was a child, I dream of living in Paris in a beautiful flat sitting above a fresh market selling those elegant baguettes one can only dream about, Pride and Prejudice is my favourite film because of its flawless beauty, one of the most mesmerizing things on earth is those shadows cast by trees, I must do something of artistic value every day, sometimes I enjoy listening to Alexandre Desplat's scores more than actual bands, and when I'm old I long to be classy living in New York City having elegant parties on the rooftop of the penthouse sipping champagne and admiring that sparkling view. 
And darlings, I have the most spine-tingling news I could ever imagine.
♥♥♥I am going to New York City this Autumn.♥♥♥
What a dreamlike experience it shall be! I've longed to go there my whole life. I truly thought I'd never go until I was, in the least, graduated. But now, at the small age of fifteen I shall be there among those enchanting skyscrapers, by the sea, running from shop to shop, and trying my best to be sophisticated just like those people the Satorialist photographs. 
One of the things I am most excited for in wonderful New York City is visiting Chanel (along with many others...Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Valentino anyone?) which I am quite positive will be gorgeous. I think just having watched Coco Before Chanel this week has enhanced my excitement to see those signature quilted bags even more. 
And as for Central Park? Don't even get me started. 

Cheers to you, darlings!
Now, as always, forever yours,
Tuney Potter