Being back at uni, I've been spending a lot of time by the coast. Last weekend I was up in Portsmouth for a Women's conference/seminar being held at the luxury 4 star Langstone Hotel in Hayling Island, tucked away nicely from the inner parts of Portsmouth overlooking Northney Marina- absolutely stunning. Anyway, I didn't get much chance to spend time outside from having to travel back and forth between Portsmouth and Bournemouth, however I wasn't too disappointed as the hotel brought the inside in with these beautiful antidotes of sea life.
The sea-shell mirror to me is soo inspiring-the colours and shapes makes me think back to New York Fashion Week SS08 and to designer Zac Posen's finishing number(s) on the runway. A range of 4 beautiful silk printed dress- with fluidity representing the sea's movements but the colours are that of when the sun shines down on the water.
Bringing us to present day is the bark twig 'overgrown' mirror. This mirror is very in line with this AW10 'Highland Fling' trend. Burberry Prorsum, Pringle and Michael Kors have all incorporated heavy aran cable knits, ruched velvets and pleated plaids, looking all forest and highland like.( Sorry for the poor quality pics- blame the BlackBerry lol)
I truly commend the interior designers of this hotel (whoever they are) for not just deciding to make a nice fancy metropolitan hotel by the sea, instead they've fused modern and glossy interior with the hotels natural exterior interior- the sea.
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