I was lucky enough to win a bottle of Ella Day fragrance when Latte Lisa ran a giveaway on her blog a few weeks ago and I was looking forward to receiving this gift. The wait was worth it people! Fresh, light and fun with a base of patchouli and hints of lemon and verbena, this fragrance doesn't disappoint. Thank you to everyone at Ella by Elinros Lindal in Iceland & to Lisa of course.
It reminds me of Ursula Andress and Bridget Bardot... womanly, assured, fun and warm - like warm, balmy evenings in an elegant chiffon shift.
The Summer 2012 lookbook gives off the same vibe don't you think? Elegant, simple shapes and crisp fabrics in a subtle palette of lemon, stone, pale blue and black. Some favourite looks below - more images can be found on the Ella by Elinros Lindal website.
As I wrote previously about the brand, "...this fashion house has a wonderful Slow Fashion Movement ethos which really appeals to me. The brand is all about creating something in a "thoughtful way, causing the least damage to the environment", "empowering women" and encouraging "every member of [their] team to maximise ones potential in creating something extraordinary"..." A wonderful way to work in today's throwaway fashion don't you think?
1, Illustration by me / 2, Summer 2012 Lookbook via Ella by Elinros Lindal / 3, photos by me