Sunday, April 24, 2011


This look is brought to you buy one of my favorite artists, the Pre-Raphaelite Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

blue sequin jumper: F21/ cardigan: Yale University bookstore / faux suade wedge boots: 21

And check it, he’s also a poet. Here’s “A Little While.”

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
Hast felt thy soul prolong the tone;
And I have heard the night-wind cry
And deemed its speech mine own.

A little while a little love
The scattering autumn hoards for us
Whose bower is not yet ruinous
Nor quite unleaved our songless grove.
Only across the shaken boughs
We hear the flood-tides seek the sea,
And deep in both our hearts they rouse
One wail for thee and me.

A little while a little love
May yet be ours who have not said
The word it makes our eyes afraid
To know that each is thinking of.
Not yet the end: be our lips dumb
In smiles a little season yet:
I'll tell thee, when the end is come,
How we may best forget.


Emma said...

I Love everything about this outfit and those paintings are gorgeous!

Jessica Weingarten said...

Aaah I'm a huge Rossetti fan! Venus Verticordia is one of my favorite paintings!

Love those boots btw!

Kristina Pellien said...

The beading on your dress is to die for! Your boots are really chic as well. <333

StyleIDnet said...

I am loving your boots! the outfit is great .... The dress is stunning, adore the shine of it, just perfect, not too little, not too much.
Great pictures.

Karrisa_T said...

The intricate detail of your dress echoes the ccmplex details of the artwork. :) Love it, and you rocked the knee-high boots!

Niki said...

pretty outfit! and the art is beautiful too :)

Niki from A Haute Mess

Burning Skies said...

Your boots are love! And i really like the sequin detail of your top!

Nav said...

Your boots are gorgeous girl!! looking great. did you get a haircut? or colored your hair? You look different. - different good :)

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

so beautfiul. x hivenn

Monique said...

Love the wedge boots! So pretty!
Monique xx

Ellie said...

Awesome photos! Love love love the outfit (especially the boots!)
Have a great Monday!

LyddieGal said...

Love that sequined dress!
Also the artwork is gorgeous, love the second one.

Chic on the Cheap

Twenty.Something said...

Gorgeous outfit! Love the boots and that ring!

Hope you had a nice Easter!


Laura said...

love the ring! gorgeous art as well

Maddie said...

i love the embellishment on the dress!

my mum's a big fan of the pre-raphaelites- we went to an exhibition once, very beautiful

Closet Fashionista said...

Love that dress! I almost got a similar one last year, haha :D
and those paintings are gorgeous! :D

Rianna said...

Cool post, i love that birdy ring you have on
Rianna xxxx

Marie a la Mode said...

I love the detailing on your dress and your ring! Hope you had a great weekend : )

Unknown said...

I took a few Art History classes in Uni and Rossetti was always one of my faves! Great outfit- I love the beaded detailing on the dress!

Michele said...

Love these paintings! I like that you used it as a theme in your outfit!

Fashion Limbo said...

I really like the jumper you are wearing as a tunic/dress. The colour is quite intense. Thanks for commenting on my site, I really need the advice as I utterly suck when it comes to sunglasses ;)

Bonnie said...

Love the outfit.
Love the reading.
Love your hair. <3
Everything in this post is purrrr-fectttt.
Twitter: @GlamKitten88

two birds said...

beautiful post and fabulous outfit. i adore your little bird ring!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

That poem is beautiful. I should definitely check out that book. :) I adore your outfit as well. That shirt is lovely. xoxo


I love this interesting post, it's so inspiring. Nice excerpt! I love the sequins jumper as well. :)


Fabulous! Loving that ring..xo

Isabel said...

i love the jumper!

Laura Mullins said...

this is such a cool post! the art historian in me is beaming. also: looove that sequin detailing (:

Jessica said...

WOW! Love your boots. Wonderful outfit. Plus I love the ring!

stylenuggets said...

I envy you being so close to literary and artistic influences. Rossetti is a fave of mine

Anonymous said...

Amazing tunic and I cant believe you are wearing other than grey and black LOL, you should wear blue more, it accentuates your skin and eyes

Cat said...

I adore that sequined jumper on is totally YOUR color. Oh, and your sparrow ring is WAY swoon-worthy :)

I am not familiar with Rossetti (gosh, I feel so uncultured right now!) but I sure do love the round-up of his work (esp. the women bare chested holding a spear)

xx Cat brideblu

Sara said...

Love this look, especially the boots!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

super cute bird ring and boots. by the way, is that a tim burton book in the previous post? how did i miss that? what do you think of it--big burton fan!

Luna Tiger said...

I love your outfit with this amazing blue dress ! I love Pre Paphelites painters, my favorite is Burne-Jones, so delicate. Last week I saw an exhibition at Musée d'Orsay in Paris about Pre Raphaelite photography, it was great !

Diana Mieczan said...

I love the art and that dress looks fantastic on you, darling. Kisses and hugs