I finally got round to sifting through my holiday pics… so here is a small selection as promised. I can honestly say, hand on my heart, that San Sebastian is the prettiest city I’ve ever laid eyes on. The food itself is reason enough to visit, we spent 5 glorious days feasting on pinxos (Basque tapas), brioche and ice cream. The restaurants were wonderful at every price point but my stand out favourite experience was eating at the famous and very classy Arzak, a birthday treat I will remember forever.
The sights were worthy of a camera better than ours but that didn’t stop us snapping tons of pictures of the ruggedly beautiful Basque landscape. I have always felt most at home near the sea and the coast along San Sebastian is truly dramatic. We viewed it from every possible vantage point- from the paved promenade of the Playa de la Concha, the peak of Mount Igueldo and the site of Eduardo Chillida’s ‘The Wind Comb (Peine del Viento)’
We also took a day trip to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum. The building itself is a work of art in its own right. Designed by Frank Gehry and constructed of a seamless swirl of titanium, stone and glass, the building appears to undulate as it catches the light from all angles. The artwork within became almost secondary to the sight of Jeff Koon’s enormous floral puppy standing guard of this impressive structure!
All in all, it was an amazing holiday and San Sebastian left such an impact on me that I convinced myself that I would have a holiday home there one day! Don’t be too surprised if you see some Basque influences in future collections
Wishing all Mothers, Grandmothers and Carers a very happy, love-filled Mother’s day. Especially my own beautiful Mum! x
Kiwi girls rejoice! Madame Fancy Pants in Wellington, NZ has a selection of Camp Book of Deer in store now! Madame Fancy Pant is a dainty wee boutique on Cuba Street, Wellington. They stock an array of pretty trinkets, cute clothing and other adorable things that Book of Deer is very honoured to sit beside.
Madame Fancy Pants
Across the waters to Australia... Nook in Brisbane is now stocking SS13! Tucked away in an old house in West End, this cosy little Nook showcases a unique collection of handmade & independently designed stationery, homewares and clothing.
Also in Australia, we are delighted to now be selling in Made590 An adorable shop in Newtown, NSW whose concept is to sell only products with a ‘design influence’. They stock a wonderful selection of bags, japanese and locally produced homewares, gifts, local jewellery brands and indendent designers. They also have the most incredible window displays!
- Made 590
Readers of this blog will know I am a big fan of The Clothes Horse. Rebecca has the most enviable wardrobe and all of her outfit shoots are so wonderfully considered. A recent camping themed post featured our very own Yarrow Blouse which Rebecca purchased at Modcloth.
I love how Rebecca layered the blouse under a pinafore, that is just the way I would wear it too!
“I don’t have many childhood campfire memories. Most of the marshmallows I’ve eaten have been roasted in the backyard over a grill rather than an open flame in the woods. The nights I’ve spent under the stars can be counted on one hand and are mostly remembered by small rocks pressing into my spine. My fondest “camping” memories are actually just when my mother would let us pitch a tent in the living room and it became an alternative blanket fort. All the joys of camping with none of the nuisances like bugs or humidity. Still, I couldn’t resist this camp-themed blouse by Book of Deer. The idea of camping is just another form of adventure and I can get behind life out of backpack guided by constellations and moss on trees…”
Read the full post here - photos credit of The Clothes Horse
Wishing all you pretty bunnies a very Happy Easter! I hope you’re all stuffing your faces with chocolate!
I certainly need my beauty sleep!
Here is a story of two wonderful bloggers on opposite sides of the planet wearing Book of Deer:
Katherine of Corgis and Cocktails and Katie of Coeurs de Foxes both share a love of our glow-in-the-dark Kindling Dress and collaborated on an adorable joint outfit post. I can’t express how happy it makes me to see these two girls make the dress their own, Katie’s urban wintery styling shows us how to carry the dress into the colder months while Katherine styles the dress for a day frolicking in the sunshine. Both girls are perfect manifestations of the Book of Deer girl I have in mind when I’m designing.
Katherine of Corgis and Cocktail’s story:
I fell for this dress the moment I saw it pop up on a few sites in my Google Reader. Sometime sparked my mind while dreaming of spring, and I decided to check the site to see if the dress was finally for sale, and it was. A few days later, my husband bought it for me for Valentine’s day. But I shipped it to my old home in Ohio, 8 hours away! Fortunately, my friends and family passed it around and got it to me in Pennsylvania. Wearing it was so fun – I kept glowing throughout the day in the dark hallways at work, and everytime I looked down at the print, I smiled. I’m pretty much obsessed with the cutouts.
Katie of Coeurs de Foxes’ story:
Honestly, I got this dress some time go. I wore it few times. The weather sux lately so every time I tried take photos I went home cus I wasn’t able to stay outside wearing only this dress. Yesterday was just cold like the other days, but I was super determined to take photos. The temperature was on minus. I tried to take photos three times and third time it worked. My dress didn’t came straight to me- just like Katherine’s. Mine came to my nan. I remember like it was yesterday. My nan phoned me I got a parcel. My nan told me the envelope is full of lovely illustrations and I realised it was from Eilidh. I was super curious what’s inside cus I told Eilidh to send me a surprise. She has too many amazing stuff in store so I wasn’t able to decide what exactly I want. I asked my nan to open the envelope and I just heard in the phone: “wow, this is a beautiful, blue dress! And it sparks in the dark!”. Then I knew which dress is this. This is why next day I came to my nan to receive the dress. Now, I love this dress so much so I wear this every day I can.
Katie and Katherine for bringing my designs to life!
Welcome! Welcome! I’m excited to announce we’ve added a cool new section to our onine shop…. B.O.D Boutique.
This is where I’ll be selling a range of neat accessories and bits and bobs I think the Book of Deer girl will love. It’s basically stuff I want myself. I’ve kicked off with a selection of collar pins and headbands.
Pearl Cat Headband
Sparkle Cat Headband
Do you recognize this headband from Taylor Swift’s new music video 22? Yay, we’re down with pop culture!
Swallow Collar Pins
Moustache Collar Pins
Stock is limited so be quick. Shipping is free if you buy in addition to anything else in store!
My favourite online retailer in the whole world wide web is Modcloth. It has long been a dream of mine to find my own designs ranked amongst other like-minded brands on that site. Everything about Modcloth, from the way they imaginatively describe each piece to the addictive browsing options, lures me into spending hours window hopping and compiling wishlists.
I was so excited when a selection of SS13 Camp Book of Deer was picked up by Modcloth. I’m getting a real kick out or tracking the ‘Loves’ and reviews!
Thank you Modcloth for making one of my dreams come true!
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