A recent posting featured some of the English seaside towns…
Style Cycles: British Seaside
I realise that many of my posts recently have focused on the sea, and for this I make no apology. Growing up by the coast has fuelled an adult obsession with all things nautical, and when the fashion tide washes in my favour, who am I to ignore it. Afterall, the seaside has been inspiring artists for centuries from Turner to Tracey Emin, so it should come as no surprise that it’s cast its spell this season on designers from Holly Fulton and Craig Lawrence to Daks and Mulberry. Naomi of Vintage Secret has been extolling the benefits of trading the city for the seaside in her inspiration post on Portsmouth, and now the sun has finally been shining the time is ripe for a time-honoured trip to the beach. The fading glory of British seaside towns is evident in the colours of Pleasure Beaches that are bright and garish yet muted with age, and when replicated to true effect in sundresses and raincoats they leave us with the taste of salt on our tongues, the sound of seagulls and funfairs and the smell of candyfloss and cockles.
Blackpool and Margate
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