A Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Devotee

I definitely go through phases in style and inspiration. At the moment, I'm feeling quite touched by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and not simply visually. The early doctrine of the group were expressed in the following four declarations:
1. to have genuine ideas to express
2. to study Nature attentively, so as to know how to express them
3. to sympathise with what is direct and serious and heartfelt in previous art, to the exclusion of what is conventional and self-parodying and learned by rote
4. most indispensable of all, to produce thoroughly good pictures and statues

I just really love those ideas and it rather nicely explains how I would like the photographs on my blog to be. There's something very powerful about nature that leads me out wandering alone, but while I walk by myself my feet step into the footprints of those who have come before. I feel a kinship with this Brotherhood, just as they wished to acknowledge the heartfelt art that came before them and inspired them.
P.S. The naturalistic crown is from my sponsor Gardens of Whimsy. I put it on my head the second it came out of the package and have hardly removed it since then. The colors are so perfect for my coloring and many of my outfits. Since it is on a headband it's super comfortable to wear. This is my third accessory from Gardens of Whimsy and I've been so happy with each one.
Outfit details:
UO bomber
vintage dress



  1. love that headband! and the tights. and that lip color looks great on you, iv been wanting to get something a bit darker like this. it looks great with your hair color.

  2. When you get married, I can see you rocking all of these floral head pieces like a Nymph queen.

    Despite your recent inspiration by the Pre-Raphael Brotherhood... I think you've always been inspired/influenced by organic, pastoral, idyllic scenery in art. It just seems very you.

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  3. I definitely see those ideals transfer to your photographs :)

    and that is such a beautiful headband. I just visited their shop, and there's so many gorgeous things! I think I must have to buy something eventually.

    x Courtney

  4. You do look very Pre-Raphaelite there!

    Have you ever seen Desperate Romantics? It was a drama made by the BBC about the brotherhood and it really got me interested in their work. I think you'd enjoy it!


  5. Oh wow these pictures are so lovely and I can definitely see the pre-Raphaelite inspiration here especially because of the red hair and the hairband. Looks picture perfect!

  6. Ah, The Pre-Raphaelite art movement is one of my ultimate favourites. I draw inspiration from it all of the time! I'm glad to see someone appreciates it as much as I do : )
    And of course, that headband is wonderful.

  7. Fierce tights! I always love the backgrounds in your pictures.

  8. Reb! me encanta lo que haces!!! (I like your work!)
    I enjoy a lot! ;)
    Go ahead!
    Saludos desde Argentina!

  9. great headband and i those tights are my favorite!

    i wander, i wonder

  10. That crown and those tights are killing me!! Loving it all... What lipstick are you wearing btw? It looks really nice :)


  11. GREAT outfit. I love the tights, and I love the inspiration!

  12. your tights are so cute!
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  13. love the floral accessory on your head.

  14. mmm yes, my absolute favourites! you should definitely watch desperate romantics, it's a bit cringe-worthy at times (dante is so not as dreamy as his portrait) but the fashions are rather delicious and lizzie was bang on in the looks department (her eyes)!

  15. Oh yay! I love love love the PRB. I wrote my thesis on Holman Hunt and Simeon Solomon (whose work you should check out if you don't know it already!)
    I like the modern spin you've taken. I find it hard to take inspiration from the 19thC sometimes becuase I feel like I need to be corseted and draped in velvet. This is a great funky Pre-Raph goes 21stC!

  16. I love nature, and it's my favorite place to be. I feel like when I take my photos outdoors that I am more comfortable. The headband is really beautiful, and looks great with the outfit.
    My Heart Blogged

  17. these pictures are amazing! you're getting better and better each day that passes!

  18. girl. i love that you threw out the preraphaelites casually. oh the 19th century art. keep up the good work.

  19. muito sensível seu gosto para Artes e você conseguiu evidenciar em suas roupas

  20. Pretty and well put-together outfit, the crown gives it that Raphaelite edge (and your hair is pure Titian)

    K xx


  21. Love these! Especially that whimsy crown. It's so...whimsical!

  22. Really lovely look!

    Juliet xxx

  23. Such a lovely look.....as always!! There hasn't been even ONE time that i've said "nah, this is just fine i'm not crazy about it!".......not once!! p.s. would you mind mentioning your lipsticks? :)

  24. beautiful pictures, great blog:)

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  25. Adorable tights! The garder is such a surprise. What a gorgeous headband as well.

  26. I feel huge hearts for those tights.


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