Swans and Roses at my Feet

Swans and Roses at my Feet

From sturdy flats to fanciful treats, my spirits have been somewhat exalted because a) I'm currently in New Forest retreating into massage and pony-land at Limewood Hotel and b) I've just clapped my eyes onto Saga Sigurdardottir's images for one of my shoe-faves Kron Kron's S/S 10 collection.  The combination of my surroundings and seeing shoes nestled amongst twigs, flora and fauna almost makes me want to leap into the woods with my own paltry footwear and start taking semi-creative shots.  Except I'm neither as talented as Saga nor am I as sultry as any of the models in these shots.  Most importantly, nor am I in possession of any of these Kron Kron treats that are also enticingly on sale online.  In fact, there are plenty of components missing that renders my impulses ever so ridiculous.

Aptly vivid make-up that also has that fuzzy 60s-70s quality (where eyelashes are heavy and lips are stained..), bed hair that curls or balloons in volume, perfectly matched styling with plenty of lingerie nuances that never overshadows the shoes, freshly cut blooms and natural ivy as well as a swan or two.  Then there are the shoes… Kron Kron have such a defined aesthetic that their colour combinations are now recongisable a mile away to me (and perhaps to you too?).  Their mixing and matching of colours of course varies from season to season maintaining that element of surprise.  The shapes are also tweaked just a little so that details such as slingback wedge shape, a triple bow detailing and perforated suede all of a sudden look like dramatic changes in the scheme of Kron Kron's shoe quest.  I say quest but I'm guessing that designers Hugr√∫n √Årnad√≥ttir and Magni √ûorsteinsson are pretty satisfied with their shoe methodology and in this case, I wouldn't even ask for an ounce of change.  Just keeeeep on Kron-ing (and take Saga along with you of course…)     

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  1. Dina

    2010-05-11 at 7:27 PM

    To say that I am in love would be saying NOTHING.
    So grateful that you introduced us to this amazing brand, and the lookbook images could easily belong in a vintage Vogue! So perfect.

  2. Julie

    2010-05-11 at 7:32 PM

    gorgeous pictures!
    specially loved number three! 🙂
    X X X Julie X X X

  3. Emma Danielle Fitzsimmons

    2010-05-11 at 7:39 PM

    love! <3
    Gorgeous shoot! I love the splashed of colour!
    FASHION WONDERLAND x

  4. Joanna

    2010-05-11 at 7:41 PM

    These pictures are spectacular! haven’t seen anything this amazing for a while! 🙂
    http://illustratemypillowcase.blogspot.com/

  5. eliza

    2010-05-11 at 7:43 PM

    oh my gosh. you just made being sick and stuck at work a little less painful. so gorgeous!! so colorfull!! my heaven, honeslty..

  6. Karoline

    2010-05-11 at 7:51 PM

    Some of the shoes are wonderful!!

  7. CJ

    2010-05-11 at 8:05 PM

    this lookbook looks so amazing!!
    luving the pictures…and the concept is so unique too….
    xoxo
    currentlyonthego.blogspot.com

  8. RA

    2010-05-11 at 8:27 PM

    I think you would take some great shots there, I’d love to see some. We stayed in the Ash over New Years… did not want to leave, but had to as a couple took over the place for their wedding. There are some wonderful walks around LW. Hopefully we will get to see some looks!

  9. Elena Vasilieva

    2010-05-11 at 8:33 PM

    The photos are quite special. I do enjoy a little secrecy and a slight touch of “Alice in Wonderland” in them. Great post!
    elenavasilieva.blogspot.com

  10. Cristina Suspiria

    2010-05-11 at 8:58 PM

    really wonderful pics, thanks for sharing!

  11. Clairey

    2010-05-11 at 9:19 PM

    So beautiful, I feel like sitting down with them all and having a cupcake! Just lovely. http://bloggamonsta.blogspot.com/ xxx

  12. TIASglass

    2010-05-11 at 9:23 PM

    Great photos but the shoes have left me speechless!

  13. Elizabeth

    2010-05-12 at 12:09 AM

    I have to say, i like the non-flash photos best, but these are all lovely!

  14. Nickie Frye

    2010-05-12 at 12:25 AM

    Love the shoes, but I’m *totally* loving the layered tights & socks in this shoot!

  15. gih

    2010-05-12 at 1:25 AM

    I like colorful things. The dress is too nice. Such a lovely color.

  16. Miss Au Courant

    2010-05-12 at 1:28 AM

    I am loving the colorful shoes!

  17. kajyunary

    2010-05-12 at 1:51 AM

    lovely!!

  18. KD

    2010-05-12 at 3:20 AM

    Almost Juergen Teller-esque, and just as distinctive. I dig it.

  19. myPetsQuare

    2010-05-12 at 4:06 AM

    YAY!!! We ran into SUZIE BUBBLE!
    Check it out! http://mypetsquare.blogspot.com/2010/05/suzie-bubble.html
    Thanks for coming to Sydney – it was awesomely exciting for us to run into you and also huge apologies for running away after the phot… we got really nerrrrvous! ahahhaha

  20. Gladstone Lawyers

    2010-05-12 at 8:14 AM

    I love those shoes!! Amazing. Normally I don’t like colorful shoes but those pairs …So lovely can’t say no to them

  21. Clare

    2010-05-12 at 1:29 PM

    Amazing shoes, the colours are awesome, I can imagine you in a pair of these!
    http://iliketweet.blogspot.com/
    x

  22. Vanilla Cardamom

    2010-05-12 at 2:37 PM

    oh my goodness, fantastic
    the shoes! the SHOES!

  23. tough girl

    2010-05-12 at 2:58 PM

    Lovely Shoes!!!!Want them so much!!!!
    tough-girl-being-tougher.blogspot.com

  24. Kelly Frances

    2010-05-12 at 3:34 PM

    these pictures are beautiful!
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  25. Sarah Edenly

    2010-05-12 at 3:59 PM

    Nice pictures and lovely colours. I love the one of the girl in the red dress leaning forwards.
    edenly jewellery blog

  26. Thais

    2010-05-13 at 4:29 AM

    Amazing shoes/photos/make up and everything else!!

  27. JUL!A

    2010-05-13 at 8:38 AM

    these images is beutiful, I love the collection

  28. Tu Tran

    2010-05-13 at 11:43 AM

    Wow. I’m in love with these shoes and the photography is amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on a pair or two!!!

  29. RCS

    2010-05-17 at 9:55 AM

    Ces chaussures sont superbes, et les photos aussi.
    On les dirait tout droit shooter du paradis, avec ces fleurs colorés, ces visages de petite fille et ces chaussures absolument incroyables, les anges sont bien plus beaux vêtu ainsi.
    Je veux moi aussi avoir du mondrian a mes pieds !!! O√π puis-je acheter ces merveilles ???
    Bonne pointure !!
    R.

  30. childrens footwear

    2010-05-18 at 5:03 PM

    A healthy body needs a good shoe, meaning you have to wear shoes for you. I think a good pair of shoes as my faithful friend, so I always find the most suitable and favorite shoes, if you agree with my view

  31. joan

    2010-05-20 at 11:20 AM

    great great pics!!!

  32. party bags

    2011-05-27 at 11:14 AM

    The photography taken was really nice. I like it. The shoes are outstanding. Thanks for that.

  33. les anges sont bien plus beaux vêtu ainsi. Thanks

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