The Hills Are Still Alive

The Hills Are Still Alive

>> Considering that I puked my guts out up in icy climes, at the tender age of five because I couldn't hack the altitude of the Swiss alps, I seem to have a persistent fondness of Alpine scenes on clothes.  The hills are well and truly alive according to not one but two blog posts that feature the lilting words of Julie Andrews.  Blame my parents for bringing me up on a strict video diet of Sound of Music on rotation with Oliver and Grease.  

Carven went high up into the mountains with their resort collection before taking a round the world riotous of yellow and pink for spring summer 2012 and apparently, that's yielding them good results.  Suffice to say, Carven have had a good year and as I predicted long ago, A stronghold of Carven-devotees are now very much present to match the other cult of Wang-ites and they've got the sales to back that up with My-Wardrobe saying that it's the fastest selling label they've got.  It couldn't happen to a nicer bloke as I can strongly attest that Guillaume Henry is giving, what was essentially a defunct house with a few perfumes, every bit of creative and commercial nous he's got up his sleeve.  

The summer of Carven therefore begins with me yodelling badly from the heights of my balcony, wearing a matching silk t-shirt and shorts combo my My Wardrobe.  A handy gift voucher meant that I could commit the unspoken no-no of donning a "total look".  When it's a total look that involves completing a picture postcard scene though, it's hard to resist looking like I'm wearing a sandwich board for a brand.  









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  1. Haidee

    2012-04-14 at 2:15 PM
  2. tarracostyle

    2012-04-14 at 2:15 PM

    me encanta!!!

  3. Bonnie, Clyde and Marni

    2012-04-14 at 2:21 PM
  4. Kb

    2012-04-14 at 2:32 PM

    I have the Monki shirt too, great minds…

  5. Joana Gomes

    2012-04-14 at 2:37 PM

    This is such a cute outfit. The print is truly amazing. Sorry you’re physically sick in the Alpes though!
    xo Joana

  6. Nathan Niche

    2012-04-14 at 2:55 PM

    oh wow, u just keep making me fall back in love with digital prints of photographs, and how it’s continuous from shirt to shorts is just fab! OH! there’s an alternate title for this post: “the hills from shirt to shorts” lol jk cause that was lame but anyway great outfit babes! 😉
    xx nathan.niche

  7. Rochelle Fox

    2012-04-14 at 3:14 PM

    these are grand love digital print my cousins just done digital printing for her label zipporra its such an interesting process these alpine prints are insane and I love they remind you of your youth xx My blog- A Fox That Meows ‚ô• Instagram afoxthatmeows !!!

  8. cro

    2012-04-14 at 3:39 PM

    Wow the outfit is sooo original ! you pull it off amazingly,
    Kisses from paris,

  9. Cristián Pavez Díaz

    2012-04-14 at 3:45 PM

    I love the print!!
    Greetings from Santiago, Chile.
    @cristianpavezd on Twitter.

  10. Serdane

    2012-04-14 at 3:57 PM

    Love this digital print and with the jean Camisal : you put everything right for this ” tenue du jour ”

  11. Huliganjetta's fashion blog

    2012-04-14 at 6:04 PM

    What is missing is the sounds of music. 🙂

  12. Nina Papaioannou

    2012-04-14 at 6:12 PM

    Haha Suzie !!! Your first angry funny pose and then the trademark serene look made me laugh!!! So cute and original!!!

  13. Adeola Naomi

    2012-04-14 at 6:56 PM

    Stunning look!!!!

  14. coline

    2012-04-14 at 8:35 PM

    ahah cool story! 😀
    and my name means “hill” in french ahaha

  15. Maud

    2012-04-14 at 9:34 PM

    Since I have jumped on the very last mountain top in the whole wide city of Paris back in January and enjoyed the luxury of chatting with the employees in the Carven shop, I have to tell your readers that you are not (necessarily) a bad ironer/steamer. What you notice on the 3rd picture will survive to the best washing/ironing possible since it was made….on purpose. Genius mountain. (I haven’t washed it yet though, for fear to actually have to iron it…).
    PS: I had to drop the shorts though…no vouchers for the flowers.

  16. Lolitainthemix

    2012-04-14 at 9:53 PM

    Love this a lot! Great style as ever!

  17. saigon

    2012-04-14 at 10:08 PM

    first impression. a pyjama!
    second: where does that stop. The shorts as an extension of the top.
    just one. not the two. the two dont work well together


    2012-04-15 at 12:03 AM

    Looking sassy and fab
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  19. Highland Fashionista

    2012-04-15 at 12:29 AM

    Fantabulous. Where did that denim top come from ? Lovin’ it. I have a thing for contrast sleeves.

  20. Donna

    2012-04-15 at 3:52 AM

    maybe high heels set with this? But it looks quite fine

  21. Jen

    2012-04-15 at 6:24 AM

    I LOVE this! You’re right, it’s like a picturesque postcard! xx

  22. Katie

    2012-04-15 at 10:31 AM

    I LOVE this “total look.” You look great.
    All that is missing is a little lonely goat high up on one of the hills! xx

  23. maya.autumn

    2012-04-15 at 10:40 AM

    i can’t get enough of prints at the mo…but this..this is like the mountains! i just love this look SO much! x


    2012-04-15 at 10:48 AM

    Wonderful. I want to wear hills now.

  25. Suzi

    2012-04-15 at 11:59 AM

    Love love love!! We have a really great designer hailing from Melbourne, Australia, known as Jolet, who has used a Parisian landscape in her new collection -Artificial Elements. It’s amazing! You’ll have to check it out on my blog!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  26. Bella Davis - MODELL BLOGG

    2012-04-15 at 3:33 PM

    Hi lovely blog! please check out my model blog in New York city & London. (biggest model blog in Sweden) Do you want me to write about your blog and you can write about mine? Regards Bella

  27. laura

    2012-04-15 at 4:27 PM

    Love this! – digital print clothing floats my boat.

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