nomadic intellect

Arabella Ramsay. FW2010. “Nomadic Intellect”.

The very first outfit is what I would like to be wearing at this year’s Splendour in the Grass festival*. Ethnic print scarf plus lace sweater equals Splendour luxe hippie. I applaud anyone who can mix and match prints with aplomb. My goal this winter is to become one of those people. Yes, I don’t set many serious goals in life. This could be my downfall. Like yesterday’s post, I don’t like the shoes here either. But then again, I am not a fan of moccasin type footwear. But back to the clothes. Leather, ruffles, lace, plaid – this collection has it all, really. And not in a bad “there’s too much stuff here” kind of way. I quite like the “nomadic” element of this collection. It almost tells the story of the travels of the Arabella Ramsay girl (pashminas from India? Check. Moccasins from Morocco? Check). And it all comes together in a very cohesive, modern way. The blue ruffle dress owns my heart. And the plaid pieces would be perfect for playing farmer on visits to my uncle’s hobby farm. Bring on the cooler weather, because I can’t wait to start channeling my inner nomad.

*I know that I am excluding a lot of readers who have never been to Splendour in the Grass (one, because they don’t live in Australia, and two BECAUSE TICKETS ARE NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THESE DAYS), therefore have no idea what I am talking about. Basically, it’s a popular music festival held in a hippie enclave.


  1. Mez March 12, 2010

    The scarves are beautiful, they look massive and warm.

    Really like the shoes too – the perfect 'shoe that goes with everything'.


  2. Tuesdai Noelle March 12, 2010

    Hey… πŸ™‚

    Um πŸ™ this fashion is not for me It would do nothing for me or my personality……..

    Have a lovely evening πŸ™‚

  3. soph (owl vs. dove) March 12, 2010

    @Mez: Definitely. I can't wait to get my hands on some for winter!

    @TuesdaiNoelle: Each to their own πŸ™‚ I think what I like about fashion is that it reflects a bit of everyone's personality.

  4. Amie March 12, 2010

    i'm totally coveting that leather/shearling vest for winter πŸ™‚
    i was just at the arabella ramsay store in armadale the other weekend, it's a bit weird walking in lol
    all the arabella SA's are gorgeous tousled strawberry blondes, i get an inferiority complex just being there

  5. Dylana March 12, 2010

    This collection is impeccably styled! I love it so much!

  6. Kallie March 12, 2010

    those first three are GORGEOUS!

  7. Chloe March 12, 2010

    i love the top row!

  8. Tuesdai Noelle March 12, 2010

    I'll be giving you a blog award on tommorrow πŸ™‚

  9. Stace March 12, 2010

    I've been lusting over that blue ruffle dress since I laid eyes on it!

    And yes, love the kind of tribal, earthy feel of this ;D

    T&F x

  10. OneCraftyFox March 12, 2010

    Very cool blog!

  11. Kiyo March 12, 2010

    Love the prints, especially the skirt in the first picture.
    and I agree, I'm amazed at people who mix and match prints effortlessly πŸ™‚

  12. kirstyb March 12, 2010

    lovin all these x

  13. sahara. March 12, 2010

    Those first scarves are gorgeous. And I love the last outfit in the fourth photo.
    I usually hate moccasin type shoes but I have to admit I kinda love these ones.
    And that baggy blue ruffled dress β™₯

    Sahara xo.

  14. Kate March 12, 2010

    this collection is so cute, i really want some moccasins now!

    i love your blog by the way (: x

  15. what a wonderful blog you have πŸ™‚ such great photos too!
    If you have time would you look at mine?
    thanks darl xx

  16. Genia B. March 13, 2010

    You know I actually kinda like the mocassin shoes!
    Especially the color; thats the only thing that grabbed my attn.

    But on the first outfit you picked out, the scarf is amazing!! btw do you know where I can purchase this online??

    I couldnt find an online shop link for their site. =[

    <3 G

  17. S and O March 13, 2010

    oooh gorgeous!!!
    I love the outfits πŸ™‚
    so pretty!

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  19. Rose March 14, 2010

    these are great
    …love the shoes πŸ™‚

  20. V. March 21, 2010

    I LOVE all this looks (l)

  21. pink horrorshow April 8, 2010

    the first and last looks are so freaking cute. I need that blue and white dress!


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