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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tea Time: Marie Claire China

Would You Like A Cup Of Tea? Photographer Amber Gray, captures the essence of English Style "Tea Time" of the past and fast forwards it to the present in the current issue of Marie Claire China. I must say this fashion editorial is very charming, fantasy-like and of course whimsical. Models Kristi and Anna wear the designs of Stella McCartney, Prada, Lanvin, and Fendi selected by stylist Guillaume Boulez. I love how they have used flora within the shoot. Besides the fashion, the hats and set up are exquisite. As you can tell, I'm a slight fan of tea! HaHaHa

Are YOU a fan of tea or tea parties? I've been a fan since watching Alice in Wonderland! HaHaHa I try to go when I can. There's a Windsor Court Hotel here in New Orleans that does themed teas. I went to their Trick or Tea last Halloween and below are pics from an Alice in Wonderland themed tea last year. It was fun! There were more adults then children. I dragged my mom to it. HaHaHa Have a Great Day You Guys!



Popcorn said...

The pictures are so amazing! hahaha wow looks like you had tons of fun at the tea party

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Fantastic pictures, love this theme!! And I love tea parties :))))) Tea is my thing :)) They did a marvelous job on this shoot!! Love the pictures, looks like you had fun :) Have a great day doll :)

TheTinyHeart said...

I don't drink tea but this is such a beautiful editorial! I love the concept of wearing a ladylike outfit and hat to tea. That tea you attended looks like so much fun!

The Tiny Heart

Style Journey said...

How fun to go to an actual tea party! It seems so prim and proper to sit and drink tea and get all dressed up. Love your photos from your tea party.

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Unknown said...

These pictures are so beautiful, so whimsical and fairytale-like. I really love them. It's giving me some fashion inspiration... maybe tomorrow I'll wear something inspired by this!

xoxo Bree
The Urban Umbrella

Oh to Be a Muse said...

An Alice in Wonderland themed tea party--word!

I do like the use of the flora in the editorial as well.

Sandy a la Mode said...

i'd love to have a tea party with my girlfriends!! how fun!!

Sandy a la Mode

ylenia said...

Amazing photoshoot! And love your pics ;)
Thanks For stopping by!

Anonymous said...

One of the most amazing editorials I've seen lately...the models, the aesthetic, the garments, the hair/'s just divine :)

<3 Cambria

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

I love the idea of tea parties! My friend took me to my first "afternoon tea" for my birthday this summer and it was so fun! It's such a deep rooted, sophisticated tradition that I adore.
This editorial is so stunning to look at!

Nhi said...

thank you so much Kim for your kind comment:) following you too! have a great day <3

lots of love xx

t said...

Nice pics!

Giovanna said...

Absolutely adore this editorial! Tea Time sounds like way too much fun!


Cara said...

What beautiful images, I love the gingham blazer with the florals and the hats are superb! I love tea parties, I had one for my birthday years ago and am thinking about another for my birthday in October. Looks like you had a stellar time at trick or tea!

Anne said...

I love a good tea party! Great post Kim:)

Lela London said...

I adore tea and that tea party looks amazing! :)

xo, Lela
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Megan said...

These images are so cool - like a high-end Alice in Wonderland shoot :) I love tea & tea parties. They are so cute and fun!


I am completely in love with tea parties, etc. We used to always go to a tea room with my grands growing up and sometimes with friends still do when i visit. This is a very enchanting editorial, my favourite is the cut out dress and gingham jacket. I LOVE those!

nagrade said...

Amazing photos!


aki! said...

Too too gorgeous. How do you find these ethereal shoots?

Thrifted Shift said...

Oh yes, I love high tea! I only do it once a year or so on special occasions! And I just have to say I'm in love with the top the model is wearing in the first photo- I'm not normally into lace or crochet and I don't even know what the thing she has on is called, but it's so beautiful! I love the last one, too! It makes me want to be able to read Chinese! Ha!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

Where do you find all these gorgeous magazine spreads? I love these pics!

Unknown said...

a tea themed party Kim how amazing is that!! I wonder are they having one this year I would love to come!!

p.s. you look gorgeous is yellow :)

Fashion-isha said...

Ah this is such a cute post! I love the vintage inspired fashion!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I adore this editorial! It has such a fun fantasy quality and the styling and lighting is just amazing. I'm a total tea fan and love tea parties. It's been awhile since I've done afternoon tea though. It's so fun to get dressed up and enjoy some lovely tea and finger sandwiches. It looks like you had a fantastic time at that Alice in Wonderland themed tea. So cute that you got a pic with Alice and the Mad Hatter :)

Hope you're having a wonderful week Kim. And I hope you received your print and that you like it :D

Rowena @ rolala loves

Head to Toe Chic said...

I'm obsessed/addicted to tea! Love these pictures and those are some gorgeous hats!


Shop N' Chomp said...

Tea parties are so fun but I've never been to a themed one before! Must!! Love these pics. :D

MOSAMUSE said...

its time for me to go back to international much better!! love it!!
btw... i did a part 2 just for u so that the story has a happy ending lol

Jo said...

Hey Kim, I love high tea! And is that a yellow dress? It looks really cute!

xo Jo

ShinyPrettyThings said...

i love tea!!! the little sandwiches and cakes r the best part. looks like u had a great time at the tea party :D

JustPatience said...

So lovely and lady like. I am a tea lover here. Drink it almost everyday.

Fashion Lookbook said...

Beautiful photos.

bridechic said...

Funny how I adore tea time, tea pots, tea cups, tea gowns and big ascot style hats that go with them but have never concentrated an editorial on it. It is, like this piece, my absolute fave, vintage theme.

miss b said...

I absolutely love afternoon tea, pretty china tea cups and teapots, tiered cake stands. There's nothing better than tea and cakes with dainty sandwiches....especially when they are themed like your Alice in Wonderland tea party which looks so cute!

Mica said...

The pics from your tea party look awesome!

Love the editorial - such detailed pieces!

Coco said...

How charming, I wonder where you find all these fascinating editorials from all over the world! I'm not a fan of tea, I mean it's not a tradition I'm familiar with. However I would be a fan of those delicious cupcakes from your pictures!A big hug my friend :-)

xix said...

Kim, I adore that you share photo editorials like this one! This caught my eye on Pinterest, and I am so pleased that you made a post about it.
I really enjoy the whimsical feeling of these photos ( and I definitely am reminded of Alice in Wonderland! crossed with Marie Antoinette ). The pastel colors are wonderful, especially in that rosy hue glossed over all the pictures.

♥ x i x i a |

Nelah said...

Omg Kim...the tea party you went looks sooooooooo delicious. I am willing to givea up my diet for this. I havent had one in ages, would love to dress up in fancy outfit..haha. Okay now i am starving!!

Sarah Hartley said...

I've never been to a tea party but I think I'd feel so FANCY! And that spread is just gorgeous.

20 YORK STREET said...

I love love tea but not quite tea parties!

I think tea more of an alone time activity! But these magazine photos may change my mind!
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Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

This is one of the most beautiful editorials I have ever come across! The gingham jacket/dress towards the bottom literally stopped me in my tracks!

Unknown said...

yes. i am a fan. i love having one with my alex. :) love this editorial... and what a honorary degree you earned! :)


Mighty B said...

Love the pictures. I don't see myself as a tea party kind of gal. But I would love to attend one, one day.


Lorena said...

I have to admit I am not a tea drinker.
However I'll sacrifice and have the tea as long as I can also eat all those goodies :)
Seems like you had a great time Kim Elizabeth :)
You have the name of a queen.

Unknown said...

I love tea, flowers and the whole modern-vintage look so the editorial is so my type. I am in love with it. Beautiful pictures from the tea party too. Such a cute diploma certificate! :)

Heel in Mint

Margarita Bloom said...

I LOVE tea! This is so gorgeous!!! I'm in love with that blue gingham shirt!

Wouldn't it be fun to be a part of an editorial like this...get all dressed up, have someone do your makeup and hair and have awesome pics of like these taken? It would be SO much fun!

My dream is to have my own beauty boutique and have a little tea area where peeps can nibble on macaroons and cupcakes when they buy our beauty potions!! <3

Dawn said...

OH Kim, I would love to dress up for a tea. I have never been to one but it sounds like something I would love to experience. Of course you have been to one, though. Love the yellow in your outfit. Is a tea something that you do one time just to experience or something that you could do all of the time? dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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