Snow Magic

Thursday, January 7, 2010

I know everyone else is starting to think Spring Summer, but I can’t really get my head around it right now.

This morning I received a gorgeous sailor dress in the post from my new sponsor Lady K Loves, but even that can’t get my head away from the magical snow scenes I can see from my window.

Snow might be a pain if you have to get anywhere and really pretty horrible when it turns to manky brown slush on the roads, but a fresh fallen snow is magical. Opening your curtains in the morning to find everything transformed and sparkling in a blanket of white that rounds the corners can make even a pile of bin bags in the street look beautiful

by dustpuppy

I think maybe it’s the way that snowflakes float so gently, rather than than fall with force like rain that makes them the perfect setting for magic and mystery. 2 of my favourite books when I was a child were The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and The Snow Spider. Both full of wintery magic.

As a grown up I am currently on my 4th reading of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, a book that uses snow covered fields and streets to great atmospheric effect.

So, although brights look fantastic against a snowy background, at the moment it just feels right to take a cue from the Snow Queen and be inspired by a monochromatic palette of snowy whites. I love the pom poms on the scarf in this outfit, like little snowballs.

I actually bought some wool before Christmas with the intention of making my own pom poms, but have yet to find the time, I’ve found a new technique that doesn’t require little discs of card that I’m dying to try out. I was planning to make a brooch maybe, but time flies. Maybe being snowed in is the perfect chance…

Retro Chick Newsletter
Sign up to my newsletter for blog posts by email and occasional special content!
Never display this again