I absolutely adore Orla Kiely. If I had a spare few grand, I'd take a visit to her Covent Garden store and splurge (the dress above is on my wishlist). She's heavily influenced by Scandinavian design of the 50s and 60s and uses bright bold colours as well as gorgeous retro patterns. These pictures are from her new collection, and not only do I love her clothes but I love the photography and interior design too! This is the kind of photography I would like to get in to... I'm re-decorating our bedroom soon and am going to use this wallpaper with grey walls. A soothing palette. I love this wallpaper too...maybe for the dressing room.
I read somewhere in a magazine that one of her rugs was limited edition and only £400, so I went up to Covent Garden, pockets stuffed with money, only to be told by the snooty salesgirl that Orla Kiely would NEVER stock a rug for £400, and unless I could stump up the further £600, I would be disappointed. I was disappointed.
How gorgeous is this picture? Sigh. Jealousy rears its ugly head.