Hi there, I hope you had a good day? Can you guess who has been inspiring me and this festival of colour? This is a woman whom I have seen in magazines and around the internet, but until now I only knew her by appearance and sadly not for the amazing things she does. I hope you will read on and click all the links, whilst I unravel her style and give you a few ideas of how to add a little Spring/Summer colour to your wardrobe.
Above, Floral clutch, floral bouquet clip, crinkle stole, patchwork shoulder bag, hairband and pom pom flats all Monsoon, floral satin Obi and multi coloured strand necklace both Toast, Bensimon La Tennis limited edition Liberty print canvas plimsoles Bohemia, turquoise bracelet, patterned earrings, green slippers all East, Pink tassel scarf Cath Kidston, bright pink pendant and semi precious slices collar, TopshopI am talking about Camila Batmanghelidjh, the founder and director of Kids Company an organisation that reaches out to vulnerable children and does whatever it takes to return them to a safer childhood and positive future. Camila and her dedicated team put their hearts and souls in to keeping Kids Company going, and in the past she has re-mortgaged her own home in order to continue their valiant work. I hope you will click the links to see how Kids Company makes a difference to children every day.I am by no means suggesting you adopt this whole ‘look’ unless you are the bold and brave type and if this is the case, get on with it, why not! I for one will be taking it each scarf at a time as my uniform of dark ‘always fit’ leggings make way for summer skirts. I’m crazy excited to upgrade to some statement jewellery and accessories. Above-Chunky necklace from Potliwrap and recycled sari silk scarf from Toca Made.Bright colours, beautiful patterns and layers are abundant in every collection by Swedish label Gudrun Sjoden, above, and I love all the variations of indian pattern used in these lovely hand block printed cotton scarves by Anokhi USA, what better for twisting round heads, necks, waists and wrists.For the creative colourist, recycled fabric beads and fabric scraps from Island Supplies, and silk sari ribbons from Hampton Artistic Yarns. What shall we make?!

There should be enough here to get you started on your bright path, I will be back again tomorrow evening after work, with those promised pictures of the shop.

  • Kat

    Hi J
    So nice to see Camila’s smile and style featured on your beautiful blog.
    She is one exceptional lady! A rare soul can carry off such colour and have it fit their personality and look just, well, perfect for who they are.
    I am always inspired by her dedication, humility and deep respect for children and young people. She never judges those who have swerved off the path or hit difficulties.
    Thanks for reminding me of her beauty and style
    Kat x

  • GB

    Drool! Those fabric beads look wonderful. I love your blog!

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  • Helen

    gorgeous colours.

  • Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}

    Thanks for brightening up a rather dull day with this gorgeous dose of colour, texture and pattern! Lush!