The Red Skirt

May 24, 2014

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell is a huge park in the northern area of Barcelona designed by Gaudi, (who I mentioned in my earlier post here). We went to Parc Guell on the last day of my recent trip to Barcelona; we spent about an hour wandering the grounds and exploring the various terraces, staircases and passageways. The bright mosaic tiling around the main terrace and covering the houses didn’t look at all out of place with the sandy brickwork and dull green palm trees; normally I find sculptures and bright artwork to look a bit incongruous in gardens and outside areas so it was interesting to note the cohesive design of the park as a whole.

I’ve named this blog in tribute to my favourite film and also because I had so many comments on this red skirt during the holiday. It’s a fantastic skirt; it fits me perfectly and it has pockets! An old lady in Camden died quite recently and her son gave all her clothes to the charity shop so I’ve inherited at least half of her amazing wardrobe. I didn’t know her but I think of her every time I wear one of her items; they’re all brightly coloured and costume-like and you just know she must have lived a pretty fun and glamourous life with a clothes collection like that (she’s also how I came to own the amazing orange eighties suit I shared on Facebook the other week).

I’ve included some pictures of my beautiful friend Christina – when we were about 17 we worked in the same shop and people used to get us mixed up or think we were related. We’ve got similar mannerisms and speech patterns but also used to dress quite similarly; we’d often swap clothes at parties just to confuse people as well. Now we’ve basically gone in totally separate directions and look completely different, this holiday is probably the most opposite we’ve ever looked and it was a running joke between us. What do you think, can you see any similarities?

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

Parc Guell Gaudi Barcelona Spain Tapeparade blog tape parade

6 responses to “The Red Skirt”

  1. jessthetics says:

    The mosaics (and the crazy buildings) are so beautiful! And your skirt fits in perfectly with all the colours ๐Ÿ™‚ The old lady it used to belong to sounds awesome, I bet the she looked so good in all those colourful clothes! xx

  2. Kim says:

    those pictures with the cactus are amazing!!! wow Barcelona is full of different places to explore! love all your pics ๐Ÿ™‚
    It’s gonna be awhile before I’ll go on vacation ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. wow, such a great skirt!!

    Katie x

  4. elmundooo says:

    i love the look …it is sooo sweet <3

  5. Priya says:

    YES I love this whole look, and NO I don’t really see the resemblance between you two…I guess like you said your style has become very separate. Also, this cactus backdrop is dreamyyy.

    Btw, I don’t think I’ve ever asked before: what is your nationality?

    โ™ฅ perfectly Priya

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