Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Bowes Museum

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Etsy vintage dress ~ Chanel handbag ~ Top Shop pearl & bow shoes ~ Tabio 110d black tights ~ Marc Jacob zip ear-rings
(Photos of me by dad)

I have been to Bowes Museum many times before and looked around the amazing art pieces. I even featured it in the early days of the blog, as they have a beautiful musical swan which performs every day at 2pm.

This time I didn't look around the museum but instead spent some time outside taking advantage of the wonderful stonework and grounds, as well as enjoying an Afternoon Tea. I think there is something quite haunting about old buildings such as these, so when editing the photographs I chose this gothic tone for the pictures which I think suits the dark theme of the building quite well.

You may remember the post I did recently on the day of my birthday. Some of the day was spent at Bowes Museum which I featured in the post. Later the next day I received an email from the Museum wishing me a Happy Birthday. A wonderful email from the Media & PR Officer which just left me amazed at the power of the internet - so thanks again for your surprise email Sheila!

And on a fashion note, as you have seen over my last few posts, these pearl & bow Top Shop flats and Chanel bag have been getting quite a lot of use recently. Really, they just seem to go with every piece in my wardrobe and actually accompany one another very well. But I promise, you must be tired of seeing them, I will try to come up with something different very soon!

25 comments:

  1. I think your dress complements the surroundings very well, what a beautiful set of photographs! It's so sweet they sent you a birthday-email :).

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  2. This could be somewhere here in France... So lovely! I'd love you to guide me around England one time. I adore your fashion taste as well as look on life.

    Thank you for your b-day wishes. They warmed up my heart.

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  3. woow! this location is so beautiful & elegant!!!
    your dress is wonderfull!! i love your style
    & your chanel bag!! ^^

    follow me on: azzurra-bellini.blogspot.com

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  4. looks like a lovely place, whereabouts is it?

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  5. What a beautiful post P, it looks such a nice place to visit I shall have to add it my list.
    The shoes and bag are lovely and do seem to go with all your dresses too!
    Kat xx

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  6. Lovely photos. The surrounding is beautiful.

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  7. Love the dress, shoes and bag and I completely agree about the power of the internet! It's crazy.

    Also, the eyeliner cost me £10 which is a fair price for something that would have cost me double if I ordered it through official beauty websites! It's good but not my HG eyeliner as of yet!

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  8. I love those shoes, still want a pair for myself! I'm so envious of the amazing places you live near, it's time for me to move to somewhere more photogenic, that's for sure, this museum looks amazing, I'm sure I would be a return visitor... ::sigh::: I can only dream.

    Ripped Nylon

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  9. aahhh that purple flower & chandelier... BEAUTY ! you have an talented eye for amazing photos :)

    xx

    photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jessicalouisey/
    blog: http://jessica-hannam.blogspot.com/

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  10. The contrast is lovely! A fresh and bright Paula in front of a dark place. ;)

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  11. ahhhmazing photography! you look like a dream!

    persis.
    http://onestylemile.blogspot.com

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  12. lovely dress!
    how sweet of them to send you a mail!
    and yummy food!
    xoxo

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  13. anon - it's in a little market town in the north east of england

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  14. Wow, what a beautiful area! You look lovely in that gorgeous dress and ack, I'm so envious of your Chanel:P Thanks again for your comment! I'm so glad that my last post helped in finding a bucket bag:) Aah, I still want all three colors lol

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  15. gorgeous girl, I love your photos. this is truly my favourite blog...every single post inspires me.

    Love your jumbo bag. it's perfect.

    Dena x

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  16. Beautiful images, love the pearls on the shoes!

    Adèle – http://moltocuriosa.com

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  17. awww these pictures look like they're from a fairy tale's story book :) you look beautiful!
    xx

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  18. wow all those garments are so amazing and fabulous I don't come to your blog as often as I would like, but whenever I do I see some really amazing things keep up the good work! =)

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  19. Stunning pics, and what a marvellous place! I just found your blog by the way and I absolutely love it!

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  20. Stunning pics, and what a marvellous place! I just found your blog by the way and I absolutely love it!

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  21. What an amazing looking place! SO beautiful!

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  22. beautiful dress and fantastic photos!
    I love you blog:)

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  23. v. beautifull dress :)) so lady-like! :)

    xoxo

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  24. here's hearting your bows, hair, coco bag, photographs.
    love,
    sheena

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