Let the title play a sweet trick with your mind. Feel free to jump between the lines. Today we are not going to talk about a trend that seems to never go out of fashion, the Balenciaga hats circa 2006, Givenchy feline hybrids from 2011, Ralph Lauren jackets or Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2012 campaign. We won’t even discuss the comfort of Dubarry boots favoured among those country, horse and hound loving folks who have to get out there whatever the weather.
A bit of trivia about those boots before I continue. Since the company is based in Ireland, I thought that the brand name would be of an Irish origin, too. After all, it sounds Irish. Surprisingly, “Dubarry” came from Madame du Barry, a famous French courtesan – a decision made to diﬀerentiate the company from other Irish brands and make it sound more European. Not sure if the European strategy worked, but the blend if history and fashion did indeed make me smile.
But enough about that – I realise some of you might be nodding off by now…
The whole idea for this post was inspired by my ode to poodles. I adore creature-focused posts very much and always wanted to continue the series, but somehow it took me a while.
I chose horses. They are my unicorns – beautiful, mysterious, graceful and absolutely fascinating. I was obsessed with them as a child, but never really got a chance to meet a horse “in person” and touch it until I moved countries.
English country side and horses are inseparable. You see these stunning animals wandering in the fog covered fields, protected from the chill and rain by cosy turnout rugs, and then, as soon as the first rays of sunshine laser-cut the clouds – happily galloping through the woods leaving a haze of powdery dust behind, like a memory of a miracle that you just happened to witness.
Photo source: Vogue Germany February 2011, Amica August 2012, Vogue Paris November 2005, Vogue Paris May 2013, Grazia Italia 2011, Vogue UK June 2004, Vogue US October 2004, Vogue US September 2003, Chanel campaign F/W 2009, Vogue US September 2005, Elle Russia July 2011, W May 2002, Harper’s Bazaar US August 2010, Qvest 2010, C Magazine Spring 2012 via FGR, Vogue US May 1994, Vogue US April 2010, Grazia Italia September 2011 via FGR, Marie Claire Germany 2002, Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2012, Vogue Italia March 2008, Vogue Japan May 2013