Tuesday, 14 June 2011

In honour of the master thief.

One of the most striking thing about Icelandic nature are the vast, endless lupin fields. They're sown to fight back erosion and to enrich the soil, and because erosion is quite a big problem here it needs thousands upon thousands of lupins to fight it. When they're blooming they cover wide areas like a purple rug. Unlike Finland, here lupins tend to be that one colour only, and if you're used to seeing lupins grow in bushes of white, pink, purple, blue and red the effect of only purple is almost unreal.

Naturally this, and a sunny (albeit a bit windy) day meant there needed to be a photoshoot with lupins, lupins and some more lupins. All clothes selfmade, hat is a gift from dad, bag is from fleamarket, moss agate brooch is a random find on an internet auction and shoes are by Dinsko, except that the pearls were added for the lols.


  1. Those are really pretty photos~
    And ohmygosh, you made that dress yourself? You really are good with your hands, aren't you o___o. I expecially love the collar's style~

  2. Thanks, but it's not really as impressive as it looks... it was a lot of work but it wasn't that difficult to make. Actually, now that I think of it, the row of tassels in the back of the skirt took the longest to make. :D

  3. Wow! You're very pretty, and that dress is just gorgeous on you! And all those flowers? Amazing!

  4. Glad you liked it! There's even larger fields like these, where you literally see only that thick, purple rug of lupins far as the eye can see. They are indeed amazing!