Crystal Gardens.


Bambah dress and Swarovski bracelets (Cinderella and Candy bangles) / Swarovski rings (Vittore and Curly) / Swarovski necklace

Whether I’m spending my Spring in Japan or not, I have decided I can’t miss the opportunity to do a photo shoot with blossoms. After all, they are a pretty rare phenomenon, and I don’t want another year gone without some magical memories and an inspiration to book a trip to Japan for next April (yes, 2016, I plan in advance… Actually no, I never do, but would be useful to).

After scrolling down dozens of the prettiest Instagram profiles I follow, I have come to realise that the Far East is not the only place on the planet with beautiful blossoms. Thanks to the Instagrammers, we discovered that Regent’s Park is full of them, so we took a tour around the park during the weekend. As soon as we started walking through the rows of elegant trees covered in soft flowers, a memory ran through my mind “Crystal Gardens”. A few days earlier I got a few Swarovski pieces from the new SS2015 collection, and together with the package I received a cute postcard with that beautiful name on it. “ Crystal Gardens” I thought, “I want a blog post that would reflect that concept and I want it here”. The next thing you know I am in the park wearing the most cliche outfit you could imagine for a photo shoot with blossoms, but it’s one of those cliches that I enjoy doing, and people enjoy admiring.

The morning we photographed was quite special. It’s been a while since I’d worn something so… dreamy. The Bambah Boutique dress was the perfect choice for the surroundings, Disney inspired and covered in flowers. The jewellery though, here I decided not to exaggerate, and go for something both chic and simple. These Swarovski pieces are such perfect basics for the warm season, complementing a casual outfit, and adding that little extra to an evening elegant look. Not to mention how long I’ve been looking for a thin top finger ring that I could implement in my travelling style this summer, just like the candy bangles, which are so light and pretty to wear! In my years of blogging I’ve realised how important jewellery is, especially for a person who’s always on the go like myself. You can save yourself a lot of trouble when packing, because with the right rings and necklaces you can take the same outfit from working day to an evening elegant style, which is what I’ve been doing a lot lately.

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Photos: Daniel Dykes

  • natalie

    wow! so beautiful


  • waw! gorgeous photos!

  • Ana

    Oh my goodness you are so lucky with Daniel, he takes stunning photos!! Really loving this, it would be really fun if you could do a post or video about how to pose for blog photos ^.^

  • Haha, thank you Ana. And you’re completely right, I do think too that Daniel is quite good at photography 🙂

  • Thank you, Mancina x

  • Ah, Ana, you’re a sweetheart, thanks so much xx

  • Merci, Natalie :*

  • The pictures are amazing! I just loved this post!

  • Andreea Stroia

    Very fairy tale-like, there is a similar scenery in the park where I live and it feels just magical. Oh the beauty of spring. Love the dress and also I like how your attitude is also blending perfectly with the scenery.

  • I love how you pull everything together and just make it happen! Would love to read that more often, because it’s so inspiring, just like the photos you and Daniel produce!


  • Wonderful shooting !

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    Saskia! xo

  • Mesmerizing… Great job, Doina

  • mariel

    this post is just so beautiful and lovely, you look stunning Doina, please do a tutorial of your hair and makeup, you just look divine!

    that dress is so pretty too, definitely the perfect dress to wear among the blossoms <3

  • Mariana

    Stunning! Love everything about this blog post, the photos, the braid, the dress, the jewelry. Every little piece is perfect. I would like to see a tutorial for this braid.

  • Deborah

    Words can not describe how much beautiful you are here! Plus you have the best photographer ever! You two are a great team


  • shelby

    Such dreamy photos :] Beautiful

  • Thank you, Shelby, i really love them too x

  • Hey Deborah, thank you, that’s really sweet of you. I’ll pass that along to Daniel haha 😉 :*

  • Thanks a lot, Mariana 🙂

  • Diana Savga

    Foarte Frumos !

  • B.A.D style Adriana Barar

    ce frumoase sunt fotografiile! direct din Vogue!

  • Lovey Fleming

    You are an absolute fairy queen! Im obsessed with this pink floral print, what a magical dress! I’m going to save it for prom. Love the fishtail too! <3 <3 <3
    How darling and magical!!!!

    Kisses from


  • These photos are so dreamy. You look beyond beautiful! x

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  • Ajnira Muminovic

    So lovely…

  • Ajnira Muminovic

    So lovely

  • Diana Gavrilina

    Oh wow this is a couture fairytale dream! You look absolutely stunning in that gorgeous dress and I love how Daniel used the light to get that magical glow, just fantastic! x

  • valeria

    Pozele sunt .. de vis!

  • Michelle K. Lee

    such a perfect setting!

  • So stunning!! The photos are beautiful and dreamy! xx

  • Cristina Sbirnea

    M-ai lasat fara cuvinte, sunt incredibil de frumoase pozele!

  • Iti multumesc mult, Cristina!

  • Thanks a lot, Diane x

  • Haha, we try. Thanks x

  • Merci mult, Valeria 🙂

  • THanks a lot! Daniel will really appreciate it since he’s always trying to learn new photography techniques 😀

  • Aww, that’s so sweet of you. Thanks xx

  • Ce dragut din partea ta, merci mult. Pup!