The Look: Paradise Found

"Wisdom begins in wonder", Socrates
 

 

Dress: Local Boutique
Flower Crown: Lovisa

Today I wanted to share with you a snippet of my paradise. This is 'Milaa Milaa' falls on the Atherton Tablelands in Far North Queensland, Australia. I think most of you would agree that it looks like something from a fairytale. Luckily, this breathtaking spot is only an hour from my house, just ten minutes in this story-book scene and the stresses of everyday life melt away...

As you can see today's outfit post is a little different to my regular posts. I wanted to blur the boundaries between art and fashion, I wanted to modernize Millet's pre-Raphaelite, iconic painting of Ophelia, whilst throwing in a hint of the fairies and mermaids I dreamt of in storybooks when I was a child.

So I threw on a blue maxi and a flower crown and walked into the cool water. Tourists looked at me like I was crazy, but my partner enjoyed using our amazing new Nikon to capture these shots.

Where is your paradise?

Rachel
xoxo

58 comments:

  1. Amazing pictures, place and look! I love this shade of blue! =)

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    xoxo,
    Jessica

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  2. Wow, that waterfall is just everything. And you look amazing in these photos.

    Kay of Pure & Complex
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  3. So nice! Thank you for sharing and have an amazing day! :)

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  4. After seeing clips of this outfit on your Instagram, I was intrigued.. and this post overall is even prettier! I love the deep cobalt blue colour of the dress, the floral headband is really sweet and you couldn't have chosen a more attractive setting! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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  5. Rachel these pictures are stunning I adore the blue dress it goes perfectly with the backdrop which really does look like paradise :)

    Serene xoxo

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  6. These photos are amazing! I love the dress!


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    xx

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  7. Oh, just stunning!! I love the way that you "blurred boundaries" with this outfit, and that waterfall is breathtaking!

    <3 Daisy
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  8. Beautiful pictures

    Mel
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  9. What an amazing idea for a photoshoot! It's so dreamy and picturesque...it truly does remind me of Ophelia's dramatic death scene in Hamlet, but in a very good way of course haha. That cobalt color is just stunning on you! Lovely post!
    xo Kiki
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  10. The Ophelia/mermaid reference is really cool. Plenty of people look to both for inspiration but not everyone does so together in such a seamless way without being so obvious. I wish I could see the reaction the tourists had. Sounds hilarious!

    -M
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  11. So gorgeous! What an awesome place to visit, and I really like your dress :)

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  12. Love that outfit! You look like a princess from a fairy-tale! So beautiful!

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  13. Great post and beautiful photos. :)

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  14. These pictures are so beautiful! You found such a perfect backdrop!

    - Deniz
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  15. These photos are breathtaking! I love them!

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  16. lovely photos! looks like art! such breath taking scenery! i thought it was hawaii, who knew this was in australia! you look beautiful! xo
    Andrea
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  17. This is an amazing place
    And that flower crown looks so pretty on you
    XO

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  18. Stunning pictures! That dress is beyond beautiful and looks like you really found the paradise!
    xx
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  19. [ Smiles ] Rachel, you look fabulous in blue.

    And, modelling in the water made you look like a Nature Goddess.

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  20. I'm totally in love with your style!

    Alice Cerea,
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  21. Beautiful pictures ! It's paradise ;) Thanks for your comment on my blog ! http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  22. Wooow, great post! ♥

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  23. Oh my gosh, absolute fantastic photos! xo // Naomi in Wonderland

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  24. This waterfall is so beautiful! Great idea and amazing photos!

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  25. My paradise would be the islands in Thailand :) And you look gorgeous :) I love that floral crown!

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  26. My paradise would be the islands in Thailand! And you look gorgeous :) I love the floral crown!

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  27. Amazing location. Love your floral crown!
    Kisses

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  28. wow, awesome!
    lena
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  29. These shots are so incredible. Totally worth looking like a crazy person to to other visitors lol

    xx 365Hangers

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  30. You are so pretty!! Loving it from head to toe, darling!!
    And what a gorgeous backdrop! STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  31. Such dreamy photos! I'd love a shoot like this!

    Corinne x
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  32. The location is a dream and you look wonderful!
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
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  33. Looks amazing! I love The picture location!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  34. Wow, amazing phots!!!
    You look great!
    xxx
    S
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  35. Wow, gorgeous photos! This place looks absolutely amazing, and your look is so beautiful!

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  36. Such a stunning view! Truly a paradise! You look lovely! :)
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  37. These photos are so pretty, love your dress
    Xo


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  38. Superbes photos! love
    Bisous

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  39. It does look like something out of a fairy tale. What beautiful photos. Gosh wish I was there now.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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  40. You just said it, I thought exactly the same thing when I first saw the photo. The place looks like in a fairytale and you are the goddess. Very beautiful.

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  41. Perfect look, you look like a goddess Rachel, this is one of my favorite look of yours. The place is just dreamy and breathtaking, love it. My paradise would be Bora Bora. Have a nice day dear! <3 xo

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  42. I'm in love! First off, the location for this photoshoot couldn't be more perfect, and second off, you look absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing this look :)

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  43. Nice Post i love the pictures, and you look gorgeous.
    Kisses from www.vanedresscode.com

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  44. Rachel, this place is so beautiful. You are lucky to live so near so close to paradise. That blue maxi looks great on you.

    Jasmine ♥
    For a Real Woman

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  45. Hello Rachel,
    lovely pictures.. you're so beautiful!!
    I love your dress!!!
    Baci,
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  46. Stunning photos! I love your dress, such a gorgeous color!

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! :)
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    Kisses from Zurich,
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  47. Oh, such an amazing pictures! You're stunning! xx
    Margo Raffaelli

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  48. Beautiful pictures.
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  49. You look incredible, I really love your floral crown its beautiful and what a gorgeous bright blue dress- amazing shots xx

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  50. So amazing location my dear! Congratulations for your photographer and for your wonderful outfit! I have a new post on my blog! If you want, take a look at my blog and let me know what you think.....Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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  51. Oh Rachel, this is the most perfect, gorgeous backdrop... really is paradise, I am beyond jealous :)

    Elle
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    xx

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  52. Hello Rachel!! You look like a Goddess! Beautiful shots, beautiful you! Love everything about this post. You have no idea how bad Dave and I want to go to Australia. We were actually talking about it this morning. You look amazing my friend My paradise is in a little island next to my home island of Puerto Rico. It has a beautiful beach that I loved going when I was younger. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday. XOXO, Jeannette

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