Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Songs for a Rainy Day

Was very pleased to wake up to the sound of rain pounding on the windows this morning, which is a definite improvement over the incessant snow and ice this winter (of course, it has since turned to ice). Here are a few of my favorite rainy day kinda songs. 

Not all of them directly reference the rain, but they all capture a sense of those mellow days when you can cozy up inside with a cup of tea and avoid venturing out.

Each song is paired with some rain-based artwork that I felt captured their sounds, as well as matching runway fashions from the Fall 2011 collections which were shown in New York, paired mostly for color and texture. Enjoy!


 Michael Kors Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
"VCR" by XX
Rain, 1945 by Arthur Leipzig
Michael Kors


ADAM Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
"Riders on the Storm" by The Doors
Snow Storm: Steam-Boat Off a Harbour's Mouth by William Turner


 Mulberry Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
"Kathy's Song" by Simon & Garfunkel
Woods in the Rain by Tanya Turton


Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
"Mad Rush" by Philip Glass
Coastal Rain I by Norman Wyatt Jr.
Donna Karan


 Marchesa Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear
"A Foggy Day" by George Gershwin as performed by Billie Holiday
Houses of Parliament, Sunset by Claude Monet

[All fashion images from]

It's so easy to fall into a dark grey and black color scheme on days like today, that I always make a point of dressing especially bright when the weather is dreary. It's become a sort of fun challenge that keeps me energized when the weather would bring me down otherwise! Today I ran around town in a bright red pencil skirt and felt fabulous, despite the knee-deep puddles (the gutters are blocked by snow still, so rain now means instant flooding!). Here are some fabulous items to help bring a little color to your rainy days!

Vintage Green Umbrella The Lemon Drop: Sunny Yellow 1970s Vintage Trench Coat, size medium-large
Vintage Air Wair Dr Martens in Cherry Red Leather Womens 7 1/2 UK 5 vintage ROYAL cartwheel hat (ww80sa00-1)
Vintage Green Umbrella from The Op Shop $18
Vintage 1970s Sunny Yellow Trench Coat from Beehive and Bourbon $50
Vintage Air Wair Doc Martens in Cherry Red Leather from Ruby Chic Boutique $58
Vintage Royal Cartwheel Hat from The Paraders $36


  1. Cool post! But I've got to add "When the Levy Breaks" and the entire Nirvana Unplugged album to your list. - Brendon

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