Walking in London is always a delight. With countless buildings all with character and history dating back centuries, London walks are perfect opportunities for me to accumulate some trivial knowledge about this beloved city. It was on one random walk around the Green Park area with Alice when we decided to explore the facade of Burlington House. As we entered through the white colonnades, it was love at first entrance.
Burlington House, currently occupied by the Royal Academy of Arts, dates back to the 17th century and was first occupied by the 1st Earl and Countess of Burlington. It was the 2nd Countess who commissioned the entrance court to include the beautifully handcrafted semicircular colonnades. The building has been improved by successors ever since which now shows strong influences of classical Italian architecture. The evolution of the building seems to continue on into the future with the Royal Academy having plans to transform the building and Burlington Gardens for its 250th anniversary in 2018. This building has very rapidly become one of my favourite places for architecture appreciation in London.
It could be the ever growing marshmallow clouds above London that reminds me of duvets and comfy couches, but my recent mood has centred around comfort dressing. Dressing comfortably for me means light moveable pieces and anything in soft, insular materials like cashmere. With London hovering around the sub 10 degrees mark, I can just about get away with venturing outside with a nice warm jumper. My current jumper of choice is this gorgeously knitted cashmere piece from Duffy. I would like to think I am a hard critique to please when it come to comfort dressing so I do not say this lightly when I say this jumper is a dream for comfort dressers. Especially on days when coats feel too heavy to wear, this jumper is perfectly cold and weather proofed (i.e. the wind doesn’t seem to charge straight through my clothes) and light enough for me to fully enjoy long walks around the city. On this particular day, it was also the perfect piece that complimented the mesmerising settings of the creamy colonnades at Burlington House. A total treasure and a forever piece to keep.
Cashmere jumper: Duffy; Trousers: YSL; Jewellery: & Other Stories
Photographed at the Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House by Form 42.