The Return of Romanticism

Liguria, Italy
August 17, 2018

Since I was a young girl, I’ve devoured glossy magazines. It’s a hobby that gives me such a creative boost and it’s always been an incredible sense of happiness for me. From the curated inventory to the artistry behind the editorial images, it’s almost like a miniature novel of inspiration, delivered to my door step weekly. It’s also constant inspiration for Margo & Me.

Lately, I’ve been drawn to images reflecting the Romanticism Era. An artistic, creative, literary era in our past, it’s always a time I’ve dreamt about being a part of. With dramatic garments and a larger-than-life sense of fashion, it’s hard not to wonder what life in that part of the 1800s was like.

So when I saw this tiered, Hemant & Nandita dress, I had an instant vision of mixing a strong feminine, editorial aesthetic with that of the Romanticism Era I’d been pulled to. Along with Freddie, we loved capturing these images while pushing ourselves creatively. As a blogger and someone around photo shoots on the reg, it was beyond refreshing changing things up a bit.

So I challenge you, if you feel yourself in a creative rut of sorts or simply want to expand your creative horizon, grab a stack of magazines. Notice what’s pulling you to the images you stare at. Are they symbolic of a certain era? Are they using different light than you shoot with? Is there something you can try in your own aesthetic?

Stay tuned for more of this Romanticism Era vibe, as I have a feeling we’re not done with it yet.

Where do you find your inspiration? Is it from decades before? Art? Music? I’d love to hear!

Photography by Freddie Cipoletti

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| Hemant & Nandita dress (similar) | Oversized straw hat |


This is wonderfully dreamy, with a 70’s vibe. The 70’s sometimes hearkened back to lushly feminine styles of earlier eras.

They weren’t all bad fashion years :).

I have just discovered your blog and am enjoying it very much.

Welcome Laurie! Thank you so much!

Wow, wow, wow! I feel like I’ve been sucked into a Jane Austen novel and that is something I am definitely not complaining about. I love how everything is flouncy and full of romance underneath everything else showing on top. I love how real everything looks. At least it doesn’t seem over planned or posed, it seems rather natural and as if it’s spur of the moment (although I’m sure there is some planning involved hehe). I am so excited for your Return of Romanticism and cannot wait to continue to discover this field with you! xx


Ah wow what a compliment! So happy you enjoyed!

supal // @chevronseclairs

omg that photo of you walking away, but looking back… jaw dropping!

chevrons & éclairs

Aw thank you so much! I’ll tell Freddie <3

Well these images are stunning! I love the editorial vibe and definitely feel the romanticism. So inspiring!

xo Bryn

You have no idea how much you personally have pushed me already! I’ve been a fan for so long and although your styling ability is perfection – I have to admit that the reason I’ve followed your journey is for the element of creativeness that you bring to the industry. Your photography and storytelling give me hope for the magic and possibilities in this industry. Thank you for being a virtual mentor to me.

With Love,

Please, Do Tell

Wow, what a beautiful compliment that I SO appreciate. xx

I’m literally the same, romanticism is so beautiful and soft and feminine. I’ve admired it for years haha.


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