In Pictures | AnOther's in the Mood for Summer
— March 21, 2012 —
In Pictures is a still and moving image gallery for significant works, events and places
The Cinque Terre in Italy as chosen by Agata Belcen To celebrate the official start of the sunshine season, anothermag.com invited its contributors to share what gets them in the mood for summer. From favourite locations, summer soundtracks and the bloom of favourite flowers...
Agata Belcen, Fashion Editor of AnOther... "I begin to get excited when dusk draws itself out, early evenings feel cool and like someone has put the dimmer on instead of turning the lights out. There's a romantic sense of possibility and a melancholic, abstract nostalgia in that transitional moment."
Sofia de Romarate, Senior Fashion Editor: Summed up by the words of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: "Then followed that beautiful season...Summer... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape. Lay as if new-created in all the freshness of childhood."
"I begin to get excited when dusk draws itself out, early evenings feel cool and like someone has put the dimmer on instead of turning the lights out"
Nancy Waters, Editor of AnOther Magazine... "Long lovely evenings in Suffolk when the sky goes on forever."
Lucia Davies, Junior Editor of AnOther... "Rock jumping, skinny-dipping, boat rides, lazing on a beach or sunbed in the sunshine with my friends and family, the smell of sunscreen and that little itch of sunburn – are all things that remind me of summer."
Nathalie Olah, AnOther Good Book columnist... "Queen Mary's Rose Garden in Regent's Park."
Robert Beck, illustrator and contributor to Inner Chic... "When I catch the first scent of hyacinth on the breeze while walking past our local flower market, I know it's time for sunglasses and sandals!
Margot Bowman, AnOther Fashion Cartoonist.. "Summertime by Will Smith and Jazzy Jeff – it's completely unbeatable as a summer tune."
Dean Mayo Davies, The Sound of Style columnist... "Jungle music from 1992-94."
Christina Hardy, Photographic Director of AnOther... "Surfin' USA by The Beach Boys."
Laura Bradley, Commissioning Editor of AnOther... "Being near water always makes me feel summery; it can be incredibly calming. I recently spent a day on a canal boat for a friend's hen partyy – it was lovely drifting through London's Little Venice. I also love walking down New York's Highline and looking out over the East River."
Tish Wrigley, AnOther Editorial Intern..."Before summer arrives in earnest, I go to Morocco and attempt to learn to surf. I'm terrible – I still can't stand up – but it is the most energising, exhilarating week of the year, and I return in full blown summer mode."
Daisy Woodward, AnOther Editorial Intern... "The leafy, green trees and sparkling river in Marble Hill Park in Twickenham."
Francesca Gavin, AnOther contributing arts writer... "The first time I put my faithful Levi's Pendleton collaboration denim jacket defines summer for me. It's been hiding in the wardrobe all winter waiting to be put on. This year to be worn with a new Vanessa Bruno Athe blue print summer dress, H&M cheap-as white plimsoles, while listening to Shangaan Electro and Stevie Wonder's I Wish."