Azulejos and Patchwork

Azulejos tiles at Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain - Bold Bliss

Asos boho patchwork dress - Bold Bliss

Asos bohemian dress in front of Spain Square, Seville, Spain - Bold Bliss

Colourful ceramic tiles of Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain - Bold Bliss

Azulejos and patchwork - Bold Bliss

Flowy patchwork dress in front of tiles Plaza de Espana, Seville - Bold Bliss

Asos patchwork dress and leather saddle bag - Bold Bliss

Brown leather saddle bag - Bold Bliss

Azulejos tiles of Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain - Bold Bliss

Bohemian dress and hat on Plaza de Espana, Seville, Spain - Bold Bliss

Asos dress | Vintage Bag from Etsy (similar options here, here, and here, inspired by the famous Chloe Marcie Bag) | London Rebel Espadrilles (sold at Asos) (similar here and here) | Urban Outfitters Hat (similar options here and here) | Sephora Nail Polish


We went to discover the Plaza de España (“Spain Square” in English), a relict of Seville’s 1929 international fair, at the first blush of day so we could soak up and photograph its splendour without being disturbed by tourists.

When we reached the square, the curved row of benches covered with fabulous varicoloured azulejos (painted ceramic tiles) was still covered in the shadow of the principal building. As some of the bridges and balustrades more towards the middle of the plaza were already catching the first sunrays, we decided to move forward a few steps and shoot those first (you’ll see the result of that in a next post). Just as we were satisfied with the photos we had snapped there, we suddenly noticed that the benches had moved out of the shadow and were being lit up by the first slivers of sunlight.

Quick as a whistle I changed outfits and we ran to the benches. The glistening colours of the sequence of azulejos tiles provided for the perfect backdrop for my colourful, summery patchwork dress. Its easy, flowy shape, length (or rather lack of it) and unconventional patchwork pattern make it totally inappropriate for any professional setting but all the more appropriate for relaxed holiday strolls. In fact, wearing something that would be unthinkable in the office, doubles the holiday feeling for me…

With every minute that passed, the sun was rising higher on the horizon and the reflection of the light on the rainbow-coloured tiles was getting harsher. Only five minutes later, the light had changed completely and the sheer magic had trickled away. It was again a reminder of how fleeting these moments of beauty are, and how handy photography comes in to cheerfully bamboozle the laws of time.



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  1. Nixtie December 6, 2015

    Such a beautiful place. I love Plaza España !

  2. Beeba August 31, 2015

    Breathtaking . Absolutely beautiful.

  3. BSV July 5, 2015

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  4. gigi July 2, 2015

    wow beautiful area so nice you could travel there! love the outfit as well! xx. gigi.

  5. Zarrah June 30, 2015

    Lovely photos.
    I love your dress too.

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  6. Heidi June 30, 2015

    Such stunning photos and you look gorgeous! Love the print of your dress!

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  7. Puja June 29, 2015

    I’ve been there and it’s just breath taking! I believe it was the set for one of the Star Wars movies! If I’m thinking of the same place, then the fountain is just a beauty, too!
    I also love your dress, it is so lovely!
    I hope you have a great week! <3
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    • Bold Bliss June 30, 2015

      Thanks! Yes, some scenes of a Star Wars film were indeed shot at the Plaza de España – you’re very right about that! Same for Lawrence of Arabia and some other films. (Very understandable choice of those directors as it is such a stunning place!) Xx

  8. Rachel June 29, 2015

    Just Beautiful, if I was travelling this is what I would want to wear. You look great.

  9. Joanna June 29, 2015

    Wow, these photos are simply stunning! I need to visit Sevilla, it seems like a really interesting place.

    And I love your dress – I’ve been looking for somethin similar for quite a few months already, but couldn’t find perfect colors and prints. Yours is fabulous :)


    • Bold Bliss June 30, 2015

      Thanks! You should definitely visit Sevilla if you can – it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve even been. Some more posts from Sevilla are on their way: hopefully they can convince you to finally take the leap and book a trip to this wonderful city :) Xx

  10. M June 29, 2015

    Oh my goodness, those colors are amazing! The tiles AND the dress. And such beautiful photography–I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be there!

  11. Chottie June 29, 2015

    Oh my gosh this is beautiful!! What an amazing experience! I love how your dress matches perfectly:) Great post girl!


  12. Olga June 29, 2015

    I was in Sevilla a couple of months ago and it’s so beautiful!! Hope to go back soon!! Great outfit! I hope you will visit my blog! :)

  13. malu June 29, 2015

    You really have an amazing style! I love this outfit♥
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  14. Yasmin June 29, 2015

    Wow! What beautiful photographs. I love how the beautiful background mixes perfectly with your lovely dress. Seems like a gorgeous place to visit.

    xx Yasmin

  15. natalie June 29, 2015

    this is beautiful! LOVE

    Natalie Off Duty

    • Bold Bliss July 11, 2015

      Thanks Natalie! I’m in love with your blog too!

  16. Elke June 29, 2015

    Beautiful pictures! And I love your dress :)

  17. Aubrey June 29, 2015

    The Plaza de España is beautiful, amazing pictures!
    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  18. Katie June 29, 2015

    The mixture of the pattern on the dress and the background is fantastic! I’m loving all of these colors as well. Great look!

  19. Kelly Madera June 29, 2015

    This NEEDS to be in a magazine somewhere. Excellent photographs and excellent choice in outfit. What kind of camera do you use? I want it!

    XO K

    • Bold Bliss June 29, 2015

      Thanks dear! Glad to hear it :) I’m using a Canon 6D for my photos.

  20. Tiffany June 29, 2015

    Wow what a beautiful place! I love your photos!

  21. Erin June 28, 2015

    All the colors and patterns here are amazing!

  22. jess June 28, 2015

    woah stunning travel photos! <3

    check out my blog + follow too? xx


  23. Maxine June 28, 2015

    This ASOS dress is beautiful and I love the way you styled it. Lovely photos!

  24. Asta Svensdotter June 28, 2015

    Looks like a magical temple in some exotic country. And you: the priestess of beauty in a casual outfit. Once again you’ve thrown me off my balance.

    Asta Svensdotter

  25. Sofia Clara June 28, 2015

    stunning photos!!!

  26. Carmen Antal June 28, 2015

    I love it!
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