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The Darling Buds Of Spring

A Modern Floral Romance

While florals may be a perennial trend for Spring, designers have revisited these beautiful blooms with intricate intensity and darkly seductive grown-up allure.

Petals can pack a punch. From oversized buds to mismatched florals, the Spring / Summer 2012 runways offered a delightful ‘bunch’ of unexpected prints and textures.

Mismatched floral prints screamed of offbeat beauty at Mary Katrantzou; while at Christopher Kane flowery organza shift dresses and coats were the epitome of feminine chic.

However, for a darker romanticism, floral prints went monochromatic at Valentino, Dries Van Noten and Alexander Wang. While subtler then their colourful counter parts, these prints had a haunting beauty.

Valentino’s black evening gowns with intricate hand-painted floral prints and velvet flower appliqués were bewitchingly beautiful. Falling just above the ankle, the evening gowns had a dark folkloric feeling. Of this collection, Pier Paolo Piccioli said: “Fashion is a dream, and in this moment we need dreams.”

This year’s blossoms are truly brilliant…

Will you be ‘blooming beautiful’ in florals for Spring? xx

Photos from style.com

Fashion

How Does Your Garden Grow

Spring has sprung (well nearly in the northern hemisphere anyway) with colourful, feminine and exquisitely beautiful florals.

Joyous and enchanting, floral prints in a selection of vivid colours will put a Spring into your step. Brilliant blooms add a whimsical romance and retro aesthetic to sweet silhouettes and charming accessories.

Add the Va Va Bloom to your wardrobe:
For classic floral dressing, a little dress in a pretty print is perfect with heels. To dip your toe into this blooming trend opt for a classic white shirt and printed pencil skirt – a la Stella McCartney (pictured above left). While for high impact garden appeal embrace head-to-toe florals – accompanied by printed tights or socks in complementary tones.  Add the perfect finishing touch with a vibrant burst of pure colour. An iconic Lady Dior handbag in darling sun kissed orange will do just nicely (pictured below right).

“Where have all the flowers gone? They are sprouting everywhere for spring fashion.”

For Floral Inspiration
Featured in W Magazine’s March issue, models Patricia van der Vliet and Emily Baker are divine in extraordinary floral prints for this fresh editorial. In pieces by Christopher Kane, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander Wang and more; the editorial is perfectly captured against a flower market of gorgeous colour…

Happy Friday! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! xx

Photos from fashiongonerogue.com

Espresso News

ESPRESSO SHOT OF NEWS

4 Fabulous Fashion Shots

Rimmel Celebrates 10years with Kate Moss

Kate Moss has celebrated 10years with make-up giant Rimmel with a debut line of lipsticks. Moss, presented her debut line at London’s Claridge’s hotel. Moss shot the TV commercial on a car park in Croydon, which also saw the supermodel jetting off in a helicopter.

Of achieving a ‘London Look’ for her line, Moss said: “I think an eclectic look really, anything goes in London. It’s very different from in Paris and New York, you can be who you want to be.”

Hamish Bowles Auditioned For
The X Factor USA

Hamish Bowles has auditioned for The X-Factor USA and it was Anna Wintour who signed him up. To the occasion Bowles wore a Thierry Mugler suit, a Philip Treacy top hat and Christian Louboutin gold crystal shoes. Under the guidance of Liza Minnelli he picked the song, “Oops! … I Did It Again” by Britney Spears.

Of receiving Wintour’s assignment, Bowles has said: “I had to read the e-mail from the editor in chief several times to be quite sure. There, buried like a time bomb in a bouquet, was this chilling sentence: ‘I have signed you up to compete in The X Factor.'”

My Friday inspiration…

The gorgeous Anja Rubik in a vibrant editorial for Vogue US (pictured top) showcasing the seasons luxe accessories. Shot by Alex Prager, Rubik wears looks by Gucci, Alexander Wang and Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci in the editorial from the September issue of Vogue US.

The Last D&G Show Of It’s Kind

This week’s D&G show was the last of its kind. From now on D&G will be integrated with the fashion duo’s signature line. Dolce and Gabbana’s backlog of prints were referenced in a collection full of vibrant colour and exquisite patterns. There were polka dots, crests, medallions, butterflies, and flowers – pure D&G gold and brilliance…

Happy Weekend! xx

 

Photos from fashiongonerouge.com / fashion.telegraph.co.uk / style.com

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