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
A Pop Of Prep
It’s time to renew your Country Club Membership…
With the warmer weather fast approaching (in the Northern Hemisphere at least), embrace a leisurely Summer spent playing tennis & lying by the pool.
Take your cue from the Spring / Summer 2012 collections, where Tommy Hilfiger, Stella McCartney and Christopher Kane, showed effortless daytime dressing with a preppy pop.
Rewrite poolside dress codes with sweet matching short sets (think of Stella McCartney’s red gingham shirt, shorts and matching accessories – pictured above). Meanwhile at Christopher Kane, the classic tennis outfit was given a modern yet romantic reinvention – the skirt was made of darling pearlescent fabric giving it a fresh, feminine air. At Tommy Hilfiger, the classic houndstooth print experienced a colour overhaul and was teamed with unexpected chunky knits and bold horizontal stripes.
Statement accessories complete the preppy look. Oversized sunglasses and tote bags in bright colours and prints will certainly turn heads by the pool & add a little summer sizzle…
Will you give the preppy look a workout for Summer? xx
Photos from style.com
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
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