Browsing Tag

floral fashions

Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday (on a Thursday): April Showers Bring…

Look #1

Look #1

May flowers and Luisa Beccaria knows how to pick them!  Her Spring 2015 collection is filled with intricate botanical embroideries, appliqués and flowery prints.  Sweet but not precious, her dresses capture a youthful, bohemian spirit that is so perfect for spring.  While Luisa says she wanted to reference “the atmosphere of a boudoir, the sensuality of exquisite antique lingerie, yet in a modern and sophisticated way”, we think her clothes should be worn at garden parties for all to see.  Then again, we don’t have a boudoir in our homes…  If God is in the details, then we’re in heaven with this collection!

Look #2

Look #2

Look #3

Look #3

Look #4

Look #4

Look #5

Look #5

Look #6

Look #6

We’re off to the races in Saratoga (crew, that is) this weekend and wish you all a winning one!

P.S.  Yes, regatta season is in full swing and we’ve been traveling a bit so please forgive the lack of posts.  We’ll be back and blogging next week!

Photos: 1 – 6

Fashion Friday

Fashion Friday: Posy Prints and Paintings

Red Valentino - Spring 2014

Red Valentino – Spring 2014

Nothing says spring like floral fashions and two artful campaigns have recently caught our eye – Red Valentino with its whimsical pixie dresses and fairy-tale backdrops and Christian Louboutin with its masterpiece inspired vignettes by artist and photographer Peter Lippmann which pair shoes and bags with beautiful bouquets.

Red Valentino - Spring 2014

Red Valentino – Spring 2014

Red Valentino - Spring 2014

Red Valentino – Spring 2014

After a bit of sleuthing we discovered that the illustrations of the Alice in Wonderland-like flowers in the Red campaign were drawn in-house at Valentino but they  reminded us of Flower Fairies of the Garden, a picture book we had as little girls by Cicely Mary Barker (our grandmother had a copy from the 1930’s we cherished.)

Christian Louboutin - Spring 2014

Christian Louboutin – Spring 2014

For Spring 2014, Lippmann continued to be inspired by masterpieces and floral settings painted by Monet, Pissarro, van Gogh and Cezanne act as perfect canvases for Louboutin’s colorful pumps and gilded sandals.

Christian Louboutin - Spring 2014

Christian Louboutin – Spring 2014

Christian Louboutin - Spring 2014

Christian Louboutin – Spring 2014

These campaigns really highlight fashion as works of art and needless to say, we’re enchanted by all the pretty posy prints.  Now, if only the weather would cooperate so we can see some real spring blooms start to blossom…  Is spring really on its way?

Photo: 1 – 3, 4 – 6