I’m in a floral state of mind. Try as I might, I can’t shake the petals off my clothes.

Do florals have their own gravitational pull? In a shop I seem to gravitate towards 50’s flower adorned dresses, bursts of flowers in bloom, leggings budding with roses and giant tulip skirts.

50s Tea-Dress; Strut, Stoke Newington

Vintage Dress; Casino, Stoke Newington

Vintage Dress; Casino, Stoke Newington

It’s becoming a problem. I even seem to be attracted to changing rooms with flora printed walls and bedspreads with pretty printed paterns.

changing room wall hanging; Casino, Stoke Newington

Changing Room Wall Hanging; Casino, Stoke Newington

I’ve been scaring The Boy by wearing head to toe flowers in clashing patterns, or throwing a breton stripe over a flowery trouser, like a sunny swapshop child. I’d like to say the onset of wetter weather will drown the addiction, but I know this not to be true. My wardrobe is set to bursting with floral prints and I don’t plan on stopping.

Vintage Tea Dress Bought at Beach Break Live Festival

Vintage Maxi Skirt Beyond Retro

Silk Shorts; Frost French

Jump-suit; Asos

Cotton Blouse; H&M

Vintage Calf Length Dress; Spitalfields Market

my mums gorgeous old shirt from the 60s

Pearl Lowe for Peacocks S/S 10

Topshop circa 2002

Silk Knee-length Dress; Appletree

Ruffly Skirt; Zara S/S 09

Oxfam Islington, circa A/W 09

I shall be taking my flowers into autumn with a woollen caramel trench. I refuse to let autumn be all about shearling, grey and black. And even the classic allure of camel is going to get tiresome, so I suggest belting a structured jacket over a flimsy floral, or chucking a beige cape on over petal-covered shorts and tights. I will lead the winter roses revolution, taking inspiration from the A/W 10 Catwalks.

Christopher Kane A/W 10

Cacharel A/W 10

Kenzo A/W 10

Flower Power.

NB. All backstage images by Morgan O’Donavon, as borrowed from the rather fabulous Dazed Digital site.


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