Floral Fantasy

After watching hours of Fashion TV previewing both Milan and NY 2012 Spring Fashion Weeks,  I noticed a common trend amongst designers….Floral prints. Models were dressed head to toe in floral prints including roses, daffodils, daisies and orchids. That’s right, it’s time to add some flower power into our wardrobe. I’m sure most of us would already own a floral item as florals (like stripes) have been a popular fashion theme for spring and summer for decades. However, designers such as Mary Katrantzou have taken the feminine floral prints that we are used to seeing and reinvented them through colour blocking and bold geometric contrasts.
In my look below, I went a bit floral mad and teamed a vintage floral shirt with a cute floral skirt. Being quite petite I always choose to wear small prints as you can see below. It is better for my proportion. Taller girls can wear larger prints.  I’ve accessorised with an Alannah Hill floppy felt hat, vintage brooch and belt, floral rings from Friperie Vintage ( http://friperie.tumblr.com/ ) and Nine West shoes.
Check out a couple of ‘Floral’ inspired looks I styled for you at the bottom of this post.
1-VANESSA BRUNO ATHÉ Cornflower Jaquard Coat $495.00  http://www.stylebop.com
2-Hobbs Beresford Vest Top, White, $43.00  http://www.johnlewis.com/250237/Product.aspx?source=63325
3-Special Someone Necklace, $19.00  http://www.modcloth.com
4-Balenciaga Leather Platform Sandals,  $345.00  http://www.mytheresa.com
5-Floral Printed Trousers, $84.00  http://www.warehouse.co.uk
Paloma Pearl Clutch, $88.00  http://www.coast-stores.com

2-Mary Portas The White Shirt,  $105.00 http://www.houseoffraser.co.uk
3-Furnish Your Feet Heel, $42.00  http://www.modcloth.com
4- Paul Smith Black Skirt | Floral Print Skirt, $280.00  http://www.julesb.co.uk
5-Marimekko Mini Unikko Silmalasikukkaro Black and White Purse , $19.00  http://www.crateandbarrel.com
Mary Katrantzou
A selection of Mary’s Spring 2012 Collection

Images courtesy of Google Images
Below are a few pieces from Mary Katrantzou’s  collection designed exclusively for Topshop.
Images courtesy of http://flowerona.com
Celebrities Celebrate The Floral Trend
Floral At Fashion Week
All Fashion Week pictures courtesy of Google Images
Above looks: (Left to right): Blugirl, Jason Wu, J. Crew & Prabal Gurung

Enjoy the last few days of Summer.
I look forward to sharing some fun Autumn looks with you all soon!