Splendor in the grass

Every year during the Spring/Summer season we have one recurring fashion trend – flower prints. And boy, do I love that trend! Every year has some trend variations – one season there are tribal prints, other vintage feel of the 50s. It is easy to go overboard, so don’t use different flower fabrics in the same outfit. I will occasionally wear flower prints during the winter, probably on some jumpers or coats, just to cheer things up, but the Spring season is perfect one to empty out all of the flowers from your wardrobe and say hello to warm, sunny days 🙂 !

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Flower printed dress by H&M, green stockings by Jadran Hosiery

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Leather hand painted bag by Arka Hand Made, Split

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Printed ballet flats by H&M

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Floral prints first made their appearance in 12th century East Central Asia with a square panel embroidered with silk thread showing flowers, birds and animals. The popularity of floral patterns quickly took flight in Europe and the Middle East, where fabrics featuring pomegranates or artichoke hearts displayed a luxuriously regal lifestyle.

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12th century East Asia floral patterns

At the start of the Victorian era, the art of floral designs on fabrics had become a sign of elegance and distinction. As the Art-Nouveau movement took it’s place in modern design, floral patterns followed.

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Vintage 1930s purse

Hollywood legend Lana Turner was a lover of the flower prints; she was one of a key influencer when the print became increasingly popular in the 60s.

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Lana Turner                                             Prada outfits in 1967 and 2012

 

Flower Power today:

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Dolce and Gabbana Fall/Winter 13/14 (amazing details)

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Mary Katrantzou Spring/Summer 2012

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Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2013

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Chanel Spring/Summer 2013

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Versace Spring/Summer 2012

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Balenciaga Spring/Summer 2008

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Valentino floral print handbag

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Guess stiletto heels

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Dr. Martens floral print shoes

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Geneva watch

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Floral patterns at Zara

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Asos floral print maxi dress

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Rakuten silver pendant

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From L to R: Nicole Kidman, Anna Wintour, Kate Bosworth and Miranda Kerr

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Same print – four looks 🙂 !

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Sarah Jessica Parker

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Street Style – rockin’ the flower print!

 

Thanks Miss Stela for the pictures 🙂

 

The Lovin’ Spoonful : Daydream

Splendor in the Grass : Trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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13 thoughts on “Splendor in the grass

  1. I love that cat bag!!!! 😀 very well painted ❤ And I'm really into flower prints, I'd wear them all year around, I think the only print I like better that flower prints would be a cat prind ahaha

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