A Wardrobe in Bloom

7 August 2013

Back to School, New York Fashion Week, Pumpkin Spice Lattes: all signs of what’s to come — Fall.  Which inevitably means winter, which means cold.  It’s only the beginning of August! I had watermelon for dessert last night for god’s sake.  Call it denial, but I refuse to admit the change in season is rapidly approaching.    

Over the weekend, as I browsed the racks of Rag & Bone, I noticed so much plaid, black and cashmere. As hard as I tried to daydream about auburn leaves, hot toddies and fireplaces, I was still sipping an iced coffee and positioning myself dangerously close to the store’s air conditioning vents.  There was no way in hell I was trying on leather pants and waffle knit pullovers.

Instead, I ventured home to my personal AC unit, perused the www and, to my delight, it was coming up roses, palms and botanicals. For Fall I’ll be keeping a bouquet of options with me to remember the summer warmth.  I’m even feeling the three-dimensional details with floral appliqués seen at Dior and Maison Martin Margiela–for evening of course.

It is almost time to retire the summer flower crowns, but we can keep the flowers blooming into Fall with dense inky florals head to toe.

Your garden party awaits.

You may not be able to pay your rent, but you’ll perfectly pair big blooms + little blooms: Erdem pantset. I do love this alternative from Moschino.

chin length bob, yes. gloomy florals, yes. statement necklace, no. Shot by Tommy Ton.

Think about it:  This dress, textured black tights, leather gloves that creep all the way up to your elbows + a breezy lightweight scarf. This purrs date night.

you’d take her out. Molly Sims in Zara.

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Maison Martin Margiela Couture took floral appliques to the extreme. Pretty sure I feel a Halloween Costume coming on.

dark blooms 3

you should see the back of this Asos body-con dress; Keiko Nishiyama picturesque garden inspired collection


Featured Image: Artist, Annie Collinge, great article about her work here in NYMag. Video: Flowers & Flower by Lisa Hedge.  PS: If you don’t see yourself wearing the floral motif this fall, there’s still time to check out some of the best gardens in New York.  One of my favorite websites, Manhattan User Guide, did a full post on the best ‘beyond your typical Brooklyn Botanical Gardens’. May I suggest you read the post, then subscribe.

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