its been a while since i’ve done a fashion based post, but i’m just feeling it today, you know? its spring here (though you’d never know: its been freezing) and the horse racing season is coming up so flowers and fashion are all emerging from their grey wintery hibernations. just for fun i’ve put together some polyvore sets inspired by flowers. i hope they either remind you of the southern hemisphere’s imminent good weather, or offer some hope for a spring at the other end of a northern hemisphere winter!
daisies are one of my favorite flowers, in concept: i love the fresh, sweet look of them, but they make my nose itch unfortunately. so i enjoy them from afar. sigh. a daisy makes me think of a tanned, ingenue – or someone like jackie o perhaps. kind and genuine but just a little bit unattainable. she would enjoy sunny picnic days, smocked cotton dresses, broderie anglaise, scalloped edges, suntans. you just know she would own more than one cute lilly pulitzer dress. she is positive and friendly without being insufferable. she’s a miracle! her soundtrack: ‘i found love’ by the free design:
hydrangeas are a bit magic to me. it fascinates me that by adding different chemicals to their soil you can change their color. magical blue flowers! they remind me of watercolors, or when crepe paper gets wet and the ink runs out, i like the washed out petals. a hydrangea girl would definitely be into ink. she’d have some well concealed tattoos and grow her own food and flowers. she’d ride a bike with a wicker basket on the front and be a bit into country style with a twist of scandinavian, whitewashed walls with lots of blue and white china on display. her house is cold, but that doesn’t mean its not inviting. her outfit up there looks dressy, but don’t be fooled, she always carries a back up pair of blue suede boots. soundtrack: “jennifer she said” lloyd cole & the commotions
generally roses are your typical old fashioned flower, but when i saw these i thought of a crash between classic elegance and bright, fun, youthfulness. the girl for these roses lives in the city. fighting against the grind of 9-5 work she needs those sneakers to run about town for lunch-hour breaks for freedom: lunch dates, gallery openings, sneaking out to the fair. the kate spade bag is secretly full of candy to fuel this bright and frenetic lifestyle. soundtrack: “same old drag” by apples in stereo:
i hope you enjoy my characters and a bit of a friday musical distraction. can you compare yourself to any kind of flowers? i’m not really sure what i’d be. maybe someone can suggest one for me… maybe nothing with ‘stink’ or ‘weed’ in the name though, ok?!