Trends 2013: wearable blooms

21/03/2013

Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2009
You know, apart from one dress covered in strawberries so tiny that they can only be recognised up-close, I don’t own or wear anything floral. I thought about it once or twice, but dismissed at the end.
And yet I adore wearing flowers. I always did. Years ago it was a floral wreath made with delicate wild flowers on a daily basis and worn proudly as if it was a crown. As soon as the first blooms appeared we would be off to the nearest park to gather dandelions and plants of unknown origin to braid them into beautiful and naive headbands, hands covered in brown spots from the dandelion milky juice, not that we ever cared… In summer our original monochromatic choice would transform into a rainbow with blue cornflowers, white daisies, yellow marigolds and pink cosmos, all so fragrant, intoxicating and, for any kid who read Andersen’s Thumbelina, mesmerising beyond belief.

As a grown-up, I still wear my petals, mostly as jewellery or shoes, not so secretly dream of the most beautiful Valentino bag and, of course, dresses and blouses.

Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2009
I think my love for this type of clothes began with the stunning Dolce&Gabbana gowns from their Spring 2009 collection and was later fuelled by Valentino designs that I saw last year and an antique hat covered in teeny blossoms, each secured with a glass bead – I almost bought it, just to look at, but having marinated the idea overnight, decided to be sensible and… hat-less.

Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2009
So here I am, fascinated with the clothes that feel like a step into a dream and becoming a part of it. There isn’t any other way to explain it – it’s purely about spring, new beginnings, beauty and love. And memories that I can touch, I guess.

Blugirl Blumarine Spring/Summer 2013
Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2013
Chloe Spring/Summer 2013
Agnes B Spring/Summer 2013
Chloe Spring/Summer 2013
Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013
Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2013
Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2013
Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013
Badgley & Mischka Spring/Summer 2013
Photo sources: Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2009, florals on a runway at Bluegirl Blumarina Spring/Summer 2013, Chloe Spring/Summer 2013, Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2013, Agnes B Spring/Summer 2013, Chloe Spring/Summer 2013, Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2013, Alexis Mabille Spring/Summer 2013, Bottega Veneta Spring/Summer 2013, Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013 and Badgley & Mischka Spring/Summer 2013 via style.com & stylebistro.com

28 comments:

  1. To be honest, I'm not drawn to floral covered items, BUT I love big flowers as a hair accessory or pinned somewhere on the garment. Like Carrie from Sex and the City wore them in one of the seasons.:) But this photos are phenomenal and that Valentino bag is very chic.;)

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  2. Oh my,how gorgeous is this,honey!!
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  3. Nice post!
    I love all the dress coverd in flowers!!!!
    Ks

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  4. I don't own any floral prints, either - I went through one brief summer phase where I loved them, and ever since I've stayed away. But I love the idea of wearing big, textured fabric flowers; I don't know what it is, but for some reason, in my perception, these two things are entirely different. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who thinks that :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. The florals you posted are grown up and sophisticated. They look so gorgeous. I've always been funny about flowers too. I don't have but a couple of items like that in my closet.

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  6. Oh my, these are made for someone like me! I adore flowers so much and to wear them would be a dream.
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  7. Love this trend, so feminine and sweet!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  8. Hi Natalia! Love to wear flowers too but also love clothes with floral patterns:))) I'm amazed by the looks you shared, especially the Oscar de la Renta blouse and the Blugirl dress! Happy Spring dear, kisses! xo

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  9. Looooove flowers!!!
    So i'm just amazed of all the looks in this post!^^
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  10. Now I know a big gap in my closet ;) Although I love any kind of flowers so much I haven´t comparable pieces of your great post!

    xx
    Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  11. The Badgley & Mischka is incredible!! Wish i could buy it...

    XX

    www.themirroronthreall.com

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  12. Natalia,dear....!:-)*

    I want to say,I like the way you write your posts.
    So playful and good!

    You know,I was in love with flowers in fashion and still in it,especially in wedding beautiful creations!

    And I think that's true:in your daily life mostly wearable flowers in your hair accessoires or on you shose or bag...
    But of course,it's always Spring feeling,freshness and SO feminine!:-)))*

    Wish you wonderful rest of the week,
    Warmly,
    ***Violetta***

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  13. NICE INSPIRATIONAL POST!
    I LOVE ALL THOSE PIECES FULLED OF FLOWERS KIND OF 3D IMPACT? :D
    EXCELLENT POST (:

    http://whatmakeusinsane.blogspot.com/2013/03/desfile-de-amaro-casanova-inaguracion.html

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  14. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  15. Lovely blog, my dear. Would u like to follow each other?

    kisses,
    http://keepitstylishandsexy.blogspot.com

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  16. I know how that goes, I love how pretty florals look but I don't own much printed in blooms either. I am quite enamored by these 3D floral appliqués though, it isn't exactly a print, something unique and new, would love to try that out.

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  17. Amezing pics!
    http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/2013/03/blackandwhiteagain.html

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  18. I've never been a big fan of floral details, prints, yes, in scarves or dresses (my favourite dress I own is a custom-made cocktail dress, white with a black floral pattern), but applicqued flowers, not so much. I think it would be too girly for my style. But I think I would reconsider in the case of that Chloe blouse. :) I guess it's a matter of the right design, after all.

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  19. oh my so beautiful, this actually makes me crave for Spring again, rather than the Autumn we are facing!

    anna @ FEED ME NANA xoxo

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  20. Классный пост)Предлагаю дружить блогами!
    Подписывайтесь на gfc и blogloving, а я к Вам!
    Anna
    http://mooreann.blogspot.com/

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  21. This is very nice and romantic :)


    Http://Fashioneiric.blogspot.com

    Coline ♡

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  22. I'm a bit like Ada, in the sense that floral prints have been a must of my wardrobe - especially scarves and skirts - byt I've rarely considered the 'applique' version. But the piece you selected are so chic and stunning! Caterina

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