The Language of Flowers


(images via i-n-j-e-c-t tumblr and jazzmine berger by garance doré)

Garance Doré posted this picture (right) from her archives some time ago, because it felt very current despite being several years old. The clean, tomboyish items offset the exuberant femininity of the flowers. Indeed, it evokes a very modern kind of romanticism, where it’s all about finding the balance between contradictions in one look.

I personally love a good print and the idea of a minimalist romantic. When employed all-over, the print becomes almost as monochrome as a solid colour. It’s also a very photogenic look, even if not entirely easy to pull off in everyday life.

I’m still not sure if I could see myself wearing floral pants, though this image below of Gaia Repossi is certainly making me reconsider that idea. The floral print something that could easily be introduced into my existing wardrobe for a modern update on the classic trousers, shirt and blazer combination. The all-over print, as much as I like the idea, is probably somewhat too trendy which means it won’t age too well. I have also yet to find the print that makes my heart beat faster, so this just might be one of those infatuations that I’ll grow out of, if I don’t find the right item. As of now though, I’m not ready to stop looking for that perfect floral piece anytime soon.


(image via maison styling)

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Gaia

I can’t say I really have style icons, but there are people who’s style is truly inspirational, even if it’s not exactly aspirational.

One of those people is Gaia Repossi, current artistic director to Maison Repossi. In my mind she is the girl that Phoebe Philo has in mind when she designs for Céline. Although I admire the Céline aesthetic, it’s not something I aspire to be since i prefer less abstract pieces. But miss Repossi embodies the clean, menswear-inspired chic like no one else, and I really enjoy looking at people who naturally carry off a certain very distinctive style, without making it look contrived in the process.

There are, however, certain elements in her wardrobe which complement my own wardrobe preferences. For instance her penchant for blue/denim shirts and navy, as well as neutral colours; the natural, undone look, sans make-up, that still manages to look sophisticated; classic items such as blazers. I really started to take notice after reading her interview with The Gentlewoman magazine. There she discusses her penchant for menswear, which she wore even as a schoolgirl. The thing I like the most about her look though it that she never looks uncomfortable, Trying or for that matter like anyone else but herself.

(images from vogue paris, vogue us, industrie magazine, and via maisonstyling and theepitomeofquiet)