Rose Garden

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Fashion Designers have an ongoing love-affair with florals.  

Whether they be appliques, lace overlays or prints; florals bloom each and every Spring fashion season.

Spring 2014 offers a virtual flower shop of choices from ladylike soft florals to boho folk floral-esc prints, wild jungle themes and subdued English garden patterns.

This week I styled an elegant floral themed Spring photoshoot, photographed by the talented Robert John Kley.

My style inspiration was flower on flower prints.  I wanted to portray the sophisticated side of florals and how a mix of different floral patterns can be both romantic and luxurious.

We needed something really special to accent these beautiful prints.

My partner in fashion crime, Krystle Randall, hair & makeup artist, and I knew it needed to be something in the hair.  We wanted to continue with the floral theme but fresh flowers seemed too expected.

We had both seen a photoshoot many years ago where they used recycled paper shopping bags to make giant paper flowers for the hair and wanted to take inspiration from it.

Our flowers needed to be a bit more posh…so off to the web I went where I discovered a fantastic site The Elli Blog.

Elli had the perfect tutorial for making the paper roses which when finished have an almost porcelain appearance.

The result is breathtaking.

Here is a look at our Spring Rose Garden:

Photography by Robert John Kley

Styling by: Christie Moeller

Stylist Assistant: Sarah Ann Miller

Hair & Makeup by: Krystle Randall

Model: Dylan from Envy Model Management

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Style TIP: When combining floral prints make sure to use prints of different sizes, you don’t want it to be too matchy matchy.  Keep within the same color tone family but make them different enough to see the transition.  Don’t be afraid to give the look a pop of color with vibrant heels or handbags!

Will you incorporate a visit to the rose garden into your style this Spring?

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2 Comments

  1. Stunning work! And by the way, your piece on Tea Time sent me straight to the computer to start doing some retail therapy 🙂 I can’t wait to try these trends, because they marry so well with my current wardrobe’s nod to vintage. Keep ’em coming, Christie!

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