Very exaggerated silhouettes and angular cuts to me always give a modern edge to retro florals
in a kind of toned down girlie and cutesy way but presenting that "bold statement" which is always important no matter what you do. I love this dress in particular from New Look because of it's combination of tiered and floral print that is very strong, energetic and striking - kind of reminiscent of the looks from Luella's S/S08 Collection which I loved very much and could see myself wearing most of them - a hint of Indie chick with a rock/punky edge. For each person I think there are a particular range of prints that go with their individual personal outlook so what goes for some might not necessarily go for others. It's all about how you wear it and what you pair your look up with, the shoes, the hair and the accessories. There was a huge variety of floral prints for this season from Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs, Dries van Noten, Etro, much bigger and bolder ones from Gucci and Roberto Cavalli and some illustrated versions from Missoni and Aquascutum. This season as you probably have noticed, I've been pretty heavy on the floral print believe it or not and am enjoying wearing and experimenting with it in all types of ways. It's a terrible obsession I know and there surely is more to life than just a bouquet of flowers printed on a piece of fabric but that has been my choice amongst many other summer fav's of-course though very soon I'll probably have to lay-off it but for now I say what the hell I'm living and induging in the moment.
Editorial: The virtual socialite