Friday, April 23, 2010

Mustardseed

3.1 Phillip Lim dress. Linea Pelle tiered belt. Vintage enamel necklace. Ribbon necklace worn as bracelet. Enamel bangle (a souvenir from my mom’s trip to Martha’s Vineyard). Cable-knit tights. Delman slingbacks.
Spring breezes tickled my fancy for this eyelet dress & nasturtium belt. My affinity for all that’s flowery (apparel, prose, gardens) is probably apparent; some of my favorite words are flower names: Petunia, Tulip, Buttercup… I mourn the lost art of picking flowers for their meaning - blooms always have a secret subtext along with the sender’s well wishes. A pair of white tights + an armful of bangles = Victorian gypsy seeking the Fairy Queen’s coterie: “I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee, / & they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep, / & sing while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep… / Peaseblossom! Cobweb! Moth! & Mustardseed!” (William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream).

3 comments:

  1. Wow I love the dress! Reminds me a little bit of Marie Antoinette...don't know why. The color looks amazing on you!

    xx Emi

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  2. Love the color of the dress and the belt.Tulip is actually a very pretty name.
    Tokyo and Seoul Dreams

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  3. You know, I used to hate flowers, but now I'm in love! <3 Lovely, as always!

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