Let it serve as a cautionary tale to stick to the paths, one never knows what’s lurking in the woods! ~AR
"Winter white," that alluring, just off-white "color" was the look of the night at our annual Winter Wonderland Ball. Coming in close second were frocks covered in embroidery, lace, and beading that would look right at home on an antique Christmas bauble. Women’s Wear Daily has an extensive look at all the couture that graced the party goers at this benefit for the Garden’s vital programming. ~AR
Burberry is offering this as a Peacock Feathered Trench, but come on, let’s be serious, we can all see that this shimmery coat is totally based on Hens and Chicks, right? Now, who’s got $35,000 laying around I can borrow? ~AR
Hat tip to Matt for sending this my way.
My name is Ann, and I endorse the wearing of flat shoes and sparkly nail polish at the Garden. Thank you Lilit for solving our fashionista conundrums! ~AR
The Idiosyncratic Fashionistas came to visit Monet’s Garden from the city, and have a really good tip: If your return trip ends in Grand Central, top it off with a prosecco cocktail at Cipriani Dolci. Très chic et élégant! ~AR
If you’ve never been to The New York Botanical Garden, I totally recommend it. Go just once. It’s really beautiful and supa dupa peaceful, a nice place to walk around in nature and get out of the city for a minute. (via Rather Dapper - Polka Dots and Roses)
1. Love this!
2. There’s never any need to feel like you need to dress for a visit, but we appreciate the effort!
3. “supa dupa peaceful” is so obviously our new motto!
Thanks for visiting Brian! ~AR
This Spring designer’s collections were booming with blooms of colorfully layered prints, and none of them wowed us more than Prabal Gurung …the king of injecting a dose of tech-style in his textiles. To get in touch with our own flower power, we teamed up with our friends at Who What Wear to create an accessory that pays homage with decoupage…and brings together a few of a style savvy girl’s favorite things - DIY, fashion, technology, and flowers!To create, you will need wooden or plastic bangles, as your blank canvas. Gather real or faux flowers in a color scheme of your choice. Group and arrange the flowers in a pattern and snap a picture with your phone or camera. Send to print, as is, or upload to photoshop and duplicate to create a repeat pattern. Once printed, cut out strips or small pieces which you will use to cover the inside and outside of your bangle. Using Mod Podge, cover the inside of the bangle by “painting” the back of the paper and securing to the wood or plastic. Continue all the way around, wrapping the edges of the cut outs, to cover the edge of the bangle. Continue on the outside and then add a final layer of Mod Podge once the bangle is completely covered in the flower print.
Click here to check out the step by step video with Hillary & Katherine of Who What Wear!
If you have some truly stunning blooms in your garden, this would be a wonderful project to undertake. Or, better yet, come snap a few pix at Monet’s Garden, and then create your own masterpiece! ~AR
YSL ring & a stunning rose @ The New York Botanical Garden (Taken with instagram)
What the ring says! ~AR
We second that!
maybe one of my favorite dresses ever. from elle, 2011.
Of course, I like to think it’s the setting amidst our Benenson Ornamental Conifer Collection that really makes the dress pop, but I’m a plant person, so what do I know? ~AR
With a little imagination, you can have your dress and eat it, too.
Wow! Food, fashion, and gardening collide in a truly surreal nod to Arcimboldo courtesy of T Magazine. ~AR
Daisies make us smile, in the vase or on the arm. NYBG takes to the Bergdorf Goodman blog to drop a little botanical knowledge in honor of Fendi’s new Daisy Clutch collection. So the next time someone asks you at a cocktail party, “Is that a daisy on your bag?” you can dazzle them with science and your sparkly bag!
J. Crew says that the flowers in this Liberty of London print were “drawn from life,” noting the existence of ox-eye daisies and forget-me-nots. I also spy what might be lupines. Do you recognize any real-life flowers in this peppy print? ~AR
Photo: Will Raggozino