L’Air Du Temps: a floral explosion

Whenever I find an old silk kimono peeking out from the cluttered racks of some vintage store, I feel compelled to pick it up. The evocations are two-fold. There’s the traditional Japanese basis, and then there’s that inkling of 1940s glamour and the fascinatin with all things exotic. Guinevere Van Seenus’ shoot for Vogue UK typifies that. She’s like an Art Deco dame, dripping in an eclectic mass of accessories: bangles, beads, silk flowers, tassels, precious stones, butterflies… If inspiration on how to pull together clashing prints is what you’re after, then this explosion of oriental florals is surely one to peruse.

guinevere van seenus florals

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Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011
Guinevere Van Seenus: Vogue UK, April 2011

Click on the gallery below for more inspiration from Vogue UK on clashing florals and oriental prints.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.