(Blazing Poppies wallpaper by Anthropologie)
wondering if there is some way I could buy it, and then conspire to find a way to use it. Wallpapering a powder room comes to mind, of course, but we don't have a powder room.
I have always loved dense floral patterns. I love it in art:
Untitled no 5 by Kent Rogowski (available on 20x200)
but most of all I love it in skirts.
(The Sartorialist on the streets of Milan)
(Prada resort 2007)
I even know why I love this look so much (and I loved it long before Mad Men came along). It is something to do with this book, which I read as a child:
Because fields of flowers and full skirts make me think of the Swiss mountains.
Just as children who live in the snow dream of the strange orange dust of the desert, I, growing up with pale green eucalypts and dry hot summers, dreamed of a little Swiss chalet and green fields of wildflowers. For us, green lawn came for half the year, but tended to dry up over summer.
When I actually went to Switzerland as an adult, I could not believe how like my imagination the country was. It was just like I pictured it. The emerald green, and soft rolling hills. The little dappled flowers everywhere by the roadside. Just perfect.
But back to business. When, I ask does it become inappropriate to wear a flowery full skirt? I have been sorely tempted online and in the shops recently. Does it get to the point where it is a bit silly if one is over 40?
(Am sorry for my intermittent posts and comments lately. I am flat out at work, and heading up to Queensland for a conference later this week. Looking forward to the weather (hot and rainy! How can you Queenslanders keep your hair straight?) Thank you all for taking the time to read and comment over the last few weeks)