Cropped Top: Zoo (same as here) | Stripe Skirt with Floral Pattern: Alexia’s Cloud | Bag: Balenciaga | Watch: Rolex | Bangle: Tiffany, Cartier | Heels: Topshop | Necklace: Glamorous Blings
So the letter “F” is on a roll for this Mean Girl… prior to this post (if you haven’t read it yet), I stated the urgency of Mean Girls everywhere to embrace and rock the colour Fuchsia. Now, I’m adding another F in the list by declaring that every Mean Girl should also give Florals a fighting chance. Yes, it’s winter season and florals are as dead as the flowers that wilt in the cold but it’s going to be spring soon and you’re definitely going to see an influx of it. Personally, I love flowers in general, I think they are very visually appealing–they come in different shapes, sizes, and shades after all.
I know for a fact that a select few aren’t as attuned to flowers as they think they are fragile–especially the edgy ones. I also happen to know that word “flowers” and the term “mean” don’t sound just about right when put together in the same sentence, right? When people think of flowers, they automatically relate it to the idea of a woman: romantic, sweet, beautiful, and ephemeral.
But that’s the thing, a woman is indeed all that–but they are also strong despite odds, apart from their environmental contribution, they are also a steadfast symbol of hope and reinvention. Like I said over at twitter, beauty and function are not mutually exclusive, and as such, just because something is beautiful doesn’t mean that it doesn’t serve a purpose. I don’t believe in anything that’s purely ornamental–that’s a lark.
So yes, I absolutely love the idea of flowers. I think flowers indeed are the embodiment of a full-fledged female: serene and pretty on the outside, feisty and fierce on the inside. Besides, there’s something so alluring with the idea of a strong woman wearing something delicate. The stark contrast is just golden, you know? It strikes a balance somehow. This is why, I know for certain, that my wardrobe will never be bereft of anything “floral”–as classic and as vast as they are on prints and patterns, I like them simply for standing up to the notion that a lot of things are more than what they seem.
Anyway, I wore this subtle floral number to the Clozette Teaparty wherein I was able to meet and interact with fellow co-ambassadors. I’ve been with Clozette for almost 5 years if I’m not mistaken and I love the community. It’s refreshing honestly and so drama-free! It’s still an honor to be a part of the roster. It’s honestly like a bit of Chictopia but with a nicer, more encouraging crowd. Here are some more photos: