It all started with the dress. Evoking romance and a pure pleasure to the senses. White frills woven like a rose so pure and graceful. A desired connection falling into place. A fairytale. As a little girl, I was always daydreaming about these things. To live in a world of cobbled castles, frilly dresses, royal gardens filled with roses, lavender, and secret healing plants. Overlooked magic of sweet pastels so calm with tones holding intellect and balance. A purple so dignified and royal, looking sophisticated and wise. Greens so natural, comforting and healing you would be convinced you were in a storybook written by your heart.
Fashion and Nature Collide, it blends brilliantly into the folds of fabrics, patterns, and art.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.Albert Einstein
Welcome to our August edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide. On the third Wednesday of each month, we will post a new collaborative edition. You will see art, beautiful fashion and accessories modeled and styled by Dominique from 3C Style. Botanicals, critters, photography and beautiful art by Darren from the Arty Plantsman. Botanicals, critters and art from me Lisa@Lismore Paper. Be sure to check out each blog for the full edition and click on the links for free printables. Check out our shop for the original fashion and accessories from all of our editions.
Once upon a time…
within the castle walls a secret garden bloomed with roses, lavender, and a healers aloe. Fairy dresses and fine fabrics filled the massive closets. If you listen close, you can still hear as the ladies stroll about the corridors. Ephemera collected from worldly travels. Field journals filled with unlikely adventure. Through the arched windows were vast lavender fields blooming.
Castle and the Gardens
Castle walls hold many secrets as does the characters in this secret garden. Planted here are the Poets Wife – unfading and strong with a rich fragrance. Just like the name it becomes sweeter and stronger with age. Grace – in shades of apricot, the fully double cupped blossom mimics the elegance and grace of the white dress. Queen of Sweden – A treaty of friendship brought her here. Elegant with a soft pink. Finally, the Lady of Shallot – who is inspired by the famous Lord Tennyson.
Items of royal, court and ceremonial dress in the magical surroundings of the castle. A royal white dress indeed. Was it for a wedding or a coming out. Let your imagination flourish.
A Healing Garden
Health was important. Using natural remedies they healed wounds and illness. Calmed burns and created soothing mists.
It is truly amazing what vintage items can inspire, especially that dress. Be sure to visit both Darren and Dominique for the full edition of this post. We will be back with another great edition on September 18th. Until then you can enjoy past editions here.
Much love and fairytale wishes,