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La Femme Fleur

Florals for summer? Groundbreaking! (insert Miranda Priestly’s snarky sarcasm). I remember that line so well in the movie “The Devil Wears Prada,” only that it was Spring instead of Summer.

What else is more appropriate then? Flowers have long been a symbol of beauty, femininity, and fragility. They have always been incorporated into art and, of course, clothing. Not strictly confined to the ultra feminine stylistas, these delicate gifts of Gaia have made their way to the closets of even the dark corners of fashion like punk and goth, but with the appropriate spin, done in black, mixed with skulls or layered with leather.

Cebuano designer Bernardo Flores takes us down memory lane, in glorious 50s silhouettes done in a print that we’re all familiar with. He created covetable contemporary pieces that are pure and free from pretention. The floral pant set has a retro feel to it, with a crop top and a cigarrette cut bottom, something a bit daring for the fearless woman.

 

Something toned down, you say? Well, he has a nice little cocktail frock with an architectural overlap flap on the bodice and a figure hugging fit. For the lady who always wants to make a statement, the classic princess cut ball gown is the way to go.

With a cinched waist, a sweetheart neckline and a full bias shirred skirt with tulle overlay, it will make you stand out in a sea of solid colors. What’s good about these pieces is that you can take these articles of clothing and fuse them with other pieces from your wardrobe. It all boils down to a creative imagination, pairing these feminine pieces with something more casual stuff like denim or something edgy like leather or another print will totally give it a new attitude.

 

 

Designer: BERNARDO FLORES
Models: LESLIE JEAN BOOC
and JACQUELINE PEDOTTI
of STACY’S EXCLUSIVE
Hair and makeup: CHADY PANTALEON
Styling: THE BLAQ MAFIA

Photos by: Joseph Ong

Locale: CRIMSON RESORT & SPA MACTAN
Special thanks: MIA SY

TAGS: Cebu, fashion, floral, flowers, ladies, outfit, style, Summer, women
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