Saturday, 24 March 2012

L'Occitane - Divine Products and Packaging

Fleur Cherie - Fragrance

Angelica skin care

Love this packaging!

Peony range - as worn by Erica the Wonder Assistant

Very Precious Serum, as worn and loved by Diane

Swwt Cherry Temptations - lovely packaging design

The classical L'Occitane Image

As well as being beautiful these products are amazing for the skin

Even the most tiny details are addressed on the packaging

Love the Dixie Cup look for this packaging

Vintage elegance - fragrance packaging.
Here are Blossom we love "L'Occitane. We burn the lavender candle for a stress-free studio, Erica wears the plum blossom fragrance, Di swears by Creme Divine and Very Precious Serum. As far as being total packaging obessives, we collect everything from this range.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Dior Garden Party Make Up Collection

 From Dior:

"The Sweet Garden look, a soft variation using shades of mauve. The eyes are illuminated by the Garden Roses 5 Couleurs Palette, while Rouge Dior in Tulip Pink and Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss in Party Lilac are applied to the lips. The nails, in turn, are in playful contrast as they are painted in the sea-green shade, Waterlily.

The Sunny Garden look, a blend of greens and reds. Once the cheekbones have been warmed up using Rosy Glow, the look is created using the Garden Pastels 5 Couleurs Palette. Lips remain natural with the nude shade of Rouge Dior Corolle Pink. And lastly, the nails are painted purple with Dior Vernis Forget-Me-Not.

The fundamental concept of the House of Dior is that makeup is a true artistic craft. The proof can be seen this season with the 5 Coleurs Palettes, whose floral-themed eyeshadows recall the embroidery of Haute Couture dresses, along with the Garden Clutch: a makeup essential (featuring two colour harmonies for eyes and lips) which resembles an evening bag with its glossy woven pattern and its two rosebuds that serve as a clasp. A true collector's item."

I am in love with the chic (not shabby) look to this collection. It's freshness and attention to detail is what we all love about Dior Beauty Products. We might not be able to afford a couture gown, but we can afford a little bit of Dior luxury in the form of a compact.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Vintage Flower Seed Packaging from 1800's

I derive enormous inspiration from vintage anything, especially for the 1800's where the ornamentation and typography was so feminine and pretty. Designers weren't afraid of excessive decoration and it was simply a case of form following function as most design appears to be. I take the philosophy that we can add the function of visual pleasure to design, and add that little twinkle of joy and whimsy, for no other reason that it looks pretty.

Call me shallow, but I think that the world could do with some lightness and frippery to lighten the dramatic current affairs.

What better to bring the world joy that packets of flower seeds?

England, 1892. Via Jamaica Byles. via

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Frida Gustavsson Elle Sweden - Rockabilly Chic

Published: Jan 29, 12 • References: anneofcarversville and fashiongonerogue

Cupcake Manicure - How To

This cute cupcake nail art will satisfy your sweet tooth and complete your outfit with a hint of yummy. 

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Red polka dot inspiration - tres chic

via retrocitysunglasses
Rosie the Riveter - via
Jantzen via
 Red polka dots are such a pin up girl, 1950's staple, evocative of lady beetles, Mini Mouse and Marilyn Monroe. I love the cleanness of the colour with the crisp white dots, so I am dedicating today's post to this gorgeous pattern/colour combo.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Ruffled Fashion

Valentino 2010 Ruffles
Marc Jacobs via
Ruffled Blouse By Zara
Goldie Hawn - 1960's via
Ralph Lauren via
Oscar de la Renta, Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera via
Ruffles are one of my favourite fashion trends, and in my opinion are timeless.

If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing - Exhibition

Intricately detailed, ancient looking illustrations of ficticious flora - "If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing" is A Group exhibition at Salon91, showcased on