A few weeks ago, I sat on the floor of my room in a dazed sort of bliss, surrounded by piles of fashion magazines. I was flipping through at random, letting my fingers slide across smooth pages as I sought any sort of inspirational pictures I might have previously missed. Beside me was a stack of torn-out pages, edges ragged and surfaces gleaming, that particularly caught my fancy.
I began to notice a trend in the torn out pages. You see, in many of them, the stylist had chosen to pair stripes with flowers. And it worked so well! With Nubby Twiglet's fashion notebooks fresh in my mind, I grabbed a glue stick and began assembling a stripes-and-flowers collage, my excitement mounting.
Then I realized that Lost was on. The collage tumbled from my hands and slid under the bed, forgotten.
It's really not my fault. That show is like a drug.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say in a long, rambling, and possibly boring way is that today, when I saw how Queen Michelle paired her beautifully altered floral dress with a striped shirt, I remembered my collage.
Here it is, dug up and dusted off. The girl in the white hat has a blue-and-white striped shirt on, but the stripes aren't visible with the picture in such a small format.
And here is my collage's virtual sister that I felt the need to make:
There's no doubt about it; stripes + flowers = styling success! I'll have to keep that in mind when mixing prints and that type of thing.