Have you ever had a bouquet so pretty that you hated to see it go? We all have. One of the seductions of fresh flowers is that their presence is fleeting. Fresh-cut blooms are to be momentarily possessed, experienced and then sadly discarded. It is a kind of luxury.
But what if you didn’t have to part with a particularly sentimental bouquet? Paper florist and artist Quynh Nguyen has a very precise talent for replicating flora with reams of crepe paper. Her work has been displayed in store windows, at weddings and in restaurants. Brides who are keen to keep their bouquets beyond their wedding day would be wise to contact her business, Pink & Posey.
We spoke with Quynh about the extreme precision and delicacy of her work, how she got started and how we can too (although our results might more closely mimic those sad tissue flowers of our youth). Turns out she teaches workshops!
WATCH HER WORK: SEE THE VIDEO
What to wear this spring? Good question. Please allow us to direct you to our men’s Spring 2016 Trend Report.
There you will find answers: tank tops, ripped-up denim, white jeans, stripes, ponchos, the military look—and new, extremely fresh styles by brands such as Commes des Garçons, wings + horns and adidas.
SHOP: Spring 2016 Trend Report
Related: How to Layer for Spring
CHECK OUT OUR SPRING TREND VIDEO
Injecting some Latin style into your warm-weather wardrobe combines many of the trends we’re seeing in fashion now. Romantic ruffles? Check. Lovely lace? Got it. Floral prints? Bouquets of them. Bare shoulders? Hello. Add bohemian elements like fringe, tasseled ties and embroidery, and these Spanish-inspired looks evoke a playful prettiness that transcends borders and seasons.
Here are several of our favorite outfits that incorporate spring 2016’s most inclusive style element.
SHOP: Wayf floral midi dress | Free People Touch the Sky wrap platform sandal
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For their spring ’16 runway show, rag & bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright had a clear vision of how their models should look: “Our girl is effortless in her style and inherently feminine, yet has an unapologetic confidence and toughness to her. The mood should convey easy luxe—a laid-back vibe that oozes cool-girl attitude.”
To complement the sexy, sporty collection, makeup artist Gucci Westman created pretty, sun-kissed, no-makeup faces with luminous skin, light dustings of bronzer, bold natural brows and coffee-colored eyeliner. “I wanted them to have a windswept-safari-desert-meets-Brooke-Shields-in-The-Blue-Lagoon look,” she said.
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