Roses are so flamboyant and the particular colour of the roses above, especially when seen in real life, is so attention grabbing/hogging that I thought immediately of a Christian Lacroix gown. His creations are crazy, colourful and charismatic. They are also ostentatious. The above party dress I found on an auction site for a pretty 2185$ price tag. Although Christian Lacroix isn't a personal favourite of mine I do think he's done some pretty daring things and should be admired for them. Fashion critics must love Lacroix as he can routinely and ruthlessly criticized for creating unwearable garments. What these critics never seem to understand is the elevation of fashion beyond a t-shirt and jeans, beyond a ready to wear designer label, to the world of haute couture, which, without a doubt, was Lacroix's most creative and awe inspiring outlet.
*By the way, I found this blog today and I really liked it. The whole feel is really playful and the writer has really nice personal style. It’s called