Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing – Boyfriend Jeans: Deisel Jeans| Sequin Top: Vintage | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: Limited Edition Louis Vuitton Speedy Eden Argent, Holt Renfew | Teardrop Earrings: Elsa Corsi Jewellery, Jeweliette Jewellery | Ring: H&M | Nail Polish: Joe Fresh “Cherry Blossom”.

Spring in the air and the cherry blossoms are out in full bloom!  Despite the rain, these beautifully embellished natural fixtures are making our Vancouver streets look “pretty in pink” – LOVE!  The Sakura trees trace back to Japanese culture, where people would gather under these blooming beauties to feast on lunch (and sake) and admire the magic of Mother Nature.  From the end of March to early May, Sakura (cherry blossoms) bloom all over Japan, and out door parties are planned for what is known as “Hanami” or “flower viewing”.  Much like in Vancouver, many gather in various communities to photograph the blossoms and celebrate the beginning of Spring.

This week’s style series was inspired by Spring, and how nature influences fashion.  I love the softness and femininity of the pink flower blossoms against the rough texture of the tree bark and branches.  For me, it parallels the combination of these distressed boyfriend jeans paired with this delicate vintage sequin top.  The contrast of soft and hard, masculine and feminine, light and dark; compliment each other so well.   Once again, Daniella Guzzo managed to really capture my vision and delivered a stunning collection of photos — the perfect balance of soft lighting and crisp details.

 

 

Get your Cherry Blossom Fix…

Take a walk in the park – Blossoms in Vancouver

Join the Party – Sakura Days Japan Fair, April 5 & 6

Scent of a Woman – L’Occitane en Provence “Cherry Blossom” Body Care Range

Art and Memories – Syd Dikens Memory Blocks “Interlude” is “The sublime rapture of Spring, beheld in nature’s delicate balance”