I was vaguely surprised to see that I hadn't posted about Hermione de Paula before. I basically expect all the thoughts that flits through my brain to end up on here and then I'm baffled when they don't. Maybe they could but that would be a lot of work - my brain is a busy place (sometimes). Anyway, I'm a big fan of de Paula, hence the surprise. She is a print maestro and I do love a good print. They are more defined than most of the prints I have been fetishising recently but the detail is intriguing and there is a darkness to them that I find irresistible. Her SS12 collection 'Darlingtonia's Obsession' is named after the carnivorous Cobra Lily - flowers and death entwined. Exotic birds dart amongst the blooms and vines curl like bondage. At the same time there is a soft, floatiness to the fabrics and cuts... Something for everyone!
The above trouser/shirt combo is particularly amazing. It reminds me of the similar Celine Resort 2012 look. Matchy matchy floral goodness. It would look so bonkers in my real life but I want to recreate it! I want some thoughtful florals generally.
This is from an earlier collection but I had to include it because it is so lovely. Photo, dress, styling - love. I'll be interested to see where de Paula's designs go next. I'll be keeping better tabs on her this time. Brain/blog synch! Wouldn't that be excellent?