Lovely Liberty of London. Those delicate, girly flowers are a recipe for unbridled happiness. They signal summersaults, and cartwheels, a run through tall grass, and laughter that’s so contagious all the troubles of the world are carried away with the gentle breeze.
I’ve worked hard to make a case for the girly in a masculine setting, but I have to say in this instance – I think the girls own it. I have ideas about how to give it a rocker edge – that I’m not quite ready to share, but I think I could convince a city girl or two to wear it out for a night on the town, or decorate their home with it. You’ll are gonna have to wait for that.
After my trip to Paris, I started seeing these iconic prints pop up all over the place. The brand, which has a long history, began in 1875 when Arthur Lazenby Liberty borrowed 2000 pounds from his Father-in-Law to open his first store. “I was determined not to follow existing fashion but to create new ones.” Arthur said. His concept had a momentum that would make any new business owner swoon. From fabrics to fashion, home furnishings, accessories, and more, the store and its wares exploded.
J. Crew has been carrying Liberty frocks for several years now. Calypso had them a few years back and now Anthropologie debuted their collaborative furniture line on 14 August, bringing upholstered furnishings to the states. The collection includes 40 pieces, in addition to furniture it include bed and bath, and china plates. There are 40 pieces in all, 18 of which hail from the Heritage archives.
A combination of traditional pieces and a more modern aesthetic allow you to be English Countryside or urban chic. The palette is bold hues for the furnishings, which will bring a little garden to your indoor party.
There’s a reason these prints have stood the test of time. We crave nature. It grounds us, and reminds us that beauty and inspiration is all around.