Girly girls rejoice – Spring has arrived, and this time she’s riding a fairy-floss chariot and scattering a trail of sugar dust in her wake. From diaphanous pale violets at Richard Nicoll, to structured lemon souffle at Giambattista Valli, to a rainbow of pastel princesses at Elie Saab, saccharine-sweet is one of the key themes of the Spring 2012 runways. Off the runway, this trend translates perfectly to prim and preppy, such as this dress from Preen Line, or Christopher Kane’s metallic jacquard tees. If you’re more inclined towards biker than barbie however, keep this trend to accents only, with the divine Dieppa Restrepo patent leather seafoam Dina oxfords available here, or Ellery et Graz Quixote Catseye sunglasses in tongue-tingling shades of Batter, Fairyfloss, and Listerine. And for more inspiration on transforming edible to wearable, check out the amazing WARDROBE v PANTRY blog. Délicieux!
– Z xx
From top: Christopher Kane metallic jacquard top, available at Net-a-Porter; Versus shoe, via HarpersBazaar.com.au; Richard Nicoll Spring ’12 via Vogue.com; Preen Line Cameron cotton-drill dress, available at Net-a-Porter; Dieppa Restrepo seafoam patent Dina Oxfords, available at MyChameleon; MiH jeans, available at mih-jeans.com; Giambattista Valli Spring ’12 via Vogue.com; Arnsdorf Mint denim shorts, available at MyChameleon; Gary Bigeni Xack Cross Jacket, available at MyChameleon; Elie Saab Spring ’12 via Vogue.com; Ellery Et Graz Quixote Catseye glasses, available at Elleryland.