When Fashion & Nature Collide – Spring looks

What on EARTH is happening! Mother Nature has a funny sense of humor. In the past three weeks we had a lot of rain, snow storm, strong winds, very cold weather and then more April showers. No tree bloom or other signs of Spring yet. A heatwave is set over the UK for the weekend. I have an intense desire to fly over there! (I am not joking)
Since I am desperately in need of warm and color in my life right now, let’s have a look at the inspiring flower and critter pictures that have been hitting the spot for me this month.


The Damselfly

Photography by Roda Shope – Growing Selfsunflowers, bugs,garden 8-16-17 023


This color palette evokes a Spring’ mood that’s kind of romantic….
Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Damselfly Photography by Growing Self
Photo Apr 02, 11 56 03 AM

Skirt – Cynthia Rowley / Turtleneck – Old Navy / Belt – Miu Miu / Gloves – H&M / Suede Boots – Aldo / Earrings – Tobi (Thanks) / Bracelet – Private collection of Elena B. 
Love Pentone’s color of the year. Purple is one of my favourite colors. I never thought I would wear a purple outfit almost from head to toe though. Way too scared to look like Barney! But life is about taking risks, right?

The Ladybird & Ranunculus asiaticus (Turban Buttercup) 

Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Flower Photography by The Arty Plantsman & Ladybird by Growing SelfPhoto Apr 02, 12 46 40 PM
A polka dots raincoat is certainly not for the fainthearted. But is definitely on spot with my anticipation of Spring.

Gentiana sino-ornata

Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Flower Photography by The Arty Plantsman
Photo Apr 10, 10 18 26 AM
Skirt – George / Blouse – Teenflo / Shoes – Prada / Bag – Vintage / Necklace – Lalic Private collection of Elena B. / Bracelet – Vintage
When worn with a transparent feminine blouse and kitty heels, a high-waist denim skirt take on the attitude of a French gamine but look more polished. Simply add some grown up gems, et voilà: très chic.
Photo Apr 10, 10 19 34 AM
Look how this lovely flower below resembles the necklace I’m wearing. Darren has interesting information about this plant on his blog’s post.
Muscari mcbeathianum from Turkey – Photography by The Arty Plantsman

Romulea Sabulosa

Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Makeup: Geneviève Lacelle MUA – Flower Photography by The Arty PlantsmanPhoto Apr 02, 1 42 17 PM

Photo Apr 02, 1 39 42 PM

Photo Apr 02, 1 42 00 PM
Skirt – Ralph Laurent / Top – Simons / Coat – Kasper A.S.L. / Shoes – Sophia Webster / Bag – Vintage / Earrings – Eugenie Bee
Go for a vibrant coat! An impossible-to-ignore red coat is the mark of a real #girlboss. Style with similarly intense hues, such as ocher. It works.

The Deer

Roda’s photo collage – Photography of 3C Style by Marie-Claude Viola – Makeup: Geneviève Lacelle MUA – Deer Photography by Growing Self
Photo Apr 02, 12 29 43 PM
Skirt & Silk T-Shirt – Anine Bing / Vintage leather Jacket – Era Vintage Wear / Shoes – Sam Edelman / Choker – Luvv / Earrings – Private collection of Elena B.
Look at these legs! I mean those of the doe. They inspired me this outfit. And when I saw the little white spot on the doe’s neck… Well, I had to put on my choker.

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From all of these pictures Lisa has created this amazing artwork below.
Artwork from Lisa Lawrence – Lismore PaperApril Ladybird Art - copie
Don’t forget to visit Roda, Lisa and Darren‘s blogs to get information about the critters, flowers and artwork presented in this April edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide.

Next edition of When Fashion and Nature Collide: May 16th 2018.

  1. OMG !! Je suis encore toute émerveillée de ce concept. Que de la beauté à l’état pur. Rien n’est statique dans ces images. C’est la vie dans toute son exigence et son énergie; même dans fleurs les plus sages, il y a une urgence d’être belle… C’est très touchant de capter ça sur pellicule.

    Ça donne envie de s’arrêter et de rester là un moment… et de prendre sa retraite !!! 🙂

    Quant aux tenues que tu portes, en vain j’ai essayé de choisir ma préférée. Je changeais d’idée au fur et à mesure de la descente du curseur. Mais la tenue avec la jupe plissée mauve est à tomber.

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    1. Quel plaisir de lire ton message. C’est un gros cadeau que tu me fais là et toutes les fois que tu me communiques tes impressions et appréciations je suis touchée. Sincèrement, j’apprécie beaucoup le temps que tu prends pour me lire et m’écrire. 💚


  2. Such a wonderfully vibrant post! The riot of beautiful colours is amazing and so perfectly put into your outfit ideas, Dominique! I just love the pale violet red leather gloves and the polkadot raincoat! And those lovely earrings in the last one are stunning! Another awesome collaboration of wonderful ideas and talents! Keep these coming!!!! 😊💕👏👏👏

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    1. If I could I would style outfits for this project every day. It is so much fun. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Sarah. By the way, I love those vintage earring too!

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  3. What a fun and fantastic month! So many styles to choose from and the colors are so spectacular! Love all of your looks so hard for me to choose the one I love the most. It’s been an honor working with all of you. 😀❤🌻

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    1. Oh Lisa, it is an honor and a real pleasure working with you and the rest of the team too. Truly! I shouldn’t even use the word “work” as it is so much fun. xoxo

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  4. The ladybird style is the winner for the season even if I never say no to a denim skirt and that purple blu of first pic is beautiful.Well as you got by now I loved all the looks……the vintage velvet bag,I have a similar but with bamboo handles.

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    1. Thank you so much Linda. Your comment goes straight to my heart. I love this team and the friendship that comes with it! It is indeed a real blast working with Roda, Lisa and Darren. Merci beaucoup mon amie. xoxo

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  5. Dominique, I feel privileged to have seen these pictures before. I must confess that my favourite outfit is the purple one that goes with the Demsel. The colour is gorgeous and it just looks so elegant. You have an amazing eye. Love and hugs❤️

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    1. I am not that surprise with your preference as I know purple is one of your favourite colors. My favourite outfit is the one that goes with Romulea. Such a gorgeous flower. When I saw the mix of red, ocher and black of this plant I knew instantly how I could style it. Thanks for inspiring me this new outfit! Much love to you too. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much. Such a lovely comment and coming from you it means a lot. I love your photography. BTW, the flower and critter pictures are from my friends The Arty Plantsman and Growing Self. The fashion pics of me were taken by another friend of mine, Marie-Claude Viola. Thanks for stopping by my site.

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful combination. The way it is all put together looks amazing. I like them all but my favorites are the purple skirt and dragonfly, then the black leather jacket and the deer combo. What a fun and colorful post, love it, thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! It is my favourite look too. You really are my daughter… hi, hi. Take care, ok. Glad to hear you are well and everything is alright. 😍


  7. Wow wow wow I saw this on suggested blogs and I had to come see what you are doing and I’m so impressed with the splashes of color which I love so much! So happy to find this oasis for the soul. I love the deer photo most of all! ♡ Michelle

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