Saturday, August 4, 2012

Flower Power

"Earth laughs in flowers.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 'Hamatreya' "

Flowers have always been associated with love and romance in history but since 2009, floral has been a powerful pattern and has became a must-have in the wardrobe. It is seen everywhere and in everything: from scarves to shoes or even to entire outfits!

However, the floral pattern has been around for a longtime, since the Egyptian Period (2800 BC-28 BC), during which, Egyptians would use this pattern for blanket design, temple offerings, and guest wreath. During the Greek period (600 AC-150 BC), a symmetrical theme was added to floral patterns, but the Greeks still used this pattern for the same reasons as the Egyptians did.

During the Middle Ages (476 AC-1000 AC), although there was a decline use of Floral patterns, florals were used to define the borders of manuscripts by painters. It’s only in the Modern period (1500 AC- ), more precisely during the Age of Discovery ( 15th-17th century), that floral patterns were introduced into clothing fabrics, after it has originated from Asia.

Hello Lovelies, 

I hope you enjoyed the little history about the floral pattern. I have always wanted to know where it came from and now, after reading this post, we all know it came from Asia during the Exploration period!

Lots of Love


Emilia Nita said...

Love the mix of floral print!<3
I'll fallow you!

NewLife said...

Lovely outfit and great photos. Your shoe giveaway is a great idea :-) They wouldn't fit me, but you have a wonderful collection. The blue ones in this post are just amazing. Following you!

Carmen said...

Wow, I love this outfit :D

Harija said...

cute outfit!
Neat post and love your blog... would you like to follow each other!

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