I don‚Äôt usually give myself over to television fashion fanaticism and though the likes of Gossip Girl have emerged as popular fashion blogging fodder, I can only muse half-heartedly. However, I think I‚Äôve found my new Roswell cult-ish love (yes, I was addicted to Roswell…. and yes that is incredibly sad…). Except loving Pushing Daisies, which has just started to air on ITV, is slightly more acceptable/seemly seeing as it‚Äôs getting critical claim and all. The Tim Burton ‚ÄòBig Fish‚Äô meets Amelie qualities of this brighter-than-life, super whimsical show has captured my heart and it‚Äôs precisely these aesthetics that temporarily kids me into thinking that I want to *gasp* pull off 50‚Äôs cinched in waists, Audrey Hepburn-esque elegance and general poised/pulled together Chuck fashionisms (Chuck being the character played by Anna Friel who has scarily not aged a bit since those young Brookie days…).
Those thoughts of course quickly dissipate because I quickly realise that looking like a film extra was never going to fly with my wardrobe…. but the aesthetics of the show and the richeness of everything bring to mind the vivid florals that are *groan* best exemplified by yes…that…Topshop vivid Monet floral print dress which has just gone live. The pretty pretty florals have been getting a lot of lovin‚Äô and attention from Topshop but for the more authentic Chuck-tastic stuff, Mary Moore Vintage is a good port of call. Bewarned, it is a tres cher but immaculate sort of vintage they sell but I love that garments comes from a genuine vintage expert/lover Mary Moore (child of sculptor Henry Moore).
Of course, if ever more of this floral-ilk comes into my obsession, even at the height of my Pushing Daisies-lovin‚Äô, I‚Äôm still never going to be able to pull off a complete ‚ÄòChuck‚Äô which is fine because I have a black PVC legging review debacle on my hands (it is on its way…) which are imperfect for pairing with such dresses (imperfect being what I tend to go for…) and also my new love of deconstructed draped jersey pieces that would sit very nicely on top of the florals.