From left to right: Stunning embroidery from Valentino, Midnight Garden print wallpaper by House of Hackney , photograph by Justina Blakeney, dried rose petals, gents tie featured on Green Wedding Shoes, Hungarian folk artist, Peoneden wallpaper in Midnight by House of Hackney.

I can’t get enough of these moody, wintery florals at the moment – overblown, English garden flowers against dark backgrounds and folky embroidery especially. I love Justina Blakeney’s photograph above – the withered flowers look so delicate, it’s a totally different message to a bunch of fresh spring blooms isn’t it? Faded grander, or something like that. I’m keeping my eye out for the perfect printed fabric to make 70’s style long sleeved dresses – I’ll share my findings and some pattern ideas soon!

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