(image from flowersfortheweekend.com)
More flowers for spring. I know, I know, it's quite predictable. But there were so many beautiful floral palettes released last year I couldn't help but put them on display, and I figured the best time to do that was in a spring exhibition. You may also notice my latest obsession is vintage powder boxes, one of which features a pussywillow design and sparked a childhood memory of my mother making an arrangement of forsythia and pussywillows at the start of spring each year. Hence the image for the exhibition poster. (I'm also wondering if this floral combination is partially responsible for my love of yellow and grey together.)
Top row, left to right.
Paul & Joe spring 2016:
Tetlow's Pussywillow Powder - I forgot to take a picture of the label, but Collecting Vintage Compacts has a very informative post on the Tetlow company.
Cosme Decorte/Marcel Wanders The Secret Nymph compact:
I know this was a holiday release and it's not overly floral, but I thought the nymph might get along with some of the others in the exhibition. ;)
Shu Chinese New Year 2016 cleansing oils...if I had room I would have put the boxes out as well.
Second row, left to right.
Shiseido Festive Camellia palette:
Dior spring 2016:
Fresh Rose Face Mask:
RMK Circus Face Color and First Love powder by Helen English (ca. 1920s). I couldn't find any info on the Helen English company but I thought the little sprite on the case would play well with RMK's circus dancer and also with the Wanders nymph above.
Third row, left to right.
La Jaynees powder box...could not resist the pretty colors and butterfly! Fortunately Collecting Vintage Compacts also had a comprehensive history of Rawleigh's, the company that produced La Jaynees.
Ladurée spring 2016 palette and Lancôme Shimmer Cube palette:
Givenchy Magnolia Prisme Libre powder and Couture Edition lipstick case...I tried but couldn't find any pics of the magnolia print in action on the runway, only stock photos. So I left those out.
Chantecaille Magnolia palette...mine crumbled a bit and I didn't realize it until too late - that's what I get for not checking an object prior to exhibition installation. Whoops.
Bottom row, left to right.
Kao EST coffret:
Vintage Belcano powder - yet another that Collecting Vintage Compacts had the scoop on! I thought it was going to be much bigger than it is, which is why it looks a little lonely sitting on the shelf by itself. I might tinker with the display and add another item so it doesn't seem so lonesome.
MAC Guo Pei collection:
So that's spring 2016! I understand if you're a little underwhelmed, but flowers are always appropriate for spring. I do have an actual theme for the summer 2016 exhibition, so at least you'll have that to look forward to. :)