The spring 2014 exhibition is quite flower heavy. I know what you're thinking.
However, given how bad this winter was, I am even more deliriously happy than in years past to see flowers again. They are truly the ultimate expression of rebirth and rejuvenation. That, combined with how inspired I was by the Philadelphia Flower Show, led to a strong emphasis on flowers for this exhibition. Finally, you'll notice that some of the pieces are a little...off-kilter. It's sort of a crazy garden theme rather than standard floral prints. From a curious flower hat to to Mika Ninagawa's "singing forest" to human heads blossoming, there's a bit of a peculiar, playful feel to the exhibition - neatly tied together, I feel, by the inclusion of Urban Decay's Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows.
Top row, left to right.
Avon Flower Show Case Lipstick ad and cases...okay, so the cases are plastic and not at all that rare, but I couldn't resist their delightful vintage kitschy-ness.
Mika Ninagawa for Shu Uemura cleansing oils:
Stila High Tea workbook and quad:
Second row, left to right.
Clarins Cotton Flower palette:
Armani Belladonna palette:
Third row, left to right.
Dior Pink Pompadour palette:
Chantecaille Save the Bees palette:
Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows:
Milani Illuminating Powder and Rose blush:
Bottom row, left to right.
Stila Look of the Month palette (April) and Garden of Glamour palette. Can anyone identify the flowers on the latter? At first I thought they were pansies but now I'm thinking they might be orchids.
Paul & Joe Color Powder and Face Powder for spring 2014:
Chanel Fleurs Célestes palette...just realized I left out an "s" in the exhibition label. Sigh.
That concludes the exhibition. I hope it incited some serious spring fever. Now off you go. Get off the internet and go outside to enjoy a warm sunny day!