We saw lots of floral prints in the F/W 2014 shows, but flowers are big for Spring and Summer too. If you’re looking for inspiration, Popsugar has an overview of fresh ways to wear Spring florals. Delicate florals, mismatched florals, dark florals, brush stroked florals… Fashionising sums up even more floral trends we can start wearing right now.

It goes without saying that floral patterns are not just for the ladies. “Dark florals will be blooming” in men’s fashion this Summer, says The Guardian. In a second article they have tips for the blokes who’d like to sport the floral look.

If you’re into casual floral patterned footwear, then the Skidgrip Tropics sneaker by Converse with pink hibiscus flowers might appeal to you. Or how about this upscale roses-print leather and suede Givenchy sandal inspired by the classic Birkenstock?

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Caro wants to introduce us to Martin Grant, an Australian designer living and working in Paris. She thought it interesting what he says about Lee Radziwill.

“… That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty.” SarahTheWhite was moved and inspired by Lupita Nyong’o’s acceptance speech at the seventh annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon.

Annagybe enjoyed watching Bill Cunningham’s video on Winter white outerwear.

Do you wash new clothes before wearing them? HiggsMistress alway did with undies and swimwear but after reading this article she’ll be adding new clothing to the laundry basket too.

We’ve long heard how street style has influenced designers but this Guardian article states that Instagram photography influences fashion, with the colors produced through the popular filters possibly influencing designers’ palettes. Vildy thinks they’re on to something new happening here that is much more interesting than Pantone.

Texstyle found this article, explaining that magnesium and other mineral deficiencies could be causing grey hair, fascinating.

Karl Lagerfeld took us grocery shopping with the Fall 2014 Chanel show. Angie thought it was brilliantly creative and interpreted the message as: Wear Chanel anywhere and in any way you want to wear it. This is 2014. Fashion and style are entirely what YOU make of it.

Antoinette would like to share this NY Magazine article about a new fashion term that has been popping up on the internet a lot lately: “normcore“.

This infographic by Mediarun of all Best Actress Oscar Dresses since 1929 shows how styles have changed over the decades. Laurinda was surprised that designers weren’t considered so notable early on, and quite a few winners did not show up for their awards.

Modgrl loved Jean Paul Gaultier’s runway show that included people of all ages sporting a totally ’80s punk look. She could absolutely see herself wearing many of these pieces individually.

Greg finally found a body shape classification chart that works for him. He says he’s transitioning from the Bart to the Vortex over time.