versus daffodils, heartsease and phlox. Think orchids versus sweet peas. Little Shop of Horrors versus a traditional English country garden. I am talking about flowers that thrive in hot, humid climes; flowers that attract spectacularly large insects, in bright, faintly grotesque color combinations. Punchy and proud, not namby-pamby and meek.
For Power Print inspiration, look to Kate Bosworth. Now there is someone who can clash a tropical print with aplomb. Ditto Diane Kruger and Dree Hemingway – blond hair, blue eyes and a dash of preppiness are great counterpoints for this look. Having said that, exotic brunette beauties such as Vogue Australia’s Christine Centenera and DJ Leigh Lezark were also made for botanicals.
If you are the sort who can carry off a Bermuda short (and not everyone is), Marc Jacobs designed the perfect low-slung pair, printed with a leafy black and white floral, which I would wear with a silk Equipment shirt and a delicate