13 January 2012

Florence on a Friday...

It's Friday, yay!

That means it's casual friday in the office.. I am inspired by floral today and am wearing a lightweight lilac jacket with an apricot and pastel green floral print (a weekend bargain from Forever 21).  It sounds really random but it's pretty I swear!

Some of my favourite florals are the designs from Florence Broadhurst, a designer from rural Queensland.  Signature Prints have brought her designs out of the archives and now you can see her prints on wallpaper, stationery + clothing (cute collaboration with Kate Spade), home decor etc.

She sounded like one fascinating and intriguing lady - singing and dancing her way through India, South East Asia and China in the 1920s.  She even founded an academy of arts in Shanghai.  You can definitely see Asian influences spreading throughout her designs.  A book has been written about her if you are interested in reading more, titled "Florence Broadhurst - Her Secret & Extraordinary Lives".  I think I need to add it to my reading list!





the lady herself 

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