Summer Of Love
Be swept away into carefree jouissance as flowers become irresistibly romantic. By Aisha Hassan.
Juliet tells Romeo from atop a balcony, “This bud of love, by summer’ssum ripening breath/May prove a beauteous flow flower when next we meet.” Yet, beyond eternal love in parenthesis, this season continues to swell with carefree romance. Festival-goers reinvent the insouciance of Woodstock by flaunting bare sun-kissed skin,skin while coronets of petals graced the runway, like anyan midsummer’s night’s dream. But you don’t need a diadem of flowers for the look of love. Paint yo your lips a balmy, blushing rosé or deep rose red to evoke sensuality. Even luminous skin, minimal yet glistening, is incredibly ambrosial. Generously sweep a blossom-coloured highlighter across cheekbones for a dewy glaze, or dab shimmering eyeshadow with your fingertips for effortlessly iridescentiride lids. The spirit is dreamlike; vernalve hues and flowing garments are seductivese in the most ethereal way. To complete the vision? A floral fragrance, leaving behind an alluring trail, as the final touch.
Dior Diorshow Mono in Coral Reflexion, RM125 Lancôme Absolue White Aura CC Cream, RM375 Lily Aldridge at the Save Venice Ball, as seen on her Instagram Romee Strijd and fellow Victoria’s Secret Angels at Coachella Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Energy, RM115
Pair barely flushed skin with a bold, bright crown à la Dolce & Gabbana Spring/ Summer ’16
Urban Decay Afterglow 8- Hour Powder Highlighter in Aura, RM98
Pink lips feigned Edenic innocence at Moncler Gamme Rouge Spring/ Summer ’16
Negin Mirsalehi’s flowering stance
L’Occitane Pivoine Sublime Lip Balms
Dark florals and effortless hair on the streets of Milan.
Elie Saab Le Parfum Rose Couture EDT, RM457 (90ml)