Sarah writes: "I have been obsessed with this tumblr for awhile now: a Russian fashion designer who makes these clothes out of these ethereal, antique, intricate, floral fabrics. Her clothes are only sold in boutiques overseas, and even if I could get there AND afford it, it's all sold out (a triple whammy of fashion sadness). Can you find anything that matches the magic of her prints? Thanks!"
I feel ya on that triple whammy sadness, Sarah. The Lesia Paramonova prints are super gorgeous and lush, and a year ago you might not have been able to find anything like them. Luckily, the fashion world at large has decided that joyful, vibrant patterns are acceptable to wear again. Phew! It makes things more interesting, right? A lot of my favorite botanical print-adorned items were way up there in cost, but I still found quite a few items that I think capture the spirit lushness of her prints.
1. Film Noir Printed Shorts ($37)
2. Juicy Couture Paradise Floral Dress ($102, on sale)
3. Tiny Flower Blur Shirt ($76)
4. Paul & Joe Sister Bird Print Peplum Shell ($125, on sale)
5. Fresh Bloom Blazer ($68)
6. Ted Baker Anina Oil Painting Top ($175)
7. Strathcona Stockings Blackbird ($36)
8. Botanical Shift Dress ($90)
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Zhide here: I can't give you an opinion on your purse because I seem unable to form opinions about purses, but I can give you strong opinions on which chambray shirt you should buy (all of them), how bright is too bright for a pair of shorts (no such thing), my favorite paper goods (love that smell), and hip items for the home (though dappled sunlight is the best decoration).
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