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My Couture Fragrance: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

My Couture Fragrance: Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet

The season for flowers is finally here! This spring calls for us to bust on more floral scents and fragrances. Since Christian Dior launched its newest interpretations of ‘Miss Dior’ early last year, I must admit, it has been one of my favorite everyday springtime floral scents. The delicate and light scent of Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet exemplifies both youthfulness and modernity, while embodying Dior’s couture spirit. I’ve also fallen in love with the packaging of the bottle. The dainty yet sleek bow around the bottle’s neck truly brings out the girly, yet sophisticated side of Miss Dior. 

This spring I am excited to be partnering with Saks in their Glam Gardens initiative. I’ve always loved working with flowers and this experience has been so surreal. Inspired by the charming ‘Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet’ and Christian Dior’s 2015 Spring/Summer collection, I have created two unique floral looks for #SaksGlamGardens. During my visit to the florist, with my phone and notebook in my hands, I carefully searched and examined the flowers I’ve dedicatedly listed for both the looks.

The first look was created using a full bouquet of Pink Peonies. My inspiration for this piece came from the essence of the ‘Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet’, and the heart of the fragrance, Pink Peonies. I thought they perfectly personify the elegance, charm of an irresistibly beautiful woman donned in the gorgeous fragrance.

Floral Couture in Progress. Photo Credits: HappyPhotoPeople

Floral Couture in Progress. Photo Credits: HappyPhotoPeople

Each petal was placed overlapping one another to add volume to the gown and represent elegance, sophistication and grace. At the same time, the lightweight petals characterize the delicate, breezy scent of the fragrance.

How do you find the finished look?

How do you find the finished look?

The second look I created was inspired by Look #7 of Christian Dior’s Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection. The Christian Dior collection this season has redefined modernity in fashion by borrowing historical references and making it look ‘new’. Since I was illustrating an all-white gown, I’ve decided to work with a variety of flower breeds. White Peonies, Hydrangeas, Damascus and Matthiola petals were used. Using different shades and shapes of white petals helped to bring out the structure of the outfit.

Photo Credits: Olivia Palermo

Photo Credits: Olivia Palermo

I thought the white, luscious peony blooms helped signify the soft and sensual scent of ‘Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet’, while providing additional texture to the skirt. 

Layering on the bouquet of Peonies, Hydrangeas, Damascus, and Matthiolas. 

Layering on the bouquet of Peonies, Hydrangeas, Damascus, and Matthiolas. 

The green buds of the Matthiola flowers helped to accentuate the beautiful detailing of the skirt, while its sophisticated, pure-white blooms brought the rest of the piece to life.

Giving whites some necessary dimension. 

Giving whites some necessary dimension. 

J'adore Dior

J'adore Dior

Dior’s 2015 Spring/Summer runway looks and Miss Dior Blooming Bouquethave given me so much inspiration over the week. I am exceedingly thrilled to share my floral creations with all of you!

Don't forget to stop by Saks New York's Glam Gardens Windows, Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

Don't forget to stop by Saks New York's Glam Gardens Windows, Photo Credit: Saks Fifth Avenue

   

 

 

Saks New York's Dior window, a gorgeous contrast of metal and flora play perfectly against the vast array of miniature iconic Miss Blooming Bouquet bottles.

I hope you like my floral illustrations! Now, its time to enjoy spring with all these light, heavenly floral scents!