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Saturday, 4 June 2011

Let's Get Fruity! x

Fruits are in Fashion! Eat, wear or accessorize! Make a colourful, fresh statement using fruit-inspired fashion & accessories to add a burst of zing to your wardrobe. This season zesty coloured fruit prints dominated the runway. Citrus fruits were a big inspiration for a lot of the designers this year. A number of them brought out a Spring/Summer 2011 collection of bright, interesting pieces of tutti frutti prints, first showcased at the London, Paris & Milan fashion weeks. It seems like the fashion world has gone fruit-crazy with everyone feeling a little bit fruity this season. 
There were 70’s style fun banana prints on the Prada S/S '11 runway collection. Prada literally went bananas dressing the models in banana print shirts, skirts, nails & earrings, while Miuccia Prada, the designer herself wore banana earrings backstage.
Wunderkid with the collection of Spring/Summer '11 chose cherry & strawberry prints on excessively large & bulky skirts & dresses, along with a lot of colors & floral prints.
Stella McCartney’s S/S '11 show-stopping pieces were fresh, vibrant & came in a variety of vivid citrus prints. With a mix of bold prints of oranges, limes & grapefruits against white background to highlight the prints & the contrasts between them.
Dolce & Gabbana’s limited collection featured a smattering of cherries. Cute little cherry prints popped up on D&G dresses, cardigans, thong sandals & bikinis plus, across Anna Sui & Sonia Rykiel’s resort collections. Other fruits that took to the various runways included; oranges at Akris, strawberries, grapes & pineapples at Betsey Johnson’s resort collection. Apples were a popular choice for Suno, whereas Blumarine models carried lemon handbags.

At Moschino Cheap & Chic, the bold lemon print added a dose of divine vibrant color to the Spring/Summer '11 ready-to-wear collection.
Zac Posen RTW Spring '11 runway collection represented fruits only as a detail. Notice the melon brooch. With his wacky prints, fun fruit appliques, soft jerseys & ruffle look, Zac Posen’s Z Spoke line screamed young, fun, and fresh.

Miu Miu S/S '11 collection offered a repetitive apple pattern across dresses, skirts & trousers in a variety of colours with belt buckles & earrings featuring the zesty fruit.

Louis Vuitton’s Resort 2011 collection brings out pastel coloured prints of fruit vines & peonies worked onto flouncy skirts, shorts & trousers. Keeping it feminine, pretty & ladylike!
It all started when Anna Dello Russo, 48, Editor of Japanese Vogue, arrived at Milan Fashion Week wearing an off the shoulder YSL dress embroidered with little strawberries & accessorised with a big cherry hat! She’s known for her quirky fascinators & show-the-attitude-that’s-inside policy. She's a true inspiration to middle-aged women everywhere who think they are too old to still have fun with fashion.
In case you're wondering how to work a watermelon hat & let's be honest, who isn't? Here’s Anna’s 10 rules to wearing headpieces [AnnaDelloRusso
Talking about fruits, how can we possibly miss mentioning Carmen Miranda. She’s noted for her signature fruit hats from 40’s & 50’s. Miranda’s enormous, fruit-laden hats are iconic visuals recognized around the world. Much of the popular fruit jewelery seen today is often still fondly called 'Carmen Miranda jewelery.' 
Singer, Katty Perry wore a Carmen Miranda fruit dress designed by The Blonds during the 2009 Grammys. Check out some of the OTT pieces worn by the modern pop star & her stylish take on Carmen Miranda inspired fruit bowl get-up below.
So this season think bright colours & bold fruit prints to really stand out in the crowd. If you would prefer to ‘taste test’ this fruity trend, check out Charlotte Olympia’s banana clutch bag or mixed fruit platform heels or flats. The striking heels are decorated with interlaced pineapples, bananas, strawberries & watermelons. It is the perfect way to incorporate the trend into your everyday style with effortless flair.
Of her pieces, Charlotte Dellal, the designer behind the Charlotte Olympia label, says; 
“They are tongue in cheek but wearable, I like accessories which have a sense of humor.”
Love xXx 


104 comments:

  1. What a great post! Thanks for following my blog, I'm following back! xoxo


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  5. those banana print nails are amazing! and thankyou sweetie for such a lovely comment on my blog! xxxx

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  6. love this post! the fruit trend is so awesome! I already have a pineapple dress myself and craving for an apple pants à la Miu Miu :)

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  7. I like this trend! you also picked great photos, lovely..

    thx for your nice comments btw, come visit me again ;)


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  8. thx for your comment, I like your blog and of course I'm following you back


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  9. So many colors! I love it. Such a unique post, thanks for compiling it!

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  10. Love this trend! So cute ^_^
    I'm in love with Prada's bananas print but it's too expensive for me =(
    Thanks for visit my blog. I'm following you back :) Kisses

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  11. Love Fruits !!!!!!! =)
    tnx 4 the visit =)

    I'll follow u back =)

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  12. I like so much the new collection by Prada! nice post

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  13. This article it's great!I love the pictures and the words you use to describe them!Lovely post!

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  15. I love bananas and Stella Mccartney <3

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  16. Oh these prada furs are to die for! I must admit that it's the first time I see these Dolce & Gabbana dresses, I love the pink one with the huge bow!
    xx
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  17. Thank u for following us!!! We will follow your blog. !! love !!

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  18. Thank you so much for your comment, I am now following you. I like the pictures you post, very inspirational! Keep in touch:)
    Xoxo Laura.

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  19. Great post. I love the fruit prints. I saw a banana printed bikini in H&M, I' m gonna buy if it' s still there.

    Thanks for the comment and following. I' m following back.

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  20. Lovely pics! Love all of them! Following you now :)



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  21. That banana manicure is too cool!

    xo,
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  22. All these pics are cute....the banana prints are always too adorable


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  23. wow! this is such a great post.

    absolutely adore the banana nails!

    and the lemon dress is so cute.

    -fb X

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  24. great post! what fun and colourful fashion xx

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  25. Fruit Themes??? How fun. I love those banana print dresses. xo
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  26. Thanks for following us, we love your blog too, so from now on, we are following you :)

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  27. Great POst....and definitely a big trend this summer....vibrant colors with fruits..and ohh i love love anna dello russo

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  28. thanks for following me! I am following you back xx

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  29. i love how fruit is the inspiration!

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  30. Such a fun trend! Thanks for your comment and follow! Following you now!

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  31. I love this trend, its so fun and colorful! Great post! Thanks for your comment and follow! I'm following you now!

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  32. After the dreary and cold winter we have had in New York, I really loving the bright colors in fashion!!

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  33. Hello there sweetie! Firstly thanks for visiting my blog and for those lovely words on my post! Of course I'm following you back! I love your blog, your posts and what you said in the About ME box. This post is awesome, I love every piece of clothing, the colors are the best. Just looking at them makes you love even more summer and life. I would love to know your opinion on my first Runway Show:
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  34. Great post! :)

    If you follow my blog and comment saying you did, I'll follow yours back xoxo

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  35. thankyou for the comment, I am following you back :)

    love this post !!


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  36. so many bright colours! Love the katy perry photos. I'm following you have a nice day.
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  37. WOOOW! great post, love your blog :)

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  38. So cool pics! Such an inspiration!!

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  39. I love this post! I guess I never really noticed just how many fruity looks and prints are out around now! I'm following your blog!

    -Erin
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  40. oh wow, this is an awesome post. you did great research on these fashion houses featuring fruits in their collections. i didn't notice until you pointed it out. <3

    ps. i'd love to have a fruity pair of heels like the last one. whoot!

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  41. The fruity look is so cute! I'm loving the shoes.
    I love your blog, I'm definitely following :)
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  42. All of the looks remind me of Lifesavers...how fun!

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  43. Ashleigh NicoleJune 13, 2011

    Loving this post, very creative!

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  44. perfect post! <3 <3 love love love it :-)

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  45. Hello! thanks for stopping by in my blog!

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  46. Love the banana skirts! Following you back now!!!

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  47. Great pictures darling!! Love your post and follow you too
    x milla

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  48. AnonymousJune 14, 2011

    thanks for your comment*
    I'm now following you!

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  49. omg! I love all of the colors!!! And I am definitely following you ;)

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  50. Amazing post. Such a fresh creative idea to discuss the bright color trend of the season but to also incorporate the fruit theme prints--which is also popular. I love your attention to detail with all the pictures and stylized narrative.
    -Madeleine

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  51. Thanks for following :) And I really love this post! <3 Keep posting. Followed back too.

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  52. Hi,

    Thanks for visiting! So fruity and colourful :)
    And I am following you back now :)

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  53. Hey chick!
    Thanks for your comment, i'm def following you back :)

    Love these photos, especially the banana nails!!!! Awesome!!

    Speak soon!
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  54. I definitely love your fruity picks! i am following you
    xx
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  55. like the nails, would like to have something similar like cherries or strawberries :)


    xx Claudia
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  56. Thank you so much for the sweetest comment you left on my blog :) I really like your blog too and following :***

    xxx,

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  57. What a GORGEOUS colorful inspiration post! Love it!Thanks for following, I like your blog!

    Love,
    Alicia

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  58. This is such a fun post :)
    Love this, so colorful and beautiful :)

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  59. Thanks for your lovely comment and for following my blog!Great post,love it!
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  60. Loving the fruit trend at the mo. Great post!
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  61. Really nice post, great selection!!

    I love the bananas skirt!!

    Big kisses, following you

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  62. Anna Dello Russo is amazing. I love all her head pieces. Great post! I follow you too:)

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  63. Wow, amazing photos!!
    x

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  64. thank you for comment in my blog!
    you have a beautiful blog!
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    do you follow me?
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  65. great post!!I love bananas!!uehuEuheuhe

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  66. Thank you so much sweetie <3 So happy you like the dress :) xo Christine

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  67. i love the fruits!! great photos!! :)

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  68. thanks for the comment! i love your blog! very inspirational.

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  69. thank you for the comment on my blog, and i love your blog, its so professional yet obviously styled to your taste, love it, following you! :)

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    xx

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  70. Such a lovely post!
    I love it!!
    Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment
    I'm following back:)Your blog is very cute too!!
    See you soon
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  71. Che bello!Sono capi così freschi e divertenti!Bel blog!Ti seguo anch'io :)
    un bacio
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  72. Following you dear! xx Joice

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  73. Amazing post!i love Stella McCartney's fruity patterns!!i really like your blog.i am following you.it would make me very happy if you followed me back if u want :)

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  74. love the fresh look of Stella McCartney’s, summer feeling is coming :)

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  75. oh wow!
    your blog is so interesting and colourful! thanks for sharing these photo's!!
    :)
    following you!

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  76. those tutti fruity clothes are so stunning..and the banana-nail polish is so cute.. :)

    i'm following you back
    thanks for following me :)

    hug and kisses,
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  77. Great inspiration! I love fruit prints right now :) thank you for stopping by my blog and following :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  78. Your blog is incredible! so bright and colourful and full of happiness! Keep up the great work and I will be sure to follow!

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  79. Thank u for the comment and following ((:
    Follow back ! :)
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  80. Very colourful and zesty. I love it! Please follow me at www.sewshootme.blogspot.com. Thanks! xxx

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  81. Thanks for the lovely comment honey.

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  82. Such A lovely and inspiring blog!Absolutly love your blog!!!x

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  83. amazing prints all :)
    i followed your blog now!
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  84. Hey, thanks for stoping by my blog. I found this post so interesting, i love fruits in cloths, specially, strawberries!
    Following you, kisses.

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  85. Love the flash colour !!!
    Kiss from France ;-)

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  86. I love the bright colors, funky prints, and Carmen Miranda influence! =)

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  87. WOW..these images are all gorgeous...so bright and fun!!

    Thx for your lovely comment on my blog and following you back. Come visit me and absolutely loving your blog doll.


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  88. I adore this post!!!So colourfull!!!So.....yummy!!!!!The pics are great!!!
    Kisses and hugs
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  89. Like the post. These prints are adorable! I love such things. And bananas are everywhere now, see them all the time))

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  90. Thanks for following, I followed you back :)

    xx

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  91. this looks amazing!
    amazing clothes
    i love it:)
    thanks for the Qute Comment babe

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  92. Loving all the fruit print, it is so much fun! And the colors are amazingggg! :)

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  93. Such a colorful post! Love them all!

    Following you now on Google, I would love it if you followed me back!

    Thank you in advance!
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  94. me gusta esta tendencia!!! unas fotos geniales y un post muy completo...un besazo

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  95. Anna Dello Russo is such a fashionista
    her style is always so daring and fabulous

    i have been looking for a cherry printed dress for quite a while!!

    <3
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  96. wow!! amazing design! i love the banana skirt so much! so creative. following your blog dear. :)

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  97. Great post!!!Love Anna Dello Rusoo..:)

    xxx

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  98. If I had any of those on me I might eat myself for looking delicious! Haha!

    Wida
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  99. Hey!
    I just found your blog!
    It's lovely!
    Wanna follow each other?
    I followed you already on blogger!

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  100. so cute!!!


    xoxo from rome
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  101. what a great post!! :Dhope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration!xo

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