Friday, March 11, 2016

Daisy Do

Kate Spade knows it. Iris Apfel wears it for her. The New York Times declares it to be. This is the year of the daisy. That cheapest of cheap flowers to decorate your first apartment ($1 a bunch at the old florist above the Sheridan Square subway stop) is now the freshest symbol of Spring 2016.

Daisies are forever the '60s to me. What would Twiggy be without daisies? Or Mary Quant without that stylized daisy logo? There is something innocent, simple and unpretentious about a daisy. The '60s were anything but. There was that whole putting-daisies-in-guns thing...

Today everyone is going daisy crazy. Dolce and Gabbana show daisies for little and big girls. Giambattista Valli thinks daisies are ducky. Anthropologie delivers a dress from Mia Farrow's 1968 closet.

Sweet Dolce and Valli of the daisies
Rosemary's daisies

Daisies can be graphic and direct or unapologetically feminine. Black and white is a cool combo. A pop of daisy yellow is always happy. As long as there are no daisy smiley faces, I'm happy.  Daisy Duck is forever, but there is a daisy don't— please, no Daisy Dukes.

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