There's nothing like taking photos of flowers, even if you're a complete amateur photographer, it's not hard to end up with something of beauty. I become something somewhat dangerous if I get thrown into a floral "situation" especially if I'm armed with my camera, complete with macro lenses...
Frolicking around the Rose Garden at Huntington is no exception, and this time, I didn't just take time to smell the roses, but took the time to read the signs too. What's fascinating about the roses in this garden is the fact that each varietal has their own name and year. Each name and year is utterly reflective of that year or inspiration.
Click through to see how I've matched the fashion and inspiration to the roses...it was a lot of fun!
"Christian Dior" 1962
Jackie Kennedy wearing a Christian Dior gown in 1962
Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2002
"Impatient" - 1984
This one has to be one of my favourites....the vibrancy of that coral - one of my favourite colours, the name is beyond perfection and the year? Well that's one of the greatest in history ;)
Still from the 1928 movie 'The Passion of Joan of Arc'
Valentino's 1959 Fiesta Dress, photographed by Peter Lindberg in 2000 (via Beauty Delux)
Poster from the 1953 movie of the same name.
The winning float from the 1974 Rose Parade.
Twiggy for British Vogue, December 1974 (source)
Fashion Photo: 1969 (source unknown)
"Paris de Yves St. Laurent" - 1994
Yves St Laurent Wedding Dress - 1999 - yeah the year's a little off but who could resist?! (Source)