Disneyrollergirl contemplates summer's flowers-with-everything trend
Holy Obama, when did the fash-pack suddenly get into gardening? At a big birthday bash two weeks ago, the pre-clubbing chit-chat wasn't about Ibiza or Croatia but the merits of growing your own salad. Shop windows in Sloane Street celebrated last month's Chelsea Flower Show with all manner of floral tributes while Louis Vuitton enlisted Turner Prize artist Jeremy Deller to fashion a flower garden outside its Westfield store. And after marvelling at how London was covered in a blanket of blossom a few weeks ago, I'm now noticing roses flourishing in every other front garden in my street. Britain's beautiful people have gone bonkers for blooms!
If you're tempted to get busy in your own front garden, do takes things slowly. Poor Mr Disneyrollergirl got a little too Fiskars-happy while pruning a trellis and accidentally snipped a twig that wasn't a twig. It was our phone cable. Result? No internet/blogging/Twitter for an entire weekend. Oh, how we laughed.
Although I'm not ready to trade in my Chanel 2.55 for a trug just yet, I am drawn to all those romantic smudgy florals as swooned at from the sidelines of the Erdem show. And I would dearly love to sip elderflower cordial with Stephen Jones in his oh-so-witty English garden, complete with outdoor fireplace (fireplace!) while sporting a flower-strewn boater. (Stephen, call me!)
Over at Topshop they're staging their own tribute to the arrival of summer with a horticultural-flavoured spend-£50-get-a-potted-plant-free incentive. Starting on 11th June, participating stores will have their own little garden area complete with shed - what better backdrop for all those ravishing rose-printed jackets, dresses and jeans?