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Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show

Mackenzie ChigloComment
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show

This dress (above), was made with over a thousand roses. Incredible!

Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show

"They are only complete when they're together." (above) - First Place Winner

Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show
Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show

My absolute favorite piece from the event! I met the designer after the show, and (somewhat seriously) asked her to design my future wedding dress.

Art in Bloom Floral Fashion Show

This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to attend a fashion show. This wasn't just any fashion show though - every garment that went down the runway was made entirely of flowers and other foliage. Set in the gorgeous Windhover Hall of the Milwaukee Art Museum, the gowns dazzled and left many attendees in awe. Not only did I want to wear some of the incredible floral creations, but I was also intrigued and captivated by the technique and skill that it took to construct this style of art. I can say with 100% certainty that I'm already planning on attending next year's event!

The ticket for this event said "Dress to Impress," but that can be interpreted differently by everyone. I love any opportunity to dress up though, so I went with this bright pink shift dress from Banana Republic, and completed the look with a fitted leather jacket. Adding a leather jacket is a great way to create a slightly more casual look if you're not quite sure how fancy to dress for an event, and you literally can't go wrong with the selection that Express offers every year. I bought mine a couple seasons ago, and I'm still obsessed. 

On another note, it's officially spring! Go ahead and break out those floral prints and wedges - let's hope Mother Nature shows us some love. xoxo

Dress: Banana Republic

Leather Jacket: Express

Shoes: Vince Camuto

Earrings: New York & Company