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It’s Decided: This Fall, We’ll Wear Flowers

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Photo by Kate Owen

When fashion meets nature

When it comes to florals and fashion, the combination is most closely associated with spring and summer months, but it doesn't have to be.

As we approach fall, we need not look further than the ethereal beauty of blooms for inspiration—and don’t worry, we’re not talking about flower crowns here.

In the following fashion story, director Sam Shannon and photographer Kate Owen were inspired by what they call "eco-sexuality," namely, the way one can find nature romantic or sensual. “We’re pushing the idea that plant life in fashion is more than just a background element for beauty or props, and that it can play a more prominent role visually, as well as sexually,” they say. Think: flowers tucked into pants, bras, and pockets—or, yes, worn on the head (though without an ounce of festival vibes)—and, of course, printed florals. The result is fresh and modern, yet dreamy.

Keep scrolling for all of your floral-filled, end-of-summer wardrobe inspiration.

Director: Sam Shannon 
Photographer: Kate Owen
Words: Sam Shannon and Kate Owen
Director of Photography: Ruaraid Achilleos-Sarll 
Production Coordinator: Francesca Beltran 
Stylist: Andrea Cuomo
Style Assistants: Georgia Clark, Chris Arundel
Makeup Artist: Laura Noben 
Hair Stylist: Mark Francome Painter 
Models: Johanna Milde at Elite, Yvonne Chibueze at Milk Management

Yvonne is wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit, an Agent Provocateur bra and suspender set, and Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Verlaine top (over), a Wolford top (under), Topshop pants, Simone Rocha tights, and Dr. Martens sandals. Yvonne is wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit, an Agent Provocateur bra and suspender set, Nike shoes, and Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Verlaine top (over), a Wolford top (under), Topshop pants, and Simone Rocha tights.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Vivienne Westwood suit, an Agent Provocateur bra and suspender set, and Dries Van Noten x Linda Farrow sunglasses. Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Verlaine top (over), and a Wolford top (under).

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Joshua Millard jacket, a Mary Katrantzou dress, Underground sandals, and stylist’s own beanie.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), and a Molly Goddard top (over). Yvonne is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Markus Lupfer dress, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, Markus Lupfer x Linda Farrow sunglasses, and her own jewelry.

Photo by Kate Owen

Left: Yvonne is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Markus Lupfer dress, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, Markus Lupfer x Linda Farrow sunglasses, and her own jewelry. Right: Yvonne is wearing a Markus Lupfer coat, a Mary Katrantzou jacket, a Roberts Wood dress, Anya Hindmarch shoes, and Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Mother of Pearl dress, a Markus Lupfer sweater, and a Freya Dalsjo jacket. Yvonne is wearing an Agent Provocateur jumpsuit and bodysuit, an Anya Hindmarch bag, and Matthew Williamson x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Simone Rocha dress, Underground shoes, and Wolford tights. Johanna is wearing Mashael Alrajhi pants and Underground sandals.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), a Molly Goddard top (over), and Mother of Pearl pants.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), a Molly Goddard top (over), Mother of Pearl pants, and Underground shoes.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Verlaine top (over), a Mary Katrantzou top (under), Mashael Alrajhi pants, Underground shoes, and a Nike hat.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Mary Katrantzou top (under), a Molly Goddard top (over), Mother of Pearl pants, and Underground shoes. Yvonne is wearing a Shrimps jacket, a Markus Lupfer dress and skirt, a Vivienne Westwood shirt, Underground shoes, Linda Farrow sunglasses, Wolford tights, and her own jewelry.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Simone Rocha dress, Underground shoes, and Wolford tights.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing a Simone Rocha dress and her own jewelry. Johanna is wearing a Verlaine top (over), a Mary Katrantzou top (under), and a Nike hat.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing an Agent Provocateur jumpsuit and bodysuit, and an Anya Hindmarch bag and shoes. Johanna is wearing a Mother of Pearl dress, a Markus Lupfer sweater, a Freya Dalsjo jacket, and Underground shoes.

Photo by Kate Owen

Johanna is wearing a Mother of Pearl dress and a Markus Lupfer sweater.

Photo by Kate Owen

Yvonne is wearing an Agent Provocateur jumpsuit and bodysuit, an Anya Hindmarch bag, and Matthew Williamson x Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Photo by Kate Owen

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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