Red Flower Power
Dear Secret Agents,
Ever done the Red Flower Power? It is no secret that Red is the most manipulative colour – influencing everything from your choices in the workplace to our love life. Lady in Red is an iconic image for a sensual powerful woman for a reason. Oh yes and a very sensual song by Chris De Burgh when he first saw his wife. Oh yes, there are also theories about the healing power of flowers and the biological affect they have on us. But what happens when we combine Red and Flower Power into a Red Flower Power?
We tested it with one of our secret agents on Brighton beach. We put her on watch hour wearing Red Flower Power and told her very little about this secret mission. Top and shoes were borrowed from our 70s secret agent Kiki Miyas – but adopted for a beach look. At first, our secret agent just stood there, holding to the rail, admiring the view with that I Have A Dream look on her face.
Then just like with the Saving Majestic Montpellier mission, she started inspecting the sea from all angles, all the while looking around to make sure she’s not being followed.
Then all of a sudden she started behaving like a rock star. Singing! Clutch for a guitar. Shoe for a microphone. What the heck?
Then the full Red Flower Power kicked in and she went completely mad. Tried to dislocate the railing and when she failed she just jumped over it and ran away!
The truth is, our secret agent in Red Power Flower has gone missing! She was last seen on Brighton beach on the weakend wearing a red floral Miyas shirt, red Kiki shoes, and red Flamindigo clutch below! If you have any information whatsoever please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We are missing her deeply!
This blog post is a collaboration with Flamindigo designer David Usadel, the so-called Handbag Doctor. The clutch featured above is a special colour edition of his clutch designs. It’s perfect for going out in town or for travelling with low cost airlines around Europe. It can hold your passport, wallet & phone but it’s thin enough so that when you come to board and Easy Jet tells you ‘just one bag please’ – you can easily slip it into your carry-on! Flamindigo bags have previously been featured in Mellow Yellow Woman’s Day & Teal Blue to the Flu & Doctor Bag, My Sweet Valentine
This post also features the Kiki limited edition shoes by Preston Zly from the Towards Wearable Abstraction collection – a must see! This shoe is extremely versatile and very comfortable, like most of their shoes. It was previously featured in 70s Street Style, Be My Valentine and Doctor Bag.
Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s and early 1970s as a symbol of passive resistance to the Vietnam War. The expression was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg in 1965 as a means to transform war protests into peaceful affirmative spectacles. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colors, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as flower children. Read more..