Little Darling

George Harrison composed Here Comes the Sun on an April morning in Surrey, 1969, while visiting Eric Clapton at his country house. Clapton says that they were just walking around the garden with acoustic guitars, feeling the sunshine. A magic moment. One that sings a joyful English goodbye to winter.

This spring Jane’s Vanity says hello to Violet & Wren, a newly-discovered UK lingerie line, and its breathtaking English flowers. The hand-painted fabric designs recall traditional botanical prints. The silhouettes are sports-inspired, suitable for home and beyond, layerable in that special English way. The designers, Louise and Helen, wanted “something that could be styled with our wardrobes, paired with our high-waisted denim, everyday tees and cashmere knitwear, offering a more directional and refreshing approach to luxury loungewear.” The mix is truly exciting, especially with the addition of Violet & Wren’s bold stripes, flirty lace, and...turbans to match!

Another English friend, Morpho + Luna, continues to celebrate florals in its ongoing collaboration with artist Tom Gallant. This season, his limited edition deep blue and gold print takes inspiration from the tropical island of Reunion. Gallant has “drawn on the surreal, vibrant Post-Impressionist Henri Rousseau, bringing the island’s stunning scenery to life in a print that features bold foliage, brightly-colored birds-of-paradise, and, of course, Morpho + Luna’s signature motif, butterflies.” Imagine in silk Ines pajamas, Bianca robe, and Paris nightdress. The pattern is repeated in intricate dark grey embroidery for champagne-hued Gigi and Bella robes of linen and cupro (an ultra-fine stretch-resistant cotton derivative). Speaking of Reunion, have you seen Francois Truffaut’s Mississippi Mermaid starring Catherine Deneuve and Jean-Paul Belmondo? Another memorable event of 1969.

Become a spring classic yourself, with fabulous English florals from Jane’s Vanity.

-Kate L

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