I love flower paintings from the Dutch Golden Age. I’m always keeping a look out for them in galleries and museums. Some of my favourites are housed at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and the Ashmolean Gallery in Oxford. I’m particularly inspired by artists Rachel Ruysch and Maria van Oosterwijck, both were ahead of their time and highly regarded and skilled in their work.
As I have learned more about these paintings I have discovered that all isn’t as it seems. On the surface they are exquisite replicas of flowers, insects, birds’ nests, dewdrops and Chinese porcelain. But as you look closer the illusion is revealed. They are a botanical impossibility. The paintings present rare flowers of their time, that could never actually bloom together. They are an exercise in sublime trickery, compositions cleverly pieced together to make the ultimate arrangement.
Inspired by these beautiful illusions, Wilson Trollope’s autumn/winter 2019 collection combines all of our favourites and draws together the most beautiful fabrics, colours and designs to form our own Sublime Arrangement. Pieces for layering, garments that empower, dresses and jackets that are playful and that conceal and disguise.
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There are three body measurement points that you need to know to ensure a great fit – bust, waist, and hips.
When taking your body measurements, wear the undergarments you normally wear for the most accurate results. Use a flexible tape measure, or a piece of string and ruler, and hold it around each body point so it is comfortably snug. If the tape is cutting into your flesh, it is too tight.
To ensure an accurate measurement around your body, keep the measuring tape as level as possible from front to back. We recommend measuring yourself in front of a mirror so you can check this from a side view. If you can, get a friend to help you to ensure the most accurate measurements.
Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around your back and where the tape meets across the fullest point of your bust is your bust measurement.
Waist: Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, the slimmest part of your torso, pulling the ends to the front. Where they meet is your waist measurement.
Hips: Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your bottom – this is usually low down towards your thighs. As with your bust and waist measurements, where the tape meets is your hip measurement.
Length: To measure the length of individual garments against your body it is best to measure down the centre of your back. To do this, start the measuring tape at either the base of your neck for dresses and tops, or at your waist for skirts. Measure down your body to the measurement listed in the garment description. This will show you where the garment comes to on you. When you are measuring for length, remember to make sure you are standing completely upright – it is best to have someone help you with this. Alternatively, compare the measurement with the length of a garment you already have.
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