Florence’s Lungs

>> Apologies that I can't find better images of the lovely Florence Welch (Florence and the Machine) performing at Glasto (no I wasn't there…were you?) but Getty is the best I can do.  Last week, I was having a love affair of Roksanda Ilincic's lacquered flowers for Whistles and the flame-haired songstress has taken the flowers to another level adorning her band's drumkit and mic with slightly dishevelled blooms.  More to the point, the gold and black roses adorn her stage outfits which oddly are designed by Topshop, exclusively for Florence.  I say odd, only because high street stores don't tend to do custom designs for people, especially ones that aren't going to be sold in-store.  Still, Topshop have gotten onto that stage train with gusto and given Florence fringed capes, shoulder pieces, giant rose embellishments and custom-fitted tulle sleeves for her to flutter around…

**EDIT** Found better images courtesy of Roger Sargent…


It does pain me a little that these shoes that Topshop also made for her won't be sold but does tempt me into a simple DIY task with some fake flowers and grosgrain…



I was going to post the original video for Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) but I've decided the Jamie T/Lionheart dance remix is actually pretty good, equalling the original if not surpassing… 

19 Replies to “Florence’s Lungs”

  1. i can’t believe topshop made her stage outfit out of sheer goodwill and are choosing not to sell it in store? suspicious. i still love her, topshop or not :).

  2. ooh did you see the article in British Vogue that featured pictures of her room and some of her favourite clothes?? I had a serious case of wardrobe envy!!!

  3. I can’t wait to see how you confection yourself a pair of floral heels. I’m sure it’ll be great! I also love the illustrations…

  4. i love florence and the machine so much, oh yes and the british vogue feature of her room is a dream, i loveesss it, also you know the green floaty dress she wore in the Rabbit Heart video, isnt it gorgeous, i reckon you should do i DIY take on those shoes.

  5. i was in the front row at glastonbury, completely the most euphoric experience ever. we all wondered what she was doing while she was changing outfits

  6. Love love love Florence X <3
    I've been waiting soo long for the album to be released... She has great style and is just beautiful...every time I see her red hair I get serious envy! If I have a daughter i'm calling her Florence!
    Thanks for the Jamie T mix, I like it but still prefer the original.
    Sheesh, I dunno if I could stand in those shoes, let alone climb the stage!

  7. topshop are such a designing force right now, who next? i see they were doing something with the la roux album on the site, and they already kitted out natasha khan, maybes they’ll design for her next??

  8. Can anything better Cosmic Love though?
    Love love love her style, and I’m not one for florals particularly but these are sufficiently muted to entice me.

  9. saw florence at the bloomsbury ballroom last month, it was amazing, the stage was even more covered in flowers and antique bird cages. For her encore she wore a very similiar dress to the one in the rabbit heart video. The supports, fandeath and golden silvers, were brilliant too

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