Valentine’s Day awakens the poet in us … or at least it used to, before tablets and tweets zapped the verse out our daily discourse.
This year, though, UK luxury label Fleur of England is hoping to revive the poetry in our souls with a Valentine’s Day contest designed to bring out the Byron in all of us.
It’s pretty simple: write a short, original, romantic poem and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 8, then watch to see if your entry gets posted on Fleur’s Facebook page or Twitter feed (some entries have already been posted.)
And the payoff? The winning entry will receive £500 worth of sumptuous goodies from Fleur’s breathtaking new style range called New Rose.
Named for the floral emblem of love and inspired by the classic pink rose, which symbolizes grace, the New Rose collection arrives just in time for V-Day gifting — and for inspiring romantic bards.
The range includes a dozen different pieces that blend French lace, silk satin and translucent silk georgette, with a fair bit of creativity in each individual look. For example, the babydoll gown is a striking new silhouette that marries a lace waist panel with a long A-shaped silk skirt. (There’s also a shorter version in a more traditional babydoll.)
New Rose offers three bra styles (including a luxurious boudoir bra with front tie) and four knickers cuts.
The most memorable piece in the collection, though, (and this is where your prize money should go!) is the belted silk georgette kimono shown here and in the main above. It’s shorter than most kimonos and boasts a hand-cut appliqué trim and elegant butterfly wing sleeves.
The New Rose range has the look of an heirloom collection, the kind that you pack carefully away and bring out only for the most special occasions — and the most adoring audience.
In fact, don’t be surprised if Fleur’s latest turns you into something of a muse for your beloved … and makes poetry part of your romance all year long.