Be Careful Where You Put It | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

Oh, look at this giant flower!
I fell in love with this unusual winter skirt because the flower design is thoughtfully positioned on the side and because of its bright cheerful color. This, will cheer up those few grey days we have in California.

Imagine if the giant flower was designed to cover the derrière of a woman, it wouldn’t be as appealing as it is on the side. Asymmetrical designs are interesting and please the eyes, they also say you are a type who likes challenges and translate your character as being unconventional.

I don’t want to take anything away from the skirt design, thus I decided to go with black only as the main color for the outfit. However, I want to keep the outerwear toned down. To finish this outfit, I have a couple of solutions:
1. white or black overcoat/duster in the same length of the skirt,
2. a white/black short ecological fluffy fur jacket.

(Click on each photo to view it larger).

Here it is a more spirited  bold garment. There will be always someone who would put on whatever strikes his/her fancy without asking if a garment will enhance or kill the figure.
I saw this striking leggings (below) outside a hippy store in San Francisco, where young and young at heart “flower children” still buy their tie-die clothes, 1968s style. Do you really want this design in prominent view on your derrière? Apparently some people do.


At times I find things I like. They look good in store, I bring them home, look at them under a different light, I match them with the items I have, then they change my feeling and suddenly I am totally displeased. It was the case of this black skirt. Ruffles on a skirt are sassy when they are at the bottom of a pencil skirt marking the voluptuousness of a female body and adding movement to each step, but on an “A” line skirt such as this one, ruffles make a person look frumpy. I purchased it anyway, because I had a vision.

I gathered the fabric in the front of the skirt and closed it with a bobby pin, on to which I attach, or hag things. For an evening look, I attach a dark flower or a chunky brooch and for a day time look, I attach a brighter flower, fringes, tassels, or whatever looks interesting. Accessorizing this extravagant skirt takes fantasy. Detour the attention from the large flower to other parts of the body, wear gloves, pantyhose, or a hat. Needless to say, it will catch people’s attention no matter what. Are you ready to be seen and observed? Ciao.


Copyright © 2018 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is a trained Fashion and Interior Designer, born in Italy in a family of artists. Style surrounded her since the beginning of her life. Her many years of experience led her to offer consultations in both specializations and now she can remodel homes as well as personal images. She is passionate about colors and encourages her clients to express their individual style in their homes and with the clothes they wear.
To better help people all over the world she offers consultations online. She is the author of three books. Get your copy of Valentina’s book on colors: ©RED-A Voyage Into Colors on



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Valentina
    Feb 25, 2018 @ 00:10:28

    Thank you, Gioia, it’s all about using our skills to our advantage.



  2. Gioia Italian
    Feb 24, 2018 @ 18:25:42

    Valentina I love the black skirt with the flower and the wonderful creative news. Grazie



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