Conservatory of Flowers
San Francisco will sparkle a little brighter this fall thanks to a pair of dazzling new artworks from renowned Parisian artist Jean-Michel Othoniel. Two large-scale sculptures were installed last week: La Rose des Vents at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, and Peony, The Knot of Shame at 836M Gallery.
This week's look is inspired by the Conservatory of Flowers exhibit, Wicked Plants: Botanical Rogues & Assassins, currently on display in the special exhibits gallery. The exhibit is built around the poisonous-as-they-are-pretty plants in Amy Stewart's 2009 New York Times Bestseller, Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln's Mother & Other Botanical Atrocities, which documents historically murderous plants.
Check out the exhibit this summer, and show your enthusiasm with a wicked floral print. From unconventional sunnies to kitschy Marc by Marc Jacobs wedges, we pulled together a collection of florals to accent any outfit.
The flora kingdom is a beautiful thing, but all that glitters is not gold. There are some truly evil flowers and plants out there in the big, bad world that have killed, injured and maimed unsuspecting victims. To warn the rest of us, local, award-winning author Amy Stewart is teaming up with SF's own Conservatory of Flowers to present the world with a charming, tongue-in-cheek exhibit called Wicked Plants.