Cactus is the new pineapple

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On the invasion of the spiky succulents in the world of fashion.

My sweeties, cacti are nothing new. Of course they aren’t. They have existed on this earth long before us. But for a while now, they are omnipresent in the world of blogging and Instagram, no matter if it’s the actual plant or a print on a dress or shirt. One could say they are the new pineapples who were the previous most hyped thing, just before the cactus took over.

Even in some shows during Berlin Fashion Week, I could discover cacti in different variations (for example at the Steinrohner-show which was actually called “Cactus” or at Laurèl) in the form of cactus-print or applications. Anyway, I was quite excited to find out that the spiky plant is still gaining more and more lovers and I’m sure it’s gonna be oven more hyped, very soon.

But hey, why the heck? What is it about the cactus that we all love so much? The phallic shape is at least a bit obvious and the spiky outer skin of the plant isn’t exactly handy. But what is it then? Does the shape of the cactus make us dream of far away lands? Of holidays and adventure? Well, perhaps it simply is the minimalist shape that we all adore. It’s a cool shape, to say the least.

But because my personal taste kind of forbids big prints or applications, I turned towards the cactus colour-scheme in today’s outfit. In the way that I’m wearing khaki, white and black, it is anything but obvious that I’m wearing a cactus-inspired look, right? This styling is so minimal and cool that you could wear it at the office, for shopping or for afternoon beers with friends.

And I’m utterly thankful for the inspiration with the shooting location thanks to the sweet girls of Teetharejade. They just recently reminded me of the fact that the botanical gardens in Berlin hold the most beautiful backdrops for photos. Furthermore, Nisi just recently gave me proof that white jeans can actually look great, so that I gave it a try, too. It’s so wonderful to have such lovely girls and fantastic inspiration so close. Thank you, girls! Otherwise, I wouldn’t have taken Max to the botanical gardens so quickly… even though it is a place I’ve spent so many hours taking pictures at while I was still living in Berlin…

How do you like my outfit today and what do you think of the cactus-trend in general?? Let me know!

Outfit:

H&M silk blouse | H&M white jeans | A.P.C. halfmoon-bag | Rosefield watch | H&M bracelet | Saint Laurent Paris espadrilles wedges

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Photography: Max Bechmann

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16 Comments

16 Comments on Cactus is the new pineapple

  1. Ani
    Monday July 4th, 2016 at 09:22 AM (2 years ago)

    Ja, diese Kaktusfarbe sieht wirklich richtig klasse aus :)
    Passt sehr gut zu deinen dunklen Haaren wie ich finde!

    xx
    ani von ani hearts

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:21 PM (2 years ago)

      Danke meine Liebe! Schön, dass dir die “Kaktus”-Farbe gefällt! Mir nämlich auch, hihi.

  2. Lara
    Monday July 4th, 2016 at 09:26 AM (2 years ago)

    Die Tasche hat es mir ja echt am meisten angetan wie sie da so steht vor dem Kaktuss! Super schön :-)

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:21 PM (2 years ago)

      Hehe, ja da haben wir sie ganz gut dapiert, ne? ;D

  3. Andrea
    Monday July 4th, 2016 at 10:25 AM (2 years ago)

    Hübsches Outfit und eine ganz tolle Location, da muss ich auch mal hin in Berlin! :)

  4. Kerstin
    Monday July 4th, 2016 at 11:02 AM (2 years ago)

    Ooooh ich hab es ja schon auf Instagram gesagt. Die Location und das Outfit sind der absolute hammer. Ich finde das sieht so toll aus. Und ich bin ja generell ein totaler Cacti Fan :)

    Love, Kerstin
    http://www.missgetaway.com/

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:22 PM (2 years ago)

      Was ist es bei dir, das dich an den Pflänzchen so fasziniert? Ich weiß halt gar nicht so genau, warum ich Kakteen schon immer so toll finde. Ich glaube, es ist einfach die Pflegeleichtigkeit, hehe. Bei mir gehen alle anderen Pflanzen früher oder später ein… #keingrünerdaumen ;D

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:23 PM (2 years ago)

      Dear Marie, thank you so much. So glad you like the combination, too!

  5. Natali
    Monday July 4th, 2016 at 02:39 PM (2 years ago)

    Hehe, cactus love! I don’t like the pattern/ print of cactus on clothes, but I do like to see those “wild” flowers on other people.
    The only way I do love cactus is just by itself, growing in my vase or yard. :D When I was younger and still lived in my family
    house we used to grow few small cactuses and I was very dedicated in keeping them “alive” and making sure that no cats
    or my family would tip them over or remove them from the house. :D

    You’re looking gorgeous and elegant as always! Have a wonderful Monday dear!

    http://www.lartoffashion.com/2016/07/04/introverted-extrovert/

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:24 PM (2 years ago)

      Hehe, Natali! What a fun story! You little cactus-keeper, hehe. I’m sure you did a marvellous job looking after them! :D

      Have a great day, too, my dear! Thank you for commenting, as always <3

  6. Caro
    Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 09:57 AM (2 years ago)

    süß <3

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:24 PM (2 years ago)

      Danki <3 :D

  7. Andrea
    Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 03:32 PM (2 years ago)

    Ich finde solche Trends (oder Trends an sich :D) ehrlich gesagt nicht so toll..dann macht jeder das gleiche und es ist nach dem 1000 mal ansehen langweilig :) Aber deine Fotos sind trotzdem zauberhaft :)

    • Ricky
      Tuesday July 5th, 2016 at 05:50 PM (2 years ago)

      Finde ich auch. Das Spannende an Trends ist nur, zu sehen, in welche Richtung sie gehen. Was man daraus für seinen eigenen Stil zieht, ist dann jedem selbst überlassen. Deshalb habe ich mich hier auch nur um die Farbpalette gekümmert und nicht um den Print an sich :) Danke für deinen Kommentar! <3