A recent New York Magazine article bemoaning the, quote unquote, Millennial Aesthetic went viral for succinctly summing up the generation's seemingly unending obsession with fiddle-leaf figs, "Good Vibes Only" neon signs and, ahem, boob motifs on cushions and shower curtains.
While we can't deny the prevalence of the female form in decor and accent pieces, it seems that vases of all shapes and sizes have become the statement piece on every influencers' Instagram feed as of late.
Perhaps the woman fueling the obsession is London-based, French-Algerian designer Anissa Kermiche, whose distinctive Love Handles and Jugs Jugs have been popping up in the homes of the platform's most stylish over the last couple of years.
But beyond Kermiche's instantly-recognisable, Insta-friendly (but certainly not cheap) ceramics, it seems that giving viewers a glimpse into their home setup has become the norm for influencers, and with that comes the onslaught of vase inspiration that we didn't know we craved.
Indeed, first came the mirror outfit shot where the ornate frame was the star of the show, but now all eyes are on vases with plumes, pampas grass, branches and florals in these artfully-arranged shots.
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woman kind // kind woman 👊🏼 @netaporter has collaborated with female designers in creating an exclusive collection on their site, in which 100% of all proceeds will be donated to the “women for women international” foundation 🤍 i will provide a link on my profile for the entire day so go there to see! let us all support each other and lift each other up, that will truly make all the difference in the world. there is strength in being soft. in being supportive. happy women’s day angels, you are the true definition to me of supporting other women and lifting them up. you inspire me everyday 🤍
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Pretty shoes, but I’m staying home. It feels unreal with what’s currently happening, I wished that this was only a bad dream, but it’s not. I hope you are all staying safe and healthy 🙏 Take care of yourself but please don’t lose your kindness to others. Quoting @nycbambi from her latest post, I totally feel the same guilt about posting fashion things, but at the same time this is my job and a mean to support my household.. I hope this situation will get better soon and my heart goes for everyone who’s directly affected by this. Stay strong together. 💛
While mimicking some outfits that we see on the daily can be out of the question, adding a quirky new ceramic piece to your home can cost next-to-nothing if you look for vintage and second-hand offerings (right now is as good a time as any to support local and small business owners online!)
Here are 11 of our favourite statement pieces; who needs another pair of shoes when you can accessorise with one of these show stoppers:
Anissa Kermiche Love Handles Vase, €431 from Farfetch
Rebecca Killen Ceramics Newry Bottle, €32 from Irish Design Shop
Female Form Resin Vase, €25 from Urban Outfitters
Stoneware Vase, €22.99 from H&M Home
Vintage Female Bust Vase, approx €24.41 + customs from The Swan's House on Etsy
Ceramic Vase, €45.99 from Zara Home
Natural Ceramic Vase, €23.50 from Next Home
Floral Jug, €8.80 from The Range
Printed Ceramic Vase, €10 from Dunnes Stores
Byrdie Vase, €42 from Anthropologie
Strom Vase, €82.50 from Designist
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