Florence Welch

Photograph: Ruven Afanador

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Borrow from the Past
When Florence Welch is on the road with her band, Florence + the Machine (they're scheduled to open for U2 in June), she visits secondhand stores in the cities she passes through. "When I was growing up in England, my friends and I would go vintage shopping every Saturday," Welch says. "We tried on party dresses and hung out listening to music." These days she usually needs an extra suitcase for her special finds: "Once I spot something I love, I have to get it, because it's unlikely I'll be back." Welch calls this old-time-charming lace and silk top, silk maxi-skirt, and granny boots "romantic, dramatic, and timeless enough to wear onstage."

Top and skirt, Lover. Boots, Charles David. Rings, Kara Ackerman Designs, Marcia Moran, and Jasmine Pennamma.
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