3/29/08 at 9:26 AM
A rose is a rose is a dress is a purse is a … shoe? This spring, roses can be found on all sorts of garments and accessories, and still look awfully sweet. They garnish Prada's satin clutch, their folds echoed on the pleated front ($695; bergdorfgoodman .com). Jean-Michel Cazabat covers a black silk shoe with a blossoming vine ($495, available in June; barneys.com). Rosettes accent a sterling-silver Tiffany bangle ($395), and hang with cultured freshwater pearls on an elegant necklace ($850; tiffany.com). Fendi's short lemon-chiffon dress is flush with cascading silk rose petals ($1,710; bergdorfgood man.com). And no bouquet was ever more dazzling to carry than Judith Leiber's Precious Rose purse, a handmade, tiered mosaic of 1,169 pink sapphires, 800 tourmalines and 1,016 diamonds—more than 42 carats' worth (price upon request; contact store for information: 212-223-2999). Don't say we never promised you a rose garden.