Friday, February 17, 2012

I see a very hot Spring - how about you?

Well, I had my tickets in hand for NY Fashion Week shows but never made it over due to other more pressing and unexpected matters. So instead, I only watch from afar. I have seen photos of huge hats, romantic and goth makeup, graphic patterns and color combos with fall fashions trending toward a more subtle palette than Spring. What some people wore - click here to see - my favs, in beautiful blues, are Zoe Saldana and Hanneli Mustaparta; the rest - not so much.

Well, that is what is to come.

What is happening now...with the Pantone color of the year being a feisty tangerine, we can all get in the mood for lots of sunset colors and intense fashions. (Of course you can find desert/dune back drops of color  playing nicely off of the hot hues.) The Pantone spring color report on fashion colors is here.  Happy energy with a kick.

And, today, with the mild winter at hand on the east coast, jacket-less children (they are never cold anyway!) and spring fashions on display, I thought I would share my favorite current spring trends: intense color, color blocking, animal print pants (leopard is and has been my go to print) and ladylike and romantic florals. A sampling...

Carven dress
photo  Zoe Online

Nothing to say but Jimmy Choo

Not so much a fan of one shoulder but love these silk pants from
Alice and Olivia
Love this look from Malene Birger, so wearable!

Bought similar jeans for my daughter - Citizens of Humanity

Dreamy lemon palette from Oscar de La Renta

Can't find these in my size anywhere - help! J Brand jeans
Going for a similar pattern in blue - Current/Elliott jeans,

For the nails, while I always like the fashion forward looks from Butter London (and their good for you ingredients),  I am really loving  Chanel's Spring/Summer colors, aptly named April May and June.

My personal wish list for Spring: A lace hot pink dress, an orange top to go with... anything... and a pair of turquoise animal print jeans to wear with some towering black shoes. Expect to see my nails in Chanel's May or maybe June. I am also thinking of adding a pop of color to my husband's closet.
Robert Rodriguez dress
Robert Graham

And, of course, for spring stationery  - how about some tangerine ink and or paper? Floral and animal print liners? Yes, to all of it! Just some ideas and recent projects:

Custom stationery on tangerine paper with printed orange liner
Checkerboard collection
Custom letterpress stationery with rounded corners, tangerine ink
An oldie but goodie from Luscious Verde

I have this liner - with my Arzberger Stationery

The liner papers we get from  - great selection.
Also, gotta give photo credit to Chloe T for the orange mirror above and thanking Carol again for giving it to me.

There is so much to look forward to!

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