vintage leather beauty
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Among the hundreds of things I'm excited for this spring, endless sightings of white on white on cream on white definitely factors in there somewhere. I find it odd that a color I used to neglect, even shy away from, has now made it to staple status in my wardrobe. Sure everyone has their classic, broken-in white tee, but the fashion faux pas of no white shoes after labor day has never claimed me as an offender. Though perhaps the fact that I don't remember the last time I owned white shoes has something to do with that. And the dietary restrictions that come into play when rocking this pale color palette, (knowing me I must sacrifice any colored beverage whatsoever), has always led me to lean towards black as my simple go-to.
This season, however, black will reign no more. Nothing looks more fresh or crisp than a white button down paired with a white blazer and even some white shorts if your feeling spicy. It provides a toned down alternative to the monochromatic trend, and a satisfying way to kiss this winter weather goodbye. Helllooooo California
facehunter, angelica blick, sartorialist, stockholm streetstyle
Friday, February 10, 2012
I don't know what it is that I love so much about this season's sporty-chic trend. Perhaps the fact that I can make a swift transition from the gym to work with just a top change has something to do with it... John Patick seamlessly incorporates this athletic-inspired style into his new line, Organic, where he boldly proclaims heather grey as the new black, and leather and mohair as the textiles of the season. Topping it off with sheer socks and impeccable styling, the line is a definite contender in this season's best. I am drooling.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Tribal print is dead, galaxy print is dying, and I have yet to see a suitable ink-blot print in a lower-end label. So what is next for the print-lovers of the world? Although polka dots and stripes consistently comprise lovely basics, they just don't have enough uumph to carry the prestigious title. So why not have balloon print take over?
Co/Te, an Italian design team highly focused on minimalism, showed the print in their s/s 12 collection. It worked to enliven the otherwise basic collections and provide a dose of much needed color and humor to the bleak colors and serious silhouettes.