Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Get Inspired: For the Home

I could not be more excited about moving into my new apartment this weekend! Now that my roommate and I have found the perfect place it is about time to start decorating--the best part! 

Here are snapshots of some home spaces that are really inspiring me to add some pattern & color to my new apartment. 

Take a look!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

60's Fashion

The fashion of the 60’s was spurred by the subculture of the decade stemming from working class teenagers in London who deemed the trend and style “mod." Men wore streamlined suits, often in bold colors, with narrow ties- usually black. Men religiously kept their suit impeccably clean. In terms of women’s styles, dressing in psychedelic prints, highlighter colors, and mismatched patterns was extremely popular. The hippie movement late in the decade also exerted a strong influence on ladies’ clothing styles, including bell-bottom jeans, tie-dye, and batik fabrics, as well as paisley prints. In the early to mid 1960s, the London modernists known as the Mods were shaping and defining popular fashion for young British men while the trends for both sexes changed more frequently than ever before in the history of fashion and would continue to do so throughout the decade. 
Fashions in the early 60s reflected the sophistication of the First Lady, Jackie Kennedy. Women wore pillbox hats, pastel suits with short boxy jackets, and over sized buttons. Simple, geometric dresses known as shifts were also in style. For evening wear, full-skirted gowns were worn and for casual wear, Capri trousers were the fashion for ladies.
 After designer Mary Quant introduced the mini skirt in 1964, the 60s fashion dramatically changed. The Mods, the leaders of the 1960s style, were characterized by their choice of style different from the 1950s and adopted new fads that were imitated by many young people. In the mid 1960s the bell-bottomed trousers were a new alternative to the capris that were popular in the early 1960s. For daytime outerwear, short plastic raincoats, colorful swing coats, and dyed fake furs were popular for young women. Suits were very diverse in color but were for the first time very fitting and slimming. Waistlines for women were left unmarked and hemlines were getting shorter and shorter. 

-Lauren Daniel, Clara Dow, Winter Warren & Katie Nichols 

Color Moment

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Couldn't Resist: More Easter Inspiration.



William Sonoma

Southern Living


Martha Stewart 

Monday, April 2, 2012

Get Inspired

Looking forward to Easter? This morning, get inspired with the lovely Kimberly Whitman's video of her annual Easter Egg Hunt. The video has great tips for hosting the perfect Easter party!  

Thursday, March 29, 2012

White (Hot)

The temperatures are rising, which means it's finally time to pull out those whites! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Get Inspired: Gwyneth Paltrow's Spring Picks

The Winter months are about to come to a close. With that in mind, it's almost time to switch out your Winter wardrobe and add some life back into your closet. Making this transition easier on you, Gwyneth Paltrow (my all-time favorite) in collaboration with net-a-porter, has made her Spring shopping picks available on her wonderful site goop.

If you haven't had a chance to check it out, here are some of my favorite picks: 

{Images via Goop}

Thursday, March 1, 2012

MUST SEE: The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier

Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the world's most renowned fashion designers whose collections have commanded the runway with eclectic, unconventional and inspiring pieces. This past November, the Dallas Museum of Art was fortunate enough to showcase Gaultier's first U.S. exhibition. The thoughtfully curated, “The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk” was a must see in Dallas. You have been warned San Franciscans, (where the exhibit is traveling next), this exhibit draws in the masses! But, it is absolutely worth the wait. 

The exhibition features more than 130 ensembles from the designer’s haute couture collections, as well as from his prêt-à-porter line, along with their accessories. The exhibit is organized along six different thematic sections, “The Odyssey of Jean Paul Gaultier,” “The Boudoir,” “Skin Deep,” “Punk Cancan,” “Urban Jungle,” and “Metropolis."

The technical detail and craftsmanship of each ensemble was astonishing. Everything from the lighting, to the careful staging and arrangement of each piece, showcased Gaultier's artistic and aesthetic talent. The highlight of the exhibition for me was how interactive everything was-- hello, talking mannequins with moving facial expressions! The Gaultier exhibit provided the viewer with much more than just a showcase of the designer's work, the exhibit was an experience that embodied the eclectic and vibrant sources of information that have marked the designers creative development. "From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk" was anything short of a triumph.

{Images} DMagazine

If you didn't get a chance to check out the exhibition, here's a great video that captures some of the show's highlights: