Tweeds, velvets, wools, plaids, python prints, and autumnal tones . . . what’s not to love about this Elle France editorial filled with fall outfit inspirations?
These gorgeous throws designed by Klaus Haapaniemi, who has previously created prints for Diesel, Levi’s Cacharel, Clements Ribeiro and Marimekko, are traditionally woven using only the purest and most luxurious materials. They are ridiculously expensive but equally amazing, right?
(Klaus Haapaniemi throw, $645)
Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to express their huge appetite for life (and Italy) with their Spring 2012 Collection. Dresses printed with eggplants, tomatoes and hot peppers sauntered down the runway, Sophia Loren was heard singing the ever-so-cliché “Mambo Italiano” and . . . WTF?! Pasta earrings and accessories!? What a molto bene DIY! With just a quick trip to the supermarket and bead store, these kitschy but totally fun pasta earrings are a cinch to make.
I’m completely mesmerized by Janet Echelman‘s massive moving net sculptures. Her colorful projects draw inspiration from ancient craft and modern technology, using machine and hand woven UV-resistant fibers and collaborating with local engineers and architects. Each sculpture physically responds to environmental forces like wind, water, and sunlight which makes them so magical and magnificent. Check out the rest of her work and their locations here.