Our favorite collections from London could only be highlighted by three words: volume, cropped, femininity. Ok, four. Pink.
Emilia Wickstead: Emilia Wickstead’s muse this season may have been the 1950s female but her collection wasn’t without undone elegance and a sporty edge – a riff that modern women can certainly appreciate. I loved how ties hung loosely off tea dresses and how sleeves were exaggerated with volume. And a dreamy color palette of bubble gum pink, mustard, cream and floral kitsch made it all that much more covetable.
Temperley London: If there’s one thing that can mentally yank us out of these first few blissful days of fall, it would be a single, beautiful embroidered dress. Alice Temperley gave us, like, 27. She has us wishing for hot, summer temperatures again with her collection of colorful, embroidered dresses – some embellished with fine needlepoint and some with sequins and tassels. Holiday to Cuba, anyone?
I’m in love with herringbone wood floors. They bring such a uniquely dynamic, yet subtle, feel to any large room and looks especially chic with crisp white walls. The earliest examples of parquet floors can be dated back as far as the 16th century in Europe, when wood planks were installed at angles in slightly staggered patterns. Despite it’s classic and timeless appearance, you can create a more modern feel by cutting each plank into longer lengths. And with the abundance of affordable and easy to install wood flooring available these days, like engineered hardwood and laminates, experimenting with patterns can be realistically doable! There are some great tutorials out there, especially with when it comes to vinyl flooring. What do you think? Would you ever incorporate herringbone or chevron wood floor patterns in your home?
Leave it to Rachel Mansur and Floriana Gavriel to debut one of the most impressive presentations during New York Fashion Week. The venue was everything we’d hope what a future Mansur Gavriel retail store would look like. Blush walls were lined with pink shelves. Shop girls and champagne clad men walked across peony colored carpet to help serve clients. Models lounged in mod babydoll dresses atop rose colored sofas, while trying on shoes. Yes, shoes! 4 simple silhouettes, available in 5 heel heights and 15 colors (including multiple shades of pink!), will be introduced to Mansur Gavriel‘s devoted following next season. Four new bag shapes were also presented, including an oversized clutch and a circle bag. Sigh. Let the countdown to spring begin . . . now.
Inspired by finding the novelty and adventure in everyday life, rituals, symbols, nature, dreams, and travel, artist Laura Berger has created the most whimsical series of paintings using gouache and acrylic. I love her uses of color and her interpretation of the human shape. You can’t help but feel joy and curiosity in the presence of her work!
Worn, torn, fringed, patched, frayed . . . denim is, hands down, my favorite medium to destroy, mend, dye, embellish, and reconstruct. And what better way to scout inspiration than out on the streets. Better yet, the streets of fashion week! While standing outside of Tibi‘s runway show las tweek, I spotted the most glorious pair of frayed denim. (Update: looks like they were made by 3×1!) The fringe extended past the ankles, like a pair of Marques’Almeida jeans on crack. Honestly, yes. Let me at ’em!
Any denim fit or wash will work for this project. I experimented on a pair of skinny jeans, however I’m excited to try them on a pair of flared denim, maybe this time with a shorter fringe. And did I mention the best part is that all you really need is a seam ripper?