Best Of LFW Spring 2016

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?

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Herringbone Wood Floors

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?



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Mansur Gavriel Spring 2016

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.




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