*images via vogue

Proenza Schouler’s resort 2011 collection is a great example of how to execute natural dying/printing techniques in a glamorous fashion. Well, maybe that poncho isn’t exactly glamorous, but the colors are wonderful and it looks adorable with those shibori-esque shorts. I also want to point out all the different design elements in the black sweater. Beautiful…!


These beautiful pillow covers are hand-printed by hazel & hunter designer, Julie Deault. I love her geometric style…. those triangles are awesome! Check out more of her work here.


Karelia Coat, pg. 32

Japonica Dress, pg. 2

Kediri Tee, pg. 40 & Acrobatics Necklace, pg. 41

Firewing Blouse & Jacquard Missive Skirt, pg. 60

Polynya Corset Top & Hellebore Sweater Skirt, pg. 82 & Gust Of Grey Blouse, pg. 66

These beautiful images are all part of Anthropologie’s November catalog. The entire catalog is such a treat; from the prints and colors used, to the merchandising, photography, and layout. I love the red Jacquard Missive Skirt and the Acrobatics Necklace, designed by Lauren Manoogian, is AMAZING! It is made out paper clips covered in some sort of brightly colored material. Not only would it be wonderful to wear, but it is great inspiration for a print, wouldn’t you say? You can view the entire catalog here.


*images via amc

Like many of you out there, I just adore Mad Men. The show has great characters, story lines, and the wardrobes are always stunning. I know many of you are working on your Spring collections and I thought these images might provide you with a little dose of inspiration. I love the colors in the olive green dress seen above, and isn’t that engineered butterfly print pure genius? There is an entire blog devoted to the fashion sense of the show, which can be found here. Have a great Monday!

Un dimanche à la campagne-November issue of Vogue Paris

Sasha: MiuMiu, Ava: Liberty

Sasha(left): Dior, Sasha(right): Isola

Dior (left), Isola (right)

Celine (left), Paul and Joe (right)

Givenchy (left), Dolce & Gabbana (right)

Givenchy (left), Dolce & Gabbana (right)

Kenzo (left), Chanel (right)

I know this editorial is rampant on the fashion blogs, but there are so many great prints included that I just had to share it with you and add them to the archives. Aren’t these just breathtaking??? The colors and prints are inspirational on their own, but what I find so interesting is the mood of the story. The images just seem to exude a humble, motherly quality that I find so comforting. Thank you to Fashion Gone Rogue for the magazine scans and be sure to check out the rest of the photos in this story.

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