PRE-FALL TORY

* images via vogue.com

I love Tory Burch because she (1) knows her customer and speaks to her in a way that many designers/brands will never achieve, (2) she uses color, (3) she has AWESOME prints! And although I am a little disappointed in the collection’s color palettes, I love the smart simplicity in Tory’s print and styling choices. Don’t get me wrong, these colors are beautiful, but they are just not blowing my socks off like previous seasons…For me, the most important take away from the collection is the concept of combining paisleys with stripes. I see paisleys coming back in a big way, and when combined with stripes they have a more relaxed/sportswear-like vibe, which I really dig….enjoy!

OSCAR

* images via vogue.com and Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta showed his pre-fall 2011 collection a few days ago and his series of red and black dresses really struck me as a solid trend that we will see in upcoming seasons. The prints are bold and graphic, but are the perfect compliment to the ultra-feminine silhouettes.

DISCOVERY

I discovered this stunner of a dress at SwaneeGRACE‘s etsy shop. I love the motifs and colors, but what struck me was the hem of the dress. The print is placed in such a way that it almost looks ombred or dip-dyed. Love!

MOYPUP MONDAY

*images via MOYPUP

These pieces are from Tokyo based artist, Yuko Kanatani. She recently released an amazing 32 page book of her work and I love the passion and energy that come out in each page. Check it out here.

WHAT’S IN A LINE?

Aleksandr Rodchenko, Untitled. c. 1920 & Lyubov Popova, Study for Space-Force Construction. c. 1921

Trisha Brown, Untitled. 2007

Vasily Kandinsky, Ligne courbe librement ondulée (Curved Line Undulating Freely). 1925

These pieces are all part of the MoMA’s new exhibit “On Line: Drawing Through the 20th Century.” They posted the entire collection on their website and there are so many cool pieces that will provide endless inspiration. I hope everyone has a great weekend!

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