These beautiful pieces are designed by Eve at tinctory. She uses natural dyes, often from leaves, flowers, etc..found in her backyard. The colors and textures are exquisite!


Zandra Rhodes – SS11 from Daniel Burdett on Vimeo.

I stumbled across this video by Daniel Burdett which features pieces from Zandra Rhodes S/S 2011 collection. At times the video does seem to focus on the model and her fabulous hair (how does one get hair like that?), but it is still totally cool to see Zandra’s AWESOME textile designs dancing in the wind. Her designs are so intricately beautiful and I see this style trending for 2012.  You can see more from Zandra at her website, and more from Daniel at vimeo. Thanks to both!


*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.

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