Fashion Friday

At an art gallery opening last night I saw a woman in a beautiful, summery ikat printed dress and couldn’t help but think of the ikats we use for projects here at the studio. There is no question, fashion and interior design trends influence each other.  Here are some recent places where we’ve noticed the cross over…

Pattern

Ikats are one example, but graphic geometric prints, florals and plaids are trending in fashion and interior deign ….

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sources: scarf: Anthropologie, skirt: Anthropologie, ikat fabric: Kravet

Color

Every year Pantone assembles a panel of designers and they select a color palate for the fashion world.

Pantone

While the ‘it’ color may not always inspire (this year it’s Radiant Orchid, last year it was Emerald Green) many of the other colors influence the pattern and color used in home design. We’ve definitely noticed a cross over of the blues, pastels and especially the grays.

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 sources (left to right) Aigner, Ralph Lauren, interior design

 Color Blocking

Banded drapery panels call to mind the color blocking trend in fashion.

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sources: outfit,  interior design 

Mid Century Modern

I think we can also thank the show Mad Men for giving this trend some longevity. The clean, vintage aesthetic is very popular in fashion and home design. We also find elements of the style (like the Sputnik pendant) working in more traditional spaces as well, where they add an eclectic twist.

Mid Century

sources: outfits: Banana Republic, interior design

08/1

Fashion Friday: Neoprene

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We hear Neoprene and we think form-fitting wet suits and laptop sleeves, but the synthetic rubber fabric is trending in women’s fashion. Beyond accessories, we’ve seen it laser-cut, embossed, printed, pleated and color-blocked. Body-con styles to more forgiving ones, everyone can wear the trend.

Clockwise from top left: Stella McCartney Embossed Skirt,  Charles Anastase […]

07/25

Fashion Friday: The Denim Pencil Skirt

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The denim skirt is enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Not surprising because this 90′s wardrobe staple is a very versatile item. It is easily dressed up or down, and a perfect piece for the transition from summer to fall. Lengths vary from mini to long but the must-have style is the pencil skirt. We’re seeing […]

07/18

Radiant Orchid Inspired

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Photos, clockwise from left: dress, Anthropologie earrings, Tom Ford nail lacquer, Kate Spade necklace, Tory Burch clutch, Jimmy Choo flats, Michael Kors watch

We always look to the seasonal color report from Pantone for inspiration, both in fashion and interior design, and this Spring’s palette has not let […]

07/4

What To Wear: Red, White & Blue Edition

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After the long and extremely cold winter we had here in the northeast, it’s almost hard to believe 4th of July is upon us. On the heels of World Cup mania and the approaching July 4th holiday, and feeling a little extra patriotic, we have scoured the web today for some red, white and blue impulse buys.  Join us in […]

05/10

Mad About Maxis

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The weather is warming up and hemlines are dropping. Maxi dresses and skirts are becoming all the rage for spring and summer. And rightfully so: when worn correctly, maxis can be just as flattering as they are fashionable. The look of maxis is very effortless and a perfect transition from spring into summer. But with […]

04/12

Color Crush: Chartreuse

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By: Breanne

A hot color popping up all over is Chartreuse; this mix of lime green and yellow green is perfection in my book. From nails to shoes, the citrusy color adds a fun pop to any outfit. The hue is a great addition to a nuetral outfit but it can also be fun to […]

03/28

Spring Style Essentials

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By: Breanne

It is finally looking like spring outside with the sun shining and the weather progressing into warmer temperatures. As the last of the winter weather starts to disappear, I am looking forward to the warmer temperatures that will soon become more consistent. In celebration of finally shedding our loads of layers in […]

03/22

Wristwear: How to Mix and Match

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By: Breanne

It’s Friday! And this week we are discussing wristwear. Jewelry is always a big part of an outfit and can really pull it all together. But piling on the right bangles and bracelets isn’t always the easiest thing to do, it can sometimes be a bit of an art. […]