I am often inspired by store front displays — they create the first impression before you walk into a store. The most inspiring ones are never obvious; they are usually an introduction to a story you are about to read. It grabs your attention and makes you wonder. For Issey Miyake’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection of ELTTOB TEP, he has enlisted WOW a visual design studio to create a stunning window display called ‘Bloom Skin’ out of a single piece of organdy fabric. It is the same type of fabric used throughout his new collection. WOW installed and aligned eight computer-controlled fans in the store windows and programmed them to rhythmically turn on and off. The barely-there organdy fabric would then dance with a wave-like motion. The simplicity and minimalistic nature of the design, in turn, brings a mesmerizing and powerful celebration of the dancing fabric.
Deck your wrist with lots of bracelets. This new trend is a perfect way to once again start wearing a classic watch on your wrist. Pair a classic watch with sparkly jewels, metal, rope or rustic braided leather bracelets. It is a fun and effortless way to dress up any outfit.
Polka dot patterns are popping up everywhere in the fashion world these days. Like a basic stripe pattern, polka dots are classic and bold. And season after season designers bring a fresh new take on this pattern. They can be seen everywhere for the fall and winter 2011 runway and well into Spring 2012. From Marc Jacobs to Stella McCartney to Luca Luca and Diane von Furstenberg, these are not your typical sweet take on the pattern. They are bold, sexy and incredibly stylish.
Stella McCartney‘s Winter 2011 ready-to-wear demonstrates a daring way to incorporate the polka dot pattern. It’s classic with a twist.
Here are some “spot-on” items you can bring into your daily wardrobe.
Anthropologie and JCrew catalogs are among my favorite clothing catalogs to receive in the mail. And when I saw the Palazzo pants from Anthropologie I ran to the computer to look them up. Here are a few of my favorites.
If only I possessed the hand coordination to achieve braided hair styles. Unfortunately, I have two left hands and very little patience when it comes to doing my hair in the morning. But it doesn’t stop me from lusting over these images.