Thursday, March 29, 2012


If you haven't spent any time on Society6, hop on and take a peek. It's easy to stumble across unknown artists' work such as the illustrations of Robert Farkas. His mix of watercolors with hard edged graphics fit perfectly into the upcoming wanderlust trend slated for AW13. Read more here.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fall 12 | Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana's newest collection is inspired once again by their native land of Italy, this time taking on their country's religious heritage. Some pieces were inspired by the hoods and cloaks of monks, but we were drawn to these bright woven florals, which conjure the Catholic grandma--needlepointing cushions and laying out the festive tablecloth on Sunday. Some of these are also reminiscent of religious tapestries. Combine all that with the ultra-feminine, flattering silhouettes that the Dolce & Gabbana is known for, and you get a beautiful and eye-catching collection on every level.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nail Art!

Nail art has really taken off in the last few years, and it seems like the possibilities are endless! Here are some of our favorites from the Pinterest board of Tanya Brown. And you should check out Tanya's other boards, they are all inspiring!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Color | Limelight

harry lambert | citizen couture | flickr
Step into the limelight this spring with acid brights and minty greens.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Graphic Inspiration: Kris Tate

Kris Tate combines Latin American tropical graphics with an edgy modernity, creating an irresistible combination that makes you want to eat pineapples and dance the mamba. More here!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Magic Mountains

Somehow the artist, Marco Reichert, has managed to capture the fluidity of liquid or fabric in his newest collection of paintings titled, Magic Mountain. Although abstract in nature, it's easy to interpret these as surreal landscapes of a futuristic world. 

via here

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Runway Roundup | Florals on Dark Grounds

 Osman, McQ, Osman
Steven Alan, Manish Arora, Valentino

Osman, Lela Rose, Kenzo
Florals on dark backgrounds were a big trend on the Fall 12 runways, and the look took on lots of variety. From the glamourous opulence at Osman, to the sweet folkloric ditsy at Valentino.  McQ and Manish Aurora both had some beautiful cloth flowers appliqued on top of lace in the case of McQ, and what appears to be velvet at Manish Arora. Overall, a great Wintery update to the vintage floral look.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Fall 12 | Jean-Charles de Castelbajac

A relatively tame collection by fashion bad-boy Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, his Fall 12 line takes inspiration from the magical folklore of Iceland. Colors are bright primaries with heavy black outlines. Combined with the classic feminine silhouettes, it's an interesting collection that rides a fine line between cheeky and sophisticated.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Fall 12 | Chanel

It's hard not to gush over Chanel's new collection, with the gorgeous prints, great colors and flattering silhouettes that seem right for downtown, uptown and everything in between.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Art & Beauty Collide

Art collides with beauty in the stand-out line of lip and nail polish pens by laqa&coThe new brand aims to inspire and encourage young women to achieve their dreams by collaborating with up and coming artists whose custom designs adorn the packaging of the pens. Collaborators receive a portion of the profits on each item sold and their unique designs help to differentiate laqa&co. from the rest of their competitors. Each product has its own illustration so beware, as choosing between them is more than a challenge. You'll want them all!

Read more here.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

AW12 | Holly Fulton

Holly Fulton AW12
Electric art deco inspired prints light up the runway over at Holly Fulton. With Peter Max and the Edinburgh Botanic Garden as references, Fulton's stylized prints are dizzying with duplicated shapes creating a linear effect and glowing plants that seem to throb in the vibrant color palette.