Inspiration: Sculptural Paper

Let me show you why. Matthew Picton

Artist Mattew Picton may have studied Politics and History while in college in London, but I think he found his calling in fine art. Here are some of his interpretations of cities in paper which are amazing in their craftsmanship.

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Runway: Asymmetrical Volume

Let me show you why. asymmetrical voumeAsymmetrical volume flooded the runways of New York. This adaptation to the uneven hem trend is a nice update, definitely better than the fishtail hems that refuse to be put down. Some great examples came from J Mendel, Katie Gallagher, Araks, Cushnie et Ochs, and 3.1 Phillip Lim.


Runway: Tent Dress

LMSYW tent dressing nycThe tent dress stretched to maximum sweep at New York Fashion Week this season. Here are some of the new extremes to this fashion staple. Lisa Perry’s long-sleeved number is almost a full circle dress. Tia Cibani played with shiny and matte textiles. Araks’ version of the shirt dress gets a ruffle detail around the neck and an exaggerated shirt tail hem. At BCBG Max Axria, the silhouette is slimmer in the bodice and opens to an angular hem with a interesting stripe detail. The most classic of this group is the Dennis Basso that is more extreme in the beaded texture on the lightweight layers of silk.

Runway: Utilitarian in NYC

utilitarian nycUtilitarian details were on display on the runways of New York for Fall 2014. Sportswear garments were styled with outerwear detailing such as pockets, large lapels, double breasted closures, quilting, and belting.

Inspiration: Fuzzy Gloves



Fur Gloves from Rick Owens Fall 2013

Inspiration: Accessories

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Inspiration: Mixing Woven Pattern in Menswear

tomford_003_1366.450x675This Tom Ford Fall 2013 look is not only beautifully shot, but also really nicely put together. Using tone as a common thread, these textiles pair together lovely.


Runway Trend: Men’s Pajama Dressing

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The trend on Pajama-style dressing has definitely put it’s stamp on women’s wear, for Fall 2013 we begin to see some of it in menswear. Mostly in robe-like outerwear/jackets, but Dries Van Noten sent out a pantsuit that looked seriously wearable. Perhaps this trend will continue to develop into more loosely-fitting mens bottoms and more vibrantly printed garments.

Runway: Men’s Patchworking

mens patchworkFor Fall 2013, many menswear designers showed a twist on patchwork. Some were very linear, like the pants and military jacket at Phillip Lim, others were more tailored such as Alexander McQueen. Most used tonal colors, though Rogan mixed neutral in their knit tee.


Inspiration: Color

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Artist Imke Klee’s “comme des hella jongerius” for Paris’ Desastre Exquis Magazine brightens my day. Not only is the color palette phenomenal, but also the mix of plastic, china, food, and doilies is so fun. For more of her work, click here.i klee

Inspiration: Color


All of us can use some inspiration as the weather starts to turn. We’re not in full-out spring warmth yet, but a subtle injection of color and pattern into the wardrobe is much needed for the transition. These looks from Jenni Kayne Spring 2013 should do the trick. See the whole show here.




Up Close: Alexander McQueen Spring 2013



Chip It: Pottery Barn Pillow

let me show you whyThis pillow from Pottery Barn is technically for outdoors, but I think this rich earthy color palette would be great in many spaces.


Up Close: Vintage Inspiration

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Chip It: Utopia & Utility Vessels

let me show you whyThese vessels from Utopia & Utility are perfection; their color, shape, texture, reflection of light… I could go on. Instead I’ll leave you with these colors that could really shape a look or room.