Archive for July, 2011

Color Series | 29 | Layered Sherbet

July 29th, 2011

Color board based on sherbet colors Kathryna Hancock.

| kathryna hancock |

Color series | 28 | Color Block & Stripes

July 28th, 2011

Color blocking or colored stripes. Both will be hot for Fall 2011. Which do you prefer?

Color board based on diane von furstenberg bedding, color blocking, colored stripes

via eriko nakao appreciation | diane von furstenberg for bloomingdale’s |

Mood Board | Tulle Me Once

July 27th, 2011

Was inspired by that top photo of flirty layers of canteloupe-colored tulle. It’s a pretty color for the summer and works well with a bright green. Use some neutral tones to keep it soft and romantic.

Mood board based on girly tulle with cantaloupe, apricot, verbena, lime green colors

from top left: via lottiebites | via pinterest | liz banfield | martha stewart weddings | cameron + kelly studios |

Color Series | 26 | Lilac + Azure

July 27th, 2011

Some photos are so masterfully taken. They capture that perfect combination of mood, color, and fashion. Here is one taken by Sebastian Faena for V Magazine from Summer 2008. It’s 3 years old, but I’m confident that this photo will become one of those iconic photos that he will be recognized for.

Color board based on Sebastian Faena photo lilac, aqua and azure, beach, clouds

| sebastian faena | for v magazine summer 2008 |

Color Series | 27 | Suno

July 27th, 2011


Color board based on Suno reto image with aquas, pink and berry tones

| suno |

Color Series | 25 | Hot for Pink

July 26th, 2011

Color boad based on hot pink blazer, carnation pink top, blush pink denim

| lookbook |

Color Series | 24 | J Crew

July 26th, 2011

Looks from J Crew’s latest summer collection. The colors and the casual ease of these pieces are perfect for summer.

Color board from J Crew Summer 2012 catalogue with tangerine, navy, camel, white

| J Crew |

Color Series | 23 | Ruven Afanador

July 25th, 2011

These photos are from an editorial campaign that Ruven Afanador did for Badgley Mischka bridal about a decade ago. I recall cutting them out and holding onto the images because I was stunned by the styling. At the time, about a decade ago, most bridal editorials photos were the pose-y shots that you would see in bridal catalogues. I think a handful or photographers, Ruven Afanador being among them, took the industry in a new direction by infusing fashion and portrait-style photos into their ad campaigns.

These images are so regal and timeless that I wanted to post them as inspiration. What are some inspirational images that you recall falling in love with when you first saw them?

Color board based on Ruven Afanador of Badgley Mischka Bridal golden, white, grey

| ruven afanador |

Color Series | 22 | Givenchy Couture A/W 11/12

July 25th, 2011

Utterly breathtaking looks from Givenchy Couture A/W 2012. Not a lot of color in the haute couture pieces themselves, but the lookbook was still inspiring all the same.

Color board based on Givenchy Haute Couture A/W 2012 lookbook with pale whites

| via |

Muse Board | Farm Fresh

July 23rd, 2011

Living in a city as large as LA and having to deal with traffic even on weekends can take a toll on a person. Sometimes I think about what it would be like living on a farm with acres of land around me. The thought of fresh air and having my own garden where I can grow flowers and vegetables seems so appealing. I was inspired to create this board thinking about barn reds and apple greens.

Mood board based on farm and country theme, red, white, apple green.

clockwise, from top left: stephanie williams | kevin chin | allison rose | kate webber | anna williams | allison rose | gabor jurina