Archive for July, 2011

Color Series | 21 | Vintage Convertible

July 23rd, 2011

A vintage convertible like this one would be the perfect way to get out to where there’s space and room to roam.

Mood board based on vintage car and red

| via the electric |

Color Series | 20 | Stellan and Steven

July 22nd, 2011

Was inspired by a great photo from Stellan Herner of a cute little settee against a pretty rose wallpaper. Such pretty textures and colors! I think it works well with this ad that Steven Meisel shot for Prada A/W Eyewear 2011.  Both photos have that vintage mod vibe that Prada has long been a proponent of.

Color board based on Steven Meisel, Stellan Herner.

| stellan herner | steven meisel for prada a/w 2011 |

Color Series | 18 and 19 | “B” is for Blue

July 21st, 2011

I’m continuing on the theme of blue from yesterday’s cobalt blue post. I found this Martha Stewart photo via Style Files. Chambray has been making a huge reappearance in fashion lately. I really like how this photo is styled and how so many shades of blue are used. Blue gets layered in multiple shades and tones to create both a calming and sophisticated style by way of the humble blue bandana.

“B” is for Blue and “B” is for Brilliant!

Mood board based on Martha Stewart blues from bandanas.

| martha stewart living |

Some more blue chambray prettiness: tangerine and dusty pink also work so well with chambray blue.

Mood board based on chambray blues.

| via |

Mood Board | Cobalt Crush

July 20th, 2011

The latest editorial from Fashion Gone Rogue made me remember how much I love cobalt blue. I usually love it paired with a vibrant red or a shocking pink, like this board I created inspired by Elsa Schiaperelli. But the soft background of this photo (upper left) paired with the vividness of the cobalt blue made me want to play with another scheme using aqua and a mint green. Add in some woodsy neutrals and you have a winning color palette. I’m loving this combination and I hope you do, too!

Mood board based on cobalt, aqua, mocha, and lime green, romantic, woodsy, bicycle

clockwise, from top left: fashion gone rogue | sargeant photography | karl juengel | tara slogett | via things she loves

Color Series | 17 | In the Nude

July 20th, 2011

Nude and black is always such a flirty and classic combination.

Color board based on nudes and black.

via lula-and-lace | rocky top soap shop |

Color Series | 16 | Prada Resort 2012

July 19th, 2011

Lovely lookbook styling from Prada for Resort 2012. The Eames chair sets the mood for the nod to retro 50’s with the sweater sets and below-knee length skirts. In terms of color, a solid taupe is the only neutral base color here. Rainbow sherbet solids and then a popping lime and lemon print all work so well together when the shades and tones are so expertly balanced.

Prada has always been so great at delivering collections that spin retro, vintage nostalgia into very modern and forward trend-setting looks that inspire designers across all disciplines.

Color board inspired by Prada Resort 2012 with vintage pastel rainbow colors and prints.

| prada resort 2012 | via |

Color Series | 15 | Dsquared² Resort 2012

July 19th, 2011

I forgot to post this last week, but didn’t want to skip out on this color scheme. Dsquared² Resort 2012: bright pops of color with camel, chambray and bright white neutrals. The addition of chambray really makes it so fresh and unexpected.

Color board based on Dsquared² Resort 2012 lookbook with camels, pinks, chambrays and tangerine hues.

| dsquared2 resort 2012 | via |

Color Series | 14 | Turquoise for a Tuesday

July 19th, 2011

Mood board based on

| lookbook |

Color Series | 12 and 13 | Big Bright and Bold

July 18th, 2011

Stripes. I love them when they’re big and bold like this.

Color board based on brights and stripes

| michael woolley |

Dip-dye. The combinations of color arising from vibrant hues marrying with one another is always marvelous to behold.

Color board based on brights and dip dye

| via great illusion |

Color Series | 11 and 12 | I’ll Stay Home this Sweet Saturday

July 16th, 2011

Carmageddon weekend in Los Angeles means I won’t be driving. But I will be bicycling on the beach. How about a pretty one like this.

Color board based on carnation pink bicycle, vintage wallpaper, avocado, honeydew

| the drifter and the gypsy |

Have a very sweet Saturday!

Mood board based on light aquas and greys

| via bienkiste |