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INSPIRATION: 2014 Recap

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INSPIRATION: April 2014

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RUNWAY: Robert Rodriguez SS 2013

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Trend: FlameOn

Maybe I’ve been reading too many 90’s grunge blogs or listening to too much Die Antwoord, but I think it’s safe to assume that there will be a revival of tacky, Harley Davidson-esque flame print in the immediate future.

Just take the brand spankin’ new Nasty Gal vintage lookbook, featuring the queen of 90’s grunge herself, Niki Takesh. Those nails? Killer!

Of course this trend has been popping up on the S/S runways of Jeremy Scott, PradaAlexander McQueen and I’m sure more. My most favorite is a bit of a flashback; from Daniel Palillo F/W 2010. I love the elegant structure combined with a usually tacky print.

However, as Jeffrey Campell‘s latest bomb, the Flame Litas prove, not all flame print works. My suggestion: moderation if you’re thinking about taking this print for a spin.

Until then… I had to.

InspiredBuy: NeonNation

After making my FluorescentPop post, I felt compelled to browse online shops for neon accessories. Here are my findings:

Nasty Gal x Minkpink Neon Ankle Socks

These neon ankle socks are a great way to test out the waters on this trend before diving in head first. Wear them with a pair of combat boots or some chunky heels to add some pop to your look.


Jeffrey Campbell Neon Litas

Jeffrey Cambell threw his hat into the neon ring with these amazing neon Litas. How could you resist?

Nasty Gal Neon Yellow Satchel

Nasty Gal may have answered my prayers with this neon satchel; it would be the perfect on-trend accessory. If neon yellow isn’t your style, NG also has the Eve Satchel in bright pink and bright orange.

Roberto Cavalli Neon Snakeskin Belt

This belt is my ultimate guilty pleasure; it’s both white snakeskin and covered in neon jewels. Oh if I had the money. This would be a great statement piece for a lbd (and if you paired with neon heels? Killer!). Somebody, please indulge me.

FluorescentPop

It’s time once again for an embarassing confession on my part. I may or may not call Big Rich Texas one of my guilty pleasures. But with this post, I can claim that it’s purely for research. Anyway… While watching the show that shall not be named, I found myself lovestruck with the neon green bag that Hannah totes around (if you can find me a photo I will love you forever). Hannah dresses in dark and edgy colors and the extra pop of florescence makes her look into a complete package.

Adding a pop of neon is shocking, yet fitting, for the upcoming season; when fashionistas shed their dark winter garb for a more colorful spring style. I’m definitely going to try it out. I think I’ll start with a pop of fluorescent nail polish like in the above photo, but I would love to find a neon green bag like Hannah’s and the one below.

images via: tumblr

ColorLust

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Disregard that as I’m writing this it’s gloomy as hell outside, but anyway… Despite the fact that most of the year my wardrobe consists of black, grey, more black and sometimes olive, when spring comes around I always end up wanting to incorporate color into my life. This spring, my new colorlust is for colored denim. So far I’ve made the leap into five new pairs of colored shorts including the dark blue ones pictured at the bottom of this post. I also purchased a dark red denim vest after I saw how awesome Angelina’s aka albinwonderland (pictured below) customized vest looks.


I have been observing just about everyone who walks past me wearing some piece of colored denim and i’m still apprehensive about donning full-on colored jeans. Maybe it’s the ex-sceney in me who doesn’t want to relive the torment, but who knows. Maybe I’ll get over it one day and make the leap into full colored denim bliss.

images from: tumblr, myself & angelina

Louis Vuitton Spring 2012

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Marc Jacobs‘ spring collection is a lovely shift towards the dainty and delicate, but not without a little edge. The show itself contained a miraculous white carousel at the epicenter on which the models sat poised in delicate laces and sheer pastels. The bags themselves are tough crocodile and leathers made dainty by the light springtime coloring.

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012

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The late great Alexander McQueen lives on through the eyes of designer Sarah Burton. While this Spring collection might not be as dramatic as one would expect from McQueen himself, the pieces overall are equally as breathtaking. The garments are literally dripping with gold; the shoes are to die for and the gowns are extraordinary. There’s a wonderful variety of pleating, lavish collars and headpieces, intricate beading, shimmery fabrics, ruffled layers and metallic accents. The collection is a mythical journey into the extravagant lives of underwater goddesses.

Jean Paul Gaultier Spring 2012

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This collection has a definite rock ‘n’ roll gypsy vibe with a concentration on bringing things to the center with accessories like: belts, corsets and waist ties. It’s all in the details as the models were adorned with rockabilly up-do’s, piles of punky jewelry and faint tattoos reminiscent of blue pattern china.