February 16, 2018

Q & A Five

Q: What are the latest trends from fashion week?

A: I'm honored that people even ask me this question. While I wasn't
in attendance at NYFW this season, I was tuning in closely to see
what trends would emerge (my go to for runway shots is vogue.com).
I was checking daily, reading the reviews, pouring over the coverage,
trolling instagram, etc. The climate of the fashion industry is definitely
changing in the current digital age. Some designers opted out of shows
all together, while some that previously did shows scaled down to 
intimate presentations. Long story short, change is in the air. I'm curious
to see where it leads us.

In terms of trends, there's good news. In the midst of all the change,
these things remain: white boots, pops of red and pink, chunky/
oversized sweaters, slip dresses, and an overall nod to the 80s and
90s. These things have been on the scene since last fall, so there won't
be a huge turnover for spring and fall of this year. The good news in
that is that if you've invested in said pieces already, you can still wear
them throughout the year. A sigh of relief. 




While pink and red weren't taking over the runways, there were hints
of one or the other in almost every new collection. That chunky red 
sweater you had to have last fall? Keep it. Wear it with a relaxed
silky skirt this year. Throw on a pair of white boots and you've
got the fall look nailed. 

Those white boots that every blogger is still wearing? You might
consider snagging a pair. They were shown in the form of a mule
for spring and a full fledged bootie for fall. While I'm hesitant to 
jump on board with this one, maybe a lower price point option
will do the trick. Trendy but they didn't break the bank. I'm considering
the following options:




In terms of patterns, there were nods to polka dots (both small
and oversized), gingham and the androgynous plaids seen in menswear
and suiting. The return of gingham is something we're already seeing
for spring, so pick up pieces you can wear now that will take you through
the next season. The menswear inspired plaids are also already showing up
on bloggers as we speak and will remain throughout the year. Think
oversized, relaxed blazers in a black and white check, long coats with
menswear detailing, the 90s power suit... you get the idea. Basically,
everything we shied away from in the early 2000s is making a comeback.
The androgynous patterns are great for now, like these pieces:


ONE  |  TWO  |  THREE


Gone are the days of skinny jeans and pencil pants. It's all about wide-leg 
trousers, relaxed boyfriend jeans, and high-waisted pants. 

Overall, I'd say we have something to look forward to. The feel of fashion
week was a return to elegance, but in a relaxed way. A refined form
of casual. 

Noticeably absent? Logos.


February 15, 2018

New File Folders


Your desk will thank you for these...





New file folders are here! Packed in a set of 9, these three designs
are part of our new file folder set. Basically, you need these asap!
Complete the look with a coordinating padfolio and trinket dish.





February 14, 2018

Poppy

Happy Valentine's Day!!

I've always been one of those that gives an eye roll to holidays like
today. However, the older I get, the more I love it. It doesn't matter
if you're single or married for over 50 years... today is a day to celebrate
love in all of its forms. It's a day to celebrate being nice to people, to 
take an extra step in loving people, to do love as Bob Goff suggests in
Love Does (one of my all time favorite books, and a quick read at that...

So, whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, or 
are completely depressed, just remember this:

"Quit waiting for permission to do what you were made for. 
Go love everybody" - Bob Goff

...and pass the wine while you're at it.



February 13, 2018

Elizabeth

When a couple opts for a custom Valentine's Day card instead
of the annual Christmas card, I'm in. I loved working with these
two on the perfectly festive design featuring their beloved cat, Esa.
Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! 


February 12, 2018

Pink Plaid

I don't know if it's because Valentine's Day is this week or what,
but I'm majorly color crushing on blush pink... especially blush
pink coats! Could there be anything better to brighten the cold
winter days? 



Shop my favorite pink coats here:







 

design + development by kelly christine studio