While the popularity of Pinterest continues to rise, my love for pinning on traditional mood boards still reigns supreme. Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan of digital pinning, but the tactile experience of old school mood boards is an aspect of collecting inspirational images that still gets me excited. And I just love how a creative mood board can look like a magpie piece of art on the wall.
Easy and effortlessly cool pants were the main attraction at Chloe’s Resort 2014 collection. I loved all the variations designer Clare Waight Keller introduced for resort. The slouchy high-waisted with wide legs and the cropped tailored versions were among my favorites. Not to be overlooked were the great looking accessories. I loved the T-strap wooden heels and the flat sandals with prominent gold fastened ankle cuffs.
I had to have these boots as soon as I spotted them. Visions of me wearing them with a number of looks from spring into summer were quickly obliterated when literally overnight my pregnant feet (yep, I’m expecting this summer!) suddenly puffed up. I was prepared for the feet swelling that accompanies pregnancy, but I had no clue it would happen so fast and that it would require me to buy shoes almost two sizes bigger!
Sometimes it takes a visionary to help us alter our perception of things. In jewelry designer Lucy Folk’s case, it’s all about re-imagining food from edible to wearable ornaments. Her smartly designed and fantastical vision took shape when she was in kindergarten. “I always made macaroni necklaces and hung cherries from my ears. This ignited my desire to combine food and jewelry and to preserve the delicious things we love to eat and make precious jewelry we love to wear,” Folk recently shared with me.
Designer Sheena Sood (image above) has always been obsessed with fabrics, patterns and conceiving her own colorful prints. The former artist turned designer, who has lent her talents to Tracy Reese, Zac Posen and now Cole Haan, credits her Indian background with her affinity for folkloric textiles. When it came time for designing her first capsule line, abacaxi (Portuguese for pineapple), Sood was confident she wanted to conjure up her bohemian personal sense of style.
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