Monday, April 4, 2011

Orange Nails

Matchbook magazine (if you haven't subscribed yet, I highly recommend it) features the most gorgeous orange nail polish in their recent issue.

The color is Orange Fizz, and you can purchase it here. I like that it's bright, but not garish. The slight pink undertones keep it from overwhelming the rest of your beauty routine. Definitely a perfect spring color.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Honeymooner

I love collections with charming stories. Lauren Moffatt's spring collection, entitled The Honeymooner, presents itself quite simply as "The Honeymooner and what she packed". This collection, in my opinion, just sings spring. The bright colors, floral prints, straw boaters, and platformed sandals are the perfect mix of ladylike with a touch of quirk. Overall, the collection is perfectly elegant and emits the sort of soft beauty and optimism of a newlywed.

Images via Lauren Moffatt

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Design Your Own Dress

I'm always excited to learn about new developments in fashion. After all, as an industry, fashion is all about change. New designers, shapes, fabrics, media - the list goes on and on.

Bespoke fashion, or custom made clothing, is making a come back following the economic recession with an increased focus on quality of purchases. Mary Huang, an interactive designer, has released a new application called “Continuum” which gives anyone the chance to create their own garments.

According to Huang, the future of consumer products doesn’t just lie in more advanced technologies and materials, but also in the reevaluation of the conventional supply chain. Garments can be made to order in your exact measurements, exactly to a consumer's specification.

At the moment, Huang has created a prototype of the software as well as a few examples of dresses. With the help of Kickstart financing, she plans to finish the software and website and set up production to make the physical dresses and deliver them. Is this the future of fashion?

 Images via Ecouterre

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Showers

Rabbit, Rabbit! It's a well known saying that "April showers bring May flowers." Of course, you could bear said showers with a boring, black umbrella. Or, you could celebrate spring downpours with a cheerier version.

(Lane Bryant, $30)

(Old Navy, $8)

(Totes, $22)

With umbrellas like these, you might even find yourself wishing for a rainstorm!