Design Inspiration VI XV

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This month I am feeling soft textures, fluid lines and blush colors. Pulling inspiration from the organic shapes of artists Carl Kleiner, Analia Saban and Rémi Delaplace. Using raw materials, this month’s design is all about ease and fluidity.

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July List 2015

June turned out to be a crazy busy month for me, and while I wish I had a team to help me keep my blog updated, I don’t! Last month my blog turned into a constant stream of inspiration, but don’t worry, in July I promise to deliver more original content. I have so much to share with you this month…

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Summer is here and my beauty routine gets down to the bare basics. This month, I will share the clean beauty products I can’t live without during the summer heat wave.

Denim is the unofficial summer staple. Stay tuned this month for 3 easy denim DIYs that will instantly update your denim game. (Vêtments image from The Blab instagram).

I’ll be in China for half of July, but before I go, I want to hear from you! Do you have any Shanghai and Hong Kong recommendations of where to go/what to see? I’ll be working most of the time, but I don’t want to waste a minute of down time, so tell me your favorite places to shop/eat/see! In preparation, I plan to visit the Met costume exhibit, China: Through the Looking Glass. The exhibit was just extended through September 7th, so be sure to mark your calendars!

I’m told that China is very hot and humid in July, even more so than New York, if you can believe it. I am on the hunt for easy, breezy summer dresses to wear. This cotton/silk dress by Creatures of Comfort  tops my list. I’ll share a roundup of my other favorites to keep you cool all summer long. I am even in the process of making one (or maybe two) before I go, so stay tuned!

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Summer Sales Take II

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The summer sale season continues and there are great deals to be had! Whether you use these sales to snag a favorite designer piece (like this J.W. Anderson dress) or just load up on great basics from Zara (like this cotton knit sweater), it is hard to ignore such deals. Here are the pieces that I have in my shopping cart at the moment…

Zara diagonal knit cotton sweater // Maison Margiela hoop bracelets // COS gathered sleeve jacket // Vanessa Bruno shorts // Zara Roman leather sandals // J.W. Anderson column dress

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Haider Acker-Mann

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It’s no secret that I like to borrow from the boys, and who better to borrow from than Mr. Haider Ackermann himself? His menswear collection is filled with styling tricks that are easy to adopt by men and women alike. Cinched in low-waists feel new- an update to the Emanuelle Alt uniform perhaps? Ackermann is the master of layering and this season, my favorite comes in the form of long-line blazer + tunic + cropped trousers. I especially love the ballet flats that are reminiscent of the MNZ Robertas.haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten haider-ackermann-spring-2016-menswear-desmitten

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New Suit Silhouettes

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Working in an industry where suits are almost never necessary, I still appreciate a fresh take on the classic uniform. I recently came across this Styleby editorial and was attracted to the oversized proportions. The new suit silhouettes deconstruct the common idea of matching separates. In this editorial, blazers are replaced with wrap tops, long jackets over long pants feel fresh and oversized shirt cuffs make for an easy update we can adopt in our non-suit wearing lives.

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