Design Inspiration II IX

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One of my design philosophies centers around the idea of pure simplicity, this is especially important when drafting patterns and draping. This month, I looked to simple folding techniques as I made my pattern and chose a neutral palette inspired by the salt beds of Peru. As always, this month’s design focuses on freedom of form and movement…

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Editorial Eclipse: Simple 70’s Style

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1970’s are the decade of the moment in fashion, but the age-old question is how do you wear this vintage trend while still looking modern? This editorial from Vogue Spain highlights the simple 70’s style I’ve dreamed of. Paired down, minimal and modern. With the focus on 70’s silhouettes in luxe black and white fabrics, this trend looks better now than it did 35 years ago. I’m also a fan of the natural textured hair and baby cat eye.

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 (images via visual optimism)

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Rubber Shoe Roundup

rubber-shoe-roundup-converse-aigle-alice-and-whittles-rubber-booIn honor of London Fashion Week, and the wet winter we are experiencing here in New York, I thought I’d share a rubber shoe roundup. The ultimate in seasonless footwear, function doesn’t have to forego fashion. Why shouldn’t our rubber boots look as good as our leather boots? I love the streamlined minimal silhouettes of the Alice and Whittles styles. The elastic inset and simple styling of the Aigle ankle boot reminds me most of leather boots. For a more casual look, you can’t go wrong with the tried and true Chuck Taylor style from Converse. Do you have a favorite rubber shoe style?

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How to Find the Perfect Accent Chair

My boyfriend and I have lived together for about three years and we’ve learned that the furniture we pick out together is the most successful furniture in our apartment. It takes some time, strategic planning and a little compromise to decide, but it is well worth it in the end. When we started looking for an accent chair for our living room, I turned to One King’s Lane because of their huge variety of quality chairs. This is our thought process as we figured out how to find the perfect accent chair for our living room…

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Beauty Supply: Rodin Hand Cream

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Yesterday I talked about affordable, clean personal care products, today let’s talk about the ultimate luxury, Rodin hand cream. I’ve never been much for hand cream, mostly because of the greasy residue left behind, but my mom swears by hand cream and always has. It wasn’t until a few years ago when I came across the minimal design of the luxurious Rodin hand cream, that I even considered adding this to my daily beauty routine. Upon turning 30 earlier this month, I used some of my birthday money (yes I still get money from my grandparents on my birthday) to invest in the luxe hand cream from Rodin. The ultra thick consistency quickly soaks into your skin, leaving them silky and smooth. The scent has the same light, fragrant herbal notes as the Rodin face oil. There are only two times a day when I use hand cream, once in the morning before braving the frigid temperatures and once before I drift off to sleep. The best part about the Rodin hand cream? There are no harmful ingredients, making it a clean beauty treat.

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