Editorial Eclipse: Gray Daze

As a teenager, my favorite color to wear was gray, and through the years, I graduated to a more sophisticated color…black. This cozy editorial from WSJ Magazine reminded me how great gray can be. Alastair McKimm’s ability to bring out the beauty and textures in gray clothing through his styling, is rarely rivaled and always puts me in a gray daze. Need I remind you of this editorial from last year? It still feels fresh yet classic.

For Fall, photographer Lachlan Bailey captured model Anna Jagodzinska and a feline friend in a smokey shade of gray. From textured knits to oversized overcoats, the options are limitless for fall shopping. Scroll through to view my gray picks for the season. If this editorial doesn’t inspire you to go for grey this season, I don’t know what will.

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DIY: Prada Skinny Silk Scarf

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Everyone loves a simple, inexpensive way that takes your everyday look and makes it au current in an instant. The piece to do this for Fall is the skinny silk scarf we saw styled under anything and everything at the Prada Fall 2014 show.  You don’t have to pay the big bucks to get THE Prada scarf, you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. Click through for the DIY Prada skinny silk scarf tutorial…
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Weekend Reading: White by Kenya Hara

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When I went to the La Garçonne store, I tried on nearly the entire collection of La Garçonne Moderne, added a few things to my basics wish list, but ended up buying the book White by Kenya Hara. This book has been on my reading list for a few years and I was happy to stumble upon it while shopping. In his book, Hara explores the depth of white as a color, a feeling and almost as a spiritual entity. Living in an overly colorful world, I’ve grown very fond of the absence of color, it feels refreshing and calming. I’m only a few pages into the book, but I intend to continue my philosophical exploration of white while upstate this weekend. Here are a few quotes from the book that resonate with me.

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“There is no such thing as “white.” Rather, “white” exists solely in our perception. Therefore we must not attempt to search for “white.” Instead, we must search for a way to feel whiteness…. As we achieve this rapport with white, our world glows more brightly, and its shadows deepen.”

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“White can be attained by blending all the colors of the spectrum together, or through the subtraction of ink and all other pigments. In short, it is “all colors” and “no color” at the same time. This identity as a color than can “escape color” makes white very special.”

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Monday Mood: Minimally Chic Beach

It’s not long before road trips to the beach become a weekly ritual here in New York, and there’s nothing like a minimally chic beach editorial to inspire such a trip. In the June issue of Vogue UK Clare Richardson works her styling magic with no-fuss layering, simple swimsuit silhouettes and subtle prints and textures in beautiful toned down neutrals.

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April Design Inspiration

My April design inspiration is more abstract than usual, with only a few certain ideas: strong lines, texture and the color blue, yet again. I love the idea of dresses/tunics over pants for transitional dressing, so I am exploring this by playing with proportions. Stay tuned for the final product!
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