mood…

MINIMALISM

Minimalist clothing is the best blank canvas for showing off luxe fabrics, fabric contrast, precise cuts, fashion forward silhouettes and pops of color, quality and inventiveness keeps the restraint from being boring…

VINTAGE JACKET PATTERN, COURTESY OF VINTAGE SEWING INFO

http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-11.html

SHE’S A LADY

Ladylike fashion in all it’s glory, it’s about shape not exposure so modesty and accessories are key: scarves, hats, gloves, hoisery, belts, body shapers, high heels…colors are dusty pastels, must include a pallette in all shades of rose, crisp black & white and neutrals work too softened by feminine details, such as ruffles, puff sleeve, cinched waist…soft watercolor prints, and vintage florals in the mix…

WILD THING

You make my heart sing,…animal prints of all stripes: leopard, cheetah, tiger, zebra, giraffe…fur/faux fur…. snakeskin, textured leather/pleather, natural looking or stylized animal…a little goes a long way on shoes, bags, belts, nails, eye make-up…animal print/texture is versatile and can translate into rock star in snakeskin OTK boots or ladylike in a vintage leopard cardi.

NEW PANTS!

Pants is a basic not a trend, but we are definitely seeing more real pants/trousers/slacks, call them what you will, but not leggings or jeggings. These are much more complicated than that, in a variety of fabrics, modern high waist, feminine, flowy, full pleats, flared,… movement is key. These grown lady pants are made for work or for play, and even come in jumpsuit style, reminiscent of the 1970’s push for pants in the independent woman era…

1970's pants pattern illustration
1970's 1 piece pantsuit pattern illustration
Vintage Estee Lauder ad

http://tips.become.com/pants/history-of-pants.html

http://www.fashionising.com/trends/b–spring-2011-fashion-trends-spring-summer-2011-4073.html

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/fashion-articles/top-spring-trends-new-york

http://www.elle.com/Runway/Ready-to-Wear/Resort-2011

http://www.refinery29.com/the-biggest-fashion-trends-of-2011.php

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