Patchwork is back on the radar, just like when Gloria Vanderbilt rocked it in the 70’s. Some of my favorite designers have experimented with this traditional craft in their runway collections. It’s a look that has “old world charm” written all over it!
Full of nostalgia it’s a look I would tone down with distressed denim heavy vintage belts and boho footwear.
Perfect for days in the park, riding your bike through the city and walking your dog
with the start of summer upon us and independence day just around the corner, the timing is certainly appropriate for our new web theme – americana picnic. imagine a hot summer day, throwing cutoffs and a tee or a sundress over your bathing suit and heading to the park for a picnic with friends. a blanket spread across crisp green grass, the plucking of guitar strings and the smoky smell of barbecue wafting through the air. cooling off with a quick dip in the lake, letting the warm rays dry your sun-kissed skin. picking flowers to weave into a headband and eating strawberries and ice cream. telling stories as the sun goes down and catching fireflies in humid starlit skies. it is a collective memory that we all share…the sounds and scents of summer.
here is some imagery that this trend brought to mind…
these are not paintings- they are collages, made of actually plants that are carefully cut and placed in intricate arrangements…pretty astonishing. i would never have the patience for something like this, but stephen eichhorn does :)
he also has a tumblr page solely for collages of plants and animals that’s pretty funny :)
i love it that at any given time during the day i can walk around the office or outside and find something interesting going on… today it was these two outside working on something top secret that i can’t tell you about just yet but i can guarantee you will be excited about it… :)
anyone heading to the telluride bluegrass festival this weekend? i wish i was…there are a couple of bands playing that i really like, and it looks so beautiful and relaxing there – it definitely seems to draw a really laid back, hippie crowd. colorado is one of the few states in the US i’ve never been to, and i really want to change that very soon…
among the bands playing are alison krauss, yonder mountain string band, bela fleck, edward sharpe and mumford and sons!
there are some really cool old school photos on the website too.
Free People Upper East is teaming up with the National Breast Cancer Foundation and Move Into Greatness Yoga Studio to help fight Breast Cancer!
*Come donate the weekend of the 19th and have your name entered to win a gift certificate to Free People and a complimentary One on One Training session with Colleen Wahl, owner of Move Into Greatness Yoga Studio on the Upper East Side (value $100).