Our creative theme for May is retro Africa and the styling theme is (no surprise for this African theme) clashing prints.
I understand this could be a scary theme for some but you need to have fun with this one.
Think boldness and be eclectic. I adore Abbey Lees style she mixes textures, bold prints and crazy accessories into her outfits and looks awesome.
She’s a great inspiration!!!
Whenever I think of bold prints and clashing colour and textures I turn straight to Marc Jacobs; one of my favorite designers.
His Marc by Marc Jacobs ads encourage this trend to a ‘T’. I love how there’s no rules. It doesn’t matter if the colours bounce off each other or the accessories don’t quite go. It’s all about the fun!
How we like to work this trend
Bold fabrics with graphic T’s (as above). Aztec patterns with ditsy floral. You need bold accessories so the prints don’t take over the whole look. Think wooden beads and patterned belts.
We’re really into ankle socks at the moment and I love them with clogs and wedges just remember it has to be in a contrast print thought to the rest of your outfit.
Our special shoots for this month make me want to listen to M.I.A really loud and play dress up!
“My turquoise ring was made and purchased in my hometown…from the very rare star turquoise. I may have the only one of its kind.
The other is a wolf ring purchased in the company of my friend and co-worker kris chau whilst perusing the shops on chestnut st in philadelphia.
The silver buckle-y bracelet was a thrift shop find (also in philadelphia) thanks to the good eye of my friend kim williams.
The leather tooled bracelet and I love america bracelet are both from thrift shops? I think.
And my ribbon/braided bracelets are there because I am constantly wishing for peace on earth and endless love and I decided I needed to make them come true
By placing wishes on material things that will fall off and therefore render my dream true. Though if I just shared my dreams out loud, did I void them? “:(
Surreal, lullingly pleasant, quirky and warm. Were all senses that were provoking the air around me last night.
The night was Vetiver at Johnny Brendas here in Philly.I’ve always been a huge fan of Andy Cabric, I think his voice is something very special and it helps that he can jig around a little with his guitar too!
The evening was magical, especially for a Monday night.
My wandering eye was pinned on this sweet looking folk girl and her beau. How great do they look? I think they must have jumped straight on the bus from Laurel Canyon.
As of late rainbow hair has become a massive trend, I’m constantly stumbling upon this craze on the World Wide Web-bloggers are going crazy for it, Stylists and Magazines are crazy over it and moreover I’m CrAzY over it!
It doesn’t help when I sit next to a FP girl here at the office that has a beautiful faded pink strand in her golden hair. Me want and Me like!
If you haven’t seen the Beautiful video on Vogue Australia of Abbey Lee behind the scenes on the Vogue cover photoshoot I suggest you do! click
If you haven’t picked up Dazed and Confused Dec Issue yet in which the Caption States:
“Tie-dye takes over hair in a spirited approach to Autumn/winter’s crazy colours, moving it beyond it’s hippie heritage”
I suggest you do- Styling is done by Katie Shillingford and its ace!