Sep 20, 2011

Style Inspiration: "What the water gave me" by Florence + the Machine

Vintage chic at its best. Florence Welch's characteristic flair is unique enough to be the envy of the music scene and beyond. Edgy yet classic, she has been known for making vintage look new and interesting each time. In the "What the water gave me" video (song we are crazy about), her style is subdued yet striking. A sea foam green and terracotta color palette mixed in with clear accessory statement pieces in gold and jewel tones is certainly a style inspiration. Sheers, lace, feathers and subtle shine: be inspired by Florence and the Machine's new video and our fashion take. Enjoy!

From left to right: Vintage style hat by H&M; Best of Times Ring by ModCloth; Mixed Stackable Rings by Ariella Collection (Nordstrom); Leather Belt by H&M; Yellow Large Seventies Round Sunglasses by Topshop; Chain Belt by Zara; Investigate Shoes by Seychelles; Cuff Lace up Ankle Boot by Asos Ariba; Floral Print Crochet Trim Top by Jane Norman; Tan Babysilk Drape Jacket by Dorothy Perkins; Pleated Palazzo Pants by Jane Norman; Ivory Bird Print Minimal Tee by Dorothy Perkins; Polka Dot Double Breasted Vest by Decolette (Les; Ankle Cigarette Mid-Rise Jean in Lime by BDG (Urban Outfitters); Lace Insert Sleeveless Blouse by Jane Norman; Cream Chiffon Lace Trim Blouse by Dorothy Perkins; En Vogue Envelope Clutch by ModCloth; Gold Tortoise Link Necklace by Kenneth Jay Lane; Doctor's Bag by H&M.

Aug 27, 2011

Back to basics: The knotted trend reinvented

Jewelry full of memories. Or is it? The knotted trend brings back the fun and ease of past decades' childhood jewelry, yet making it all current. The novelty? Supple cotton or even silk thread is combined with metal accents or leather structures in a seamless way that makes it irresistible. Nautical-inspired knots and braiding are added to the mix making it a trend that goes beyond friendship bracelets. Look for textures, geometric patterns and golden hues for a stronger statement that is versatile and chic. 

Left to right, top to bottom: Embellished Friendship Bracelet by Juicy Couture; Southwestern Señorita Necklace by Frieda & Nellie; Textured Collar Necklace by Forever 21; Tribal Woven Necklace by Lucy Hutchings; Beaded Leather Friendship Bracelet by Chan Luu; Metallic Leather Friendship Bracelet by Asos; Fuchsia Beaded Wrap Nugget Bracelet by Chan Luu; Devote Chain Bracelet by Whistles; Cable Channel Necklace by ModCloth.   

Aug 21, 2011

Altar Clothing: Vintage revamped

The texturing, layering and hard to find materials make this fashion line, entirely one of a kind. A vintage feel in colors and fabrics create a classic style while the modern cuts bring it to the 21st century. To get you started on this unique collection, we have a 15% discount for you: use the NEWFOUNDLUST15 coupon upon checkout at Altar Clothing's store

From left to right, top to bottom: Calliope - Burnt Orange Textured Satin Top with Sash; Feronia Parachute Shift Dress with Boatneck; Euphrosine Lace Blouse with Bow Tie and Vintage Buttons; Andalucia - Silk Blouse Dress with layered skirt.

Aug 10, 2011

With boldness through chaos

Some trends seem artificial, irrelevant or a comeback that feels forced. Real design trends originate from a shared sentiment, outlook, lifestyle or response to an existing situation. In order to become a natural trend instead of only a commercial strategy, these feelings need to be a reality for many. 

The selection below represents a common expression. Whether its style is shared by ethnic, artsy, folksy or geometric trends, the strong palette, character and repetition in these pieces create statements that are hard to pass by. Supported by symmetry or the deliberate lack of it, these outfit tellers represent an attitude. The reason for its boldness and patterns?
To compensate for uncertainty in an ever-changing world.

From left to right: Multi colored geometric silk dress by Diane von Furstenberg; Golden aztec inspired necklace by Pamela Love for Topshop; Silk print cardigan by Saloni; Lasercut oxford by Cooperative, Urban Outfitters; Ethnic geometric print scarf by Kookai; Aztec dazzle dress by All Saints; Vintage geometric gilt bracelet by Yves Saint Laurent; Wooden geometric earrings by Uncommonly Beautiful, Hannah Zakari; Laser cub ankle wrap sandal by Deena & Ozzy, Urban Outfitters; Wooden geometric necklace II by Uncommonly Beautiful, Hannah Zakari; Geometric patterened t-shirt by Balenciaga.

Jul 18, 2011

The Oxford Shoe the Female Way

From left to right: Campbell Oxfords in Liberty Floral by JCrew; Flower printed Oxford, H by Hudson; Floral Wingtip Shoes by Forever 21; Black Floral print Brogues by Dorothy Perkins; 77100 Oxford by Rizzo.

Oxfords have made it to the top in the last couple of years: the implied elegance, the vintage air evoked and the old-fashioned masculinity in the design have created a luscious shoe. Now, after adding a pinch of sugar to the mix, the coveted oxford has become decadent, sweet and full of color. It's just like making jeans for women's curves, these feel like oxfords made for us. Embrace the trend and bring it into summer with comfy dresses and tapered pastel pants.