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dolceegabbana_392x0The cover of Vogue Gioiello jumped out in a sea of predictable magazine covers. It was a wow moment…page after page of beautifully crafted jewelry and months of inspiration…all for…gulp $17.95. I debated for about…two seconds…and then ‘you’ll be sorry if you don’t buy me’ won out.  I felt better this morning, when I found the same issue on Ebay for $26.95.

While the first featured item is not jewelry, it tells the story of a trendByzantine.  The complete magazine is online so…set aside some time for browsing all of the ‘trends’…you will be captivated.

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kelly neddermanKelly Nedderman’s training as a textile designer is apparent in her work. “Every time I sit down at my bench, I strive to combine my passion for metal with my passion for pattern, repetition and textures. Many of my jewelry pieces contain my own hand made paper that I have screen-printed and manipulated. They are then set under vintage eyeglass, microscope or camera lenses, which serve to protect, enhance, distort and magnify them. In this instance, the surface is contained and protected. Additional pieces have focused on bringing the surfaces to the outside, thereby creating a unique tactile experience for the wearer. The contrast between surfaces is what I find most appealing.

Kelly’s website is a work in process, but you will find more of her work here and here.

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fringe-4The new Marie Claire issue arrived yesterday and I noticed links to a new app…Netpage!!! AMAZING This is a bloggers dream app. Find an image in Marie Claire…open Netpage…clip…and send it wherever. I quickly clipped 5 pages and sent them to my email address…and VOILA…INSTANT POST PHOTO. Well…not quite instant. I tweaked some of the photos and converted them from pdf to jpg…but certainly much faster than a trail of dead ends in search of a photo to share. BTW…fringe is very in…more on that later.

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laurie pollpeter eskenaziWhen I saw the Vases with Attitude by Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi I immediately thought of my diminutive Irish grandmother. What she lacked in size…she had in attitude… “Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazi’s pottery is inspired by the traditional needle crafts made by women in the 19th and early 20th century.  Using a combination of wheel throwing, coil, and slab techniques she transforms vintage designs into contemporary stoneware.  The work is somewhat spontaneous.  She strives for a non-manicured organic look, by layering impressions taken from vintage lace, buttons, and hand made stamps.”

 

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mary katrantzouWhile the Greek drachma has not been in circulation for more than a decade, that did not stop Athens born Mary Katrantzou from using the drachma as the inspiration for a crystal mesh dress. BTW…at $44,640 it is sold out.

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gucciI returned from two weeks of warm temperatures and sunshine to 30 degrees and NO sunshine. But…the mailbox was full of March fashion issues and SPRING colors…AHHHH!

Spring is always colorful after the muted, translation…drab, colors of Fall and Winter. So far, this fabulous ad from Gucci is my favorite…and it is only page 14. Love the swirls of color…and that necklace…AMAZING!!!

Follow this Gucci link for more color inspiration.

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Marni’s Resort Collection for 2013 takes its inspiration from the western-meets-Times Square look of the classic movie Midnight Cowboy. The ‘abstract floral’ embroidered leather necklace takes a classic western material and adds that touch of glamour with a bit of bling. (Loved the camera angles in the home page video.)

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If you have a free hour or two…surf over to the Forever 21 blog site for a visual feast of the good, the bad and the…interesting???

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Brian Crumley’s web site is a bit challenging to navigate…so we are heading right to the meat of it…Google Images. “CRUMLEY Design Studio strives to create a new graphic language, a compilation of bold graphic design, sleek sculptural form and the exploration of recycled mediums.”

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My jaw dropped when I saw this dress from Peter Pilotto…a wonderful combination of pattern & color for canes. “PETER PILOTTO’s vision of womenswear embraces both new and classic perspectives on elegance. Otherworldly prints combine with soft sculptural shapes to form the handwriting of the design duo, something which evolves and is explored each season as opposed to being reactionary.”

For more color and design inspiration check out Google Images.

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