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After sitting next to Alice Stroppel for a week, visions of faces are still dancing in my head. When I saw this design from the Jill Sander Spring 2012 collection, I ‘pounced’ on the idea of posting the photo…what a wonderful face!!! The fashion page of the Wall Street Journal gives her a blue ribbon for the best collection. The article also highlights some rather unfortunate misses…fun reading.

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Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal features Milan Fashion Week…Designers Go Bold. The zucchini print dress jumped off the page and into this post. “A Dolce & Gabbana client may choose among flirty eggplants, hot peppers and zucchini prints for her summer dress”. The article is a snapshot behind the scenes…a fascinating read.

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The humble barcode is a design element that we rarely take notice of…utilitarian and boring…until now. Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal featured an article entitled “Art in Aisle 5: Barcodes Enter Expressionist Period.” Surf over to Google Images for more designer barcodes…they will bring a smile to your Thursday!!!

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The Wall Street Journal is an unlikely place for design inspiration, but the Saturday Style & Fashion section is always a treasure trove of sources. The “Steal of the Week” is a color block shoe of magenta, orange and turquoise from Zara. The whole Zara site is a steal…moderate prices and great styling.

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The Wall Street Journal describes the trend toward combining multiple patterns as a ‘happy clash’. The shoes that caught my attention are from Clements Riberio…lower left. Scroll through the Spring and Summer 2011 collection to see a ‘riot’ of patterns.

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One of the hottest trends in our showroom is embroidery…more and more embroidery. Whether trends start with fashion or interiors is a little like the chicken or the egg conundrum. Today’s Wall Street Journal features an article on the business of fashion. “Designers festoon fashion week looks with embroidery and beading; prices may rise as pared-down minimalism fades.”


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This is a golden opportunity for polymer artists. Early in my polymer ‘training’ I made several barrettes. It was a fun canvas and perfect for practicing new techniques. According to the Wall Street Journal ‘The Barrette is Dowdy No More‘.  I still have a plethora of barrette clips…let me know if you want to follow this trend!!!

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