Saturday, March 27, 2010

Inspiration: Kate Spade

I love Kate Spade. Whimsical, colorful, and just plain fun, her fashions fit the easy going fun loving woman who doesn't mind adding a little zing to her professional wardrobe (even the models' poses are fun). In a sea of black, brown, and gray, a bright colored cardigan with a soft, tweed skirt stands out with flair and infuses a welcomed change of season. Out with the cold, in with the cool, smooth, and mellow hues of spring!

Kate, whose maiden name was Brosnahan, launched her eclectic line Kate Spade New York with husband, Andy Spade, in 1993. The accessories market has never been the same. With graphic elements and memorable logos, Spade's accessories line, which includes everything from shoes and handbags, to stationary, portfolios, and eyeglasses, incorporates the functional as well as the fashionable.

Kate Spade is now owned by Liz Clairborne, Inc. with Deborah Lloyd of Banana Republic and Burberry as creative director and co-president. No doubt that the line will continue to broaden its horizons while sustaining the vision of this unique and world renowned brand.

Below are some of my favorite pieces that inspire the creativity in me. Feast your eyes and enjoy!


Kate Spade
Addie Jacket, Rosette Jersey Tank,
Lainey Shorts
$95.00 - $495.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Avery Contrast Binding Dress
#395.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Bari Two-Tone Dress
$325.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Gabby Tweed Bow Slingback
$325.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Cammie Double Bow Sandal
$295.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Elizabeth Cardian & tiered skirt
$195.00-$295.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Jillian Bow-waist dress
$355.00
Neiman Marcus



Kate Spade
Ruffle Neck Lucille Dress
$445.00
Neiman Marcus


Thursday, March 18, 2010

PRADA: Inspiration

It's hard for me not to envision the stunning Meryl Streep in the Devil Wears Prada, whenever I see the designs of Miuccia Prada. She is daring; a risk taker who knows how to drape the female form with grace and a touch of the razor's edge.

It's no wonder that Neiman Marcus has included Prada in its The Art of Fashion series. Miuccia Prada is a true artist in every sense of the word. Her sleek lines and flattering construction leaves a woman feeling sexy, sophisticated and immensely well dressed--without being too trendy. With numerous choices of the LBD and sensual strappy sandals, there's something for every style maven.

Below are my pics for pieces that will add to any fashionista's closet a touch of elegance and style.

Feast and enjoy!


Prada
Cinched Long Jacket
$1490.00
Neiman Marcus



Prada
Cutout Slingback
$795.00
Neiman Marcus



Prada
Full Skirt Dress
$850.00
Neiman Marcus



Prada
Keyhole Dress
$760.00
Neiman Marcus



Prada
Lace Up Sandal
$720.00
Neiman Marcus



Prada
Scarf-Print Wedge
$650.00
Neiman Marcus



Prada
Snakeskin Crisscross Sandal
$990.00
Neiman Marcus







Friday, March 12, 2010

Inspiration: It's the Weekend! Again...

Time is such an incredible thing. It goes by so fast, yet and still we continually wish it away with statements like, "boy, I can't wait till Friday gets here" or "it's only a month till my next vacation, I'm counting down the days..."

So today, I'm slowing down a little and sharing more of what inspires me to create. And lately, I've needed a great deal of inspiration. Dealing with new meds from my doctor that are taking my body through all sorts of changes, (drowsiness, dizziness, lethargy, and the like)has really taken its toll for the last couple of months. All I can say is that I'm tired of being tired!

But enough about my shortcomings, lets get down to the wire. It's kind of hard to imagine the perfect shoes without the perfect bag to carry all those fashionable necessities. So here are my pics for those things which inspire me. Feast and enjoy!


Chanel
Coco Country Handbag
Style.com



Prada
Vernice Clutch
$1995.00
Neiman Marcus



Valentino
Rouches Napa Hobo
$2595.00
Neiman Marcus



Valentino
Fairytale Clutch
$1795.00
Neiman Marcus



Coach
Metallic Python Kristin Hobo
Coach.com



Chanel Icons
Classic flap bag
Neiman Marcus



Diane von Furstenberg
African Sugar-Print Shoulder Bag
$1400.00
Neiman Marcus



Diane von Furstenberg
Oversize Belle Clutch
$450.00
Neiman Marcus



Friday, March 5, 2010

HAPPY WEEKEND!

Have a fabulously fashionable weekend! Back next week! Love you all, much!