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Apr.28th, 2015

How to Care for Every Fabric in Your Closet

This post is brought to you by Alight at http://www.alight.com/blog/fabric-care/! Thanks Alight for the information! We love a good infographic! – Kristen & Geraldine

 

Laundry is a tough job on it’s own, but when you add a variety of fabrics to the mix it becomes especially daunting. Machine washable, dry clean only, air dry, handwash—keeping the care instructions for each fabric straight is a difficult job. We’ve put together this simple guide to caring for your fabrics to make your next trip to the laundromat a little easier. Continue reading

Feb.01st, 2015

2014 Spring RTW Runway Review

This edition focuses on the 2015 Spring Runway shows that recently finished up in Paris.  

We analyzed 842 designs from 184 designers in four cities, New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

Graphic trends that gained momentum in 2015 are “Topstitching”, “Plaid” and “Digital Printing”. Of course “Florals” always make an appearance in the spring shows and the “Lace” trend is going strong.   Continue reading

Sep.24th, 2014

Trending Padlocks from Bangles to Bags

Welcome to the May Edition of our Trend Letter!



Padlocks are the latest accessory trend.  Designers such as Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors, and Hermes have all thrown away the key!  

We are not totally sure how to translate this trend.  Padlocks reference chastity, safety, and security.  Putting them on shoes and jewelry reference chastity and handbags reference security, but you definitely don’t want to lose those keys!

Padlocks are showing up all over the place and have become a nuisance in major cities such as Paris with the “Love Locks“.

Enjoy!

Yours in Design, 

Kristen & Geraldine Continue reading

Jan.15th, 2014

Design Trends 2014: What’s In

So, 2014 is here and it is the perfect time of year to assess what’s in for the new year.

The runway shows are a great source of inspiration for what is to come in other markets such as home furnishings.  The designers and shows are such a strong influencer for design trends in both color and graphics.  Since the shows are almost a year in advance, it is a great precursor for things to come!  So here are our picks for the Design Trends 2014: Continue reading

Bios

  • Geraldine Blanchot Geraldine Blanchot

    A designer, artist and color "freak" who loves to travel and draw. She also is a fan of kickboxing, wakeboarding and pretty much anything outdoors.

  • Kristen Dettoni Kristen Dettoni

    A designer, artist and crafter who loves anything creative. She is also an amateur Claymation animator and movie fanatic.