Monday, December 26, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
|Greeting card at Cafe Press|
|image on tee shirt at Cafe Press|
I'm not really sure just what ignited my fever for the peacock other than their lovely plumage. Their colorful feathers make me feel so happy. I really love the warmth they emit. So why not give your favorite bird lover the gift of peacocks this Christmas?
|Colors of Spring by Pantone|
We are all anticipating the return of spring. Pantone, the color experts, are showcasing some of the BEST colors for Spring 2012 I have seen in a long time. These lovely colors, a mix of vibrant hues and muted neutrals, can be worn by all skin types.
Pantone reveals the spring colors as follows:
Tangerine Tango, a vibrant orange
Solar Power, radiant yellow
Cabaret, a rosy red
Sodalite Blue, a navy inspired blue with a little cornflower
Margaita, a yellowish green
Cockatoo, a minty green
And Driftwood and Starfish being the neutrals
As you saw in a previous post, Pleats Return for Spring, the tangerine color prevailed on the runways as well as many of the other colors. I have already seen this color being worked into the spring collections at retailers in my local mall.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
|JeanPaul Gaultier's bold orange pleated dress|
|Prada's pastel pleats for Spring 2012|
|Halston's sophisticated version of pleats|
Pleated skirts work on all body types because they draw attention to the waistline. The pleats elongate the silhouette making the body look longer and leaner. The fullness of a pleated skirt works like an Aline skirt. It gives movement but most importantly adds curves to a boyish figure while hiding wide hips on a pear shape.
Look for a skirt that falls at the knees. This is the most classic length. If you are petite, you can go a little above the knee and still look ladylike. Add a pretty sandal with a mid range heel. Tall women can gracefully carry a longer skirt. Luckily they need not wear a heel. Ballet slippers look pretty with a floor length skirt.
Be sure to add a lovely belt to show off your cinched waist no matter what your body type.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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