Monday, April 5, 2010

Animal Instincts

Greetings to all of you lovely people. Yes I know it’s been a while, and yes, I know every time it’s been a while I mention it, so…. Lets just say it’s been one heck of a quarter.

Spring break is upon us and I hope all of you are enjoying it to the fullest. Also, happy Easter to all. May you have a wonderful Easter weekend. I spent my Easter weekend in Palm Springs working at the fashion show for the very talented Sandra Garratt’s clothing line DUGWEAR. It’s an amazing clothing line, so…. Google it and check it out.

As for an update in trend spotting…

My good friend Austin Michaels, creator of The Man’s LA, happened to stop by my apartment. With him was his friend from out of town, wearing a wonderful outfit for their night out on the town.





Clarkia was wearing a dress that has a lot of spring 2010 inspiration. The reptilian/nouveau prints are trends seen in many of the spring shows, including Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schouler, Versace, Zac Posen, and Diane Von Furstenberg. The length of the dress is also a length that is repeated often in the spring season. What's great about Clarkia's dress is that it contains the trend, but it didn't cost as much as a high end designer dress. This goes to show that anyone on any budget can dress amazing everyday.

Her gold sandals elevate the look by helping to bring out the subtle warm colors in the dress. Another thing that was great was the jacket.


Why is the jacket so great? Well, Clarkia's jacket displays one of Pantone's spring 2010 chosen trend colors, Amparo Blue.



Amparo Blue
PANTONE 18-3945
C/M/Y/K 81 / 47 / 0 / 0
GOE 69-1-6C



The whole outfit is accented with the the hair down, subtle make-up and a marc by marc jacobs clutch in hand to bring out more of the warm colors in the dress. Overall, a great look for a great night, worn by a great person. 

You can find Clarkia's look or similar ones in several places. Here are my suggestions...

Dress: Alexander McQueen, BCBG, Macy's, TJ Maxx
Jacket: Burbery, Via Spiga, Hazel, Target
Sandals: Michael Kors, Tory Burch, Steve Madden, Target
Clutch: Carlos Falchi, Marc by Marc Jacobs,  Shi by Journeys

A very special thank you to Clarkia for modeling for "love ur LAbels." Everyone should take note of this post and how to style yourself without bankrupting yourself. Many people really have style in their blood and can turn it on anytime. And for those of you who don't..... I'll be here ;)