Clean, classic shapes get an updated look with black-and-white prints and a hint of purple–in this Versace stunner as well as this Julie Grisham-designed living room in Little Rock (the architect was Phil Purifoy).
Remember this? Here’s a little spring fashion preview to whet your appetite for our upcoming Spring Fashion feature in April! A lot of beautiful looks this season, and these are just a few of the main trends you’ll want to keep in mind as you begin stocking your closets.
What looks will you be adding to your closest this year? Add a comment and we’ll keep your ideas in mind as we plan our Spring Fashion Stylebook!
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Photography by Nancy Nolan; Runway images via style.com
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(photography by Nancy Nolan)
Love how the hues of sky and sand come together in this cardigan featured in our Fall Fashion Stylebook, and the Southwest palette of blues, tans and browns is a chic look in interiors as well.
Are these desert sunset hues in your fall wardrobe?
This master bedroom (by Tobi Fairley and featured in our March 2009 issue), with its gold hues, ornate light fixture and luxurious wall coverings and fabrics, called for a runway look that screamed “look at me.” We found what we were looking for in this corset dress by Richard Nicoll. Its gold velvet panels and even a tiny arch at the bottom (like the arched doorway) make it the runway equivalent of this gorgeous 24-karat bedroom. Add some gold jewelry and strappy high heels–and a coat to ward off a winter chill–and people will think you’ve acquired the Midas touch.
Art director Mandy Keener, who directed the photo shoot for our Fall Fashion Stylebook, is a fan of what she calls “oddities” and “hidden stylings.” For example, look closely at these shots and you’ll see that the model is holding a vintage Edgar Allan Poe book. Creative thinker that Mandy is, she also fell in love with the bronze horse clock and New Mexico map on the mantel. These “hidden stylings” are what inspired her beautiful post today.
You’d be hard pressed to find a runway look that corresponds with this boy’s room, featured in the August issue of At Home in Arkansas and photographed by Nancy Nolan. However, Carolina Herrera managed to conjure up this gorgeous gown using the same nautical colors, while also making it completely feminine–no jewelry required!
What do you think? Would you wear it?
Several themes stood out in our Fall Fashion Stylebook that we didn’t necessarily plan. But that’s what happens. When you’re working with the best clothing in the state, and photographing it in a beautifully designed home, a new angle can reveal an element–whether it’s a color combination or a design detail–that suddenly comes to life through the camera lens.
Here are a few of my favorites.
I love the juxtaposition of ladylike lavender against a rustic background. Lavender may be a feminine hue, but it holds its own against the stone fireplace.
Aren’t these chairs beautiful, basking in the glow of the fireplace?
These lavender pillows are the answer when red would seem too earthy and blue too cool or bright of a hue.
And what about this setting? Lavender almost becomes a neutral, fading into the seating area to allow the fireplace to take center stage.
The hand-carved door was the ideal background for this gorgeous prairie-inspired outfit. (LOVE the skirt and fringe bag!)
Sturdy and strong, these wood doors make an architectural statement all their own.
This arch on these doors is striking, and I love how the design of the room brings out the texture of the doors with the rough hewn coffee table.
Of course, Navajo was THE print this season. (Have you seen the Proenza Schouler runway show?)
On this couch, the pattern becomes edgy and modern with its black/white/pink/orange color combo.
Rugs are a simple, non-committal way to incorporate the print into your home. Love the impact of several grouped together, and outside for that matter!
In this Southwestern-inspired space, the pattern peeks through ever so slightly in the rug, so the overall Southwest effect is subtle rather than kitschy or overwhelming.