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Elvis Paisley August 17, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 10:49 am

Inspired by ancient madder, tapestries, and brocades, the paisley is at once exotic and romantic. Colorful, organic, and embellished, paisleys are suitable for all ages and all seasons. The Fall/Winter Elvis Paisley has a rich chocolate brown punctuated by pinks, oranges, and touches of lilac. The paisley is designed to coordinate with our solid chocolate bags as well as with the Graceline stripe.

1. Paisley Wedge Heel Shoe

2. Dorothy Perkins Paisley Print Trapped Bangle

3. Liberty of London for Target Picture Frame

4. Etro Silk Paisley Kaftan

5. Scout Pocket Rocket in Elvis Paisley

 

Graceline Stripe August 16, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 10:33 am

The Graceline Stripe is seasonally colored in chocolate brown with accents of orange, pink, lilac, and white for versatile Fall/Winter use. Designed to go with everything you choose to wear for Fall, the Graceline stripe is directional and dynamic and travels from weekday to weekend.

1. Striped Spectrum Journal

2. Topshop Stripe Jersey Bandeau

3.Circo Pink and Brown Stripe Sheet Set

4. Plenty by Tracy Reese Yarn Dye Peasant Top

5. Scout Crown Jewels in Graceline Stripe

6. Scout Counterfeit in Graceline Stripe

7. Scout Grand Plan in Graceline Stripe

 

Ginghampton Noir August 13, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 6:46 am

Houndstooth, herringbone, grid plaids, men’s tie neats, and grill work are inspirations behind our new “textural” Ginghampton  pattern. Designed to mimic a tonal woven pattern, Ginghampton is perfect for city lifestyles to office chic. Colored in shades of black and gray, Ginghampton has a timeless appeal that easily coordinates with always perfect head to toe black and shades of gray.

 

1. Rue 21 Houndstooth Jacket

2. French Connection Herringbone Flat Cap

3. Maje Staletta Houndstooth Mini Skirt

4. Betsey Johnson Black Solid Herringbone Tights

5. Black and White Houndstooth Rainboots

6. Scout Uptown Girl in Ginghampton Noir

 

Tartans August 12, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 12:21 pm

Always in style, tartans are back in a big way for Fall/Winter. Colored in collegiate brights to re-colored in high neon, the tartan works with day into evening looks for all ages. Think about reworking tartans in exaggerated to micro-scales and in patchwork to puzzle configurations. Other accents for this varsity look include crests, varsity letters,  contrast welting and striping, exaggerated lapelles , double breasted closures, and oversized mufflers with fringe. Check out the Scout version of tartan in electric cool to hot bright color ways, which look contemporary and refreshingly right for the season.

Options for Tartan This Season

As pictured above…

1. Steven Alan Single Needle Shirt 

2. TOMS Pink Murray Organic Cotton Women’s Vegan Classics

3. Ralph Lauren Rugby Madras Skull Cap

4. Burberry Cashmere Scarf

5. Scout’s New Instant Messenger Tote in Strawberry Pop Tart’n

5. Vivienne Westwood Pink Tartan Wool Pleated Skirt

5. Basic Kilt Pin

7. Scottish Crest Brooch

 

Color Direction for Fall/Winter 2010 August 11, 2010

Filed under: design — Deb Johns @ 10:53 am

NEUTRALS

The “new” news for Fall is the addition of the brown family to our formerly black & white neutral palette. Additionally, gray adds a dimension to the black and white duo creating more texture and a true fall attitude.

 

HOTS

 

Anchored by hot pink, orange, and yellow, the bright palette is the perfect foil to the neutral backdrop that is Fall. Punctuated with lime and periwinkle, this hot story will add commercial appeal to Fall/Winter 2010.

 

COOLS

Turquoise, marine blue, lime, and moss green evolve the cool story into Fall fabulosity. Accents include hot pink, periwinkle, and touches of yellow.

 

MULTICOLOR BRIGHTS

Multicolor Brights are also used as punctuation to the Neutral, Hot, and Cool palettes in Fall/Winter for back to school and seasonal patterns.

Stay tuned for a sneak preview of new Fall patterns!

 

Eating Destinations on West Third August 10, 2010

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 11:44 am

Joan’s on Third @ 8350 West Third: cult gourmet market and casual lunch.

Dough Boys Cafe and Bakery @ 8136 West Third: kinetic eatery with great homestyle food with a twist. Best known for its red velvet cakes. Rated by Oprah as the best red velvet cake in the country.

Kiss My Bundt @ 8104 West Third: started by a native Southerner, “The Bundt Babe” who was inspired by a fortune cookie to open a small business….specializes in bundt cakes and other southern specialties.

Toast Bakery Cafe @ 8221 West Third: popular indoor and café eatery. Featured numerous times on the Hills. Be prepared to wait.

 

Shopping West Third in Los Angeles August 9, 2010

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 12:37 pm

West Third: Popularized on the series, “The Hills.” This easily navigated area mixes downtown chic with clever storefronts and eateries. Conveniently located near the Beverly Center, this Al Fresco area mixes the best of California with commercial consumption.

Plastica  @ 8405 West Third:  very original selection of plastic home goods from around the Globe. They will ship anywhere and have a fun website.

New Stone Age @ 8407 West Third: think a little voodoo with a lot of style. Iconic religious trinkets to unexpected home furnishings and accessories.

Trina Turk @ 8008 West Third: California fashion with a twist. Specializes in surf inspired high velocity ensembles and accessories.

Chateau Marmutt @ 8128 West Third: pet store named after Chateau Marmont. Original selections for everyone’s favorite pet.

Hillary Rush @ 8222 West Third: contemporary to edgy fashion at a great price.

Noodle Stories @ 8323 West Third: uber trendy shoes and ready to wear.

 

Abbot Kinney Boulevard: Best Directional Shopping August 6, 2010

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 12:15 pm

Venice is known for its muscle beaches and over the top novelty to grunge storefronts; it never ceases to inspire and amaze. Some have called it, “the unofficial downtown for the California beach crowd.”  The best directional shopping is on Abbot Kinney Boulevard, which combines one-off boutiques with great eating and people watching.

Stronghold 1895 @1625 Abbot Kinney: An iconic domestically-made jeans factory and storefront. Features great styles, custom fit for men and women. Be prepared to feel like you’ve gone back to 1895.

Enda King Men @ 1419 Abbot Kinney: Casual chic offerings from irreverent tee shirts to better shirtings and trousers. Her signature is heavily laundered, slightly aged looks.

Bountiful@ 1335 Abbot Kinney: California spin on vintage linens, cake stands, shells, enamel ware and other curiosities. Irresistible selection of home merchandise.

Aviator Nation @ 1224 Abbot Kinney: Surf wear with a twist…Welcome back 1970s.

Steven Alan @ 1601 Abbot Kinney: Quickly becoming a classic menswear supplier for a California preppy look. Check out shirtings and trendy accessories.

Jack Spade @ 1132 Abbot Kinney: Bungalow setting creates the perfect backdrop for classic bags and accessories with a twist. Also check out his clothing lines for men.

 

Venice Restaurants August 5, 2010

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 10:07 am

Gjelina @ 1429 Abbot Kinney Boulevard: From its hand carved wooden walls to its romantic back patio, this Italian with a twist eatery is a must stop. Get there early…530 PM, if you don’t have a reservation for dinner.

The Firehouse @ 213 Rose Avenue: a Venice classic diner inspired eatery housed in an old fire station. Al Fresco to eat in dining… Don’t miss the whole grain blueberry pancakes.

Rose Cafe and Market @ 220 Rose Avenue: Organic and sustainable are the features here, serving food all day to eat in or takeaway. Don’t miss the gift store with irreverent to innovative choices.

Intelligentsia Coffee @ 1330 Abbot Kinney Boulevard: a coffee outpost like no other…Generally the wait is at least twenty minutes for a custom brewed cup of tea or coffee. A popular brand of coffee with local “cult” coffee bars across the country. In DC, you can buy Intelligentsia coffee at Baked and Wired. It’s worth the experience as the ambiance is retro yet contemporary.

The Tasting Kitchen @ 1633 Abbot Kinney Boulevard:  Casual comfort food dining. Meal preparation changes daily with ingredients selected from the best of the markets.

 

Places to Stay in Santa Monica August 4, 2010

Filed under: Travel Log — Deb Johns @ 4:37 pm

Shutter’s Hotel on the Beach: $$$$$$ Amazing ambiance mixing the aura of Ralph Lauren with the clapboard chic of Nantucket right on the beach with great rooms and poolside dining.

 

Casa Del Mar: Old world elegance on the beach, not for those who take Santa Monica casual seriously.

 

The Viceroy: Recently styled by Kelly Wearstler… Alice in Wonderland meets city chic. Request a room with an ocean view. Fabulous food at  Whist and unique poolside dining.

 

 
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