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Fashion and Style from Deb Johns, creator of the Scout Collection by Bungalow

Pattern & Print, Week 1: 2-D and 3-D Lace, Paisley and Scroll March 30, 2012

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These next two weeks on the blog we’ll be featuring the latest prints and patterns from Paris, Milan, and London. Use Deb’s shots from Europe’s store windows to identify current pieces in your wardrobe as well as to track down new ones!

2-DIMENSIONAL & 3-DIMENSIONAL LACE, PAISLEY AND SCROLL

“The feminine fluidity of lace, scrollwork, and paisley balances the more graphic and geometric patterns also popular for the season. Lace overlays in black and white to more subtle cream and neutral tones convey a lingerie-inspired, fanciful look that works perfectly with incoming crepe and satin surfaces. The best seasonal paisleys range from scarf- or tapestry-inspired panels to more graphic, pared down black and white-plus-color looks. Texture is often conveyed through patterns that have a quill-like or bold ‘swirling’ effects, and embossing offers a tactile option for leathers and suedes with the same enchanting result.”


 

Pattern & Print, Week 1: Animalia March 29, 2012

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These next two weeks on the blog we’ll be featuring the latest prints and patterns from Paris, Milan, and London. Use Deb’s shots from Europe’s store windows to identify current pieces in your wardrobe as well as to track down new ones!

THE NEW LINEUP OF ANIMAL PRINTS

“The animal kingdom continues to reign through spring/summer. Python, zebra, leopard, giraffe, and croc continue in accessories to RTW, both in classic renditions to stylized and exaggerated looks. Often typical animal patterns are recolored and re-scaled for added impact this season. Consider neon bright to metallic detailing for skin shoes, handbags, and coats & jackets. Blurred and diffused edges add a softer, more feminine approach to an otherwise graphic look.”



 

Pattern & Print, Week 1: Geometrics and David Hicks Graphics March 28, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:06 am
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These next two weeks on the blog we’ll be featuring the latest prints and patterns from Paris, Milan, and London. Use Deb’s shots from Europe’s store windows to identify current pieces in your wardrobe as well as to track down new ones!

GEOMETRICS & GRAPHICS

“A variety of graphic and geometric looks assort into solid collections for the spring/summer season. Consider classic to exaggerated scales of houndstooth to wood-grain effects, especially bold in black and white. Escher-inspired 3-dimensional graphics update the ‘Goyard’ look while vibrantly colored and scaled zig-zag stripes appear in RTW and home furnishings. Tapestry-inspired geometrics assort with grid checks and David Hicks textile and carpet-inspired graphics.”

 

Pattern & Print, Week 1: an Organic Theme March 27, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:08 am
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These next two weeks on the blog we’ll be featuring the latest prints and patterns from Paris, Milan, and London. Use Deb’s shots from Europe’s store windows to identify current pieces in your wardrobe as well as to track down new ones!

BUY ORGANIC

“Nature continues to impact print and pattern this season. Florals are romantic in small-scales with Liberty to tapestry looks, and dramatic in black and white photoreal renditions to macro-scale Marimekko silhouetted looks. Continuing in the ‘great outdoors’, colorful bird and butterfly prints range from stylized to photographic and often combine with textural grounds or other graphic patterns. Leaves, vines, and garden ‘screens inspire looks that have an organic and passymetric feel. Camo is refreshed in neon colors in bold scales for accessories and item clothing.”



 

Pattern & Print, Week 1: Polka-Dots, Checks, Stripes March 26, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:17 am
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These next two weeks on the blog we’ll be featuring the latest prints and patterns from Paris, Milan, and London. Use Deb’s shots from Europe’s store windows to identify current pieces in your wardrobe as well as to track down new ones!

POLKA-DOTS, CHECKS, AND STRIPES:

“Always classic… best with a twist, this realm of ladylike pattern ranges from traditional and timeless to avant garde and trend-setting. The best stripes range from bi-color shirting and awning stripes to broken and painterly looks, while checks assort from gingham – micro- and macro-scaled – to graphic grids and handi-crafted ‘crochet’ looks. Plaids begin with preppy multicolored madras looks to highly graphic color-and-white irregular effects. All work well with seasonal solids and in combination with one another for the ‘mixology’ of spring/summer.”


 

‘Let It Shine’ Across Europe: Lacquer and Satin March 23, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:13 am
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This week we explore the shiny, sparkly and high-gloss motifs of spring/summer 2012 dressing… Gather ideas with Deb’s photos taken from the store windows of Paris, Milan and London showcasing designers’ latest collections!

LACQUER AND SATIN

“The sheen of satin to lacquer finishes adds real electricity to spring/summer. Lacquer finishes are found on resin jewelry and handbag closures to display walls in fashion installations. Satin in the form of fabric or ribbon embodies an uber-sensual quality that is the perfect foil to all of the un-dyed and natural cottons and linens worn head to toe for the season. Satin shoes, handbags and details on garments add the perfect finishing touch to any ladylike look. Consider high-velocity color to low-luster neutrals in satin to lacquer mediums.”

 

‘Let It Shine’ Across Europe: Clear, Plexi, Lucite March 22, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:24 am
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This week we explore the shiny, sparkly and high-gloss motifs of spring/summer 2012 dressing… Gather ideas with Deb’s photos taken from the store windows of Paris, Milan and London showcasing designers’ latest collections!

CLEAR, PLEXI, AND LUCITE ACCENTS

“Clear plexi to lucite elements add a lighter touch to the shine message. Featured in barely there no-color mediums to vibrantly colored clear substraints, this look is technical and very contemporary. Touches of plexi can be found shimmering through natural knits and boucle wovens, while neon-lit tubes and signage adorn fluorescent fashion displays. Crystal clear plastics and faceted glass stones absorb color and become the perfect jewelry story for an ethereal spring story.” 

 

‘Let It Shine’ Across Europe: Metallic &Studded Accents March 21, 2012

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This week we explore the shiny, sparkly and high-gloss motifs of spring/summer 2012 dressing… Gather ideas with Deb’s photos taken from the store windows of Paris, Milan and London showcasing designers’ latest collections!

METALLIC & STUDDED ACCENTS

“Metallics emerge as total coverage or punctuation to seasonal accessories and RTW. The best metallics range from high-polished copper to slightly brushed gold and platinum. In addition, metallics are featured in bright colors from goldenrod to saturated summer orange. Metallic ‘studding’ comes in the form of grommets, sequins, spikes, gems, rhinestones, perforations and exaggerated nailhead looks. Tiny touches to total coverage is the range of possibilities for the warm weather season.” 


 

‘Let It Shine’ Across Europe: Pearlized Items March 20, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 7:15 am
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This week we explore the shiny, sparkly and high-gloss motifs of spring/summer 2012 dressing… Gather ideas with Deb’s photos taken from the store windows of Paris, Milan and London showcasing designers’ latest collections!

PEARLIZED COLORED AND NEUTRAL ITEMS

“By definition, pearlized conveys a diffused, slightly milky effect in colored leathers, as finishes on plastic jewelry and as coatings/finishes on delicate to functional fabrics. Pearlized patent leathers and white-washed resins complement dryer RTW ensemble hands in a range of soothing neutral tones to fleshy pastels and burnished metallics. A little goes a long way in this uber-feminine approach to spring/summer dressing.”


 

‘Let It Shine’ Across Europe: Patent March 19, 2012

Filed under: fashion — Deb Johns @ 8:02 am
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This week we explore the shiny, sparkly and high-gloss motifs of spring/summer 2012 dressing… Gather ideas with Deb’s photos taken from the store windows of Paris, Milan and London showcasing designers’ latest collections!

PATENT, IN A NEUTRAL AND COLORFUL PALETTE:

“There’s nothing like the refreshing sheen of patent leather for a spring/summer season. This time, two strong palettes emerge side-by-side… Neutrals are soothingly feminine in ivory, nude and black tones,  and pale to electric hues include lemon yellow, baby pink, seafoam and robins egg to orange, red, hot pink and jade. Perfect for shoes and bags, patent is also great punctuation to seasonal fabrics on colors, cuffs, and hemlines of RTW items.”


 

 
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