Monthly Archives: September 2010

Tips and Tidbits

L.A. Printer’s Fair

September 17, 2010

Happy Friday peeps!

This one’s for all you typophiles, paperphiles and letterpress lovers. If you’re in L.A. next weekend, you should definitely check out the L.A. Printer’s Fair. There will be printmaking demos, gallery tours and a huge swap meet if you’re interested in picking up a few letterpress goodies. Wish I could be there.

For you lucky west coasters, the fair will be held on Saturday, September 25 from 9 am to 5 pm… check out this site for more info.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix: Leather and Lace

September 16, 2010

I’ve decided to add a new category to the blog. As the name suggests, it’s where we plan to get our little fix for all things fashion… gowns, shoes, accessories… whatever we’re lusting for at the moment. Since my new intern Samantha has a passion for fashion, I’ve decided to hand it over to her for the next few weeks. I’m loving today’s post – leather and lace can be so chic when it’s done well!

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Many designers, such as the late Alexander McQueen, Alexander Wang, and Project Runway’s Casanova, are all branching out and combining two different types of fabric together for this fall season.  Mixing the hard, rough side of leather, and the soft, elegant side of lace, to create an existential combination that pushes tradition aside.  It is cutting-edge, and lighthearted at the same time.

Below you will find an inspiration board that illustrates the two fabrics, and the way they work together.

Hope you enjoy!
– Samantha

fashion trends: leather and lace

Photo Credits:
row 1: Jasmine Star Photography via Style Me Pretty | Alexander McQueen via Style.com | Cosmopolitan
row 2:  Kirsi Nisonen | GUESS, Giorgio Armani, and J.CREW via Marie Claire | Tara Donne Photography via RealSimple
row 3:  Sex and the City cast via InStyle | Forever 21