They Say Before an Earthquake

Posted 20 October 2012 at 4:27 PM | Comments (0)

I’m always surprised to see so many straightforward quotes on Pinterest repinned again and again, such as “you are what you are” and “sleep under the stars.” So I thought I’d make some of my own, with quotations that have a little more depth and that really resonate with me.

Here’s the first one. The design is simple, but the excerpt from Little Bee by Chris Cleave is divine. If you like it, pin it!

Quote from Little Bee by Chris Cleave, Design by Mojan Sami

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Fall 2012 Runway Trend: Contrast Sleeves

Posted 15 October 2012 at 8:45 PM | Comments (3)

This is the trend you’re probably seeing everywhere without even realizing it! And if you ask me, attracting attention to the arms is pretty sexy—possibly even sexier than revealing skin.

The best part about this trend is that it’s so versatile. This season’s sleeves come in contrasting colors, fabrics, or embellishments, and on just about anything, from coats to sweaters to dresses.

Like on these practical coats from Band of Outsiders, Stella McCartney, BCBG Max Azria, and Belstaff:

Fall 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Coats with Contrast Sleeves

And on these stylish jackets from Behnaz Sarafpour, Barbara Bui, Opening Ceremony, and Billy Reid:

Fall 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Jackets with Contrast Sleeves

On casual tops from 10 Crosby Derek Lam, Proenza Schouler, A.L.C., and Rachel Roy:

Fall 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Casual Tops with Contrast Sleeves

And on dressy tops from Badgley Mischka, Nanette Lepore, Kenzo, and Markus Lupfer:

Fall 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Dressy Tops with Contrast Sleeves

Contrast sleeves give these dresses a super cool vibe, from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Bill Blass, Victoria Beckham, and Martin Grant:

Fall 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Dresses with Contrast Sleeves

And even these fancy dresses have contrasting sheer sleeves, from Prabal Gurung, Alberta Ferretti, Vera Wang, and BCBG Max Azria:

Fall 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Dresses with Sheer Sleeves

Wouldn’t it be nice if the olive green Victoria Beckham dress would magically appear in my closet right now?

There are so many more fall trends I want to cover, but I’ve been preoccupied with other things lately. Do I even have any readers left? If yes, I love you, and thank you. I’ll try to be back very soon.