Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Decor 8 gives a big nod to ombre.

It's nice to have your design aesthetic validated by people you respect. I always love to go to decor8 for new ideas, and once in a while I can say- "Hey, I did that!" Here is a good example of that. Okay, I'm not reinventing the wheel here, but I like to know my wheels are at least on track.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Georgia Peach.

While my husband Tim was doing a fashion shoot in Savannah,GA,

he did a picture of his model, Gabriella, in one of the Vagabond's Daughter scarves. That peach looks so beautiful on her- but what wouldn't!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

My new spring line.

Hung out to dry, or freeze, whatever happens first. Getting ready for a big order, I had to dye and dry about 30 silk scarves when we were hit with a snow squall. That makes these scarves touched by a little extra bit of mother natures magic. Dyes used were indigo, turmeric, quebracho red and yellow, lac and logwood purple.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Indigo Me.

Sometimes singing the blues, can actually be uplifting.
I find working with blues the same.
Indigo dyeing is an ancient art, considered a sacred act in many countries, where ceremonies are preformed before the process and often there are alters nearby.
Here the Gods of color are hard at work to create this mystical color, blue, the color of the sky and water.
To me, what is of the Earth and natural is what is the most simply stunning.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Briny deep.

This scarf reminds me of the underwater world and the kelp beds in California.
From a deep and briny green, to brighter yellow/green and teal as you get closer to the "surface". Come up for air and throw on your sarong. Can you say, "Margarita, please?"
Indigo and osage orange.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Naturally Neon.

Okay- typically not my color palette but when you see these colors in nature and you can get these colors without harsh chemicals, why not go with the flow?
Lapis Lazuli flows into citrine, which flows into cornflower blue which flows into chartreuse. A combination of Osage orange over dyed with indigo and this high quality Paj silk make these vibrant prism like colors. I think it would be more difficult to achieve these colors with cotton fibers.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Just "peachy".

Peach tones dripping to a deeper apricot might just make you drool when you see this scarf. Pictures can only attempt to show the way this silk feels- soft and buttery, light as air.
Again, a perfect accent to what the spring collections have strolling down the catwalks, and on the Red Carpet. Dyed with all natural madder extract for the Earth Hues company.
Taylor Swift looks peachy.

Top image is from Bora Aksu's autumn/winter collection at London.
The other models shown are from Oscar de la Renta.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pastels are the new "black".

Have you noticed all of the pastels being worn at the Grammy's and every other Red Carpet event? I find it so refreshing to see all of these beautiful and iconic celebrities embracing their femininity. These new pieces are inspired by this new trend.Ralph Lauren does it right.