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Designer Inspirations

 

 

It’s hard to believe that the Spring 2013 runway shows are already in full bloom and we haven’t even scratched the surface of fall 2012. It’s always interesting to see what motivates the creativity of designers and what their thought process is behind each collection. Fashion reporter, Taylor Harris, challenged some designers  to drop hints of the inspiration behind their work for 2013. Without giving too much proprietary information, they were to submit a picture and a few sentences of what we can look forward to in spring.

Picture 1: “All things bright, bold and playful.” ─ Kate Spade

Picture 2: “Decadent Splendor” ─ Jill Stuart

Picture 3: “When one door shuts, another door opens… the American dream!” ─ Alice+Olivia

Picture 4: “Anything pink, bubbly with a little sparkle” ─ Julie Rasmussen (OK- I had to put my 2 cents in and pretend that I’m a designer.)

Picture 5: “Believe in yourself and your dreams.” ─ Julie Rasmussen (OK- you caught me again!) This picture was sent to me by my dear friend and creative colleague Heidi to encourage me. And if I was a designer, I would do an entire collection around this!”

Spring should be fun next season.  And remember to be yourself and you will always be beautiful!

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Queens Rocket

Dear Monday, I’m ready to kick your ass!

I survived another trade show in Vegas last week (MAGIC) and it was incredible! The vendors, the merchandise, and the creative vibe was all insanely wonderful! I met a lot of new designers and bought so many great items for the store. I can hardly wait until it all starts rolling in.

One of my favorite new designers is Jon Fulton Adams. His screen print T-shirts are an edgy mix of fairy tale whimsy with an element of hilarious surprise. And, he had a fully decked out “Queen” representing in the booth. How could  I not stop and take pics? You all know how I love theatrical people and their hijinks. Anyway, after we chatted for a while, (and filmed a video) Jon promised that he’d turn his men’s shirts into women’s shirts just for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique! (OK, so a few other buyers were pushing for the same thing, but hey…I made him promise! ) Woot! Woot!

It’s good to be back and I wish I could tell you more about my trip. But, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

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Mint Condition

It’s that time of year again when fashion starts transitioning to the flavors of fall. Typically mint tones and sherbet hues stay behind in the summer palettes, but this fall mint is one of the top colors of the season. I met with 4 of my vendors yesterday and they all said that mint was the most popular color right now and buyers across the globe were ordering more mint than black. I ran into a buyer from San Francisco and  a buyer from New Jersey who both said the same thing.

Since mint has always been one of my favorite colors, it didn’t take much convincing for me to order styles in that color for Roadkill Ranch & Boutique. Look for long tunics, hi-low styles, dresses and jeans. Mix it with purple for a pop of freshness or pair with brown for an urban vibe.

I hope everyone has a great day, and pass the mints!

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Living Color

Color is here to stay! Denim washes and dyes have been popular for a while, and this fall is no different. I just met with one of my key denim vendors and the prediction for color is all the way through next spring. So don’t be afraid to purchase a fun, colorful jean. I ordered mustard and purple velour city shorts and cranberry and green jeans for Roadkill Ranch &  Boutique.  I can’t wait until UPS shows up with the box!

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What a Stud!

My friend Annie who frequents the boutique had some Steve Madden studded flats on the other day and they looked incredible! Since then, I’ve been obsessing for a pair of my own; the only problem is, there’s too many great styles to have to narrow it down to one pair. So, since studs are the “it” embellishment for the season, I figure a black flat, a leopard flat and a fun dress shoe covered with studs and spikes should get me through fall.

Look for studded detailing on shirt collars, jewelry, handbags and more.

Happy Monday! And keep your eye out for the studs!

 

 

 

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The Wizard of Aaaahhhs!

I’m so blessed to have the most creative and talented people in my life! I’ve just renamed my photographer friend Adam Petrasek, “The Wizard of Aaaahhhs”! We’ve been doing a lot of photo shoots for Roadkill Ranch and Boutique lately and I must say that every time Adam sends me a picture, I say “Aaahhh…this is AAHHHH SOME!!!”

We were inspired by Tarina Tarantino’s Wizard of Oz jewelry that we carry at the store, with the “Good Witch” and the “Bad Witch” pendants. We happened to have a crow and a bird from some old window displays, so we started to get creative. Everyone had their own spin on “Good Witch”, we went from sweet and innocent to trailer trash queen within minutes. Adam took the shots so he could put both looks in one picture and it turned out brilliant. Thanks to the beautiful Samantha Parks for modeling and thanks  to the “Wizard of Aaaahhhs” for granting us our photographic wishes!

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