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THE MOOD

Amber Waves

Purple mountains and amber waves of grain create a mood with a warm color story and rich contrasting textures


Whether you’re designing your next fashion piece or conceptualizing your next graphic design, the Amber Waves mood offers surprising doses of color and texture. Perfect for a moody summer aesthetic, we take a look at the elements that make this mood stand out.

 

 

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Amber Waves Textures

Between grainy wheat, mirror-like oceans, cotton candy clouds, and stony mountains, this mood offers not only a variety but also contrast of textures. Because of this contrast of grassy/glassy and fluff/tough, this creates more interest and brings out the best qualities of each texture.

 

 

 

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Amber Waves Palette

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This palette of warm hues offers an unique combination of feminine colors. Inspired by the setting sun’s rays, pinks are the dominate force in this color story and play beautifully with the colors of field of grain, deep ochre and amber. Reminiscent of the evening sky and mountain tops, purple offers an unexpected pop to this palette.

 

 

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Amber Waves Fabrication

Drawing from the varying textures for this mood, fabric choices are also richly contrasting. From heavy linen in shades of wheat, to silky-smooth pink taffeta with luminescent luster, to lighter-than-air, wispy pink chiffon, and finally to luxurious and sculptural purple velvet.


How will you incorporate the Amber Waves mood into your creative project? Leave a comment below


Fabric List:

Mustard Medium-Weight Linen, Pale Magenta Silk Taffeta, Veiled Rose Silk Wide Chiffon, and Tulipwood Velvet. All fabrics from moodfabrics.com.


Heading Image Links: Valentino, Pink Canyon, unknown. Pink Desert, unknown. Wheat Field. Bowl of Grain.

Body Image Sources Links: Wheat. Pink Sunset. Pink Clouds, unknown. Congo Mountains.

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THE TREND

Mary Janes - Tastemaker Status

Add some girlish-glam to your outfit with classic Mary Janes


The Sunday-school shoe is back and better than ever, thanks to lux textures, sleek buckles, and eye-catching embellishments. As seen on the runways including Area, Tom Ford, and Miu Miu, the age-old classic pump is being interjected with new life. Whether your spicing up a business suit for with a Mary Jane mule or pairing your favorite summer dress with a strappy flat, DSW has the selection to cover all your bases. Get the look below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


How will you wear your Mary Janes?

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Image Sources: Marbleized background, Hanako Gotoh, instagram.com.  Frozen Rain, Eric Peacock, flickr.com. Model in Mary Jane shoes, Area Fall RTW 2019, Imaxtree, livingly.com.

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THE MUSE

The Muse - Iris Apfel - Tastemaker Status

Get inspired by “accidental icon,” Iris Apfel, with accessories that are sure to make you stand out.


At 97, Iris Apfel has been a style icon for literally decades. With her bold choices of mixing patterns, layers upon layers of accessories, and her signature over-sized glasses, there’s no wonder why she has inspired and fascinated the world over all of these years. And thanks to her namesake documentary, Iris, her book Iris Apfel: Accidental Icon, and even a Barbie doll styled like her, there are endless ways to get inspired by Iris’ one-of-a-kind personal style.

Whether you choose to channel Iris

with big shades, a statement bangle, &/or patterned bag, you can’t go wrong with these Iris-approved staples. Get the look below:

How would you style an Iris-inpsired outfit?

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Image Sources:

Pine apple print, by Laura Dro, lauradrodesigns.com. Color canvas wallpaper, focuspat.com. Orange lips by BOUFFANTS & BROKEN HEARTS, bouffantsandbrokenhearts.com. Flowers, PAIKO, instagram.com. King Protea flower, by Mac by the Sea, etsy.com. Iris Apfel, unknown, pinterest.com.

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THE LOOK

Pink & Yellow - Tastemaker Status

Inspired by sweet treats, this color combo will brighten your mood all spring long


Looking for an unexpected color combination for your next spring look? An unexpected but eye-catching palette (like the outfit above from Carolina Herrera), pink and yellow will keep you feeling sweet.

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Wear pink and yellow bold & bright or sweet & subtle like this look from Topshop Unique.

Whether you choose a bold yellow top with bright pink pants, or a touch of yellow with earrings and pink dress, or go subtle with muted shades for your ensemble, this color scheme is a simple way to stand out. Get the look with these J. Crew pieces below:

 

 

 

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Point Sur Allover Pointelle Crew Neck Sweater, $59.50, jcrew.com

 

 

 

 


What sweet colors are you inspired by this spring?

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Image Sources:

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, ohnuts.com. Woman in pick coat, Carolina Herrera Fall Ready-to-Wear 2019 by Alessandro Lucioni, vogue.com. Peeps, unknown.

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THE TREND

Gingham Gang - Tastemaker Status

Go from spring to summer with these versatile gingham pieces


Missing your fall plaids and holiday tartans already? Try a gingham plaid that has been a spring/summer staple for decades. Whether you choose an all-gingham dress with wedge sandals, or a gingham top with white jeans, you can’t go wrong with adding this fun print to your wardrobe! Get the look below:

 

 

 

 

 

 


What’s your take on the gingham look?

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Image Sources: Girl in gingham dress, Urban Outfitters. Lemons, The Glitter Guide.

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THE SCOOP

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Fashion brand Pomelo announces first ever permanent eco-friendly collection


 With the success of Pomelo’s 2018 sustainable collection, Purpose, the brand has now decided that the eco-friendly collection is here to stay, making Purpose apart of its permanent assortment. “Pomelo’s Purpose collection is so named as it presents us with an opportunity to lead the way in terms of bringing sustainable materials and processes to the fashion industry in the region,” says the brand’s CEO, David Jou.

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Pomelo are not only sourcing environmentally-conscious materials like organic linen, Better Cotton Initiative cotton (BCI cotton for short), and natural dyes, but also using product packaging with 60% less plastic. Another step into the socially-responsible direction, Pomelo’s new collection is made in factories that have passed Pomelo’s audit for humane and safe work conditions.

In Jou’s words,  “Purpose is a collection that brings the best of tech, sustainability, and design together to form a beautiful collection of minimal but fashionable pieces. We’re very excited to continue to bring innovation to this very important topic.”

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In other words; environmentally- and socially-responsible clothes you can feel good about. It couldn’t get any better than that, right? But, wait. It does. The Purpose collection starts at only $19.99!


Launching today at pomelofashion.com, check out our fav picks below:

 

The perfect summer dress (it’s got pockets!)

 

 

White linen shorts are a must-have for any summer wardrobe

 

 

A great LBD that can be dressed up or down


What are your thoughts on Pomelo’s latest eco-friendly collection?

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Images courtesy of Pomelo.

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NEW COLLECTION

 

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New season means new collection!

The latest collection to launch 4.1.19, Spring Floral, features goodies inspired by pretty petals and spring-time colors (with a dash of black, because who doesn’t love black?) Take a look at the latest collection below:

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You can find the Spring Floral collection at shoptastemakerstatus.com on April 1st!


Tell us what you think! Leave a comment below!

 

 

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