Fine China Prints

They say inspiration can come from anywhere (films, books, music), but today’s trend is derived from an unlikely source: your dining table, and more specifically, your dishware! The striking cobalt blue and white prints spotted on the Valentino and Just Cavalli runways evoke classic Delft china from the Netherlands, featuring florals or farmhouse scenes that have been popular for centuries.

ChinaPrintsJust Cavalli S/S 13: Woven Printed Top ($435) and Printed Leather Shorts ($2020)

Fine China Print Pieces

Ruffian: Toile de Jouy Blazer ($995) The toile print on this blazer adds an element of charm to a polished sleeveless shell and slim trousers. Diane von Furstenberg: Floral-Print Leather Wallet ($160) The fine china obsession hasn’t escaped accessories. This bold printed wallet is an easy way to work the trend into your repertoire. Keds: Champion Floral Sneakers ($45) in White/Blue. The classic canvas sneaker gets updated with a floral print. Slip on this pair to liven up a t-shirt and skinny blue jeans.

A few Printed Inspirations

chinaprints-valentinoValentino F/W 13: Brushed Mohair Long Sleeved Embroidered Dress With Tulip Skirt ($3980)

chinaprints-SandraHagelstamOn Sandra Hagelstam:
Zara coat; Supermuse Queen of Hearts Blouse ($89); Alexander Wang shoes.

chinaprints-JessicaStein On Jessica Stein: Supermuse dress; Acne clutch; Topshop sandals.

Are you coveting china prints?

XOXO

-D-Anna

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Outrageous Clutches

Outrageous ClutchesYour purse repertoire most likely includes all the usual suspects: a cross-body carryall, a top-handle tote, perhaps even an on-trend bucket bag. But lately crazy clutches are popping up on the runways of Burberry, Chanel, and more. Whether you’d dare to wear one of these over-the-top carriers–or would simply prefer to appreciate from afar–these bags are packed with out-of-the-ordinary personality. From a jewel-encrusted clutch to a charming purse shaped like a perfume bottle, you’ll love these outrageous clutches!

outrageousclutch-katespadeKate Spade Road Trip License Plate Clutch ($378)

OutageousClutch-ChanelChanel S/S 13 Lego Clutch ($9900)

outrageousclutch-koturKotur Aqua Globe Minaudiere ($395)

Blessing-Co-knuckle-duster-goldBlessing-Co Jeweled skull Knuckle Duster clutch ($38)

outrageousclutch-charlotteolympiaCharlotte Olympia Yellow Scent Perspex Clutch ($1295)

outrageousclutch-burberryBurberry S/S 13 Framed Perspex Clutch ($1495) in Kelly Green

outrageousclutch-zaraZara Box Clutch with Gems ($50)

Have a Fashionably Outrageous Weekend!

XOXO

-D-Anna

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