Spring Summer 2013 Fashion Trends – Color!

Another word on Spring Summer 2013 color from the experts at Fashion Snoops. Things are looking bright!

 

Want additional spring/summer trend resources for the season ahead? Click on “TREND”!

  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Prints and Colors
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion and Lifestyle Colors and Themes
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Color trends from Pantone
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Women’s Careerwear
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Kids
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Menswear
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion: Knitwear and color
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Fashion color trends from Pantone
  • TREND spring/summer 2013 – Home Interiors

Or click HERE to see all trend-related posts!

Today’s Track – Move You, Anya Marina

My penchant for buying tony hotel music compilations has introduced me to a lot of tracks I otherwise may not have discovered. This bouncy number was featured on Morgan Hotel Group’s CD #4, a disk I couldn’t resist procuring while staying at St. Martin’s Lane in London’s Covent Garden. Move You by Anya Marina from the album Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase 2, 2009.

All Dolled Up

Two Paperdolls Letterpress and Design House is a creative studio in suburban Philadelphia that provides custom design and printing, as well as publishes their own line of whimsical letterpress stationery and prints. I adore the variety in their products, which includes modern patterns, hand-drawn lettering, cute illustrations and elegant typography.

Breathe Print, $25
Be Nice Print, $25
Lazy Daisy Letterpress Card, $5
Kukiu Nut Letterpress Card, $5
Spicy Print, $25
Juicy Print, $25
Happily Ever After Letterpress Card, $5
Feel Better Letterpress Card, $5
Bloom Where You Are Planted Letterpress Print, $25
Letter "E" Note Cards, $20/6

For the Ceramics Type

Paulova Ceramics are handmade in San Francisco by Paula Lopez-Otero, a graphic designer and photographer who also knows her way around a lovely piece of pottery. I’m impressed with her restraint – simple pops of color, understated typography – and subtle juxtaposition of gloss and matte surfaces. (As always, click to shop!)

Paulova Ceramics - Salt and Pepper Bowls, $34
Paulova Ceramics - Jumbo Cups, $20 each
Paulova Ceramics - Made to Order Herb Labels, $48/set of 6
Paulova Ceramics - Herb Garden Labels, $32/set of 4
Paulova Ceramics - Hand Poured Soy Wax Candle, $16.50
Paulova Ceramics - Sugar Jar, $52
Paulova Ceramics - Set of 6 Little Hearts, $36

Nothing Beets a Good Recipe

As many of you who have been ready for a while are no doubt aware, I am not fond of using my kitchen. Cooking, in general, is just not my bag. I share that with you to emphasize how profoundly inspiring today’s video is to me… It totally romanticizes the art of baking, to the point where I’m inclined to give it a go. If only I could have a complete cook book made up of these beautifully made little films – as I suppose one cannot live on beet cake alone… Do let me know if you actually try out the recipe!

Today’s Track – What’s Your Version?, Groove Armada

It’s gray outside. You know, that kind of gray that makes one yearn to nestle under a cosy throw with a cup of tea, a good book and a spot of soothing Euro lounge. I, for one, intend to submit to this temptation. What’s Your Version? by Groove Armada from the album Soundboy Rock, 2008.

Spring Summer 2013 Color Trends

Lenzing is, essentially, a fiber manufacturer based in Austria. However, they also have a very strong expertise trend forecasting – especially in the area of fashion colors. Below, you”ll find their picks for upcoming color trends for the spring summer 2013 season, including palettes for kids’, men’s and women’s fashion. If you’d like more detail than I’ve presented in this post, you can download their Spring Summer 2013 Trend Forecast in PDF form by clicking HERE.

HIGH CLASS KITSCH
DISTINCTION
OVERTONE
SUBVERSIVE
ORNATE
CLEANSED
Spring Summer 2013 Color Trend Palettes – Women’s
Spring Summer 2013 Color Trend Palettes – Men’s
Spring Summer 2013 Color Trend Palettes – Kids’

Give Me Liberty

Liberty of London is one of the most iconic sources of “modernized traditional” textile design. The Spring Summer 2012 Liberty Art Fabrics collection was inspired by archives, antiques and costume. The in-house textile design team and their collaborators created mood boards influenced in part by a stay at Glencot House in Somerset – with it’s glorious gardens and afternoon – as well as visits to Witworth Gallery in Manchester and perusal of Liberty’s own archives. The resulting collection is highly eclectic, vibrant and steeped in English history. Here are a few of my favorites from their new line. (All fabric £21.00 per meter; click image to shop)

Liberty of London Spring Summer 2012 Mood Board

Seeing Green

Have you noticed that much of the St. Patrick’s Day themed imagery is, well, tacky, beer-related junk? How ’bout something soft. Sweet. Simple. Yes, it’s a slow, uneventful video. But I think there’s a tiny touch of magic in it, of which St. Patrick would approve. Enjoy the holiday weekend, everyone! Sláinte!

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

Today’s Track – Ruin, Gemma Hayes

Squeeze in some chill time before the weekend’s festivities with an ethereal melody straight from Ireland.  Ruin by Gemma Hayes from the album Let it Break, 2011.

A Shop of Irish Design

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought we’d peruse an assortment of products created in Ireland. I selected the following pieces from Irish Design Shop; a retailer with two stores in Dublin (as well as an on-line shop) specializing in ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewelry and furniture that’s handmade by local artisans. Founded in 2008 by two women who themselves are jewelers, Irish Design Shop features a thoughtfully edited collection of design-led products in a charming, unpretentious environment. (As always, click to shop! All prices are in Euros.)

Ash Tree Lino Print on Linen, €58.00, by Gail Kelly
Tree Felt Placemats, set of 2/€12.50, by All Joy Design
Hex Hand-Dyed Nylon Ring in Orange, €78
Hand-Painted Earthenware Mug, €44
Hedgehog Pile Lino Print, €30
Palm Lampshades, €50
Hazel Tree Note Card, €2.50, by Gail Kelly
Small Hand-Built Earthenware Bowl, €44
Striped Skinny Cashmere/Wool Scarf, €36, by Heather Finn
Spinal Nylon, Hand-Dyed Ring in Blue, €88

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