Coachella Style Essentials

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Coachella, one of the most anticipated music events of the year, is finally upon us! If you’re lucky enough to be going to this desert event, congrats and we’re jealous. If you love the bohemian style of the attendees, then check out these Coachella style essentials, and channel your inner hippie with these fashionable and free-spirited choices!

Flower HeadbandIt’s all about the carefree, wavy hair topped off with a delicate flower crown. If you want to DIY a similar look, check out our floral headband tutorial!

Kimono

 

Floral KimonoKimonos are all the rage these days. They’re light and airy, and have a carefree flow that suits any inner-flower child.

Overall ShortsOveralls have gotten an overhaul. These pieces are easy and playful. Just add a colorful crop top and you have an instant outfit!
Geometric Tribal PrintWhen it comes to pattern favorites, there are two you’re bound to see in every iteration: floral and geometric. Jump on the bandwagon, because these are bound to be summer style standbys in 2014!

Fringe Kimono

 

And let’s not forget about a key player: fringe. Check out our fringe inspiration and fringe DIY roundup posts for more inspiring ways to wear this trend!

Game of Thrones Costume Inspiration

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For all of you fantasy fans out there, Game of Thrones is coming back on Sunday! And while the story lines are incomparably complex and fascinating, another component that makes the show amazing is its costume design. Being located in the Garment District of New York City, we’ve seen quite a few spectacular costumes. Many even use our trimming! One thing that sets a good costume apart from a great one is the attention to detail, and these costumes each tell a story. The pieces in this show never fail to dazzle.

Game of Thrones Bird Embroidery

CERSEI NEW LION EMBROIDERYMany of the garments worn by women in positions of power represent their house through meticulous embroidery. While Queen Cersei often wears birds on her dresses, she is also know to wear costumes with lions, her family’s sigil.
SANSA'S WEDDING DRESS EMBROIDERY BY MICHELE CARRAGHER
They costumes often reflect the storyline of the characters as well. Although its sometimes difficult to see the details clearly on a smaller screen, each costume is created with the plot in mind.
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There are often small details in each costume, like the rose belt above, that signify what family the character is tied to, making it easier to discern the loyalties of each!

10 - DAENERYS TARGARYEN DRAGONSCALE DRESS EMBROIDERY BY MICHELE CARRAGHEREDaenerys, also known as the mother of the dragons, is often seen in blue. This dress was sewn in such a way to make regular cloth appear like scales.

The costumes in this show are really extraordinary, and we can’t wait to see what they have in store for the upcoming season!

Fantasy Bedroom Decor Inspiration

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With movies like Malificent coming out and epic shows like Game of Thrones becoming all the rage, it easy to see that we’ve fallen for the fantasy genre. In the digital age we love the idea of dragons and magic because they provide the most wonderful escape from every day! Why not bring some of that magic into your own home, specifically the room that’s all your own? Here are some fantastic bedrooms that are destined to provide the stuff of amazing dreams.

Circular Canopy BedImagine waking up in this bed and looking out onto a tropical paradise. It might make you give up technology altogether! Maybe.

Princess Bed with CrownSimple and sophisticated, this bed is the least elaborate on the list, but the crown at the top of the bed makes it worthy of a castle.

Majestic Four Post BedThis regal room is fit for royalty! The gorgeous chandelier and sky high ceiling give it an expansive and luxurious feel.

Secret Storybook BedroomThe perfect room to stow away in to catch up on books! This room is cozy and enchanting.

Cottage BedroomWe love the log cabin look of this room. We bet Snow White would have had the most magnificent dreams here!

 

 

 

Fringe Fashion DIY Roundup

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Fringe is always a fashion staple for free-spirits, and we know why! It’s a carefree trim that adds fun movement to anything it’s on. Wearing an outfit with fringe will instantly more playfulness to your entire look! Here are some of our favorite DIYs using this dynamic trim!

The Alison Show Fringe Earrings

These fringe earrings from The Alison Show are a fun accessory that add that we bet all of your friends will want to make!

Leather Fringe Tshirt from M&J Trimming

This DIY from our archives pairs a cotton tee with fun leather fringe! It’s easy to make and look totally edgy and cool.diy-tassel-earrings-feature-072012

These bold tassel earrings from Trinkets in Bloom are definitely statement worthy. We love the use of rhinestone trim around top!

Fringe Bathing Suit from Pulled TogetherInterested in creating some bohemian beachwear? Look no further  than this tutorial on Pulled Together!

Sans Limites Crochet Fringe

This DIY from Sans Limites is perfect for the crocheter! This intricate fringe trim really adds another element to your garment, and would look great on a kimono!

Bohemian Fringe Inspiration

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Spring is here which means that those tightly bundled clothes you’ve wrapped yourself in over the winter are going back into storage to make way for the wonderful billowy styles of spring and summer. One trademark feature of this style is fringe, a staple in all hippy-inspired clothing. Check out our favorite ways to wear it!

Fringe Ankle Boots and Bag
Fringe Boots from EtsyAdding fringe to your footwear or handbag is an easy way to throw bohemian flair into your wardrobe.

Free People Fringe Harness

Leather Jacket with FringeClothing with fringe makes for an interesting layering piece. It adds movement and fun to any outfit!

Ombre Fringe Necklace

Who says fringe has to be made with suede or leather? Take a look at this handmade necklace featuring a twisted cord fringe! And is that a little ombre we see? This is the perfect statement necklace for spring and summer.

How will you be rocking this trend?

Trend Alert: Modern Metallics

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This spring metallics took over the runways! From copper to silver, each striking shade showed up in a different style. See some of our favorite runway iterations of this dazzling trend below!

Versace Spring 2014 Metallic Silver Dress

This silver dress from Versace looks as slick and slinky as a mermaid tail! This gorgeous dress highlights the versatility of the this trend. Metallics can be modern, fantastic, feminine, or masculine.

Givenchy Spring 2014

Givenchy made metallics their own in 2014 by using them on bold and geometric pieces. The unusual shades helped add interest to the mix.

Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014

The metallic looks at Valentin Yudashkin Spring 2014 did not fail to impress with their intricate filigree shapes balanced by looser flowing skirts.

Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 Metal Corset

 

Did you ever think you’d see a copper crop top? If a cropped metal breastplate has always been a fashion wish of yours, look no further than Proenza Schouler. Wearing a statement piece like this will instantly give you the skills to command a French army, or at least the confidence of Joan of Arc.

Dries van Noten White Dress with Gold Details

This dress from Dries van Noten introduces hits of gold throughout the collection. This unique white dress gets the Midas touch with ruffled accents.

This spring metallics aren’t just for jewelry. How will you be rocking this gilded trend?

Floral Decor Inspiration

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For the past few days we’ve been talking about how to integrate florals into your spring wardrobe, but what about you home decor? Flowers are the ultimate bachelorette pad pattern. They’re feminine, romantic and so beautiful. It’s easy to add florals to your home, especially when the elements to make DIY floral decor are 15% off! Check out these inspirational photos, and then head onto our Floral Shop and get your DIY supplies!

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This flower wall is a real attention-grabber. The rest of the decor is minimal because the wall packs such a punch.

Green Floral Wallpaper in Bathroom

Make a statement with beautiful wallpaper. This green wallpaper is in a color that’s calming and has a really luxurious feel.

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If you’re allergic to huge prints and bold patterns, add flowers in small doses; a rose on your pillow, a sunflower on your mug.

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You can DIY these botanical soap dispensers are a great way to make your kitchen or bathroom bloom!

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We love the look of beautiful bright florals in the bedroom, it’s like sleeping on a bed of flowers! Without the bugs and dirt.

How to Add Florals to Your Warm-Weather Accessories

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Sometimes your old accessories need a little upgrade. Make your warm-weather items bloom just in time for spring by adding fun floral trim!

Umbrella

Flower by the Yard 1 1/4″, Large Rosette by the Yard

Glue flower trim to the edge of your umbrella for an easy rainy day pick-me-up!

Sunglasses

1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim

Cut individual flowers from our 1″ Imported Sequin Floral Trim and glue them onto the top of a pair of sunglasses.

Fedora

95mm Iron-On Embroidered Rose Trim

Skip the boring black band on the fedora, and go with something fun and floral! Just detach the black band, and glue the floral trim down with E6000!

Foray Into Floral Accessories

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Florals are big this spring, but sometimes the best outfits embrace trends subtly. Try these floral accessories on for size if you like to test-drive trends without the commitment of an entire outfit.

Flower Hair Comb from Etsy

Spring is the most popular time for weddings, and this flower hair comb is the ideal addition to any formal hairstyle. It’s garden party perfect!

Floral Bag and Shoes

Flower look better when mixed together, hence the invention of bouquets. But the same goes for fashion! Don’t be scared to mix floral prints, especially when the canvas is as small as an accessory piece.

Floral Rings and Bracelets

Stack those buds on your tips and wrists for a bohemian bouquet of jewelry.

Flowers on a Hat

We love this fun hat from Fashion Week! It’s whimsical, really beautiful, and easily DIY-able.

Pink and Purple Floral Umbrella

April showers bring April flowers! This beautiful floral umbrella will cheer up even the gloomiest rainy day.

Fashion Illustration Inspiration

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Runway shows and photos are a beautiful way to enjoy fashion. Fashion illustrations, on the other hand, are an entirely different way to absorb fashion that allow for even more creativity and interpretation.

Fifi Lapin in Victoria Beckham

If you’ve never checked out the blog of Fifi Lapin, go now.  Fifi Lapin is the most fashionable bunny this side of anywhere, and she documents her outfits on the blog. It’s cute. It’s couture. It’s basically the best way to start your day.

Garance Fashion Illustration

Even if you don’t speak French, Garance features the most beautiful line-drawn fashion illustrations. And if a photo is worth a thousand words, then these illustrations are worth two thousand French ones.

Paper Fashion Dream Dresses

 

Paper Fashion features beautiful watercolor illustrations that often use elements like sequins, rhinestones and glitter. So basically everything we love.

Birdy & Me Illustration for Harper's Bazaar

Birdy & Me has some of the most realistic fashion images that mix graphite pencil drawings and bold pops of color

Sabine Pieper

We couldn’t make a list of our favorite illustrations without including Sabine Pieper! Having worked with the top brands in the fashion industry, she knows a thing or two about style. The images are high-contrast and high-drama, making them a powerful and evocative way to present designer styles.

M&J Fashion Sketchpad

Do you want to get into the world of fashion illustration? We know where to start! Our Fashion Sketchpad is the perfect way to practice your drawing, even if you aren’t a fashion student or designer!