Saturday, April 17, 2010

My Spring 2010 Runway Fave's!

The spring 2010 rtw runways have been out for a while now, and with spring teasing us here in Seattle, I thought I would post some of my print favorites from the runways - as I'm sure many of you are already enjoying a beautiful spring!

{Anna Sui at}

ALWAYS a favorite of mine is Anna Sui. Actually, I think she IS my favorite runway designer. Her print mixing, color stories and texturally interesting fabrics make my mouth drop every time. Always feminine. Always earthy. Always inspiring. This season captivated me for sure, because I heart the 60s inspired prints!

{Anna Sui at}

It goes without mention, that Basso & Brooke is another favorite of mine. They do amazing things with digital printing that always captivate me! I LOVE the geometric star-like patterns with fluid distortion, and how they mixed them with black and white contrasting prints! Just beautiful! From my runway research, stripes are definitely trending forward - stripes with movement and painted stripes being the fresh new focus.

{Basso & Brooke at}

{Basso & Brooke at}
I really loved what Diane von Furstenberg did this season as well! Such an inspiring mix of beautiful, nomadic and feminine prints! Each one with it's own personality and story to tell.

{Diane von Furstenberg at}

I love how Etro uniquely mixed-up the layout of their beautiful paisley's and florals by including borders, larger motifs and unique placement concepts.

{Etro at}
{Etro at}

{Etro at}

Dries Van Noten did an absolutely stunning job mixing eclectic, ethnic prints together for a fresh look.

Kenzo gave a fresh update to classic prints such as stripes, plaids and dots, keeping in trend with the ethnic & nomadic traveler theme. And I love the mosaic tile medallion print!

The Spring 2010 runways were overflowing with print inspiration! What excites me most is the opportunity for print to continue strong into 2011 - YAY! I hope these images get you inspired and excited about spring!

{Click on images to see them super-large and to see the prints up close!}

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

My New Spring Stamps at Impress!

My new spring rubber stamp designs are out at Impress Rubber Stamps! Today I swung over to their University Village location, and in the window I saw the cards they made with my stamps, as well as large window decals of my designs. I about DIED! They did such a spectacular job!!

I went inside to see if I could sneak some pictures of the beautiful cards they made for their displays. After shyly explaining who I was and how I would love to take pictures of the cards they made out of my stamps, thankfully the girls were completely sweet and let me snap away!

The teams at Impress do such a BEAUTIFUL job creating their display samples! Their cards exemplify a great mix of modern style using the latest techniques, colors and doodads! I always love peeking inside their stores, and never leave empty handed.

Speaking of which, their annual ONLINE sale is April 1st - 11th, and for those who live in the Seattle area, their annual IN STORE spring sale April 15th - 18th! This includes all new spring goodies! So, if you're on the hunt for some new spring stamps {hint hint ; )} or some new supplies be sure to check them out online!


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