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TRENDING: neon brights

5 Apr

Perhaps the most vibrant (or jolting) spring/summer trend this year – ’80’s electric, neon brights are making their comeback!

 left | My boyfriend recently picked up these Ernie Ball strings for his new guitar – love the retro font, really awesome packaging! These strings come in a whole spectrum of neon colours. They look so good altogether on display in the music shop.

right |  I’ve always loved neon. There’s something about thrilling, electrifying hues that really get my heart racing. I especially love the contrast when paired with black, which makes for a very bold design (so the item above is exactly my cup of tea). And I’ve been really inspired by it lately. I mean, it’s everywhere, and you can’t really ignore it. So I’ve definitely embraced it again, and used it in some small paintings that I’m currently working on. A neon series, in fact. These will be available in my Etsy shop today. This one pictured, is about the size of a postcard.

So rev up the excitement factor in your life + inject a little neon fun! Be inspired by some of my favourite finds below (I’m dying over that rug, totally on my NEED list!). However, you must be warned: be prepared for some serious head-turning!

1  Neon Aztec Faux Leather Feather Earrings –  lovesexton via Etsy

2  Movie Pool Sofa – CB2

3  Neon Green Nailpolish – American Apparel

4  The Fluoro – The Cambridge Satchel Company

5  Prayer rug – Modallion

6  Acrylic Chiclet Candy Bowl, Cotton Candy Pink – Alexandra Von Furstenberg

7  Dolce Vita shoe, pink/multi – Town Shoes

8  Timeco Plastic Digital Neon Swirl Wristwatch, green – American Apparel

9  Radiant Acrylic Coffee Table, green – Alexandra Von Furstenberg

10  Neon Yellow & Silver letters – twistedtwig via Etsy

11  Minkpink Amy Dress – Nasty Gal

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LOVING: Nasty Gal

24 Mar

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I’ve recently discovered the most amazing shop, and wish I had sooner… alot sooner. Within seconds of browsing around I obviously needed everything from the website, but in the end, narrowed it down to this + that (not to mention, which shipped super fast). I feel like I’ve struck fashion gold, and now can’t wait to share the awesome-ness with you!

Nasty Gal – a funky clothing shop inspired by none other than soul/funk/rock legend, Betty Davis. With inspiration being drawn from such a vivacious, larger-than-life icon, a shop will naturally offer up the wildest, sexiest + most unique pieces. And the best part about it is, you can look bad ass without breaking the bank. Love it!

Founder/owner Sophia Amoruso started up Nasty Gal Vintage in 2006, which had its’ early beginnings as an Ebay store. She ran the entire business on her own from start to finish: from seeking out those one-of-a-kind vintage gems, to styling, shooting and spreading the word. Nasty Gal has grown even larger since, and now has a range of creative talents (and friends) working in the team. Read Sophia’s inspirational story here.

What I love? Nasty Gal continues to create unique, knock-out pieces that ooze with a powerful, feminine attitude. And they have the coolest vintage finds a girl could ever want! All I gotta say is, I can’t wait for my next purchase.

TRENDING: pale tones pt.1

26 Jan
on the runway for spring 2012
barely there colours
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