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Posts Tagged: Fashion

Ware Jewelry

Categories: Art + Graphics
Ware Jewelry

  Well…. I ALWAYS say wear jewelry!  In fact,  I love jewelry.  I always have.  All kinds of jewelry.   And I have seen a lot of jewelry.  What is most interesting about Ware London is the use of material, the theme of repetition and the combination of design and — Continue reading

Trend: Polka Dots

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Trend: Polka Dots

Has anyone else noticed how many darn polka dot patterns are showing up in fashion and interiors lately? It seems like a ton. We mean just everywhere. How to do it the cool way and not look like a school kid? Well it looks like in fashion if you’re gonna — Continue reading

Emerging Designer Spotlight: Gessica Brooke

Categories: Exclusive Interviews, Fashion + Trends
Emerging Designer Spotlight: Gessica Brooke

Cutting out a career in the fashion industry has become something of a war these days. With the economy tanking and online sales cannibalizing traditional retail, the high heel has snapped off of the once reliable business model of selling fashion. In order to make it in today’s fashion environment, — Continue reading

Photography: Ville Varumo

Categories: Art + Graphics
Photography: Ville Varumo

Like his Scandinavian brethren, Ville Varumo has an eye for design that is both void of any unnecessary fodder and perfectly executed with little if any visual distractions.  His landscapes are painfully cold and overwhelmingly beautiful. He keeps it all so lonely and indifferent. Going past antiseptic, Varumo’s “Jutta’s Breakfast” photo editorial comes full circle — Continue reading

Featured Artist: Kathryn Blackmore

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Featured Artist: Kathryn Blackmore

We guess we’re just in an illustrative mood lately…and are digging the feminine and flirty illustrations of artist Kathryn Blackmore. There are plenty of artists drawing the female form as it applies to the fashion world, but these seem extra artistic for some reason. Like we’d actually like to have — Continue reading

Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

The leaves may just be turning colors, but the latest spring and summer looks for next year have already turned heads on the Fashion Week runway. Don’t worry though, we’ll outline the fall and winter trends that will carry over to spring and summer 2012, but point out others that — Continue reading

Fashion Freakout!

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion Freakout!

In honor of the third annual Fashion’s Night Out today, we thought we  would do a quick round up of some of our favorite recent fashion posts we’ve had here on the 2Modern blog. From high-end fashion, to fashion photography, to cool jewelry and accessories, we’ve always got our eyes — Continue reading

New Kickin’ L.A. Retail Space: FREECITY

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
New Kickin’ L.A. Retail Space: FREECITY

We love when all kinds of new and fresh creative ideas collide in interesting spaces, like in the new L.A. retail space of kickin’ brand FREECITY, the brainchild of founder/designer/curator Nina Garduno. Info from the press release: “During her years in the cutting-edge high fashion world, Garduno always knew that fashion — Continue reading

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

“Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” just wrapped up at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art and it was a stunning tribute to one of the most celebrated designers of our time. If you missed the show you can still get a look at this amazing collection in the form of a — Continue reading

Blog Love: Triple Max Tons

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Modern Decor + Objects
Blog Love: Triple Max Tons

We don’t often pick out particular blogs to showcase — there are so many out there it feels unfair — but with all that chatter out there, somehow when we came across this blog a few weeks ago it’s still been on our mind. That’s something to notice! Triple Max — Continue reading

Fashion: Givenchy’s Architectural Fall Designs

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion: Givenchy’s Architectural Fall Designs

I’m not super into fashion (a fact that would be glaringly obvious if you’ve ever met me in person), but I do appreciate some fashion for its transformative abilities. Some fashion designs create an entirely different shape to a human — and I find that to be quite architectural and — Continue reading

Antwerp Fashion Academy: New Blood 2011

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Antwerp Fashion Academy: New Blood 2011

We saw this a couple of weeks ago and naughtily forgot to post it. It’s a great post on Yatzer chronicling the newest designs from talented and creative students. Even if you’re not into fashion perse, you’ll get some inspiration from the far out ideas and amazing images. You can — Continue reading

Geometric Design

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Geometric Design

Geometric design for textile grew out of movements such as Cubism, Futurism, De Stijl and Dada.  The need was to move away from pictorial presentations toward a metaphysical and universal language of form and colors. In 1920s, Sonia Delaunay explored interrelationships between form, color, shape and value. Sonia Delaunay’s “Color — Continue reading

Mix and Match Inspirations

Categories: Fashion + Trends, News + Events + Contests
Mix and Match Inspirations

Bill Cunnigham, a fashion photographer who covers the street style of New York, has a legendary eye for color. I get inspired by his distinctive observations. Considering the concept of mix and match that the product/fashion designers build with mood, motif, color palette, fabric weights and merchandising in mind and them — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Ann He

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Ann He

At what point does fashion photography quit being a way to advertise clothes and become art? We know we usually feature either fashion, interiors or some sort of combination or correlation of the two on this weekly post, but we’re too enamored with the fashion photographer Ann He to not — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Tomato/Terra Cotta

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Tomato/Terra Cotta

Red’s not a color we often associate with summer; no that’s reserved for blues and oranges and greens. But when we stumbled upon these three images on the same day, but in different places, we knew we were looking at our dream color palette for the upcoming season. Tomatoes and — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Subtle Ruffles and Scallops

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Subtle Ruffles and Scallops

We love a little movement, sass, play and 3D to an outfit, and like it even more if it’s in our interiors. Not everything has to be so serious and stoic all the time, as these dresses we’ve spotted on Mod Cloth and these pillows from cushlab prove. What do — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Fire

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Fire

Well, the colors of fire, anyway. We’re not implying that actual fire or fire motifs (we shudder to even think) are being incorporated into interiors and fashion, but we are seeing a lot of rich and bold yellows and oranges brought into the fold. Being warm colors, these are the — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Columns of Color

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Columns of Color

The much mocked skinny jean has hugged many a leg, from New York, to Austin, to Los Angeles.* Wondering how much longer the trend of blood-cuttingly tight pants will last? Well, with the newest incarnations of the idea, probably for awhile longer. It’s not enough to just wear pants tight — Continue reading

Fashion/Interiors: Threads and Fringe

Categories: Fashion + Trends
Fashion/Interiors: Threads and Fringe

Fringe. Thread. It’s all a bunch of tiny strings of textile coming together to make an impact, whether on a body in a clothing ensemble or hanging from a ceiling, like in this amazing installation. Fringe may have not been the biggest at Coachella earlier this month, but it’s a — Continue reading