The top 11 trends for Spring Resort 2013


1. Bling around the collar -Bling around the collar is the new statement necklace. Multiple shows for resort 2013 rocked this look. Blogs like refinery 29 make it easy for anyone to bling out your collar. Cotton& Curls also does a fabulous DIY that is pure bliss in glitter. Switching it up with a little bling around the collar will make you stand out and sparkle in a crowd.

2. Cup that fancy a– The molded cup emphasizes the bust line without being drastic like the Cone bra. A great way to wear this work is to wear an evening dress. The molded cup makes a statement without being slutty and inappropriate.

Get laced– A updated look is a great way to stand out of the crowd. Different colors of lace are the way to go for spring 2013. A lace in another color is very Kate Middleton and totally chic. Spring Resort 2013 Marc Jacobs, Erin Fetherston, Alberta Ferretti, Nina Ricci all showed looks of Lace.

Culottes are cool-Culottes are the anti- short short. The Culotte is a lengthen and loose take on the short. You can wear this trend in different prints and colors. Designers like Carven,Antonio Marras, Acne, Celine, and Louis Vuitton.

Electric Bohemian –These prints are amped up to a million. It’s a bohemian inspired look that will make you stand out in the crowd. Designers like Cut25, mara hoffman , BCBG Max Azaria , Alberta Feretti, Peter Pilotto (this look I am obsessed with)

One piece jumpsuit- JLo rocked a ton of jumpsuits during the American Idol season. A jumpsuit can be seriously hard to rock, and this look is not for everyone. Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Cédric Charlier, Roksanda IlincicTropic,Band of Outsiders

lady of leisure This look features Vivid Caftans, Woozy prints, flowy silhouttes. It’s a way to rock tropical prints and look super chic. Marc Jacobs, Chris Benz,10 Crosby.


 Peplums Redux– Peplum, is a tough look to rock because if you don’t wear it right you can look preggers. But the accents of peplum are easier to deal with.



 Ruffles have ridges– Ruffles on the edges of the silhouette make the trend accessible to mainstream. Balenciaga, Altuzarra, Chloe, Giambattista Valli, Ports 1961




Transparency in white- White is totally in for Spring resort 2013. This look can be done by accenting pieces of white with translucent pieces.



Fashion Olympics – Just in time for the Olympics. A marriage between sporty/athletic pieces and bright miniskirts and heels is a set way to win the match. Designers such as Diesel, Band of Outsiders, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Preen, and Richard Chai showed these sporty looks on the runway for Resort 2013.

Meet Etsy Artist : Miranda McNulty

I found this fabulous artist named Miranda McNulty on Etsy. Check out my interview with her below.

What’s your definition of chic?

My definition of chic is the elegance and style women of the 1950’s/60.

What inspires you?

I’m most inspired by my favorite artists, Kenton Nelson and Jack Vettriano. I love Nelson’s style of colorful, bold figures and Vettriano’s subjects of 1950’s men and women.


Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Every print I make starts from a small obsession. So when I begin daydreaming about Don Draper or Mr. Darcy everyday and it looks as if there is no escape, making my art prints became a really fun and interesting outlet.  I’m inspired by literature, especially the works of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters. 1960’s music and Hollywood tend to be frequent subjects of my work.

How did you start in this field? What was your Aha moment?

I’ve been creating since I was a child and have always loved to draw. My Aha moment came when I realized that I could combine my passions and obsessions into creative pieces that others would enjoy as well.

Where can people find you online?

My Etsy shop can be found at www.leighsart.etsy.com




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