I may be a print designer, but I LOVE interactive magazines. I was super thrilled to be included in Stationery Trends’ very first interactive issue (Early Spring 2011/Pre-NSS). Many thanks to editor Sarah Schwartz and to author Abby Heugel for the cover story: an interview and profile with Delphine designer Erika Firm (moi). Merci, ladies! My story starts on page 26, but the whole issue is packed with paper goodness.
Tag Archives: spring
Mom planted a bunch of succulent cuttings in this pretty Italian wall well we had around the house. Who knows where we pick up all this stuff?!?? Love the color palette: verdant green, spring, rhubarb, stone and flame.
Happy April, friends. I’m so excited for Spring, aren’t you?
The fruit trees in our backyard are blooming. There’s something magical about a pretty blossom on a leafless branch. I love the stark contrast. The colors in this photo may be one of the all time classic color combinations for weddings: soft, romantic blush pinks, with creamy off white, gray, and a pop of brighter pink. The palette of a bouquet of pink and white peonies, or a ballerina.
Now that New York Fashion Week is just about over, PANTONE has released its report of the top 10 colors for Spring 2011. One of my favorites is Coral Rose. I think Carolina Herrera showed it best:
I just love Coral Rose paired with gold. Super sexy, right? With this fabulous coral Carolina Herrera gown, the right fancy lipstick (by YSL) is mandatory, as is a classic cocktail (Cosmo, anyone?). I couldn’t resist the cheeky but glam koi handbay (by Judith Leiber). The whole orangy-gold look reminds me of vintage lustreware (bowl from my personal collection of goodies).
Technically, these are spring flowers … but they always remind me of summer. I love yellow ranunculus.
photo by: erika firm
It’s a sure sign of Spring when the California Poppies are in bloom.
Every March the nautical stripes come out. I think it’s part of the “resort” or “cruise” collections at all the stores. You can count on it, just like every September plaid will make an appearance. I’m comforted by these classics! Stripes really put me in the mood for spring.
details: 1: set sail trousers (anthropologie) ::: 2: Nautical personal stationery and calling cards (delphine) ::: 3: nautical tote (l.l. bean) ::: 4: low heeled espadrille slides (old navy) ::: 5: pin tuck white shirt (loft) ::: 6: anchor charms (cardsandcraft, etsy) ::: 7: rope necklace (brooklynrehab, etsy) ::: 8: nautical striped scarf (h&m) ::: 9: vintage brass anchor locket (thebumblingbird, etsy)
I’ll admit that I have more than a couple stripey tees in my closet, including this new one by Jean Paul Gaultier for Target:
Because one entire side of the shirt is open, I also bought a box of safety pins. I plan to wear a white tank underneath, and also “sew” it up with different sized safety pins. It’s going to be my beach & pool coverup this summer.
Pink Champagne is my favorite color from Pantone’s Spring 2010 report. Each fashion week, the peeps at Pantone head to the shows to report back on what they see as the color trends for the upcoming season. (Hello, fun job!) I think they’re right on, here, with the coral, pink champagne and light brown. I think the other colors are a little too bright … I had envisioned turquoise, but paler, like water, and yellow, but lighter like lemon chiffon.But what do I know? I sit in my studio all day …