Design inspiration for the urban minimalist


I'll never forget the last party I hosted at my house. A friend came up to me looking confused and said,"Your house is so clean. Where is everything?" To which I smiled and replied, "What do you mean? This is it." I'm a minimalist. The less stuff I have the less there is to clean up and I like it that way. Over the years I've grown to appreciate minimalist design because it gives users the space they need to live their lives without drowning in, well, stuff. Minimalist design doesn't mean stark white walls and zero personality it means strategically choosing beautiful items to create a space that leaves you with plenty of room to grow.

Reversible denim now available at Queen Anne Dispatch


Stock up early on all your fall denim at local boutique Queen Anne Dispatch. In addition to tried & true styles by brands like Mavi this fall they will also be carrying reversible and coated denim by LA-based label Bleulab. The holiday line of reversible denim represents the "dual personalities" in people, for example, people who have both a business and artistic side, and people who want to quickly take their looks from day to night. The reversible denim comes in a variety of styles from light to dark, indigo to print, print to color, color to faux-leather, suede to foil, and more. And when you're ready to wash your new jeans, skip the traditional laundry route and head to your freezer instead. That's right, Bleulab denim is designed to be "freeze cleaned". Take a look at their "how-to" graphic below. 



Fall '13 Trend: Leopard Love

DKNY

Vogue editor Anna Wintour has been quoted saying there's "always a way to wear fur". This season, there's "always a way" to wear leopard. Say hello to a few of our favorite styles spotted on the runway for fall 2013.

Tracy Reese


Diane von Furstenberg


Francesco Scognamiglio


Burberry Prorsum


Elie Tahari


Kate Spade


Simone Rocha


Rachel Comey


Proenza Schouler


Tom Ford


Moschino Cheap and Chic


Peter Som


Tracy Reese

Diane von Furstenberg

Peter Som


Rachel Comey


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Fall '13 Trend: Luxe Leather

BCBG Max Azria

From mixed material sweatshirts to pencil skirts and the classic moto jacket, leather is doing a total takeover this season. Here are our favorite looks from the runway.

3.1 Phillip Lim 


A.L.C. 


Altuzarra


Belstaff


Prabal Gurung


Twenty8Twelve


Rebecca Minkoff

3.1 Philip Lim


L'Wren Scott


Diane von Furstenberg


Tiger of Sweden

Fendi 


Prada

3.1 Philip Lim


Charlotte Ronson


Helmut Lang


Emilio Pucci


Rachel Zoe


Rachel Comey


All photos from Style.com

Fall '13 Trend: Colorful Coats

Vivienne Westwood Red Label

Rag & Bone


Alberta Ferretti 


Emilio Pucci


Gucci 


DKNY


Tracy Reese


3.1 Phillip Lim


Wes Gordon


Fendi


Michael Kors


Chado Ralph Rucci


Just Cavalli


Tom Ford


Issey Miyake


Twenty8Twelve


Victoria Beckham



All photos from Style.com