Revisiting Minnie Mortimer’s Los Angeles home because it’s freezing cold in the Northeast and Southern California is looking pretty tempting right now.
You can take a girl out the east coast, but you can’t take the East Coast out of a girl. Fashion designer Minnie Mortimer might be a New York expat living in Los Angeles, but her California coastal home looks straight out of the Hamptons—except she can enjoy the glorious weather year round, which makes her a winner at life.
“Summer has always been my favorite time of year,” Mortimer says. “Being in the ocean is my all-time favorite, and the west coast has amazing sunsets. It’s a very pretty view from our sunroom.” She’s got it figured out.
NYFW is over and the trend reports are in. Here’s my runway-to-room trend report for Fall/Winter 2015.
Checks, plaid, gingham and pinstripes were given the 70s treatment with dusty colors and chunky textures. 2015 marks the return of suede, shearling and mohair. Look out for J.Crew, See by Chloé and Mulberry.
One thing’s for sure: fur will be EVERYWHERE come Fall, and it will most likely be mixed with leather and suede, in neutral muted tones for that off-duty model look. This will not be PETA’s year. Michael Kors, Rodarte, Coach and Kate Spade are only a few adopting the trend.
It’s the return of the 70s with a retro sporty twist: this trend marks the return of all shades of orange, denim, fringe and bell-bottom jeans—updated to today’s taste of course. Tommy Hilfiger, Lacoste, Trina Turk, Zimmerman and Peter Pilotto are leading the pack.
Camo is back, but it’s softened with complementary surf tones. The military silhouettes are also making a comeback—jumpsuits and structured coats edited for a minimal look. Banana Republic is adopting the trend along with Jason Wu and Marissa Webb.
Time to start the very important discussion of summer wardrobes, surf vibes and blue & white accents. It’s never too early right? I live for this stuff. Here are a few things I wouldn’t mind adding to my Spring/Summer wardrobe and my apartment in the next few months.
This week felt like I was swimming against the current (or more literally walking against blizzard winds—it’s soooo freaking cold here you guys)! Just one of those weeks where there was not enough hours in a day, you know? So I decided to hire an intern! Find out more if you’re interested and shoot me an email. I’d love to hear from you.
I’ll be spending the weekend catching up on work and gearing up for a fun project happening early next week (I’ll tell you more soon, I promise)! Luckily I have a few dinner plans to keep me sane, and a family Oscar watching party Sunday night. I can’t think of anything better. Have a good one!