|December 6, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Decor, Fashion, Naturally Modern, Wedding|
We’ll be listening to Miles Davis “Blue in Green” in 2013 thanks to the lovely inspiration from Pantone’s 2013 color palette. We love it!
How to pair:
Pair African Violet with Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade.
Pair Dusk Blue with the intensity of Nectarine for an unexpected mix.
Try pairing Linen with Grayed Jade or Dusk Blue.
Pair Monaco Blue with Poppy Red and Linen, or Monaco Blue and Emerald for a fresh collegiate look.
From Pantone’s lips to our ears:
The prevalence of green this spring is undeniable. Similar to the many shades in our natural surroundings, this season’s greens offer a stunning foreground or the perfect backdrop for all other hues.
- Tender Shoots, like the first signs of spring, a vibrant yellow-green, is invigorating, active and cheerful.
- Grayed Jade, a subtle, hushed green with a gray undertone, brings about a mood of quiet reflection and repose.
- Sophisticated Emerald, a lively, radiant green, inspires insight and clarity while enhancing our sense of well-being.
- Dusk Blue offers a calming sense of serenity akin to its green counterpart, Grayed Jade. Both of these colors act as the season’s newest neutrals.
- A warm neutral, Linen is light and airy, providing a nudelike basic that is a must have for spring.
- Exotic African Violet is a statement color that brings a touch of intrigue to the palette, as purples often do, and can be incorporated into many unexpected combinations.
- Exuberant Poppy Red, a seductive, sensual and celebratory shade. Whether it’s a knockout dress or a kiss on the lips, every woman’s wardrobe and beauty essentials should include this spirited, true red.
- Nectarine, a bright, effervescent citrus orange with coral undertones, provides a tangy burst of flavor.
- Lemon Zest brings out a piquant taste with its refreshing, spritely greenish cast.
|July 14, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Color Palettes, Fashion, Naturally Modern|
It didn’t start with Bianca Jagger, but she certainly wore it well. The white pantsuit for a woman is still chic, no matter what your size or shape. Its always fresh, modern and… flattering! Who would have thought white would be flattering to everyone? Well, try the white pantsuit and you won’t be disappointed. It all depends on having the right cut in the jacket to nip in the waist and give structure to your shoulders. The pants depend on your body and your preferences – wide-leg, skinny, flowy, linen, cropped or even a skirt. Its up to you. Depending on the fabric, this outfit can be worn for causal events, work and office events, formal evens, or even on your wedding day. The white suit is naturally modern!
Here are some of our favorites!
Bianca Jagger in Halston white pantsuit. (Photo: Aconversationoncool.com.)
Elle McPhereson in a dazzling white pant suit. She perfectly gleams it up a for an event with the sparkly clutch. (Photo: Imnotobsessed.com.)
Milla Kundis in white pantsuit. She makes this modern. (Photo: Togandporter.com.)
Angelina Jolie in white pantsuit. (Photo: Newyorkgirlstyle.com.)
Gotta love Catherine Keener in her white pantsuit (with sexy vest, might we say) and gorgeous dark wavy hair. Not only do we love her as an actress, but we love her look. Brilliant! (Photo: Lelalux.com.)
Lauren Hutton in white pantsuit at the movie premier for The Jonses. Need we say more? She is always modern. She is always natural. She is naturally modern! (Photo: Cojostyle.com.)
A more casual version of the white pantsuit – white pants and blouse by Mango, Spring/Summer 2012. Gorgeous with the brown belt! (Photo: Mango via Haute Design by Sarah Klassen.)
|July 2, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Fashion|
We could wear this beautiful Vero Moda Knitted Urban Maxi Dress all day, every day. It is so chic with the skinny leather belt. The simple cut keeps it modern while the soft fabric lends a natural vibe. In a neutral color like this soft grey, it can be dressed up or dressed down. This could be worn to the office on a casual Friday, to the grocery store, for a dinner party at a friend’s house, to picking up the kids from school. You could probably even take a nap in it and still be gorgeous. This is naturally modern dressing at its very heart. We love!
Photos above via Vero Moda | Vero Moda Knitted Urban Maxi Dress at ASOS.W
We couldn’t find any other colors on the Asos website at the time of posting, so we searched on the Web for more information about this dress and found some additional colors on Google images that the dress apparently come in. Don’t know how you could get this, but perhaps emailing Asos would work.
|June 17, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Fashion|
“Tangerine Tango” was named the Pantone Color of the Year for 2012, making this lovely hue naturally modern for Spring. After a dreary winter, this fresh burst of color is a bit of a saving grace. Its also temperature rising, fever inducing, straight sexy. Wear a long tangerine dress and be bold… or incorporate it into accessories for a more subtle look. Check out some of our favorite Tangerine looks for Spring and Summer 2012 right off the runway.
Haute Hippie Halter Dress in Tomato. Revolve Clothing – $333. (Photo: Revolveclothing.com.)
Alberta Ferretti Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
BCBGMaxAzria Sophia Halter Dress in Paprika. Bloomingdales – $298. (Photo: Bloomingdales.com.)
Nina Ricci Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Narcisco Rodriguez Spring Summer 2012 red-orange dress – Ashley Green from Twilight movies. (Photo: Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2012 via Redcarpetfashionawards.com.)
Bill Blass Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Amanda Wakely Spring Summer 2012 dress or cover-up. Brilliant! (Photo: London Fashion Week.)
Beyonce is right on the pulse of this bright hue at the 2011 MTV Music Video Awards.
Diane Von Furstenberg Liluye Dress in coral. Sakes Fifth Avenue – $498. (Photo: Saksfifthavenue.com.)
Jennifer Aniston in stunning orange Vivienne Westwood dress at Sephora promotion event. This look was such a sensation, perhaps Jen’s tangerine dream is one of the reasons Pantone chose the color for 2012. :)
|June 1, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Fashion, Wedding|
Happy June Everyone! June gives a lot of us wedding fever… so in its honor we wanted to share with you some of our favorite modern, glamourous dresses. While these may not exactly be wedding dresses, we think they’d make for a perfectly modern and luxurious bride.
Simple glamour! For a summer wedding, there would be no need for anything more than this gorgeous silk dress from Narciso Rodriguez. (Photo: Nymag.com.)
Lots of glamour, but the modern cut and belt keep it from being overly done. Elie Saab Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Textured glamour with a simple silhouette. Philosophy de Alberta Ferretti Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Ralph Lauren Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Temperley London Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Reem Acra Spring Summer 2012. The dress underneath the fur coat would be stunning as a bridal gown. The bustier top gives it structure, while the flowing skirt keeps it naturally luxurious. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
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|May 10, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Fashion|
Love these beautiful dresses in shades of nude, sand, taupe, beige, neutrals. Always gorgeous and so naturally modern!
|May 5, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Fashion, Furniture|
We here at Naturally Modern have completely fallen in love with Donna Karan’s home and fashion store called Urban Zen. This little haven describes itself with words and phrases that perfectly reflect the naturally modern vibe, like: “the collection that hugs the body with sculptural seamlessness and luxurious comfort” and “furniture that perfectly complements the California environment… that takes you from day to evening.” Plus, it gives back. The Urban Zen Foundation was started toraise awareness and inspire change in ares of well-being, preservation of cultures and empowering children in mind, body and spirit. Pretty cool stuff. Not to mention the gorgeous furniture, fashion and accessories. Check out Urban Zen in select locations including New York and Los Angeles. Enjoy!
(Photo via La Times Blog at latimesblog.latimes.com.)
(Photos above via Urbanzen.com.)
Check out the retail store at www.urbanzen.com.
Check out the foundation at www.urbanzen.org.
|April 24, 2012||Posted by naturally modern under All Posts, Fashion, Naturally Modern|
Summer white dresses….how do we love thee? Let us count the ways…. Here are some of our favorite white dresses for Summer 2012.
Vera Wang Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vera Wang via Fashioninquisitive.com.)
Anne Hathaway in stunning white lace crotchet Alexander McQueen. (Photo: Zimbio.com.)
Chanel Iman in Dolce & Gabbana lace dress. (Photo: Godsavefashion.com.)
Jenny Packham Spring Summer 2012. (Photo: Vogue.it.)
Kate Beckinsale wearing Gucci Resort 2012 white dress. (Photo: Thefashionpatrol.com.)
Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2011 white dress. (Photo: Nymag.com.)
Ralph Lauren Black Label Summer 2012 Racerbak Dress. (Photo: Ralphlauren.com.)
White linen maxi dress by Diane Von Furstenberg. (Photo: Saks Fifth Avenue.)
Angelina Jolie in Versace for Salt Premier in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo via In Style.)