Being a typical female, I love it when I'm right. And I am right 100% of the time -- even when I'm wrong. As a designer, I don't believe in following trends, but I still get a little gratification when I see strong evidence that my brand is right on target along with some of the best names on the runway.
It was more than a year ago that I selected my fabrics and color palette for my Spring 2012 "Biohazard Collection" and it's interesting to see how many other people were feeling this fresh minty blue color as well (as seen in the photo below). Since my collection was titled "Biohazard," I opted for toxic sounding color names and labled this color "Vapor Blue."
Spring 2012 Campaign
Photo: Shane LaVancher
I love this color so much (and decided that it looked great with a summer tan) that I have worn this dress twice already! Granted, I fill it out quite a bit more than the model and I don't consider that a bad thing. In fact, I have gotten a lot of compliments on the dress and I find that it's very helpful for potential customers to see things on regular people and not always on runway models.
wearing my "Vapor Blue" sheath dress from my Spring 2012 Collection
Dress - STACY LOMMAN : NEW YORK
Shoes - Camilla Skovgaard
Bag - Francesco Biasia
Necklace and Bracelet - Vintage
Blue "Ice Cube" Ring - Dome NYC
Silver "Stacked" Ring - Metal Pointus
Take a look at this GIANT series of minty fresh pieces that cruised the catwalks (Spring 2012) from a variety of designers...
Antonio Berardi (T) / Akris (B)
Aquilano Rimondi (T) / L'Wren Scott (B)
Giambattista Valli (T) / Rochas (B)
Narciso Rodriguez (T) / J. Mendel (B)
Peter Som (T) / Sportmax (B)
Tibi (T) / Versace (B)
Jil Sander (T) / DVF (B)
Jonathan Saunders (T) / Versus (B)
Yves Saint Laurent (T) / Chanel (B)
Louis Vuitton (T) / Vera Wang (B)
All Photos: Style.com
And don't forget the nails!
Essie nailpolish in Mint Candy Apple