Hi! I'm Elyse Ash, a Minneapolis-based advertising copywriter. I love all things design, pop culture and creative. Think in Bright Colors is a compilation of my favorite ad/design/interactive work, inspirations and beyond. To check out my advertising portfolio, visit www.elyseash.com.
I am suffering from some MASSIVE shoe envy over here. The fabulous Jenna Lyons, creative director at JCrew, has 289 pairs of shoes. And they are all beautiful. I really enjoyed watching her talk about color and style—she really has impacted the fashion industry (and marketing the fashion industry) in huge ways.
And this video totally proves my point to Brad; I don’t have THAT many shoes.
Read more over at Glamour.
Hannah K. Lee’s zine “Shoes Over Bills” perfectly articulates just how insanely expensive a shoe obsession can be. But how you still totally need cute shoes and it’s worth delaying the purchase of basic life staples like toilet paper and laundry. That’s what I took away from it, anyway.
How am I just seeing these Great Britain Fashion stamps now? They’re absolutely beautiful. They are meant to commemorate the last 60 years in British fashion; and I think the designs are quite lovely, showcasing the clothes and the era quite creatively. Naturally, I’m partial to the Vivienne Westwood design. No surprises there!
Today I stumbled over the official trailer for the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, about the legendary fashion editor. It’s actually directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, who’s married to Diana’s grandson. The film interviews Diane von Furstenberg, Calvin Klein, Manolo Blahnik and others about Diana’s time at Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and how she basically created modern fashion magazines. The film comes out in September. Can’t wait!
Interesting article on Jezebel today, confirming all of my sneakiest suspicions.
Woah. Check out this food-inspired makeup look from a Dutch Burger King ad. Kinda crazy! Kinda cool!
Miu Miu’s gingham taffeta slingbacks make me want to go on a picnic. A beautiful, elegant, brightly colored, perfect picnic with macaroons and Pellegrino and watermelon and brie. Too bad they’re $595. Which is about $595 over my Novelty Shoe monthly budget.
I’m not super into fashion. Sure I watch Project Runway, and enjoy perusing the occasional Vogue, but I am SO not a fashionista, labelista or any other type of -ista (although at one time I was a barrista, but that point is moot). I pretty much have my number one favorite “label” (cough, Kate Spade, cough) but mostly wear a variety of random shirts and jeans from Target, Old Navy, and MAYBE JCrew. If they had a sale. Maybe! So you see, I’m not SUPER adventurous when it comes to fashion (with the exception of my blue leather Sketchers sneakers in 7th grade, and my Madewell poncho which I wear in the summer to BBQs to make people uncomfortable).
Even though I really ENJOY the aesthetics and design of fashion, I don’t know anything about fabrics or materials, and only know the MOST famous, top-level designers.
With that caveat out of the way, I’ve never heard of this designer or line or collection or whatever-the-flip it’s called Carven, but it’s TO DIE for. Now I know what Rachel Zoe means when she says, “I DIE!” I always thought that phrase was SO melodramatic and ridiculous (Really? You’re DYING over some old, dusty fur coat? DYING????) But now I get it. So, my bad Raych. Oh and you can view the full Carven collection here.
Loved seeing different fashion designers’ interpretations of Katniss Everdeen’s fire dress, thanks to InStyle. How fun!