Candy Colored Summer

"Lifeguards on Duty" 
Every season brings with it the chance to embrace something new. It’s a clean slate waiting to be written. So as you enjoy the unofficial start of summer this weekend, what better time than now to ask yourself what kind of season you would like to have.

How about a candy colored summer?

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Anchors Away

As spring makes way for summer, the season evolves into plenty of sunshine, clear skies and pops of red, white and blue. The patriotic color scheme seems synonymous with summer thanks to holidays like Memorial Day and the 4th of July. 
As we celebrate Memorial Day weekend, it seems only appropriate to use the color palette as a point of inspiration and way to remember those who have served our country.

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Italia is Love

From the rolling hills of fruit orchards…
to fields overflowing with blooms…
to beautiful beaches, the summer collection for Dolce & Gabbana is ready for an Italian adventure. 
 

If travelling to Italy isn’t in your summer plans, you can still enjoy the spirit of the country with pieces that feature landmarks and tourist attractions embroidered on the fabric. It’s almost like wearing a post card to celebrate things like the leaning tower of Pisa.
And what would Italy be without a Roman Holiday?

 The collection is like a love letter to Italy, a celebration of the vitality and zest of life that can be felt in everything from the history, landscape, art, food and people.  With the #ItaliaIsLove tag, it’s hard to ignore the mood behind the designs and the ads. I love the ad campaign for the collection. You can’t help but want to sit at the sidewalk cafĂ© to enjoy some pasta or read a book. 
And of course, the event wouldn’t be complete without some selfies.

The designers continued to use devices like cell phones as key accessories like we saw in the fall collection. But this time the models, both on the runway and in the ads, pause to take selfies. 
Though funny and a bit unexpected to the devices on the runway and in ads, it makes sense given our culture of social media and constant sharing. Models seem to be giddy on their love of Italia and the brand.
Regardless of where your summer adventures take you, you can take the inspiration of love and happiness with you.

Runway Photos: Vogue.com
Other sources: dolcegabbana.com 
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Bee Beautiful

They say April showers bring May flowers. But this won’t be true if the bees aren’t here to pollinate the flowers we all love. Bee populations are declining due to things like pesticides and decreasing habitats. Without the bees, our world would be depleted of not only flowers, but also fruits, vegetables and other crops that help keep us alive. 

But all is not lost. You can help and look great while doing it.

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Rococo Rose

"Delphinium," 2015
Power, beauty, intrigue, mystery, passionthese are just are few of the subjects addressed in the works of Alexia Sinclair. With historical figures like Queen Elizabeth and the last Czarina of Russia as central characters in her photography, Sinclair uses modern technology to bring their stories to life. 

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