NEW WORK ALERT: What’s Graphic Black and White and Trending All Over

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 Photographer: Mark Delong

Producer: Melissa Delong for Electric Picture Farm

Stylist: Liz Teich

Hair: Ashley Rike

Makeup: Tina Davis

Model: Terese Pagh

{For wardrobe credits and where to buy, head to the spring fashion feature for Venice Magazine online}

In addition to the 70’s trend that we’ve been seeing all over the runways to the real life way for this season, graphic black and white is also trending this spring. I came up with the concept after noticing that many of the collections had much of this as a focus and it was a perfect blend of futuristic shapes and a subtle throwback to the 70’s, with wide legged pants and stacked heels. We shot this back in November at Nashville based photographer, Mark Delong’s studio, where he mimicked the shapes in the clothing both in real life and in post. We all joked that the beautiful long haired Terese resembled quirky singer Sia in her choppy wig, but luckily we saw more of her face than the elusive singer.

STYLIST TIP: This spring, go bold and take some of these graphic black and white elements into your look for an update to a classic style. Look for new shapes and silhouettes that are a refreshing twist to this perennial style. Don’t be afraid to mix prints—especially when it’s in black and white tones, it’s hard to mess this one up!

The Art of Spring Fashion

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Acne jacket (via Snobswap, similar new here) // Echo x Hunt Slonem scarf (c/o) // H&M shirt // Madewell jeans // Rag & Bone boots // Lands’ End bag (c/0) // vintage belt via my dad! // Bailey hat // Parulina midi ring (c/o) // Maison Antonym ring (c/o) // Nashelle custom Brooklyn necklace (c/0)

Your Instagram feed may be infiltrated with festival fashion right now, but on the other side of the country, we’re getting festive over the relief of the never-ending-winter and the sun finally making its appearance. In NYC, we’re happy to just shed our winter coats finally and aren’t really thinking about cut off shorts and lace up sandals (well, yet anyway).

For me, spring fashion usually means easy breezy layers. This season there’s really not much “new” to see, but we’re reaching into the past for inspiration: 70’s style flares, bucket bags, and I even broke out my father’s old belt from back in the day, which looks fresh again worn with these pieces.

Also not new to my style, but new to my closet is this easy, lightweigh shirt that only cost $20 and was perfect this weekend to go from brunch with family at one of my favorite spots, Rucola, to then dinner with old friends at Dinosaur BBQ and drinks at the Zombie Hut.

One of my favorite “new” styles this season is that for the first time in a long time, the scarf is making an appearance and in more forms than before. You don’t have to get fancy and twist it in different ways, but just let it hang. It’s a great way to add a layer of warmth and then throw into your purse when you get hot. This Hunt Slonem for Echo Design limited edition scarf adds a pop of color (and brings out my eyes might I add!) and the bunnies are a playful reminder that spring has finally sprung.

Speaking of wearable art, how cool is this Parulina midi ring? It’s also a reminder that Game of Thrones is finally back on TV after a long “winter is coming.” Did I mention I just love spring?

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