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May 30, 2015

Modern Colorist - Shopping Saturday1. Kake2 Patent Cut-Out Shoe  |  2. See Concept Reading Glasses  |  3. COS BLOCK-COLOUR SOCKS  |  4. Yellow Leather Sponge Bag  |  5. Large Highgrove Watering Can  |  6.Ceramic Berry Basket  |  7. Sigmund Light Blue/Navy  |  8. Vero Moda Scalloped Edge Shell Top

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Friday Night Envy: Valentino’s Midnight Garden

May 30, 2015

Modern Colorist - Valentino - Midnight GardenWhile browsing the internet on this fine Friday night, I stumbled upon a glorious collection by Maison Valentino’s collaborations with Celia Birtwell. This combination of these two masters creates something beautiful and enchanting! All things floral. But it gets better… Midnight Garden!

Lets take a look, you wanna?Modern Colorist - Valentino - Midnight GardenDon’t you just want the whole collection?! Just dress me in all floral please and thank you!Modern Colorist - Valentino - Midnight GardenCelia Birtwell is a print designer. The inspiration for the collection is based on Botticelli Primavera.Modern Colorist - Valentino - Midnight GardenLets all dream in florals now. Goodnight.


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Spring + Summer Trends 2015: Gingham

May 29, 2015

Are you wearing this seasons 2015 Spring and Summer Trends?

To help you keep you on track I’ve rounded up some trends I’ve noticed and loved!

Today is all about…


Nothing says the sunny season like a picnic and some gingham! Gingham seems to be everywhere on the runway and I am sure happy about that because I can’t resist a good gingham!

Modern Colorist - Spring Trends 2015 - GinghamRachel Antonoff | Diane Von Furstenberg | No.6 | Oscar De La Renta | No. 6 | Maticevski | Pedro Del Hierro| Rachel Antonoff

Modern Colorist Does Gingham…Modern-Colorist-Gingham-DressOne of my favorite dresses I own is this 1960’s blue gingham dress… a comfortable yet complimentary fit with a print that is great for a sunny day!Modern-Colorist-Gingham-DressModern-Colorist-Gingham-DressBlue and red… what a combo! So I slipped on my red Forever21 straw sandals which matched the vibe perfectly!

I love mixing different patterns together. The trick I used with this one is keeping the bag more of a neutral as to not distract from the dress but still has a little pop of color. So my small leather tribal bag did the trick!Modern-Colorist-Gingham-DressThis blue gingham was screaming “BRIGHT RED LIPSTICK”, so of course I complied.Modern Colorist - Gingham DressModern Colorist - Gingham DressModern Colorist - Gingham DressI’m off to enjoy the sun! Modern Colorist - Gingham DressKeep on trending!

Holidays Motivational Monday

Motivational Monday: Memorial Day

May 25, 2015

Modern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayEvery year, the last Monday in May, we have a day that we remember the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.

The day was first to be known as Decoration Day, where after the American Civil War in 1868, the Grand Army of the Republic (an organization of Union veterans) established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.Modern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayModern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayThe day merged with Union and Confederate holiday traditions to extend to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. We now know it as Memorial Day.Modern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayModern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayModern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayI found this old hand-painted sign back when I was living in Utah. It was under a pile of old things left behind in an old garage of one of the houses I lived it. I was working at a flower store at the time and I loved the hand lettering and colors of the sign. I never looked into the holiday that was on the sign. I thought it maybe was just an old Utah holiday not celebrated anymore. I never knew it was the original name for Memorial Day. The sign has followed me from then on, each house I have moved to. Modern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration Day Modern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayModern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayMy dress is a vintage floral daisy dress I found at the local thrift store when I was still living in Utah. I miss the thrifts stores here. I could find gems like this everyday.Modern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayModern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayModern Colorist Memorial Day Decoration DayIn honor of the fallen men and women that served in the Armed Services.

Source: US Memorial Day


photos by Walker Boyes

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May 23, 2015

Modern Colorist | Shopping SaturdayNobody got time to shop! Except for maybe Saturday morning… So for a Saturday treat I am doing a new column which will be featured on my sister Brittany Watson Jepsen’s blog, The House That Lars Built. I’m compiling a rainbow of items to add to your collection.

Now ready, set… GO!

1. Silk and Cotton Skirt  |  2. T+C by Theodora & Callum: Chevron Floppy Straw Hat  |  3.Amish Scooter  |  4. Hansel From Basel Two Tone Tote  |  5. Children Flared Block-Colour Dress  |  6. Mint Starter Kit  |  7. Proud Mary- Raffia D’Orsay Flats  |  8. 42mm Cat Eye Sunglasses

Illustration and article by Me, Modern Colorist 

And check out the Memorial Day sales!

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