Monthly Archives: March 2014

New Brand: Rocket Dog

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We have a new brand at Designer Studio: Rocket Dog. The brand is California based and started in 1997. Rocket Dog has a style where “pop culture meets subculture – with a twist”. They draw inspiration from the beach; so being based in sunny San Diego, we are more than excited to have them! Take a look at what we have so far!

 

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Cyprus in Black

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Cyprus in Natural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This canvas cutie is the Cyprus flat and we have them in black and natural. Its 2-piece shape is quite elegant, but the canvas makes it appropriate for casual occasions. The pointed toes really add some style compared to rounded toe flats. Don’t you think they’re perfect for shorts and summer dresses? We definitely think so. Ballet flats are essential for any style, and a new season requires some new additions to your collection!

 

We also received these bright beauties! They arrived at our stores just in time for spring!

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Tia Cumulus Sandal in Yellow

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Chandana Stampede in Yellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tia Cumulus sandals have a cute cutout design, but what really stands out is the low-maintenance rubber footbed. Wear these and it’ll be guaranteed beach day! Make sure to stay updated with us. More women’s sandals will be coming in!

Finally, we have the Chandana Stampede flats. Again, the pointed toe really adds some style and looks particularly amazing with the weaving detail. Get your pastel pants and floral tops ready! These flats are aching to be paired with them!

We’re thrilled to have Rocket Dog, so stop by our one of our physical store locations or our online store to check them out. We’re just warming up for the new season, so stay tuned for new brands and styles coming your way!

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Spring Style Tips: Mixing Patterns

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Ami Menswear Spring 2014: www.style.com

A favorite spring trend for men and women is to be dressed in patterns from head to toe! Stripes will meet florals, demask may dance with plaid, and animal print will play in geometric jungles.  Mixing patterns may seem overwhelming, but it’s all about balance. Follow these tips and rock those bold patterns for Spring and Summer 2014!

 

Patterned Bottoms

If mixing a bunch of patterns seems too aggressive, start out subtle. Try out patterned pants, shorts, leggings, and skirts. It’s a nice break from standard blue jeans and black leggings, and styling them is easier than you think! You can start with solid colored tops. If you’re feeling particularly daring that day, wear brighter colors or add a solid jacket. It’s simple, bold, and very chic.

 

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*LEFT:  Just USA® Flower Print Skinny Jeans in WhiteYa Los Angeles® Shoulder Cut Out Top in CherryDex® Sleeveless Studded Top in Black 

**RIGHT:  7 For All Mankind® Pieced Skinny Jeans in Art Nouveau JacquardAngie® Style But With Buttons Top in IvoryAngie® Bronze Studded Sheer Top in Mustard

 

Stick With a Color Palette

Once you’re comfortable with styling patterned bottoms, you can mix in more colors and patterns up top. They can be as outrageous or as muted as you’d like, but for a cohesive look follow a theme of colors. More is not necessarily better! Using 2-3 colors is good range to start out with.

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Spring 2014 Vanessa Bruno: www.style.com

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Andrea Pampilio Menswear Spring 2014: www.style.com

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Spring 2014 Donna Karan: www.style.com

 

Remember, the more that’s involved, the more complex it gets. While it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it just makes it a bit trickier to put an outfit together

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Spring 2014 Stella Jean: www.voigue.co.uk

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Thom Browne Spring 2014: www.style.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Heidi Klum, Olivia Palermo, and Jennifer Hudson
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Size Matters

Take a look at these lovely ladies. Heidi’s horizontal black and white stripes are two very distinctive sizes. Olivia’s top has a much larger floral print than her skirt. On Jennifer’s outfit, the dots are fairly small, but the leopard print is still much smaller and are much more dense in certain areas. The point of mixing prints and patterns is to flaunt the contrasts! If you’re using similar prints, make sure one is significantly larger than the other, or a different color.

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