I always look forward to reading Pantone’s color reports each season.  Perusing the color combinations and fashion designers take on the new season gets the creativity flowing, especially after a long winter! The jury is still out on their decision to name Marsala the 2015 color of the year. Marsala seems dark and unwelcoming  and while I appreciate the earthy tone, I haven’t found a way to incorporate it into jewelry designs. I’m still working on it, so stay tuned, you may see some marsala yet. For now, I’ll leave you with a photo of Blake Lively in Marsala. Because she can wear anything and make it look good.


Source: Glamour Magazine


Aside from Marsala, I am completely on board Pantone Spring/Summer 2015! This spring/summer will center around soft and ethereal tones (dusk blue), with complimentary neutrals (toasted almond, glacier gray), pops of cheerful brights (custard, tangerine), vintage accents (lucite green, strawberry ice), and classic anchors (classic blue). I can’t wait to start designing! Here is an inspiration board featuring my favorite items of clothing, dresses (with lots of ruffles of course!)

Spring-and-Summer-2015-ColorsImage Sources (from top left) : Green Chiffon Dress / Blue Tulle / Dior Ruffles – Source Unknown / Emily Blunt, Harper Bazaar /Zuhair Murad, Tangerine pleats (source unkown) / Toasted Almond Backless / Grey Ruffles / Peter Som, Classic Blue / Strawberry Ice