Girl Scouts turn 100!

To celebrate the Girl Scouts turning 100 years old, Bloomingdale’s brought me in to style a spring trend fashion show using girl scouts along with professional models. They could not have been more adorable! It took me back to my time as a six year old Daisy… My mom was our troop leader and had our hideous cobalt blue Daisy aprons refashioned into a much more hip (well as hip as a six year old’s apron could be I suppose) design. It our own little Shelly Long a la Troop Beverly Hills moment. Guess you could say my Girl Scout experience finally came full circle:-)

How to Color Block….

I just had the pleasure of doing a Spring trends presentation for Bloomingdale’s and color blocking was a big part of it. Pink and red, purple and yellow, blue and green….what used to be considered taboo color combos are suddenly now the chicest options around! Obviously Spring time means bright and bold colors, but you can achieve this look with a more muted palette. Here are two fab DVF dresses; one for the more adventurous and the other a bit more reserved….

If paring two bold colors is not for you, think about mixing different shades of the same color. Play around with pinks, reds, yellows and purples…

If all else fails, look for pieces with the color blocking already done for you. I love these Suzi Chin dresses- so easy!