GET THE BLUES
Lose the Winter Blues and Embrace Spring Blue – It´s the Season´s Hottest Color!
By Bonny Osterhage
It seems that designers just can’t shake the blues. One of last year’s hottest color trends, blue is back for an encore this season. From baby to bold, there are so many fabulous and eco friendly blue finds, we had a hard time narrowing down our list! The following are our favorites, and we guarantee that even the most happy-go-lucky gal won’t be immune to these blues. In fact, she might want them to hang around a while longer.
A Doggone Good Night’s Sleep
How can Fido possibly be expected to get that all-important rest he needs to bark at the mailman or chase his tail, when he sleeps on a plain old doggy bed? If you really loved your pup, you would get him the Dogpedic Memory Foam Pet Cushion, which contours to the shape of his furry body for the ultimate support. Seriously?! These are animals that drink from the toilet — do you really think they care what their bed is made of? Chances are they are just going to sleep with you anyway, causing you to lose sleep over the $75 you just spent on his ultimate bed! $40-$60, plus shipping, at www.buydogpedic.com.
SPRING INTO SPRING
Eco Friendly Spring Wear that’s Ready to Wear Right Now!
As you may know by now, we have begun bringing you two new spring features: Sneak Peeks: a look at spring collections that are not yet in the stores; and Spring into Spring: new spring 2010 collections from eco friendly designers that you can snap up right now!
A Spring Collection in Full Bloom!
The French artist Henri Matisse once said, “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” This season, no one has to look much further than the fashions at hessnatur, where flowers are blooming throughout the spring collection.
The great thing about flowers is that, as in life, they can be combined and arranged for a variety of looks. They can be demure and ladylike, as in this organic cotton cardigan (left/$85) with its colorful wildflowers stretching up from along the hem and adding beautiful pops of color to an otherwise ordinary staple. In the right colors and shapes, flowers can be totally retro, like on this eye-popping organic cotton tunic (center/$58) with its bold combination of pinks, oranges and browns. Or, they can be as free spirited as a beautiful spring day — just check out the colorful blossoms against a sky-blue background on this organic cotton dress. (right/$75).
These and other fabulous florals can be found at www.hessnatur.com. Pick your bouquet today!
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Who wears short shorts? YOU!
Okay — we know it’s a bit early, but we wanted to give you a head’s up on a trend that you are going to see everywhere this summer. Ready? Brace yourself! Shorts are back and bigger than ever! By bigger, we don’t mean longer — ohhhh no! This season’s shorts are slouchy, but short. That means that if you’ve been a couch potato all winter, you’d better hit the gym asap, so you can wear something as fab as these silk Julianne shorts from OrangOrang. So sexy and sleek with a great pair of tanned gams. And now, thanks to us, you’ve still got a good three to four months to tone yours. Don’t say we’ve never done anything nice for you! $84 at www.orangorangproject.com. (The link doesn't take you right to the shorts. You'll need to scroll about halfway down the page.)
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