A little blog break

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Dear readers, I will take a little blog break since I have currently too many projects going on not being able to write with the quality I would love to and I just don’t want to squeeze in any post. I am pretty much concentrated on the post production now of the video online course I hope to share shortly with you.

The blog will be rebranded too but that takes longer and I’ll be back earlier. Wishing you a lovely Spring season ahead! G, x

PD: The newsletter keeps on going out every Wednesday as usual, and I am looking forward to have very soon a new expert cooperating with a wonderful post for subscribers only.

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It’s a moody Wednesday – Instagram Challenge #23

Good morning, here we go with another round of our weekly Instagram challenge It’s a moody Wednesday and the winning images.

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Congrats Anastasia, I have no words for these black tulips. I have never seen any in my life, they look unreal! Wondering where you get them from…

https://instagram.com/p/0X8Jvst7Wn/?taken-by=georgiestclair

Thank you ladies for participate, love all your compositions! Here are the four favorites:

georgiestclairpoppybarach | sarahpcorder | lingyeungb 

 PD: If you read this post for the first time, It’s a moody Wednesday is a Wednesday challenge on Instagram. If you’d like to join in, all you need to do is upload a moody image of your choice that same day (previous images do not count in) with the hashtag #itsamoodywednesday and adding @gudyherder. The winning image is shared each week on the blog together with four favorites. You’ll find the entire story on Steller too! It’s worth checking it out!

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Color inspiration: terracotta+blush story

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I never stop being surprised by certain reader reactions. It turns out the pastel trend I have been writing about earlier this week, has received really nice feedback (than you so much, I loved all your comments!). I wasn’t even pretty sure if I still wanted to present it but here’s the thing: it’s not always about personal taste when it comes to trends.

Keeping up with my new column of color inspirations, I wanted to investigate a bit more and show you today what I personally like. And that’s a nice pastel pink paired with two terra-cotta shades, pearl grey and a hint of ivory. I could totally see myself dressed like this. What do you think? G, x

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Soft Candy Color Trend S/S2015

Soft Candy Color Trend S/S15-Eclectic Trends

I have recently deleted my pastel color board on Pinterest with pins gathered since 2013 since I felt it was quite dated. But to my surprise pastel colors are on rise again. They were really huge a couple of years ago, and you find today two pastel trends which are a) a more velvety powder look and b) vivid pastel colors.

Soft Candy Color Trend S/S15-Eclectic Trends

Jonathan Baldock | WGSNBureau sacha van de potter | Kollektiv Plus Zwei

The main difference is two new colors which are geranium and lavender (the corresponding Pantone codes are linked) you see in this first grid(#3 and #5).

This color trend has been eventually called Soft Pop and is forecasted with similar images for S/S2016 by other great experts such as WGSN.  I do see the candy colors already for this year and believe they are still actual next summer with probably a slight move towards more vivid tones. This season they are still pretty chalky (if you search for a nice chalk paint brand, try Auténtico - the color palette is really beautiful) and often muted.

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Candida Hofer | Xiao Li | CC TapisMartina Lang 

What makes this trend so interesting is the fact that these colors are applied to pretty much any creative field. I have stated on the keywords sum up nine of them but could easily add another three like flower styling, hair (beauty would the then refer to cosmetic only) and jewelry.

Pastel colors used to be applied to rather playful designs often with a touch of humor or even created with a pretty kitsch approach. But the change towards a much more sophisticated design is probably the major novelty here.

Soft Candy Color Trend S/S15-Eclectic Trends

 Clare Kenny | Union MagazineSuite One Studio | Atelier Biagetti

Pastel colors started already getting more ‘mature’ last year when paired with a neutral background, different shades of gray or even black (that would be a different post though).

What is really huge are pastel hair braids, wigs and anything around pastel-colored hair.

Pale pink is the one that stays fresh every single year and has been adopted to men collections too. We start seeing a transformation towards unisex colors meaning there is no specific lady or gentleman color but both gender openly share. Well, this is what we observe on some fashion shows but we might still have a lengthy path ahead of us to make that a reality. Thoughts? G, x

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Sara N. Bergmann’s atelier

 

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I am pretty sure you all know Love Warriors. Sara N Bergman is an illustrator and the creative brain behind the creative agency famous for their lace perforated buffalo horn.

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One day when wanting to put larger windows that would separate the studio from her shop, she searched for paned windows and the actual studio popped up. Upon visiting, she heard herself saying ‘I keep it’. Those things that happen and just feel right. Her interior design style feels just very much in line with al her online presence!

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Sara-N-Bergman-Studio-Eclectic Trends

Sara-N-Bergman-Studio-Eclectic Trends

Sara-N-Bergman-Studio-Eclectic Trends

Photos: Kristofer Johnsson for Residence Magazine

She considers herself as someone who loves ‘beige’ and if you really focus on her style it’s not exactly black and white but there is a lot of warm hues within that monochromatic color scheme. She mixes several styles which makes it so great to look at! G, x

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It’s a moody Wednesday – Instagram Challenge #22

It’s been a total surprise this time to receive a wedding image (for obvious reasons). So here it goes: a moody citrus shot as the winning image of this week’s It’s a moody Wednesday.

it's a moody wednesday-winning image by takingamomentintime-Eclectic Trends

Thank you fleuropean for participating! I am very pleased with new and different takes on this weekly topic and challenge.

It's a moody wednesday-four favorites-Eclectic Trends

And then we have this wonderful grid here, I just love the color palette, don’t you? Thank you so much to trawlandcovet | 365tagehamburgjocelynhefneranyaadores

 PD: If you read this post for the first time, It’s a moody Wednesday is a Wednesday challenge on Instagram. If you’d like to join in, all you need to do is upload a moody image of your choice that same day (previous images do not count in) with the hashtag #itsamoodywednesday and adding @gudyherder. The winning image is shared each week on the blog together with four favorites. You’ll find the entire story on Steller too! It’s worth checking it out!

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