Thursday, May 31, 2012

Guest Post - Rachel of Capturing Italy- Season Trends


Rachel is no stranger to most of the bloggers. Lithe and beautiful, this lissom model and designer has been an inspiration to so many of us. After having quit her day job, Rachel travelled to Rome, and made the city her home while she learned how to make custom clothing. Now, having returned to San Diego, CA, Rachel is now adding a dash to beauty with her line of bespoke clothing. She continues to travel and explore new places, making friends and touching lives. In the following Guest post, she has been kind enough to share some of her favourite trends from this season and this year. Neon - I'm actually surprised that I ended up loving the neon trend so much. My first inclination was more toward pastels, but the "fierceness" of the bold colors overtook me! I love how it is borderline edgy to wear happy colors due to the bright hue of neon. I think my favorite way however to wear neon, is in tiny pops of accent on a more muted or neutral outfit. You can see examples of this in both outfits here, both coincidentally photos at the beach. (http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/04/neon-by-beach.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/03/surfers-wear-neon.html)
Stripes - Stripes are a year-round staple in my mind, and are probably my favorite print to mix with and be a bit fun and crazy with. I like how they can be preppy or edge depending on how the outfit is styled. (http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/03/yellow-pink.html andhttp://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/04/candy-stripes.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/12/ladylike.html andhttp://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/01/stripes-spikes-and-chevron.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/05/florals-stripes-on-dock.html
Black and White - I've always been a fan of this combination, so naturally I'm happy to see it is a trend. It will always have a classic vibe. (http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/04/chicago-trip-1.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/03/pleats-stripes.htmland http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/12/downtown-seattle-day-2.html)
Bra Tops, Bustiers, and Crochet - I figure while I'm still young enough to pull it off, why not go for the midriff-exposing trends? Certainly I firmly believe that some major judgement of location needs to be assessed before exposing skin in this way, but you will notice I live in Southern California near the beach, therefore that is where I'm usually wearing it. I don't see myself going to a black-tie dinner or church in it... so wise judgement in location is advised! (http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/03/pastels-for-clouds.html, http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/04/neon-by-beach.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/12/white-wonderland.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/01/cashmere-crochet-featured.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-posh-on-boardwalk.html - actually posted last spring!)
Platforms and Wooden Wedge - I've been in love with these Steve Madden wedges since I purchased them months ago. Can I just say, they are the hardest thing to walk in ever?! Since they are so flat on the bottom with the wood, there is no give. So one bump in the road or any rock and I'm toast! I've tripped in them probably 400 times....but of course I keep wearing them. They truly are comfortable, since they are so flat, it feels like I'm just standing on level ground. Not 5 inches from the ground. (http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/06/pink-posh-on-boardwalk.html - actually posted last spring!)
Floral - I think floral tends to come around every spring, doesn't it? I love it each and every year. (http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/02/la-dolce-vita.html - over a year ago and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/07/creme-nude-scalloped-platforms.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/03/pastels-for-clouds.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/03/primavera.html - in Rome and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/05/florals-stripes-on-dock.html
Gingham - This is a favorite Springtime classic trend of mine. I love the vintage country chic feel to gingham. http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/02/marionette.html
Wearing Fruit - I think this is a fun alternative to florals! http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/05/wearing-fruit-for-spring.html
Tail Hem Trend - This is a new one for me... wasn't sure I was going to give it a go, but I loved the elegance of this dress. http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/05/mint-at-beach.html
Mint & Seafoam - These are two of my favorite colors, regardless of any trends. So naturally I'm all about this one! http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/05/mint-at-beach.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/03/melancholy-blues.html and http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2012/02/goodnight-macaroon.html

46 comments:

Tanvi said...

Love Rachel's blog and style. Her body is to die for.

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Rainbow Gatherer said...

I'll sure visit her blog =)
lovely post.

Rachel Jensen {Da Paura ♥} said...

Thank you so much for featuring me, I'm so honored! It looks amazing, and thank you also for the kind words!!

xoxo
Rachel

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Rachel looks amazing in these photos. Great feature, luv!

Marjolyn Lago (Marj):Design Fashion Travel Destinations said...

I love some of her style ;)

Pop Champagne said...

lovely pictures, I love Rachel's style!!

Cindy C. said...

Love the post! Love your blog! Now following, Hope you can take the time to check out/follow my blog as well!

xoxo,
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rachel definitely has great style and I love that she went for it and studied clothing design in Italy.
She seems like a lovely person too!

mini nuni said...

beautiful pictures....all the trends of this season are in it.
xoxo Mininuni
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Audrey Allure said...

Love her blog & style!

Bernadeth G. said...

such a gorgeous look, love everything!

Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

~✯*Jela*✯~ said...

I love her attire in this post

http://capturingitaly.blogspot.com/2011/10/ivory-black-holiday-style.html

RaeAbigael said...

amazing photos :)

visit my blog?
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Bonnie said...

I don't know which trend I love more - the bustier trend or the color mint. Ah! So much to choose from.

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Couture Carrie said...

Love Rachel and her style!
Gorgeous guest post!

xoxox,
CC

Emmett Katherine said...

I haven't heard of rachel's blog before, I'll have to check it out :) I really ended up loving the neon trend too!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I absolutely LOVE Rachel! Such a fabulous interview. She's so talented, gorgeous and such an inspiration.

Hope you're having a wonderful week :) coco

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

She is stunning!!! I like her style!
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Melina said...

love all of the looks
xx

Sam said...

Love this post!! Such an excellent round up of all the trends for this hot season...I am going to have to bookmark this :)

Venus Loves Virgo said...

I was supposed to go this summer but out of the question :( maybe next summer I can go visit my family there.
Great post xoxo

Fashion Tales.... said...

Great featured share! I adore Rachel's style & her lovely blog! xx

Sveva said...

i don't know this girl, she has a great style!
great post!

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MM said...

I knew nothing about her, until now! She's amazing, indeed! She has a great sense of style!Love all her outfits!

Hugs and kisses

MM

Riyana N said...

you are very stylish!!!!
love your blog!!!!

kirstyb said...

wow such amazing looks

Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE the black and white look - gorgeous! Rachel's blog always inspires me! :)

Jessica said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog; sorry about the late reply! I will go and check this blog out- super cute post :)

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Elle Sees said...

she's always doing photo shoots! amazing style

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nice!


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Claire said...

what gorgeous style rachel has! i especially love that fabulous high low floral dress!

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Amanda Chic said...

I love it! you have a very nice blog :-)

A chic kiss ;-)

Anthea Lau said...

she's a great blogger, i love her style and platinum hair xo
thanks for commenting on my blog honey, would you like to follow each other?
A
xx
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Sick by Trend said...

your shoes are always crazy! :D love them

xx

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Francesca said...

love this pics and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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Virna √ćvinna said...

Love the pics!!

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alchi yonjen said...

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Angelica N. said...

Ah yes, I think many of us know her! Love the neon and seafoam sections. I don't think where I live tends to call for midriff baring tops that often, but if you're by the beach, then all is well!

http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

Bree said...

I love Rachel! She's truly amazing and stylish. I definitely agree with all of these trends. I especially like neons, mints, and bralets. :)

P.S. Thanks for loving my new ring!

Lots of love, B
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Fashion Cappuccino said...

She's one of my favorite bloggers and not only is she beautiful, she's so down-to-earth! xoxoxo

Anna @ IHOD said...

I love Rachel. Such a kind person, and she is stunning in stripes!
Hope you are doing well my friend!
x, Anna

Magna said...

I love that flower print dress!
Great blog you have, check mine if you like.

http://justdailythings.blogspot.com

xx

Fenny said...

so inspiring :)

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Kelly Yeh said...

Wow! Amazing shoot! Where was this at?? Especially LOVEEE the hilo dress!!

<3 Kelly
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