Velveteen Prints at PRINTSOURCE

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Pre-Fall 2012 Trend Round-Up!

GEOMETRIC

Faux Woven

Oscar de la Renta, Oscar de la Renta, Salvatore Ferragamo, Celine

Jonathan Saunders, J.W. Anderson, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jonathan Saunders

Neat and Orderly

Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Diane von Furstenberg

Milly, J.W. Anderson, Stella McCartney, Giambattista Valli

Sketchy Squares

Carolina Herrera, Kelly Wearstler, Elie Tahari, Giambattista Valli

Optical Illusion

J.W. Anderson, Prabal Gurung, Antonio Marras, Sonia Rykiel

ANIMAL

Colorful and Bold

Matthew Williamson, Nanette Lepore, Matthew Williamson

Balenciaga

Graphic

Alice by Temperley, Rachel Zoe, Temperley

Pieced Hides

Yigal Azrouel, Giambattista Valli, Gucci

GLOBAL

Painted Loom

Celine, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo, Pure DKNY

Striped Symbols

Nicole Miller, Yigal Azrouel, Alice by Temperley, Nicole Miller

Folk Art

Alice by Temperley, Matthew Williamson, Chanel, BCBG Max Azria

FLORAL

Oversize Hand-painted

Alice + Olivia, Max Mara, Nanette Lepore, Erdem

Densely Packed

Giambattista Valli, Alice by Temperley, Erdem, DKNY

Graphic

Rachel Zoe, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Elie Tahari

Updated Brocade

Matthew Williamson, Antonio Marras, Tibi

Red on Black

DKNY, Gucci, DKNY

CONVERSATIONAL

Status Prints

Stella McCartney, Peter Som, Alexandre Herchcovitch

Animals

Philosophy, Nicole Miller, Honor

PHOTOREALISM

Doo.Ri, Preen, Moschino

Zero + Maria Cornejo, Givenchy, Pedro Lourenco

TEXTURAL

Chalky

Rag and Bone, Philosophy, Kelly Wearstler, Honor

Finger Paint

Vera Wang, Honor, Vera Wang

Graffiti

Moschino, Milly, J.W. Anderson

PAISLEY

Nanette Lepore, Giambattista Valli, Stella McCartney, Chanel

SCARF PRINTS

Emilio Pucci, Derek Lam, Emilio Pucci

 ENGINEERED / PLACEMENT PRINTS

Geometric

BCBG Max Azria, J.W. Anderson, Diane von Furstenberg, Sonia Rykiel

Floral

DKNY, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Erdem

Erdem, Preen, Preen, Erdem

Mixed Prints

Antonio Marras, Giambattista Valli, Peter Som, Giambattista Valli

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madelinepoolenails:Finally, I have a good camera. :)

madelinepoolenails:

Finally, I have a good camera. :)

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Spring 2012: London Print & Pattern

ASHISH


BURBERRY PRORSUM


CHRISTOPHER KANE


ERDEM


HOLLY FULTON


HOUSE OF HOLLAND


ISSA


JONATHAN SAUNDERS


JULIEN MACDONALD


JW ANDERSON


LOUISE GRAY


MARY KATRANTZOU


MATTHEW WILLIAMSON


MULBERRY


NICOLE FARHI


PAUL SMITH


PETER PILOTTO


PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND


RICHARD NICOLL


ROKSANDA ILINCIC


TEMPERLEY LONDON


UNIQUE



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Spring 2012: New York Print & Pattern: Part 3

PROENZA SCHOULER


RACHEL COMEY


RAG & BONE


RALPH LAUREN


REBECCA MINKOFF


REBECCA TAYLOR


RICHARD CHAI LOVE


RODARTE


SACHIN + BABI


STEVEN ALAN


SUNO


TESS GIBERSON


THAKOON


THREEASFOUR


TIMO WEILAND


TORY BURCH


TRACY REESE


UNITED BAMBOO


VENA CAVA


VERA WANG


VIVIENNE TAM


VPL


WHIT


ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO


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Spring 2012: New York Print & Pattern: Part 2

JEN KAO


JEREMY LAING


JEREMY SCOTT


JILL STUART


KAELEN


KAREN WALKER


KELLY WEARSTLER


LAMB


LELA ROSE


LIBERTINE


MARA HOFFMAN


MARC BY MARC JACOBS


MARC JACOBS


MICHAEL KORS


MORGAN CARPER


NARCISO RODRIGUEZ


NICOLE MILLER


OSCAR DE LA RENTA


PETER SOM


PHILOSOPHY


PORTER GREY


PRABAL GURUNG


PREEN


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Spring 2012: New York Print & Pattern: Part 1

ADAM


ALEXANDER WANG


ALTUZARRA


ANNA SUI


BAND OF OUTSIDERS


BCBG MAX AZRIA


BETSEY JOHNSON


CAROLINA HERRERA


CHARLOTTE RONSON


CHRISTIAN COTA


CHRISTIAN SIRIANO


COSTELLO TAGLIAPIETRA


CUT25


CYNTHIA ROWLEY


DEREK LAM


DKNY


DONNA KARAN


DOO.RI


DIANE VON FURSTENBERG


GRETCHEN JONES


HERVE LEGER


IMPROVD


JASON WU


J. CREW


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autumn / winter 2012 / 2013 sneak peek

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DIRECTION by Indigo

I’m pleased to announce that Velveteen Prints will be exhibiting at DIRECTION by Indigo next week!

The Autumn / Winter 2012 / 2013 collection is designed specifically for the fashion-forward women’s and juniors markets. Everything is printed on beautiful 100% silk, and all prints are available in digital format. As always, there is an emphasis on print-ability — no more than 12 colors maximum per design, and many of the prints are in repeat.

If you will be attending the show, please stop by to introduce yourself and check out the collection.  I recommend making an appointment — click here to email me (quinn@velveteenprints.com) with your preferred date and time.

Here is the show information:

DIRECTION by Indigo
August 2-3, 2011
Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

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NEW: Velveteen Prints Tumblr!

Follow the new Velveteen Prints Tumblr for an up-to-the-minute, stream-of-consciousness bombardment of all things print & pattern in the fashion world!

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Rosemount Australia Fashion Week SS 11/12

RAFW was pretty hot this season.  Here are some print and pattern highlights from some of the collections shown the first week in May.

bec and bridge


ALICE MCCALL


CAMILLA AND MARC


DION LEE


JOSH GOOT


KARLA SPETIC


ELLERY


STOLEN GIRLFRIENDS CLUB


THERESA RAWSTHORNE


ZIMMERMAN


ROMANCE WAS BORN


SOMETHING ELSE (COLLABORATION WITH ARTIST KEN DONE)

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Printsource – April 12 & 13th 2011

It’s that time again!  Printsource New York is next week in NYC.  If you have any interest at all in fashion, textile / print / color trends, this is definitely a resource you should check out.  Bring a business card with you to register at the door — the event is free, and open to the trade and press.  I’ll be at Booth D15 with a bunch of awesome new prints.  Come say hi!

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Swash

I was just browsing new additions to SVPPLY (here’s mine) when I came across an awesome Swash shirt that Beklina had added from their online shop.  Swash is Sarah Swash and Toshio Yamanaka, designers from England & Japan, and their Spring/Summer 2011 collection is a wonderland of fantastically illustrated animals and musical instruments.

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SUPERMOON!

On March 19th, Earthlings peeped a perigee-syzygy, a.k.a SUPERMOON!  The full moon was closer to the Earth than it has been for 18 years, which, according to largely mystical and un-scientific sources, can lead to fantastic occurrences on our planet.  Is it any wonder, then, that the moon had such a powerful influence on several designers for their Fall / Winter 2011 collections?  I think not!

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 9th Print & Pattern

LOUIS VUITTON


MIU MIU


AGNES B.

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CHANEL


COLETTE DINNIGAN


JEAN-CHARLES DE CASTELBAJAC


VALENTINO


JULIEN DAVID


ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 7th Print & Pattern

STELLA MCCARTNEY


EMANUEL UNGARO


LEONARD


CHLOE


VANESSA BRUNO


YVES SAINT LAURENT


GIAMBATTISTA VALLI

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 6th Print & Pattern

AKRIS


ALEXIS MABILLE


CELINE


HERMES


JOHN GALLIANO


KENZO


GIVENCHY

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 5th Print & Pattern

TSUMORI CHIMATO


LIE SANG BONG


VIKTOR & ROLF


CACHAREL


VERONIQUE LEROY


SONIA RYKIEL


COMME DES GARCONS


JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 4th Print & Pattern

ISSEY MIYAKE


DIOR


ISABEL MARANT


LANVIN


HUSSEIN CHALAYAN


VIVIENNE WESTWOOD


YOHJI YAMAMOTO

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 3rd Print & Pattern

MANISH ARORA


BALMAIN


BALENCIAGA


NINA RICCI

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PARIS FASHION WEEK: March 1 & 2 Print & Pattern

DRIES VAN NOTEN 


FAMITA LOPES


ANTHONY VACARELLO


LUIS BUCHINHO


DEVASTEE


ATSURO TAYAMA


GUY LAROCHE


FELIPE OLIVEIRA BAPTISTA


ROCHAS


GARETH PUGH


RUE DU MAIL


CARVEN

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Feb. 28th Print & Pattern

LORENZO RIVA


ICEBERG


GIORGIO ARMANI


MILA SCHON


JUST CAVALLI

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Feb. 27th Print & Pattern

DOLCE AND GABBANA


MARNI


BRIONI


LAURA BIAGIOTTI


MARCO DE VINCENZO


MISSONI


VERSUS


SALVATORE FERRAGAMO


AQUILANO RIMONDI

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Feb. 26th Print & Pattern

EMILIO PUCCI


MOSCHINO CHEAP AND CHIC


ROBERTO CAVALLI


JIL SANDER


BOTTEGA VENETA


SPORTMAX


DANIELA GREGIS

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Feb. 25th Print & Pattern

ETRO 


VERSACE


LES COPAINS


ANTONIO MARRAS


GABRIELE COLANGELO

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Feb. 24th Print & Pattern

D&G 


PRADA


ALBINO


LUISA BECCARIA


BLUMARINE


MAX MARA


HAUTE

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MILAN FASHION WEEK: Feb 23rd Print & Pattern

ALBERTA FERRETTI


GUCCI


ANGELO MARANI


PAOLA FRANI


ROCCO BAROCCO


JOHN RICHMOND


NO. 21


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LFW: February 22d Print & Pattern

ASHISH

JOANNE HYNES / HELEN STEELE


MARY KATRANTZOU

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SUP CALI

I’m off to LA for some business (Vernon, Cypress, Harbor City) and pleasure (Santa Monica, Malibu, Joshua Tree).  This means I’ll be taking a break from all the fashion week print & pattern reporting, but never fear!  I will return with renewed vigor!

Lakewood, California  Lakewood Mall

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LFW: February 21st Print & Pattern

BASSO AND BROOKE


BURBERRY PRORSUM


HOLLY FULTON


PETER PILOTTO


DAVID KOMA


PRINGLE OF SCOTLAND


CHRISTOPHER KANE


ERDEM


SUSANNA BETTENCOURT


A LA DISPOSITION


PAUL SMITH


BUNMI KOKO


GILES DEACON


JULIEN MACDONALD

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LFW: February 20th Print & Pattern

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD


MATTHEW WILLIAMSON


MULBERRY


TOPSHOP UNIQUE


COOPERATIVE DESIGNS


TEMPERLEY LONDON


JASPER CONRAN


ANTONIO BERARDI


JAZZKATZE


OSMAN


PAM HOGG

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LFW: February 19th Print & Pattern

CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS


LOUISE GRAY


JONATHAN SAUNDERS


CLEMENTS RIBEIRO


ISSA LONDON


BELLE SAUVAGE


DAKS


CHARLES ANASTASE


BETTY JACKSON


KINDER AGGUGINI


HOUSE OF HOLLAND


J.W. ANDERSON


LOUISE AMSTRUP


BERNARD CHANDRAN


JACOB KIMMIE


GLORIA WAVAMUNNO


ALANA HALE


JULIAN J. SMITH


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LFW: February 18th Print & Pattern

SASS AND BIDE


PAUL COSTELLOE


CAROLINE CHARLES


MARIA GRACHVOGEL


KRYSTOF STROZYNA


IRWIN & JORDAN


FELDER FELDER


JEAN-PIERRE BRAGANZA

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NYFW: February 17th Print & Pattern

L.A.M.B.


NAEEM KHAN


L’WREN SCOTT


ISAAC MIZRAHI


ELENE CASSIS


STEPHEN BURROWS


SON JUN WAN


RALPH LAUREN


MALAN BRETON

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NYFW: February 16th Print & Pattern

ANNA SUI


OSCAR DE LA RENTA


PROENZA SCHOULER


MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH


CHRISTIAN COTA


JEREMY SCOTT


NANETTE LEPORE


YIGAL AZROUEL


3.1 PHILLIP LIM


MARCHESA


REED KRAKOFF


ELIE TAHARI


SUSAN CIANCIOLO

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NYFW: February 15th Print & Pattern

RACHEL ROY


KAREN WALKER


RODARTE


JEN KAO


BIPHU MOHAPATRA


HERVE LEGER


RISTO


MARC BY MARC JACOBS


CONCEPT KOREA


A DETACHER


DANIEL VOSOVIC


TIBI


NARCISO RODRIGUEZ

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NYFW: February 14th Print & Pattern

MARC JACOBS


BETSEY JOHNSON


TRACY REESE


STUDY NY


THOM BROWNE


CHRIS BENZ


THEYSKENS’ THEORY


ZERO + MARIA CORNEJO


CARLOS MIELE


CAROLINA HERRERA


JENNY PACKHAM


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NYFW: February 13th Print & Pattern

Y-3


TOMMY HILFIGER


DURO OWOLU


THAKOON


ALICE RITTER


TIMO WEILAND


LELA ROSE


PREEN


CATHERINE MALANDRINO


TORY BURCH


DIANE VON FURSTENBERG


CYNTHIA STEFFE

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NYWF: February 12th Print & Pattern

EDUN


LIBERTINE


SUNO


DARYL K


ELISE OVERLAND


VIVIENNE TAM


KAELEN


PRABAL GURUNG


RACHEL ANTONOFF


BAND OF OUTSIDERS


CHARLOTTE RONSON


UNITED BAMBOO


JILL STUART


ADAM


BINETTI

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NYFW: February 11th Print & Pattern

NICOLE MILLER


CYNTHIA ROWLEY


RAG & BONE


REBECCA TAYLOR


JASON WU


PETER SOM


REBECCA MINKOFF


JEREMY LAING


VENEXIANA


NORMAN AMBROSE


THREEASFOUR

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NYFW Day 1

New York Fashion Week A/W 2011 is upon us!  I’ll be posting pictures daily of all noteworthy prints and patterns that pop up on the runway, so keep your little eyeballs glued to this spot.  This post covers February 9th & 10th.

GARY GRAHAM

ORGANIC BY JOHN PATRICK

NICHOLAS K

STEVEN ALAN

VENA CAVA

MARA HOFFMAN

RACHEL COMEY

BCBG MAX AZRIA

WHIT

LUCA LUCA

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FOXY!

Opening Ceremony posted about their newest collaboration with Deyrolle taxidermy shop in Paris, and I love it!  Here are a couple shots from the OC Blog (taken in the Deyrolle shop) and some scarves they collaborated on for FNO ’10.

In other news, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen threw a party for their new denim line, Textile Elizabeth & James, and Ashley showed up in a foxy sweater herself.

In other, other news, I have a cat named Fox.  She looks like a fox.  Check out her tumblr.

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color tests

Check out these awesome colors from my friend Shabd (& check our her blog, too!):

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Lala Berlin

Style.com posted a “Dispatch from Berlin” yesterday, featuring two images from Leyla Piedayesh’s Lala Berlin Fall 2011 RTW collection (above). Apparently, this collection was inspired by “children’s arts and crafts,” but since I cannot read German, I had a difficult time finding out more information about this!  I used Google Translate on the Nahtlos! blog post about this collection, which yielded the following result:

Leyla Piedayesh seems to want to Outsmarting the gray winter blues, because their new collection for autumn / winter 2011/2012 was some pretty colorful so.

Outsmarting the gray winter blues!  Pretty colorful so!  Couldn’t have put it better myself!

Anyway, those two photos kept me searching for more images of the collection, which combines really bright neon yellow and green with more mossy tones, and lots of gray and black.  Sleek Magazine has photos of the full collection — check it out!

I’m trying to see how this is inspired by children’s crafts.  Maybe the children are the offspring of LSD researchers.

I love these woodsy prints.  They remind me of lichen / moss, especially in these colors.

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70s: Opening Night

Word on the street (and in the blogs, and in the magazines, and in the stores…) is that the 70s are back in a big way. You can see it everywhere, from Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2011 show to the wide-leg trousers for sale at the Gap. There are so many ways to do a 70s look, from flowery dresses and floppy hats to oversized sunglasses and halter top pantsuits. I’d like to take a moment to celebrate one of my favorite 70s looks, which is that of the sophisticated and casually tailored style of a lady on the verge of a psychotic break. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you some stills from the completely awesome film “Opening Night,” directed by John Cassavetes and starring the inimitable Gena Rowlands.

The sunglasses, the coral pink lips, and the huge shaggy fur are straight outta 2011.

I wonder if all the “fashion people wearing jackets like capes” got their inspiration from this movie… The actual cape is bangin too; she’s like a fancy, alcoholic Druid.

I love this bright coral color. I don’t know if she’s wearing a dress or an elaborate pajama ensemble, but it works. The painted floral top is very Stella McCartney Resort 2011.

The Druid returns to her lair.

Samantha Pleet cape, Phosphorescence sunglasses, Stella McCartney dress, Chanel Rouge Coco in Peregrina, YSL dress
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PRINTSOURCE: what the people want

Last week, the tri-annual Printsource trade show took place on the beautiful, snowy isle of Manhattan.  This was my first time exhibiting with Velveteen Prints, and I was overwhelmed by the wonderful feedback I received about the new collection.  I thought I’d do the blog world a service and report on what types of prints the buyers were looking for this season.

Although there were plenty of people who asked flat out to see the florals, which never go out of style, most passers-by were drawn in to my booth by the textural / painterly prints on display.  These were prints that I had done by hand initially, using acrylic paint, watercolors, or dyes, to create a smeared, artist’s-studio-floor kind of look.  I think this type of print is popular because it’s so versatile.  With the right colors and styling, it can be pretty and soft, or dirty and grunge.

(L-R) Chanel, Balmain, Charlotte Ronson

Besides the painterly prints, my “voyager” prints were another huge draw.  Voyager is just my PC term for “ethnic” / “tribal” prints — my academic background in Art History won’t let me use those terms with a clear conscience!  The voyager prints are inspired by the trends sweeping the runways and street fashion recently, from Pendleton blankets to Missoni’s wacked out Spring 2011 collection, but done in an accessible, juniors-friendly palette featuring bright coral and soft pink.

(L-R) Proenza Schouler, Tory Burch, Missoni

Oh, and they’re still asking for camo!

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♑ what would capricorn wear? ♑


happy birthday, capricorn! you’re a sea goat!

just like a sea goat, you’re ambitious, dignified, hard-working, and practical. since you’re also an earth sign, i’m going to guess you’re drawn to a classic, almost woodsy style — what they’re calling “heritage” these days.   i’m thinking riding boots and cable knit cashmere sweaters.  traditional and earthy, but not hippie.  no, you like to keep a steady head on your shoulders.  here, i pulled this ensemble together just for you:

steven alan blazer, vp208 tank top, vince leggings, tenoversix wedges

yeah, it’s a little more edgy than what you might be used to, but live it up a little!  get out of your comfort zone, you old sea goat.  check out those wooden cut-out wedges.  hot, right?  i can just see you kicking those off before relaxing by the fire in that old money ski lodge you love so much — that is, if you ever let yourself take a vacation.  don’t worry, the blazer keeps you looking presentable in case you run into a potential business partner at dinner.

now go, have a great year!  and if you need more advice, you can always consult the expert.

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happy new year!

hope your year is full of fireworks.  the good kind.

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