Spring may have sprung, but that doesn't mean there isn't still a chilly breeze in store. That's where this lovely light knit cardi comes into play. Its loose swingy fit will envelope you, and its origami-flowered shoulders lend the springworthy femininity you need. If it feels too loosey goosey for you, belt it!
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It wouldn't be any fun if we stuck with cardinal rule of only covering the season most recently shown during fashion week. That is, we think there's value in all kinds of fashion coverage, and we think our readers can navigate the differences. Yes, the United BambooSpring 08 collection was shown during New York fashion week last September, but now you can finally wear it and no matter how closely you follow fashion, everyone can agree that immediacy is a treat that's occasionally nice to indulge in. This Coutorture video, taken from the Unted Bamboo show, has us really excited for Summer. United Bamboo, known for it's structural details, showed a softer side for Spring 08 that kept to nudes and basic, preppy garments. This (though it never stuns the crowds at fashion week) is the reason the brand is so coveted by downtown artists and fashionistas. Something about its sense of architecture and origami, combined with a slightly American version of prep-school chic, make for a range that feels effortlessly cool season after season.
One of my favorite things about Real Simple magazine is their beautifully bland photos. They're so stark and serene, I absolutely love them. However what I love more are those amazing paper contructions. Artist Matthew Sporzynski really does an amazing job, I mean he makes paper look droolworthy! In fact, I usually have to look twice before comprehending that it's entirely made from paper. I recently learned that Real Simple has beefed up their online content to include galleries of some of their projects including centerpieces, fall scenes, paper construction and more. I've included some of my favorite food constructions below, but be sure to check out the rest of the images when you have a chance.
How cool is this: a greeting card that not only does the normal job of carrying a message, but also pops up and doubles as an origami ornament! The Winter Card, $9.90, was inspired by the Chinese "Magic Flower" paper toy, and comes in lots of different bright colors and patterns. It's perfect for a unique way to tell your best friend happy birthday, your mom thank you, or just to write a quick note to a coworker!