Austinites Spring into Fashion, Yet Gwyneth Springs Out

Ready for bright cheery prints and vibrant colors? You can take a peek at spring fashion in Austin, TX, Thursday, February 19th at 8 p.m. at Molotov Cocktail Lounge. A fashion show and party benefiting the Easter Seals Central Texas – what a great way to celebrate a fantastic organization… and fashion!

Amy Schalk, owner of Soigné Boutique, promises an exciting look at the incoming styles for this spring. “As far as style goes, it is really across the board,” Schalk says.

The show will reflect this diversity, with more tailored European styling of London-based Ben Sherman and more whimsical flair via L.A.’s Voom, just to name two of the designers in the show. Schalk does offer one hint on style: “The asymmetrical kind of look is still in; the one-shoulder or off-shoulder things are still very popular.”

One color that has been hot everywhere else, but hasn’t crossed over into the fashion world, is green. Another hint from Schalk: this could be the year that changes. Learn more about the event here.

And speaking of fashion…when will tights be done? My friend and I were out last week and saw a girl wearing a short green and brown dress with brown tights. They looked totally wrong and my friend exclaimed, “I can’t wait for tights to be over with!” I couldn’t agree more. What’s wrong with exposed legs? Uhm, nothing. I saw this pic of Gwyneth from the Grammy Awards and all I can say is YUCK! Why would she decide to wear those hideous silver tights, especially with open-toe heels. Sorry, they just look so stupid. The outfit would’ve been amazing had she ditched them. Too bad, Gwynny. Major fashion faux pa!

Build a Stylish Nursery, just like Gwynny

Stylish, yet simply. Sophisticated, yet fun. When it comes to understated elegance, Gwyneth Paltrow rules supreme. Now you can build a nursery just like her thanks to BabyEarth. We now carry Q Collection Junior, an upscale eco-friendly line of nursery items featuring furniture, bedding and accessories.

Awards? Accolades? Of course! In fact, Treehugger.com has selected the Solare Crib, the world’s first indoor air quality certified crib, as its “Dark Green” (top) recommendation for new parents in their annual gift guide. Maybe they just like the built-in orb mobiles on both ends of the crib. I mean, we all know how difficult it can be to install a mobile. You have to take it out of the package and twist a knob. Ugh! It takes like, two minutes. Geez. Who has two minutes?!?

Yes, Q Collection Junior is a favorite with Hollywood moms, but more importantly their sustainable furniture marries elements of style, such as classic proportions and modernist inspired details, with non-toxic materials that reduce or eliminate harmful effects to your child’s health and the environment.

The bedding is ridiculously sweet. The Q Collection Junior Celestial Parade Crib Set retails for $395 (trio of cube pillows not included, duh!).