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Spring is here... in theory at least for some of us. What better way to celebrate the change of the season than to take a look at the latest fashion trends via the delectable inspiration of food? You may be thinking, how can food really inspire fashion? Well, in my opinion, when you’re a lover of both, they go hand-in-hand with color, texture, presentation, balance, and indulgence. Specifically desserts & fashion are two of my favorite things to write about, so here goes!
Even though this year’s Hollywood awards season has come to an end, there’s no reason why we can’t still talk about who was the fairest of them all. Thus, I think, what’s more fabulous than gowns & gelato? Take Lea Michele of Glee fame at this year’s Golden Globe awards in a cotton candy-hued Oscar de la Renta one-shoulder ruffled frock. This sent me soaring back to Florence, Italy (where I recently visited!) indulging in decadently smooth gobs of teeth-screamingly sweet strawberry gelato.
Then there’s Scarlett Johansson’s vintage-inspired Elie Saab gown with a plunging neckline and belled sleeves, which sparkled like pure crystal-accented vanilla mounds of lush luxury. And naturally, you can’t have vanilla without what I consider the royalty of all flavors: chocolate. That brings me to Olivia Wilde’s ultimate red carpet confection- the glittering chocolate strapless princess Marchesa number! It looked like a diamond-strewn tower of fudge brownie perfection that I want to dive into everyday for the rest of my life!
Now back to reality… how many of us really walk a red carpet? Exactly. Enter: Spring’s Ready-to-Wear. I was recently reminded of the simple pleasures of being all alone in a big house with a refrigerator and pantry full of potential. However, due to a lack of cream cheese frosting for my carrot cake mix (à la Betty Crocker), I stumbled across an online recipe for carrot cake muffins , which I just so happened to have all of the ingredients for. One may argue that this flavor is more consistent with the colder months, warm with a cinnamon aroma, but I was pleased to see brighter tones in the mixture of freshly shaven carrots that I prepared, as well as chopped almonds (in place of pecans), and chunks of glowing diced pineapple.
Immediately, I began to think of a peaches and cream color palette, but also of the brighter and softer tones that I’ve neglected all fall and winter. Something that I love about this time of year is breaking out the sandals and wedges, which are just so flirty & fun! Those can be deliciously paired with a sundress for an outdoors gathering or with your favorite skirt, blouse, & scarf for a more fashionable day around town. With these feminine details in this season’s most-wanted colors, you can’t go wrong. These very affordable & stylish items, for example, are just a few that recall spring’s most precious advantages, having been derived from an unexpected baking surprise. I’m in no way endorsing that anyone should dress up like a carrot cake muffin, but isn’t it delightful to know that you can look as sweet as one tastes? Happy Spring & Happy Styling!