Blue Platypus Review

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Blue Platypus, was conceived in November, 2003. They are mid-century modernists at heart, although they find inspiration in various places. Their biggest inspiration is probably vintage furniture and clothing (mostly 1920s to 1970s). Furniture by Ray and Charles Eames, Eero Saarinen, and Heywood Wakefield heads up their list. Other inspirations include paintings by Shag and architecture by Frank Gehry.

Prints, patterns, and colors from different eras play a huge role in our designs. Clean geometric as well as fluid organic shapes, e.g. silhouettes of heads, are featured in their designs. They believe that the juxtaposition of diverse elements in surprising ways is essential to the evolution of design. They create surface interest and create a cornucopia of flavors. They also like to have prints that are interesting from afar, and surprising when scrutinized closely.

Their biggest inspirations in current fashion are the prints and clever trims used by designers like Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs as well as the prints on bags by Angela Adams and Transversion Airlines. Companies such as Stussy and Penguin are more favorites.

The All About Paisley in Brown ($35) has quickly became one of my favorite tops. They take a little bit of a spin on a traditional pattern by adding shine to it with the asymmetrical discharge and foil print. I adore the earthy colors and the quarter inch length in the sleeves. I love that it has a snug fit without sacrificing comfortableness. This top is flattering for all shapes, whether you have a boyish or buxom shape. It's also great to wear during pregnancy since it will stretch to accommodate a growing baby. The designer wore this beautiful shirt through almost an entire pregnancy! The side ruching and perfect v-neck and sleeve length makes this shirt a fashionable favorite with all. It's also available in Magenta.

Other items that are hot on my fashion radar are: Sofia Convertible Tunic Dress ($48), Little Dutch Girl in Grey ($36), Alice in LaLaLand in Red ($34), Vivian Convertible Tunic Dress ($48), Bastille Day ($34), and China Doll in Black ($30).

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