This Saturday was one of those early spring days in the Northeast, where it's still only 50 degrees but everyone gets delerious and puts on flip flops and shorts. I was still wearing a scarf but I did change my nailpolish from dark plum to lavender.
Spring makes me think of pastel shades, the colors of Cadbury mini eggs and scoops of gelato, crocuses and daffodils popping out of the cold ground, Easter baskets woven from candy colored reeds.
When I was a child, my mother took me to an Easter egg hunt in our local town. Every year, I looked forward to the cupcakes they served all the kids after the hunt: vanilla cake iced with mint green dyed frosting, dusted with green coconut and crowned with three jelly beans. They were these perfect little fantasy birds nests. I thought of them all year.
Thomas Whiteside photographs Naty Chabenenko (styled by Joe Zee) for Elle Magazine
Moschino Resort 2013
on the left: Karen Walker
detail Spring Summer 2012 on the right: Encyclopedia of Roses by Yuki Kitazumi
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer Ad 2012
photographed by Steven Meisel
on the left: Nick Knight
melting flora paintings on the right: J Crew spring presentation SS 2013
painting by Michelle Armas