Color Me Pastel
One of the nice things about the pastel range is its versatility. It can be worn year round depending on the weight and fabrication. We have seen pastels in both spring and winter seasons and regardless of which they always seem to bring the same feminine and luminous effect into one’s wardrobe. I never have shied away from the pastel rainbow and am perfectly happy pairing pieces back to my dusty pink hair.
When I began the site, I connected with a young New York based designer named Alyson Eastman, who was in the early stages of her self-titled label. She had just launched her first Spring/Summer collection for 2015. The pieces were playful and ladylike with fun surprise moments. On her recent trip to Los Angeles, I was able to preview her Fall/Winter pieces in the flesh and, of course, was immediately drawn to her pastel story. The collection maintained all of the earlier elements but included a hearty dose of new textures and insets. Among the layering of tailored silhouettes were my favorite highlights of combination pleating and fur accents. Alyson Eastman studied design at FIDM in Los Angeles and Mod’Art in Paris, she currently resides in New York City where she produces her line.
Shop the gallery below for a few handpicked pastel products for those of you who are still timid and may just be introducing this color range into your life.
Click here to shop Alyson Eastman’s Spring collection
Photo: Gregory Tuomi