No Trick, Only Treat

Alexander Wang FW11 Clutch

Happy Halloween Weekend Darlings,

Finally I was able to paint something new today. I thought about doing a Halloween themed painting, or turning it into a surface pattern design. However, in true Meagan Morrison fashion I resolved to painting an Alexander Wang clutch instead. After all, who wouldn't want to carry this little luxe item as their trick-or-treat bag?! Frankly I would any day. On a less humorous note, the true back story behind this purse is that for the past two months I've been working in a trend forecasting environment, and I've especially loved working with the Accessories Editor.

Truth be told, my biggest debate attending FIT two years ago was whether to study accessories design or fashion illustration. Now I'm sketching accessories for a trend forecasting company. Funny how life comes full circle like that. Back to the point; I wanted to paint this purse because one of the biggest trends I've picked-up on for fall is pale pink as one of the major color stories. Kate Spade did a flat pointed Mary-Jane in pink and black, Calypso St. Barth did a whole collection of soft pastel pink, and accessories by Anya Hindmarch used the pale pink too.

I just think the way a trend works is truly amazing, how it goes on to dictate or characterize a season, and get reworked years later. I for one fully support FW11's use of pink. Harsh cool weather could always use a touch of softening brought on by a soothing pastel.

Much love,
Meag xx