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Any collection by Stella McCartney is one that I anticipate with more excitement than any other designer.  Why, you might ask?  Well, Stella gets it right every time.  SO right!  You can imagine then how ecstatic  I was on Tuesday when her resort 2014 presentation popped up online.  The previous night Stella did what she does with every pre-collection.  She invited her stylish posse to a party in New York, this one a garden theme ideal for pre-spring ’14.  Pretty blooms appeared on the clothing too, and with the Stella twist I love, she mixed those florals with a snake print in shades of yellow and blush.  It’s as if you were having a party in a garden full of the prettiest snakes (that hopefully don’t bite)!  This got my head spinning in a non-exorcist way about how fabulous this mix is, and how to bring it home as I like to always try to figure out.  I immediately thought of some of my favorite interiors that combine animal prints and floral.  I talked earlier this week about animal prints in decorating, inspired by the pre-fall 2013 collections in “Spot On”, and the inspiration continues!  Stella’s collection makes me want to be in a summery space filled with shades of yellow and pink, a good dose of chintz, and of course a bold animal print to really energize it all!

models at the Stella McCartney resort 2014 presentation

models at the Stella McCartney resort 2014 presentation

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Karl Springer snakeskin table

Karl Springer snakeskin table

I’ve coveted this (and every) Karl Springer piece!

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Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Daniel Romualdez

Daniel Romualdez

Architect and designer Daniel Romualdez mixed a floral, used on two sofas, effortlessly with a tufted tiger print ottoman.  This is too gorgeous!

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Are there pink snakes?  They would be beautiful!

snake patterned x-bench

snake patterned x-bench

Add a little bit of the faux snake print that Stella loved for her resort collection with one or two x-benches, either at the end of a bed, or in front of a sofa.

Aerin Lauder's home

Aerin Lauder’s home

I’m dreaming of a room much like Aerin Lauder’s (above) with pale peachy pink walls and a tiger print sofa.  It’s in my head and trust me it’s drop-dead!  The leopard print Lauder used is equally chic.

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

This look has a sunny disposition thanks to yellow pants, paired with a sweater that looks like it has been glazed like chintz.

Albert Hadley

Albert Hadley

For summer just give me sunny yellow and a pretty floral chintz!

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Among the themes within the resort collection are the lace appliques of hearts and lips.  Leave it to Stella to give you the perfect combination of modern and cheeky.  I was instantly reminded of my love of playful jewelry by Lynn Ban and Delfina Delettrez.

Delfina Delettrez earring

Delfina Delettrez earring

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Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Lynn Ban necklace

Lynn Ban necklace

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Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

A simple shift dress in the prettiest of pale pinks gets a quirky Stella treatment with embellishments of lips, hearts, matches, and baubles.  So fun!  It’s like Lynn or Delfina’s jewelry jumped onto a dress.

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

Stella McCartney resort 2014

My favorite look from the collection in one of my favorite shades!

Delfina Delettrez

Delfina Delettrez

I’ve been in love with Delfina‘s whimsical jewelry for quite some time, and this earring from her spring collection makes that adoration even more concrete.  How pretty would this be with Stella’s blush looks?!

Stella McCartney with models in resort 2014 evening looks

Stella McCartney with models in resort 2014 evening looks

Simply Stella.  Simply the best!!

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