Check this out, we currently have an online exclusive with Urban Outfitters. The jumpsuit has mesh cut outs on the shoulders, an elastic waist, and is cropped right above the ankle. The fabric is super soft and silky. And it’s proudly made in Brooklyn, NY. The perfect holiday gift for that Natty Paint lover.
For our FW’12 line, we created an olive wool motorcycle coat to bring another level of sophistication and edge to our collection. Our coat combines 2 big fall/winter trends: motorcycle and military, and can appeal various aesthetics. It’s even been praised by staff at Urban Outfitters, J.Crew, and Maje!
Here’s a photo of the wool moto coat from our FW’12 lookbook,
shot by the very talented Juan E. Martinez:
Here are 2 similiar styles we spotted at Zara, the queen of fast-fashion thanks to their amazing supply chain management, so you know this style is a huge trend right now!
Photo credit: Zara.com
Photo credit: Zara.com
One of the biggest trends that came out of NYFW for Spring’13 was black and white geometric prints. We at Natty Paint have always loved the simplicity of two colors, intersecting shapes, and its retro vibes. Our favorite collection from NYFW for was Marc Jacob’s Spring’13 collection.
Here are a few of our favorite looks from Marc Jacob’s collection, images courtesy of ELLE UK:
We were so smitten with the sequined black and white checkered and striped dress above, but after seeing the multi-thousand dollar price tag on Moda Operandi, we decided to save some cash and make a version of our own. After scouring the NYC garment district,we noticed no one was selling black and white sequined checked or striped fabric (Future trend alert!), but we did find a black and white wave pattern which is similar. FYI we spend $95 on all the material to make this dress.
We made sure to give this dress a similar optical geometric feel to the Marc Jacob’s dress. We cut the strips for the bottom skirt so that the waves alternate in vertical and horizontal directions.
We still have tons of work to do on it, like add in the black chiffon gore panels, make sleeves, sew the skirt and top together, and add an invisible side zipper. But we will post the finished dress as soon as it’s done!
Natty Paint has designed some of our own black and white optical prints. Check out this Dot & Stripe Button Down we made for our Spring 2012 collection, which we paired with charcoal & cream Hexagon Leggings for our lookbook shoot.
Here’s a detail of the Dot & Stripe Button Down so you can see just how trippy this print is:
Our evening dresses are now available for purchase on our website!
This black shiny spandex dress is a fun twist on the “little black dress”. With black fringe on the bottom and black mesh with silver glitter polka dots gathered at the hem and sleeves. Cut in an a flattering silhouette with a low scoop back.
This shiny dress is sure to be a show stopper wherever you wear it! The combination of periwinkle and gold foil snakeskin printed spandex and cream stretch jersey with bronze glitter dots makes for a fun and chic pairing. Cut in a flattering silhouette with long sleeves, and a cut out detail on the back, this dress is comfortable and classy.
This black stretch velvet dress with red, purple, and silver glitter is a perfect dress for a cocktail party or night out around town. Cut in a flattering silhouette with long sleeves, and a low scoop back, this dress is comfortable and classy. Features three silkscreened silver foil triangles on both sleeves.
You can become a fan of Claire Hux on their Facebook Page.
And FYI, Claire Hux is named after Claire Huxtable of the Cosby Show, a very classy and sassy woman indeed!
For Halloween, my friend and I incorporated Natty Paint into our costumes. She was a bird and I was Katy Perry. We made these wings for her bird costume with old sheets, feathers from boas, and fabric tape. Check it out!
My costume was less involved. I just got some flashy plastic jewelry at the dollar store and a wig.
I wore the acid bubble spandex dress from NP’s summer 2010 line.
One of my friends was the flight attendant from Chungking Express, and another was the death of written media.
This past weekend was Artscape in Baltimore, which meant tons of people enjoying every art form imaginable! We came, sold, and conquered in the blazing heat at our DIY booth. We sold over 100 pieces of clothing and got our name out. Make sure to like us on Facebook!
Here are some pics from the weekend.
Fellow designer Virginia, of Deda & Young, stopped by to say hi. She was a tad taller than we remembered.
We’ve been hard at work making the clothes for our in house line, working on more shirts and reworking some vintage clothes. We recently had a photo shoot to show off everything we’ve been doing. The photos were taken by Boy Toy.
…And it was awesome. We had so much fun with all of the performers, the art was great and we all partied in our favorite Natty Paint clothes. Gutter Magazine’s own J.M. Giordano was there to take some pictures to remind us of how fabulous it was:
The website looks awesome, the clothes look great and everyone donning it looks hot.
There were performances by Lazerbitch, Hounds, in every room, DJ Lemz, and Molly Siegel (of Ponytail). The Effervescent Collective incorporated their dancing to the acts and was able to add to the already great performances.
We all had so much fun and we have plans to work with these artists in the very near future! Stay tuned!
What comes to mind when one thinks of Baltimore’s fashion scene? Who triumphs as commander of the B’more style squadron? Natty Paint emerged victorious without even having to don a pair of boxing gloves in the face-off (after all, we are eco-friendly lovers..not fighters..)
What are we talking about exactly? Just some blog-action on the part of Paulette Wilson, a senior Journalism major at Towson University, who was commissioned by a class at Towson to create a specific blog outlining and defining the Baltimore fashion scene: The companies, designers, and stores that comprise of the pulse of Baltimore’s very living and breathing iconoclastic fashion entity. Paulette selected Natty Paint as a very important Baltimore fashion force to be reckoned with! (Alongside the creator of Baltimore Fashion Week April Camlin)
Thus she will interview Natty Paint’s very own Emily Li Mandri in her attempt to define “Baltimore’s fashion scene through asking real experts around town”–and later write up her lovely blog- Ms. Charm’s Chic.
What exciting coverage! Don’t forget to check out both the blog itself and the interview with Natty Paint!