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V194: CECI INSPIRATIONS – COLORS OF SPRING

COLORS OF SPRING

My love affair with color is in full force this week. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know I have color crushes on a regular basis, but this special Easter edition of CeciStyle is truly a celebration of all the bright colors of spring.

It all started with a mural I happened upon in Soho, painted by artist Maya Hayuk. When I saw the bold, bright colors, graphic effect and amazingly artistic drip paint technique, I said, “We’ve got to make a CeciStyle around that!” I enlisted photographer Sofia Negron and donned a bright pink Rebecca Minkoff blazer, and off we went! Isn’t the painting unbelievable? And the colors were just as bright in person – no Photoshop, I promise!

The moral (or should I say mural?) of the story is that color has the power to move us and to brighten any mood or occasion. It can help you celebrate Easter, for example, with the help of my printable place cards in this week’s Make This! Or, a colorful dress – like the favorites I’ve picked out for you from Milly’s spring line – can take you from muted to marvelous in a snap. I hope you’re inspired to entertain, browse art or otherwise step out in bright, colorful style this spring. Happy Easter!

Ceci

Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York - URBAN ART: Ceci Johnson pays tribute to the bright colors of spring in front of a mural by artist Maya Hayuk in downtown NYC. Photo: Sofia Negron. Dress: Milly. Blazer: Rebecca Minkoff. Shoes: Cole Haan. Necklace: J. Crew. Bracelets: Swarovski. Watch: RumbaTime.

Photography by Sofia Negron Photography.

THE CREATIVE TEAM: Photography: Sofia Negron Photography Dress: Milly Blazer: Rebecca Minkoff Shoes: Cole Haan Necklace: J. Crew Bracelets: Swarovski Watch: RumbaTime Mural: Maya Hayuk

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V194: GET THE LOOK – COLORS OF SPRING

CeciStyle Magazine v194: Get The Look - Colors of Spring - Think spring with these bright pieces - Luxury Wedding Invitations by Ceci New York - bliss, beauty, dannijo, jewelry, ceci new york, placemat, tom ford, candywarehouse.com, roksanda ilincic, fashion, kate spade, longchamp, handbags, rumbatime, jimmy choo, shoes

  1. FLOWER POWER: Bring gorgeous pops of color to your Easter table with Ceci New York’s Peony Azalea laser-cut placemats ($25.95 for set of four, cecinewyork.com) and place cards ($25.95 for set of 8, call 212-989-0695 to order).

  2. CREAM OF THE CROP: Not quite ready to expose dry winter skin? This super-moisturizing Bliss Grapefruit + Aloe Body Butter is guaranteed to help ($29, nordstrom.com).

  3. CRYSTAL CLEAR: Glam it up in an instant wearing these glittering Dannijo Lizabeth earrings ($395, bloomingdales.com).

  4. HOP TO IT: It wouldn’t be Easter without some bunnies, like a scoop of these fruity Jelly Bunny Rabbits ($19.50 for 5 lb bag, candywarehouse.com).

  5. ON THE NAIL: Say hello to sandal season with a fresh pedicure using these spring polishes from Tom Ford ($32, bloomingdales.com).

  6. BLOCK PARTY: Take a bold approach to dressing up in this color-block silk-satin and crepe dress from Roksanda Ilincic ($1,655, net-a-porter.com).

  7. PHONE LINE: Have fun expressing yourself with Kate Spade’s “Throw Caution to the Wind” iPhone 5 & 5s case ($40, nordstrom.com).

  8. FLYING COLORS: Proclaim your love of color with Longchamp’s Le Pliage Color Bar Canvas Travel Bag ($370, neimanmarcus.com).

  9. WATCH OUT: Swap out your staid watch for this gem of a timepiece from RumbaTime ($45 each, rumbatime.com).

  10. HIGH HOPES: Slip on these Jimmy Choo Collar sandals for a look that’s both high-fashion and fun ($995, saksfifthavenue.com).

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V194: CECI CREATIVE TIPS – CECI JOHNSON HELPS YOU CREATE A BEAUTIFUL EASTER TABLETOP DESIGN

Ceci Creative Tips

HOW TO CREATE A BEAUTIFUL EASTER TABLETOP DESIGN

‘Tis the season for spring entertaining. Whether it’s for Easter, Passover, a bridal or baby shower, or a ladies’ lunch, adding a little color or personalization to your table goes a long way. I’m here to help with four creative designs that will really dress up any spring festivity. Click over to Make This! to find downloadable templates for your place cards. That’s right! You can print them at home on cardstock or thick paper to add something special for your guests. Then, take it up a notch by ordering the coordinating laser-cut placemats.

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Dressing the Table - Take your spring entertaining up a notch with these exclusive Ceci New York designs

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V194: MAKE THIS! – PRINTABLE PLACE CARD TEMPLATES FOR SPRING BY CECI NEW YORK

Make This!

PRINTABLE PLACE CARD TEMPLATES FOR SPRING BY CECI NEW YORK

Just click on your favorite place card to download and print!

CeciStyle - Make This! - Ceci New York Spring Place Cards

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V194: EXPERT STYLE TIPS – SHOP FOR STYLISH SPRING DRESSES FROM MILLY NY

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Spring Forward - Step out in a bright new dress from Milly

1. Strapless Flounce Dress ($395) 2. Dolman Sleeve Dress ($350) 3. Cut-out Circle Skirt Dress ($470) 4. Scoopneck Dress ($575) 5. Arabelle Gown ($895) 6. Angular Detailed Sheath ($410)

Milly

MILLY
Smart, sexy and feminine, the Milly by Michelle Smith collection has defined youthful, luxurious style since 2001. Born out of Smith’s lifelong love of art and fashion, Milly is renowned for its vibrant prints and colors, exquisite fabrics and sharp attention-to-detail. Witty and glamorous, Milly epitomizes uptown sophistication meets downtown cool.

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V194: CECI DIARIES – CECI JOHNSON’S IDEAL DAY OF MUSEUM BROWSING IN NEW YORK CITY

Ceci Diaries

CECI JOHNSON’S IDEAL DAY OF MUSEUM BROWSING IN NEW YORK CITY

This week I was incredibly inspired by the colorful art we discovered on the streets of New York City. But, as I’m sure you know, New York also has plenty of fabulous indoor art, and museum browsing is one of my favorite things to do on the weekend. Add to this my “boys” – son, Mason, and hubby, Alan – and it’s a pretty perfect Saturday in my book! I hope you enjoy this little insider trip to a few of my favorite art spots, and, of course, restaurants for when we start to feel peckish. Your next day at the museum planned? Check!

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A Perfect Saturday - An inside look at how Ceci Johnson spends a happy, museum-filled day with her 'boys'

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V194: DON’T MISS – CECI JOHNSON IS A FEATURED EXPERT ON WEDDING SITE LOVER.LY

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CECI JOHNSON IS A FEATURED EXPERT ON WEDDING SITE LOVER.LY

Calling all Pinterest lovers! I’m excited to share with you the fun and stylish wedding site Lover.ly. It is the hot new Pinterest-for-weddings site that is also fully shoppable and shareable. It was my pleasure to be a featured expert and share tips on how to find your signature style for everything from save-the-dates and invitations to wedding day accessories like menus and favors. Click below to read the full piece. Warning: You might need to block off some extra time for browsing the site. It’s addictive!

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Ceci New York and Lover.ly - Ceci Johnson explains how to find your signature style as a featured expert

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V194: NEXT WEEK’S ISSUE – GARDEN GLAMOUR

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Garden Glamour - Our floral obsession is in full bloom. Celebrate spring with beautiful blossoms and all they inspire.

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