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!
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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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.
PRINTABLE PLACE CARD TEMPLATES FOR SPRING BY CECI NEW YORK
Just click on your favorite place card to download and print!
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)
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.
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!
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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