The Halloween Collection

Whenever I release a new collection, one of the first questions I usually get is "what was your inspiration?!" When it comes to the Halloween Collection, the answer is easy -- all things spooky!

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. For me it signals, the start of my most beloved season, and evokes an extra celebratory sensation because my birthday just proceeds it. I have fond memories of pumpkin carving birthday parties, dressing up as a witch 3 years in a row, and making snow angles in piles of crunchy leaves.

When starting to design the Halloween Collection, I began with materials. I wanted spooky and quirky prints and laces, that were creepy and fun without being gory. These skeleton hand appliques instantly cracked me up when I imagined placing them right on the boobies. It was a no brainer to order them right away from my favorite lace maker out of Olympia, Washington.

My other favorite material this season is this incredible royal blue mesh with sparkle velvet cobwebs. I love the unexpected fall color and the peek-a-boo effect that the webs create over the body.

And if you're loving velvet this fall and winter... Just wait until you see the holiday line.

XO,
Annika

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