For inspiration this season, I looked back to the explosive music scene of Brazil in the 1960’s.
Along with the political unrest of the time came a revolution in music – a blending of Brazilian and African styles from which new forms like “Samba”, “Bossa Nova” and “Son” were born…
This “fusion” jazz was a big part of my childhood as much of my family was involved in it, including my uncle, famous 60’s trombonist Kai Winding. My house was always filled with the s****y sounds of Latin greats like Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Gilberto Gil.
I wanted to incorporate some of this romantic energy into the Fall season, so you’ll see pleated ruffles and soft flounces, fine cotton-batiste and flowy silks. We sifted through archives of botanical prints, elaborate paisleys and colorful broad-stripes of the era, and developed feminine florals like “Tropicalismo”, flounced silks like “Lula”, bold checks like “Ipanema” and intense paisleys like “Postcards from Rio”…
We hope you enjoy our little burst of Latin flavor as much as we did putting it together for you!
The weather’s finally getting nice and it’s time to start thinking summer!
Our signature shirt of the season is “Summer in the Hamptons”, this striking turquoise, aqua, and sea-green paisley.
Pair it with white jeans or capris, some big white sunglasses and the perfect pair of sandals, and you’re sure to stop the crowd this summer.
Article from Dirty Laundry: Posted on March 3, 2010
With so many snowstorms here in the Northeast, sometimes you just need a bright pop of color to get through your work day, like this Craig Taylor ruched shirt. I think it goes perfectly with the metallic pointed ballet flats in turquoise. Would you wear this outfit to work? Take my poll below and let me know how you feel about it! Did you know that you can follow my what-to-wear-to-work advice on Twitter?
Recently, I went through a mildewed shoebox of family photos from the 60’s. I landed on all the pictures of our summer vacations in the Hamptons, and the area was rife with inspiration!
There were “Kodak moments” of Mom looking like Jackie O with colorful headscarves and oversized sunglasses, and others of Dad flipping burgers at backyard barbeques. I could almost smell the Coppertone!
I remembered back to the boardwalk at East Hampton’s Main Beach, and taking drives in the Oldsmobile convertible out to Amagansett for lobster rolls. Each snapshot portrayed a relaxed attitude and sense of style of a casually elegant time.
So for Spring 2010, I brought back some of those perfectly preppy looks, from colorful floral button-ups to bold geometric tunics. There’s gobs of pretty color- from aquamarine and deep turquoise to soft coral and bright fuschia.
I hope you enjoy our new looks like “Lifeguard”, “Riptide”, “Saltwater Taffy”, “Pool Party” and “Catch of the Day”, and that they send you back to a 60’s summer day in the Hamptons!
The partners of Craig Taylor Inc converged on the bayou this week for a destination board meeting and catalog shoot.
Monday we spent the day with our beautiful model Cassi, award-winning photographer Joshua and art director Francois coming up with pretty pictures for our Spring '10 catalog.
Tuesday morning, three of us got out early for a 70-mile ride through the Louisiana countryside before hitting the boardroom.
OK, enough hard work, "Meeting Adjourned!"
Article from Fashion Around the Mall: Posted on July 13, 2009
As the temperature rises, the dress code on the Hill becomes more relaxed. Laura Donahoe, of Van Scoyoc Associates, was seen leaving the Russell Senate Office Building wearing a trendy printed Craig Taylor Inc. shirt dress. Kathy Marshall, interning with the Department of Justice, was found at 1600 Penn wearing hip white pants and a flirty ruffled top, creating a light and breezy feel.
I recently got back from Hong Kong. What a fantastic city!
You have the choice to stay on Hong Kong Island, or you can stay across the bay on the Kowloon side and look at the breathtaking skyline from your dinner table.
The shopping is world-class and a big reason why people come here. The food is also fantastic. Top chefs from around the world set up shop in Hong Kong, and the choice is pretty unlimited- traditional Hong Kong style, dumpling houses, top western or fusion cuisine.
It’s very easy to get from one side to the other using the metro. But at least once you have to take the short Ferry ride across the bay. There are reminders everywhere that this was a British colony. Many locals speak the Queen’s English, and they drive on the other side of the road like in England and the buses are double-deckered. It’s a tropical climate with palm trees, greenery, water, and high rises everywhere.
The Peninsula Hotel is the place to stay on the Kowloon side. Oh yes, they have a fleet of Rolls Royce Phantoms waiting outside to whisk you off shopping. There is a wonderful traditional High Tea in the Peninsula lobby, but I prefer the less-known membership club, “China Tee Club” on the Hong Kong side (see the picture).
Article from That Black Girl Site: Posted on 23 April 2009
There’s nothing like a crisp white shirt to elevate your look effortlessly. I love this look from Craig Taylor ($165) which feels like an upgrade from the traditional wrap shirt. Instead there’s the ‘twist’ —which adds a funky element while it defines the waist. The end result can be professional or sexy casual, take your pick. (Also available in black and espresso for those who have a tendency to spill stuff on their white shirts).
Article from Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle: Posted on March 05, 2009
…Lastly, my favorite shirt is by Craig Taylor. This subtle blue and white shirt is sexy with a capital S. As shown in the picture, it would rock with a belt to cinch the waist or it would look just as sassy with the material flowing as-is. This shirt lives up to its name, “Used To Be His Shirt”-- I love it! The three-quarter sleeve gives it an edgy-classic look that makes me want to keep collecting these amazing stylish shirts.…