It’s no secret that we LOVE Alexander McQueen. I mean, who doesn’t? We’ve already talked about his butterfly moment in a previous blog post and we’re diving back into his whimsical yet masculine prints again this lovely Friday.

Whimsical Yet Masculine Prints

First up, from McQueen’s FW17 Menswear collection a gorgeous and intricate jacket in black and silver. We’re drawn to the detail of the jacket and love that the print plays on the edge both feminine and masculine styles. Reminiscent of the “traje de luxes,” or suit of lights traditionally worn by Spanish bullfighters, this jacket also reminds us of our Washington Ebony linen. With similar intricacies, both beautiful and masculine, this linen rides that same line of feminine and masculine.

Another jacket from the same collection grabbed our attention with abstract-ish florals and a dark but bright pattern mixing black and metallics. Less of a floral than the print used on McQueen’s jacket but just as interesting is our Bowie linen in Black. It reminds us of some of Gerhart Richter’s paintings, almost like a painted image of the McQueen jacket had a squeegee dragged across it while still wet.

More Whimsical, Less Masculine – But Go With It

You probably didn’t think gold qualified as masculine did you? Well McQueen obviously disagrees and so do we. Though we did name this linen Gwenyth, which slightly contradicts our assertion that it works as a masculine print, the Gwenyth Gold pretty much perfectly gets at the style and color of this amazing McQueen suit. We die just a little bit over this suit. Okay, maybe a lot. Look at it! Bold color, a touch of black leather (shoes) and set amongst what looks like a cemetery? So good. Just grab some matte black plates, brushed silver flatware and have mossy/cement/trailing vine centerpieces with Gwenyth Gold and call it a day.

If you had a hard time with gold, you might just keel over and die with the red velvet and sequin combo but take a deep breath and it’ll all be over in a moment. You might feel some slight pressure, but you’ll get through it 😉

Looking like the most kick@$$ vampire out of modern times, this McQueen number has us all hot and bothered. (In a design-inspiration kind of way. Obviously.) So naturally we go straight to Velvet Red, throw a Mariah Black over it, light some candelabras and turn on ‘Interview with the Vampire’. We’ll just have dinner and a movie by ourselves and it’ll be an awesome Friday night. No really, we’re going to go do that now. K, byeeeeee!

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We’re bringing you a colorful roundup of weddings and styled shoots today. Dive in so you can head into your weekend feeling inspired. We’re going to kick things off with the cutest birthday party you’ve ever seen.

Blossom White Birthday Party

Our new Blossom White in a table runner pared with Dupionque Iridescence Blush napkins makes for a sweet table. Paired with pastel pink and gold accents and this birthday party on 100 Layer Cakelete is just about the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. We would be 100% happy with a birthday party styled as well as this!

Pastel Styled Shoot

Continuing the colorful roundup with beautiful pastels, this styled shoot on Style Me Pretty this week gives us all kinds of feels. Tuscany Eggshell and Velvet Rose napkins with those soft and lovely florals? Yes please!

Colorful Wedding Inspiration

Downshifting into some richer tones, this beautiful styled shoot with our Tuscany Natural and Velvet Rose table runners is some kind of wonderful. Texture mixing is one of our favorites! And natural linen with velvet has to be in our top 5 of texture combinations. Head over to Style Me Pretty to see more of this so-good-you-could-eat-it tablescape.

Cool Tones and Velvet Feels

Speaking of velvet…Velvet Jade is the perfect pop of cool color in this colorful wedding styled shoot on Ruffled Blog. We are LOVING those marble chargers with the slate plates and pop of copper in the flatware. All these tones and textures are hitting the perfect balance. And you can never go wrong with a classic Tuscany Natural napkin. Always a crowd pleaser.

We love seeing how you #transformyourtable with La Tavola linens, be sure to tag us on Instgram at @latavolalinen or send us pictures of your gorgeous tablescapes to so we can see!

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