We’re always excited when the spring thaw begins to take over and we can finally shake off the winter blues! We also get to start preparing for spring rain showers. Which means its time to debut our umbrella designs for spring.
Our favorite blue umbrella for spring 2013 is our T6 Navy Tulip Travel Umbrella.
It’s always nice to have a small umbrella to tuck into your cute clutch and dash out the door to join friends. That why our Cute Daisy Purple Travel Umbrella makes the perfect companion for a rainy spring day!
Need a black umbrella that matches every outfit you have? Then you can’t afford to let our Black Brushwood Travel Umbrella slip through your clutches. This adorable umbrella makes a statement while always keeping you dry!
It’s hard to believe another inauguration has come & gone! President Obama was sworn in for another 4 years of office as the POTUS and everyone who was anyone was there in attendance. Amidst the crowds we spotted several exciting fashion trends! We’re taking a look at what was hot on such a cold, cold day & which stylish TRAY6 umbrella they could have been toting along with them. The Obama family was at the height of style with the youngest Obama girls wearing coats by J.Crew & Kate Spade in gorgeous shades of plum & regency purple.
We’re thankful it didn’t rain on the big celebration, but we do know we have some fabulous umbrellas that could be paired with each of Obama’s favorite gals! Malia sported a very rich plum coat in the chilly air and we know it would have pair fabulously with our travel size daisy plum umbrella. She could have tucked it right into her pocket! And Sasha would have looked dashing under our squire blue compact folding umbrella. With it’s hook handle, she could have easily draped it over her wrist for easy transport.
Some other famous faces that attended the inauguration included Beyonce & husband Jay-Z. Both looked fetching in sleek black attire which would have gone perfectly with one of our favorite large umbrellas. Just enough room for two under our full-size black chain link umbrella.
Kelly Clarkson looked adorable in her burgundy plum coat. She would have looked even more stylish tucked under our medium compact flower print folding umbrella to keep her curls dry & extra bouncy!
What fashions were your favorite from the the 2013 Inauguration?? Which TRAY6 umbrella would you tote with you to see the President?
Color blocking has become such a popular trend this year & celebrities are out and about and rocking this fashion statement. We’re loving all the bold colors (you know we’re fans of bold colors!) and we want to pair some of our favorite celebrities & some of our favorite bold prints from the TRAY6 collection!
TRAY6 Raspberry Rain Resistant Crossbody Bag
This adorable crossbody bag is the perfect bag for the sweet mom Jessica Alba. It is the perfect accessory for a night of fashion or just hanging out with her kids. And she can keep her hands free! Win win!
TRAY6 T6 Daisy Wine Umbrella
TRAY6 Compact Black Geo Umbrella
Now Rihanna is known for her crazy and funky fashion – but we just couldn’t decide which of these umbrellas fits her personality & style better. There’s the flirty and girly purple daisy umbrella (perfect for daytime) or this bold and wild black geo print umbrella that screams rock star – very much like Rihanna’s personality!
Sarah Jessica Parker
TRAY6 Full Size Red Pinstripe Stick Umbrella
How can you not imagine SJP rocking this bold and vibrant red pinstripe umbrella? She’ll be ready to kick butt on the red carpet or while strolling with the twins!
So are you boldly rocking this fashion statement this season? Which celebrity pairing was your favorite? Will you be rocking this fashion trend? You’ll definitely see us out and about with everything bright & bold in these coming months!
At TRAY6 we deal with umbrellas on a daily basis. You probably encounter umbrellas on a daily basis as well – even if they are just stored away for a rainy day. So we thought we’d release some fun little facts about the good ole umbrella that you may not have known before! Here’s a little history on how the umbrella got its name!
An umbrella or parasol is a canopy designed to protect against rain or sunlight. The term parasol usually refers to an item designed to protect from the sun; umbrella refers to a device more suited to protect from rain. Often the difference is the material; as some parasols are not waterproof. Parasols are often meant to be fixed to one point and often used with patio tables or other outdoor furniture. Umbrellas are almost exclusively hand-held portable devices; however, parasols can also be hand-held.
The word umbrella comes from the Latin word umbra, meaning shade or shadow (the Latin word, in turn, derives from the Ancient Greek ómbros [όμβρος].) The word “umbrella” evolved from the Latin “umbella” (an “umbel” is a flat-topped rounded flower) or “umbra,” meaning “shaded.”
Now you can impress your friends with some fun new trivia!