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Checking In…

By LK | March 23, 2020

I hope you are all doing well and finding ways to stay stress-free during this unusual time. Not knowing what to expect in our work, our freelance life, or our industry is all a lot to think about…and I want you all to know that I am here. If you have questions, need someone to…

Looking To The Past

By LK | March 17, 2020

‘if we want things to continue…first, everything must change’ Looking to the past to create ‘newness’ is nothing new… I heard the above quote at a forecasting seminar last week in LA, and it stuck with me. There are so many ways you can interpret this today, but for me…it isn’t about the idea of…

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Do you know your niche?

By LK | February 25, 2020

I once heard, ‘Niche is a bitch’. It’s funny—and so true! Finding your niche is a challenging, ever-developing process, but it is one of the essential pieces of the puzzle in building your design business. And freelancers, this means you too! You are your business. I have seen all too often in our field artists who want to…

A bit about me. . .

By LK | January 7, 2020

I started White Buffalo Studio in 2012 as a side hustle. I took care of my freelance clients during the day and built my business at night. It was critical, heartfelt work. Making prints, finding clients, attending my first trade show, sales, social media you name it. Early on, I briefly took on a partner…

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Market Trend: Snakeskin

By LK | December 17, 2019

Snakeskin has been trending both on and off the runway for nearly a year now. This is a great example of the way classic prints and skins can turn up again and again. A really beautiful way to add value to your online collection or print offerings is to choose a simple classic print that…

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Ulla Johnson: Resort 2020

By LK | December 3, 2019

This free-spirited collection is a true celebration of fashion immersed in color and print. Ulla Johnson has such distinct craftsmanship and the way that she styles her work. There is a lovely balance of old and new that is seen in the way she pairs her prints with her silhouettes. For example, wax prints and…

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Color Trend: Purple Haze

By LK | November 26, 2019

Loving these beautiful shades of purple on the SS20 runway. Purples are a really great option for a base or a neutral for spring. So pretty.

Print Trend: Patchwork

By LK | November 19, 2019

Color Inspo: Aqua Mint

By LK | November 12, 2019
Nicole Miller spring summer 2020 print direction, runway direction

Nicole Miller: SS 2020

By LK | November 5, 2019

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