Loving the new offerings at Anthropologie for Spring 2015. Lots of tribal, “safari” vibe. My favorites are the prints which are similar to Java and Wax patterns…My favorites below.
This is a print that has gathered a few raves per my Personal Stylist. The Photo Floral reminds me of the Punk Floral from last Spring.
images above courtesy of J.Crew.com
Pros: very cute print, fresh and light, can be paired with whites, greens, blues, etc. It’s all cotton but…
Cons: No lining!!! I felt a little too exposed and with the summer heat, there could be sweat spots which are unflattering. I’d recommend a slip if you are considering, or wearing now in Spring with cooler temperatures. Also, considering the very light cotton, I am not sure the unique print by itself justifies the full price… 😦
Material: 100% cotton, no lining
Fit: Runs large. My regular size was simply too puffy and the waist did not hold. I’d recommend to size down or go with your smaller skirt size at the Crew.
Sissi’s verdict: I’d say wait for sales, but I hear it’s been going fast like the Punk Floral from last season. Up to you, I’d wait for a discount.
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So, the arrivals are up at J.Crew and my wishlist is on…Free shipping on all orders, and continuing sales on end of season items with code HAPPYSALE.
Dresses: the puff-sleeved in super 120 —> so cute, wondering what does a bright hydrangea look like in real life
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Let’s talk colors at the Summer 2014 Ready-To-Wear Runways during the Paris Fashion Week (PFW)!
This is no secret: I LOVE colors. The brighter, the better. In Paris, I was most enchanted by Elie Saab’s summer 2014 line. The richness of his colors, the simple lines, the subtle lace…His outfits conveyed simplicity, elegance and femininity. To me, the Eli Saab woman is a lady who is comfortable with her body, very feminine, yet she does not feel the need to overly expose herself. It is a quiet elegance and strong womanliness. The clothes accentuate the curves without being unnecessarily tight or short.
These are traits I feel are quickly disappearing in our contemporary fashion. We are encouraged to ‘expose all’ to everybody in order to feel attractive and confident. Just to clarify, am not referring to one’s outfits during intimate encounters with one’s mate as those are hopefully private and rightfully so.
At Elie Saab, the colors were vibrant peach, rich emerald green, black, deep berry red and metallic white. Take a look at his runway video.
At Chloe, it was white, royal blue and a camouflage fest, you know…the green which is common to military outfits and safari pictures of tourists in Africa (no, Africa is NOT a country, nor is it only about deserts and forests and lions….but I digress). A video on the idea behind the collection.
Overall, the colors in Paris were a mix of bright corals, red, rich green and blue pastels, white with golden accents, shiny black (who can forget the LV show) and deep gold. Also, some lavender and Kiwi green at Versace and Miu-Miu (a video), silver accents at Christian Dior with the occasional pink and orange.
My Favorite looks below (yes, lots of Elie but I cannot get over it yet… ;). Unless noted, all pictures credits to Grazia.fr.
Patterns - Colors - Inspiration
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