Let's start with the CFDA Womenswear Designer(s) of the year, the Olsen twins (congrats!)
Impeccably cut and simply chic, the casual comfort pieces in this collection were to die for. I can't get over the crisp lilac jacket and the preppy mustard.
Strong lines and even stronger silhouettes in Alber Elbaz's latest collection were smashing alongside equally as structured handbags. Super flared skirts? I can dig.
As much as I loathe/love short collections, this one was outstanding for its bare simplicity. The pale shade of green is just perfect.
The leather bodice in the first look absolutely blew me away, and by then I was sold. Ghesquiere's use of flouncy hemlines and contrasting structured tops was a genius move!
Fabulously tailored shirts and printed bottoms. Need I say more?
Now, for a summer playlist (part I of many more...)
ZIMBABWE - New Navy
SWING TREE - Discovery
SADNESS IS A BLESSING - Lykke Li
NEVER BE - I Blame Coco
SHAMPAIN - Marina & The Diamonds
RAGGED WOOD - Fleet Foxes
THE STRANGERS - St. Vincent
ICYPOLES - Alpine
MAJOR MINOR - Coldplay
NO YOU GIRLS - Franz Ferdinand
POLISH GIRL - Neon Indian
THE REELING - Passion Pit
SUMMERTIME SADNESS - Lana Del Rey
BCBG MAX AZRIA
I love the fantastic ethnic prints/patterns paired with the flowy block colored gowns. Very resort.
CUSHNIE ET OCHS
Michelle & Carly can do no wrong--their clean cut dresses and sharp pleats are to die for.
When I first saw this collection, I instantly thought "So many girls would wear these to prom!," but I love the way Erin cuts her frocks!
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
This set was so comfortable to look at. I'm swooning over the faded denim utility jacket (top center) and the overall ease with this collection.
Alice dresses foxy girls, as evident in her newest collection. Effeminately demure and sexy at the same time, these satin, liquid gowns were perfectly paired with Old Hollywood waves (thank you stylist).
|HOUSE OF HOLLAND|
I've come to expect nothing but fun and games with each and every one of Holland's collections. Punchy stripes paired with loud florals; metallics and fringe textures contribute to the immeasurable but pleasant childishness of his pieces. He's cute too.
I love draped gowns, they're so effortlessly elegant.
ORGANIC BY JOHN PATRICK
Colorblocking is back (rather, has it ever gone away?)! Personally, simplicity can put a collection higher up the ranks if done well. In this case, Gingham and leather in analogous colors is perfectly preppy while blue and yellow make for a happy combination.
Slightly tapered, almost bootcut, trousers have never looked so good with tunics.
DIESEL BLACK GOLD
I found this collection embody the "concrete jungle" - I get this feeling that Diesel tends to be the clothier for chic, urban girls with an affinity for easy but sharp style.
(IMAGES VIA STYLE.COM)
More Resort '13 posts on the way!
MEANWHILE, I just started a local street style blog
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