I can’t get over Sonia Rykiel. She is genius. She has reinvented a recurring theme for over 40 years. How many times can you show sweaters and stripes without getting bored? Who knows the answer? I’m not bored yet.
I love the neutral palet and ultra feminine ruffles in Jill Stuarts S/S line. I want all of it. I walked by the store in Soho today and just stared. It wasn’t open yet. But I will definitely be test driving some of these beautiful dresses. The ruffled dress doesn’t look as good on the model as it does in the ad, here.Though I wasn’t very fond of his Spring collection I adore Charles Anastase’s Fall line. The textures and fabrics are so refreshing. I am especially fond of the rust-red jumpsuit with the high collar. I’ve been praying for longer legs since I saw it, and if a velvet jumpsuit isn’t a good enough reason I don’t know what is. Amy Smilovic, designer for Tibi challenged herself to give the consumer a little something extra with a garment that would make them want to buy her design rather than a similar one from Zara for a fraction of the price. In my opinion she nailed it. The bright red romper is gorgeous and I loved the high ruffled neck; I doubt I could find a similar piece anywhere. My other favorite the high neck cream lace dress with a longer hemline is so pure. If you’re thinking I’m a grandma for liking it… you’re probably right. But look at the plunging deep V on the black and gold embroidered dress. It’s stunning and a little risqué, so I’m balancing it out. :]