Sunday, January 22, 2012

feminine and self assured...

colenimo - ss / 11

i never tire of these simply light, airy, romantic, and classic styles... this is why they fall under the category of timeless, i suppose.  pieces which make you feel both sexy and laid back.  feminine and self-assured.  ready to romp through any forest... wade barefoot through the streams... curl up in the branches of a favorite tree...

tousled hair pulled back, with a sunhat for the afternoon... a light tinted moisturizer for the lips. done. 
oh, how i'm longing for spring!


some of the beautiful looks of colenimo, always inspired by moments in the past... including last summer's late-1920's inspired line, and this season's "paper moon" inspired look of the 1930's...

colenimo - ss /11

colenimo - ss / 11

colenimo - ss / 12

or the delicate looks of chloé, by creative director clare waight keller - "i looked at festival girls, girls on the street, and david bailey's photos of marie helvin and angelica huston on a beach," says keller. "there's a sense of feminine complicity, sensitivity, and sunniness in this collection."...

chloé - summer 2012 

chloé - spring 2012

chloé - summer 2012

and i can't get enough of this tunic, from toujours toi and family affairs - ".. wear the scotland tunic over wool, navy stockings and wellies to take a walk across scotland's misty moors, wishing on a star beneath an endless night..."...

scotland tunic, toujours toi and family affairs

a collection of a few simple, comfortable, sturdy, and romantic accessories...

1) pointelle fringe booties, anthropologie ; 2) grand firmament necklace, anthropologie ; 3) ursula hat, minimarket:$81 ; 4) araks antonia bralette, anaïse ; 5) hansel from basel silk thigh highs, anaïse 

and who does this style better than steven alan? - "casual, smart, self-assured essentials"

doyle dress, steven alan

and, finally, my favorite 'go-to' item... the long, skim-the-floor, flowing skirt. done perfectly here by cabbages & roses...

stripe slouch top and palace skirt, cabbages & roses

happy sunday


Shaylynn... Red Lipstick and Melodies said...

Must I pick a favorite? I cannot.

katy said...

just narrowing the list down to a handful of designers, with a few pieces from each collection, was incredibly difficult!