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UNIQLO x Marimekko

Japanese retailer UNIQLO joins forces with Finnish design house Marimekko for a new summer capsule collection inspired by the joy and optimism of Nordic midsummer.

Dubbed “Joyful Summer” the UNIQLO x Marimekko collection features seven bold prints designed by four Marimekko designers (Fujiwo Ishimoto, Maija Isola, Maija Louekari and Annika Rimala). The designs combine Nordic style and Japanese elements rendered in juicy shades from the Marimekko archives.

Marimekko is a longtime favorite of mine so the second this collection launched I was adding to cart.

Founded in 1951 by Armi Ratia it was one of the worlds first lifestyle brands. Ratia had a remarkable ability to capture the spirit of her time. She presented the world with her much-welcomed vision for optimism and personal joy.  The journey began with a simple dress in captivating prints. A bold and carefree celebration of individuality, the dress became an instant classic. Over the years, the Marimekko dress has remained an empowering uniform for independent women everywhere, always current yet true to its original concept.

Since then, Marimekko designers have created some 3,500 print designs. These designs have graced everything from dresses and bags to ceramics, fabrics, and more. Proving their timeless appeal, the iconic prints have been reborn time and again in thousands of imaginative color palettes. And each year, new pieces of printed artworks are introduced to an ever-evolving collection.

UNIQLO and Marimekko have teamed up several times over the years but I think this may be their best collection yet.  Ligh,t airy and perfect for summer these silhouettes are instant classics.

What I’m Wearing: UNIQLO x Marimekko Open Collar Short Sleeve Shirt | UNIQLO x Marimekko Denim Long Skirt| TOPSHOP Belt| TOPSHOP Woven Shoes| Tommy Bahama Basket Handbag|

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Summer Dresses

Temperley London Dress

Summer is here and there is an increased demand for easy, stylish, single-item outfits- which means it’s the season of the dress.

From floaty and forgiving house dresses to flirty floral retro patterned A-line frocks and romantic prairie silhouettes, fluidity is the key to summer 2021 dresses.

Roomier fits that emphasize comfort, easy 70’s lines and nightgown inspired shapes. Items have a little or a lot of volume, yet are tailored in all the right places. Body-con takes a backseat unless you’re wearing a tube skirt with an oversized tee or a tight knitted top with a voluminous bottom.

Comfort?  Ease? I am so here for this!

The great thing about this new fluid relaxed style is that these summer dresses remain a great solution for feeling put together while knocking out Zoom calls, running errands, or relaxing with a book. And the thing about dresses is that they’re even easier than putting on pants or a full ensemble. A dress is one and done! Comfort is key in selecting a dress this season—no tight waistlines or deep-v plunges here—it’s all about a dress that you can move about easily in.  So simple, so effortless, and so chic.

This brings us back to how important practical comfort is for getting on with modern life. It’s fantastic that fashion is on our side.

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

Macramé Bag

Summer dresses

Macramé Bag

Summer Dresses

Summer Dresses

What I’m Wearing: Temperley London A Line Dress| Tommy Bahama Macramé Bag| Free People Boots| Vintage Belt|

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I’m Flipping Out over my Batsheva Dress

Batsheva Dress

I’m flipping out over the Batsheva dress I got for my birthday.

One of my favorite designers, Batsheva’s unconventional designs strike a chord that no other designer has ever reached. It’s a vintage meets runway aesthetic that is so perfectly weird and has been called “Amish Punk”.

For those of you unfamiliar with the brilliance that is Batsheva, here’s a bit of backstory on how it all began…

In February of 2016, Batsheva Hay, a former lawyer with two young children, decided to have a favorite vintage dress remade.

Designed by Laura Ashley, the dress, blended a folksy craft aesthetic with dreamy romanticism.  Calf-length with long sleeves and a slightly tapered waist, it was made of a dense corduroy printed with green leaves and purple roses. But the fabric at the armpits had frayed, and been torn beyond repair so she had a pattern maker help her to recreate the dress. The new design made the sleeves puffier, added a collar, a more corseted waist, a high neck and additional ruffles. She had it made in several fabrics and wore her dresses all around New York. They garnered so many compliments that she decided to turn her love for vintage into a career.

Batsheva Hay’s subversive twist on frumpy 80s Laura Ashley style has been making fashion headlines ever since. Her vintage inspired prairie-meets-party dresses have quickly obtained cult-like status in the fashion world.

To me her designs are something straight out of a Fairy-tale.  Clothing that characters in your favorite books would have worn. Season after season I can’t get enough of it!

BATSHEVA’s collections march to the beat of their own drum, ignoring trends, she creates what inspires her.

The designs have personality, are chic, uber comfortable and attention grabbing. Just ask the 5 ladies (and one guy) that came up to me in the grocery store to ask me where I got this dress when I made a quick stop after taking these pics.

The second I opened my beautifully packaged box from MATCHES FASHION containing this beauty I was in love. It’s from the BATSHEVA SS21 Collection (LOOK 14). It features a wonderful oversized collar, sleeves with just enough puff and this GOREGOUS wallpaper print that reminds me of Aubrey Beardsley’s 1800’s illustrations.

I ripped the package open, stripped down and tried it on right away in the middle of my living room. It fit like a dream- no alterations involved and makes me feel as if I belong on the set of “The Nevers” in the best way.

Playful, camp and unconventional yet refined and elegant at the same time. The silhouette is perfectly balanced.

Now that things are opening up expect to see me in this on the chicest repeat ever.

OH Batsheva Hay you fantastical magician how do you do it?

Batsheva

Vintage FURLA

Batsheva SS21

Batsheva Dress

Batsheva SS21

Batsheva

Batsheva

What I’m Wearing: Batsheva Face Print Midi Dress | Chloe T-Strap Heels| Vintage FURLA Bag| LIPLAB by BITE Custom Lipstick in Skinny Marg|

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Supersize Me The Oversized T-shirt Trend

Oversized T-shirt trend

Fashion is having a SUPERSIZED moment.  Oversized jeans, oversized jackets, boyfriend button-ups and of course oversized t-shirts.

With our renewed fashion love for all things 90s, the nostalgic skatewear staple was bound to rear it’s head this season.

After all, skatewear is the original streetwear and streetwear has become high-fashion. So thanks to some basic mathematics, oversized baggy tees,  a favorite of 90s ollie 360 flipping boarders, are now high-fashion.

When rockin’ the oversized t-shirt trend the usual rules about the T-shirts sleeve hitting the middle of the bicep don’t apply, with some cuts falling as low as the elbow. Just consider adding a few rolls to the hem to avoid your arms looking to stubby.

As with any statement trend, it’s important to avoid the temptation to go crashing in on the trend head to toe. This style works best when you dip your toes in gently at first.

You want to create balance.  An oversized tee paired with oversized jeans can leave you looking really sloppy. To keep your look sleek and stylish you need to balance out the oversized with a slimmer fit elsewhere.  If you wear oversized on top try to keep it a normal fit on the bottom, but avoid super skinny as the extreme contrast will look out of place.

Oversized T-shirt trend

How to wear an oversized tshirt

How to rock an oversized tee

Tubrugs Cesto Flexible Basket

Oversized T-shirt trend

Oversized T-shirt

Tory Sport Sneakers

What I’m Wearing: Caution to the Wind T-shirt Dress (I cut it off into a shirt)| Tory Sport Sneakers| Vintage Denim Skirt| Vigoss Denim Jacket| Tubrugs Cesto Flexible Basket| Scotch and Soda Belt|

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Comme des Garçons Play x Converse

Comme des Garçons

My heart has been stolen by Comme des Garçons Play Chucks.

After being on a waitlist for what seemed like FOREVER I finally got to slip my foot into a pair of  Comme des Garçons Play x Converse.

I have been ogling these babies for awhile now and finally pulled the trigger when I saw these cute khaki low tops! Playful but designer you will be seeing me in these on repeat.

In case you haven’t joined the cult that is CDG yet, here’s a little info:

Comme des Garçons was founded by Japanese designer Rei Kawakubo, and launched by Kawakubo in 1969. The brand came into global prominence in the ’80s with its dismantled, unconstructed approach to design.

COMME des GARÇONS PLAY, the brand’s more casual luxury line, was launched in 2002. It became immediately recognizable from its iconic peeping heart logo, designed by Polish artist Filip Pagowski.

The first-ever Converse x Comme des Garçon project released in 2009, but became more readily available during the 2015 release. Combining the simplicity of Converse and the exuberant design aspects of Comme des Garçons the collaboration became an immediate hit. Since then the eye-catching heart logo has become recognizable around the globe and has garnered a cult following of both celebrates and fashion aficionados.

These kicks sell out as faster than stores can stock them. New limited edition designs are launched each season making them highly coveted by sneaker collectors.

Known for their lace-up style for a glove-like fit and silver-tone eyelet hardware for a hint of glimmer. They have a thick sole for added comfort, as well as a comfy cloud-like removable insole that you can wear with or without.. I recommend WITH!

CDG chucks are the perfect way to step up your everyday look.

Comme des Garçons x Converse

Comme des Garçons

John Varvatos Tote

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons Chuck Taylor

Comme des Garçons

Comme des Garçons

What I’m Wearing: Comme des Garçons Play x Converse Chuck Taylor Low Top Sneakers |John Varvatos x Ringo Star Tote | John Varvatos Bandana | Vintage Belt | Thrifted Army Jacket I Customized| Gibson + Latimer Dress|

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