Today it rained all day and we thought it was Thursday by accident but that didn't stop us from getting down to business and keeping the fashion momentum--nor did it stop our Network Partners!.
There are enough fashion tip-offs in today's Must Reads to land you flat on your back with information overload--or maybe that's just us.
The Coveted clued us in to designer Carin Wester and her feminine, trendy Fall and Spring offerings. Her designs remind us of the aesthetic of sweet designers like Karen Walker and Lover. Not a bad likeness at all.
Funny how this happens. Just yesterday we reported on our visit to the Marie Saeki showroom and our discovery of the line Burfitt, and today, Shiny Squirrel posted the Fall 08 look book from the line. It's gothic perfection, check it out.
One way to stand out from the droves of fashion slaves is to flaunt your style in indie designs. While the idea sounds simple enough, originality sometimes comes with a heavy price tag.
Lucky for us, ClothesPin.com is hosting its very first indie designer sample sale. Right now, a slew of items from the site's favorite designers are marked up to 40 percent off. These Cynthia Bloomers ($102, originally $170) are not only Fab, but eco-friendly, too. Who knew bamboo and seaweed could look so good?
Our network partner, Clothes Pin, recently gave a little shout to jewelry designer Alisha Louise. Our bloggers love jewelry and, quite admirably, they also love scouting out independent designers from places other than New York. Alisha Louise does not sell her jewelry here, that is, she is not 'indie' in the sense that everyone from Houston to Canal and Bedford to Manhattan Ave is wearing her designs. She is from, well, Seattle and her jewelry is really gorgeous. Summer jewelry is a tricky thing, with sweat and breezy outfits, it sometimes just doesn't seem worth the effort, but when we read Clothes Pin's post, we realized these branch-like pieces are quite perfect for Summer. Props to our bloggers, most notably Clothes Pin, for keeping us in the loop with the truly indie designers.
With Earth Day approaching, Eco-Friendly designers are given extra consideration. Our network partner, Clothes Pin, reported on designer Camilla Norrback and her range of eco-friendly clothing. For her Spring 08 collection, Norrback rummaged through clothing patterns from the 1980's and 90's to inspire a collection which balances the playfulness of adolescence and the need for a sophisticated aesthetic. The garments are considered 'eco-luxury', and, as Clothes Pin reports, "The cultivation, processing, and colouring of the fabric has as little impact on the environment as possible using natural alternatives to toxins and chemicals". Norrback's range of sweet silk jersey and knit clothing just proves that eco-friendly clothing no longer sacrifices its aesthetic in spite of its cause.
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