Instead of going per usual with a Summer skirt, give silky shorts a try. This sultry texture emits a fancy, chic vibe. Even better, you can translate this look from day to evening with just a few funky accessories. Pair it with a tee and studded flats while touring the city and with platform sandals and a sorbet blazer for nighttime festivities. In times like this, you need a multifunctional piece. You feel me?
Eskell's Spring 2009 collection has the sort of antique charm that you might associate with Lyell or Mayle--easy silk dresses with eyelet details, mix and match floral prints, and some clean denim pieces thrown in for good measure. The designers behind the brand, Kelly Whitesell and Elizabeth del Castillo, have been friends since they were 14, started their company out with a collection of one-off repurposed vintage pieces, and thereafter decided to put the concept of 'personal style' high on their list of aesthetic guidelines. This potion, in the end, is how the pair arrived at such a very genuine and sweet aesthetic.
Last night's episode of Gossip Girl left me sighing, "Poor Vanessa." The Brooklynite got another taste of the cruel Upper East Side when Blair and Chuck decided to cast her in their devious plan. Vanessa crossed bridges to attend a soiree hosted by the Bass family. Never one to succumb to traditional style, the brunette strutted her stuff in a unique ensemble. Vanessa's printed Eskell Dahlia dress was pretty cute, but what really caught my attention were her accessories: earrings and a ring from Alexis Bittar, a stunning Gabriela de la Vega cluster necklace, and a delectable Rosena Sami jeweled cuff. Little did Blair expect, her plan backfired, leaving Vanessa bruised but on top.
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