Monday, May 24, 2010

Resorting to an escape

I'm not really a huge fan of resort lines usually, or of the idea of a resort line in general, but it's something that goes on and I think it's still interesting to look at and because the feeling of resort lines is usually less important and more carefree it's kind of interesting to see what designers do when they want to be on summer vacation. What do you think of resort and pre-fall collections? I feel like it's too much sometimes, I mean who is buying all these clothes coming out of four collections a year?

Anyway that said, Dior KILLED IT this year. Their resort collection was French Riviera, the 60's, Pan Am, small dogs, big hips, sexy ladies, attitude, huge sun glasses, luscious lips, and the kind of girl who does all that in Miami and New York.

I just really love the texture on this piece.

The New York side

...and the Miami side.

Chanel on the other hand, seemed a little all over the place. It was very rich-city-people-on-vacay-at-St.Tropez and I think that's okay, but it lacked some direction and I don't actually know how much of it I really liked. For example, it's difficult for me to understand how I got from this:

(which I really love) this:

(which I thought was pretty awesome, I mean, sequin hot pants + hippie beads for shirt= win)

even though I saw it happen.

However, I love some of these awesomely adventurous and barely there looks like go go boots for the beach and a crochet suit.

I just like this yellow and I'm appreciating the awkward 90's dress, makes me feel like I'm seeing Alicia Silverstone everywhere.

I though Bottega Veneta was a little heavy, but I'm digging these wetsuit shirts. They're pretty smokin' with that slicked back hair and those voluminous shorts.

I'm having a fun time dressing in a totally not edgy but way too colorful Florida way, but looking forward to professional wear and more city grungy Baltimore looks when I leave next Tuesday (on a road trip with my dad!) I'm also excited to speak at my former Middle School tomorrow! Nothing fancy, I'm just going to visit to talk to the visual arts major kids about my work and art college and stuff, but it should be fun, they're always so cute.

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