Category Archives for "Casual Dress"
Blocked mixed prints create the impression of separates on a spunky wrap dress cut from a smooth blend of cotton and silk.
Born into a family of artists, designer Yoana Baraschi was formally trained as a sculptor in her hometown of Bucharest before entering the Paris fashion scene to work in some of the most famous couture houses. Her delicate, feminine designs reflect her fine art heritage while incorporating vintage references and a sense of humor.
Married colleagues Pankaj and Nidhi Ahukja have been designing together since 2006. Patchwork quilts and crewelwork rugs inspired their pieces, each a kaleidoscopic vision of embroidery, topstitch and knitting.
Inspired by her Southern roots as well as her home base of Manhattan, designer Hunter Bell is known for her flattering, structured silhouettes and bold prints. From sketches to stitches, each piece is made in New York City.
You pride yourself upon being a lady of style and sophistication. Still, you find that you simply can’t resist adding a sly wink of whimsy and sultry allure to your wardrobe – a fact beautifully showcased by this red dress from Tatyana. The classic shape of this frock, which features a bateau neckline, cap sleeves, and a waistline bow, exudes the designer’s passion for golden-age Hollywood glam. However, it’s the caged top created by a netting of cord that really adds the saucy kick of va va voom to this otherwise simple red dress!
Don this beaded dress and suddenly, it’ll hit you – you’ve never loved a garment as much as this one! Intricately beaded, rhinestone-adorned leaves line the neck of this royal-blue dress, which flatters as if it was made to grace you alone. Complete with sheer long sleeves and a pleated skirt, this frock is the best of the best!
In 1999, while getting her masters in Philosophy at the Royal College of Art, Diana Irani launched her line of cutting edge, intricately handcrafted accessories and apparel. To allow her line to speak for itself, she named it Blank – and this boldy patterned midi makes quite the statement. Complete with an embellished neckline, its elastic waist is figure-flattering and forgiving at once.
he name “Maeve” references a purple flower, a Greek goddess and a famously beautiful Irish warrior queen. In light of these inspirations, it’s no surprise that the Maeve brand is both feminine and playful, a representation beauty and strength at once. We can’t say no to a flattering and feminine pencil dress. We’re reaching for this quilted rose-print version because it’s so romantic.
Long charmed by the exotic allure of India and all points east, Tracy Reese skillfully melds the details, textures and colors of faraway lands into wearable works of art. Case in point: this slim, painterly sheath.