So we all know Brazil is where it’s at to get your shoes made, but now there is a new designer out of Brazil that is blowing my mind grapes up.
Andreia Chaves and the Invisible Shoe
i am dying. i am dead.
I. WAS. THRILLED.
she is my favorite. since forever. holy wow yes omg. she is magnificent. she is an icon. i have said forever, that when i grow up i will be her. my latest collection features a “young Iris”. i was just her on Halloween — not because she is scary or that i was being cheeky, but because my wardrobe allowed it quite easily without much planning. juuuust getting dressed in my normal way 😉
she is such an inspiration. i am so happy that she is being celebrated, i feel like it says something really positive about our culture right now that people like Iris, Anna Piaggi, — even Anna Dello Russo who is younger than the other ladies, but still “older” in fashion terms have such a prominent place in the style world. Not only are they older, they all share an incredibly creative and free-spirited approach to fashion.
long live eccentric women! may you bring us all on your colorful journey!
(if you want to see some of Iris Apfel’s spectacular world, take a look at the trailer for her upcoming documentary xx)
i am so pleased to share with you the latest collection from I Still Love You NYC for Spring Summer 2013
i hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed creating it.
with love, Carrie
friday was the Mara Hoffman sample sale.
it was amazing, duh.
not only were the racks and racks of neon mayan print kaftans and breezy linnen jumpers a fraction of the retail price, Mara was actually at her own sale!
(and i was ready for that posibility with a set of 3 new I Still Love You NYC rings!)
Mara is such an inspiring woman, her designs are youthful and full of joy, but also graceful and elegant — very much like her personality. And even tho the sale was a mad house full of really gorgeous women grabbing clothes and trying on everything under the sun, it was definitely the most polite sample sale in the history of sample sales. Instead of squirreling away clothes that didn’t fit, girls were happily sharing and trading, helping strangers zip up a back, and quick with a complement; traits i can only associate back to the designer, who was there in the grit of it, helping run clothes, showing ladies how pieces work together, and even ringing up sales!
i grabbed a few amazing pieces including the Mexican blanket shorts (which i’ve been obsessing over for months thank you very much)
i am completely in LOVE with this collection by Natalia Grzybowski. Not since i first saw Mary Katrantzou have i been this moved by an entire collection of clothing. the engineered prints, sculptural silk and quirkily feminine designs are opulent and completely wearable. (for me anyways!)
“each piece is an art form within itself, complementing, without overtly sexualising the female form, using shapes that are simultaneously structured, yet soft, mimicking the form of a flower.”
photos and quote from trendland