Monday, December 31, 2012

The Art-Print Tee

I've always believed that fashion is art, but Carven offers a more literal interpretation of this belief in their A/W 2012 collection. Thanks to Guillame Henry's sartorial genius, Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights has abandoned the Museo del Prado for a more stylish home. This silk tee is the ideal for art history majors and fashionistas alike. Paired with a skinny-pleated metallic skirt, a nautical themed blazer, and color-blocked platforms, this tee maintains the perfect combination of quirky and cool.   Currently I'm escaping the cold in Palm Beach which is why I am frolicking on the sand instead of shivering in the snow.
Silk Print Tee: Carven (Totokaelo)
Metallic Skirt: Prada (Saks)
Blazer: Thom Browne (Neiman Marcus for Target)
Shoes: Loeffler Randall (Barney's)
Sunglasses: Linda Farrow (4510)
Bag and necklace: Prada and Van Cleef & Arpels (My mother's closet)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Pleated Dress

Hello everyone!  I'm so sorry it has been an unforgivable amount of time since my last post but things have been a little bit hectic on my end with job and graduate school applications.  I was just interviewed by the New York Times college blog - check it out here!  Thanks to Lily for a great interview!

Mulberry is a brand that is iconic in England but still a little bit under-appreciated stateside.  While predominately known for bags and shoes, I love their ready to wear collections.  Romantic silhouettes and feminine frills make for an irresistible combination.  This pleated dress is fantastically flattering for several reasons.  The most important reason being the size of the pleats.  When you are choosing a pleated dress, choose pleats that are smaller.  Smaller pleats are infinitely more flattering because they lengthen the figure.     In addition, choose pleats with lots of movement to avoid looking stiff.  I paired this mustard colored dress with a navy blazer to break up the color and voilĂ -  an outfit was born.  Thank you to my gorgeous, talented friend Bianca Rutigliano for taking the pictures.

-Coco Curvy

Dress: Mulberry
Blazer: Vintage Chanel from Gabrielle Geppert (one of my favorite vintage spots in Paris)
Necklace: Marni
Shoes: Yves Saint Laurent
Sunglasses: Stella McCartney