Mara Hoffman‘s 2012 swimwear lookbook can only be described as: radical to the nth degree. Honestly, love.
Drawing inspiration from Americana, the coming of age film The Last Picture Show, and modern influences like Lana Del Rey, Melissa Coker is channeling a 50s meets 60s aesthetic in her spring collection for Wren. Femininity with a hint of rebellion is personified with paisley and floral prints, psychedelic patterns, and punches of bright blue hues in the form of laid-back and classic silhouettes. One of my favorites is the black cutout dress which, along with the rest of the collection, will be available in early February.
After spending a week in Mexico, I am dreaming of warm weather again and the ease of dressing that goes along with it. MiH‘s spring collection is perfectly casual and bohemian with scalloped shorts, indigo linens, crisp cottons, pastel denim, peasant blouses, Aztec prints, and flared jeans. Founder and creative director, Chloe Lonsdale, was born with denim practically in her blood – her parents were known as the blue jean king and queen of London in the 70s. Read more about the charming backstory here.
Pansy prints + equestrian elements + oversized coats + all shades of red paired with nudes, beiges, browns and pinks = a more playful and youthful collection from Gucci. I mean, how good is the burgundy, olive, and red combo? Honestly and obviously in love.
It’s impossible not to pine for almost every ensemble from Derek Lam‘s pre-fall collection. Relaxed elegance is perfected with low waisted pants, floor sweeping skirts, tailored blazers and fur trimmed coats. I’m loving the use of greens and am especially mad about the brocade and textured striped pants!
Free People recently took to the streets of New York City and Los Angeles to photograph their January catalog. It’s on the go versus laid back, the hot dog versus the taco, the subway versus the skateboard, the taxi versus the red convertible . . . so what city do you think wins in this battle? NY or LA?