Shout Out Sunday: Oscar De La Renta

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It’s amazing to see Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, Grace Coddington and Hamish Bowles sitting together in one place. The room exuded fashion powerhouses from every square inch of the room. Anna Dello Russo walked in with a gorgeous ODLR gown, but unfortunately, my photo didn’t take well. Aerin Lauder sat diagonal from us in front, and Barbara Walters made her point to say hello to the legendary designer.

As promised , in my previous post of the pants I designed, I said I would show more photos of the September 10th show, which happened during New York Fashion Week.

I thought the Spring 2014 collection is very ODLR, and it is absolutely gorgeous. That’s all I have to say, really. I am sure you can see the rest in WWD or Style.Com.

Born in the Dominican Republic, this 81 year old Couturier has made his mark in the world. I really hope to see many more of his beautiful creations. He’s one of the originals and no one can ever take his place.

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A lot of dresses had the high/low hem  (not shown here), which is one of the inspirations for my very first design for Patterned After. That post  was also an homage to Oscar De La Renta.

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I  seized the moment and had Paul take this photo! I will never forget this show.

Fashion Week Rocks.

I am in a workshop learning about Katazome resist dyeing this weekend. Hope to share the experience soon! xoxo

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Shout Out Sunday: Designer Tomas Maier

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Walking Greta while wearing my Tomas Maier shirt dress

I wanted to give a quick shout out to Tomas Maier- he was appointed by Tom Ford to be the Creative Director for Bottega Veneta.  He’s the reason why I admire this Italian luxury house so I wanted to know more about him.

Since I’m taking a few days in Palm Beach, Paul and I headed over to Worth Avenue to check out his store. Since it is August, most of the stores were closed, so I was happy to see that his boutique was open. Though it’s located on this famous avenue, it was still off the beaten path. Tucked away and slightly hidden, we had to walk past an antique store and  up a flight of stairs in a courtyard. Upon entering, the store was light, airy, with the doors wide open. It had a welcome feel and an unpretentious vibe. The boutique was minimalistic with a very friendly sales person.  It did not have a lot of product which is somewhat of a catch-22, but then I was able to see everything that was in the store.

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Since I was able to see everything,  I saw a  simple yet beautifully constructed shirtdress made just for me 🙂

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I paired it with my tribal inspired Zara necklace with heels one day, and another time, a simple gold necklace my Grandmother gave me and my Coach neon yellow sandals. What I love about this “Made in Italy” dress is that I could wear it inside out and no one could tell the difference. It’s made that well.

Tomas Maier is not about showing off. The logo is a bright orange palm tree, but placed on the belt of the dress, where it’s less noticeable.  In my mind, this dress is an investment. Excellent quality means long lasting.

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IMG_4007So yeah. I can walk Greta, go to the grocery store, have drinks at The Breakers hotel , sit on a ledge with a croquet field behind me as I text message people, all the while wearing this black shirtdress.

It’s. That. Versatile.

September is fashion week and a busy month full of events. Stay tuned for future fashion related posts and my next project – A pair of pants embellished with lace!

Thanks again for visiting. Touch base soon! xo