Friday, September 26, 2008

A Printed Matter

Part of the lure of designers like Rachel Comey and Mociun are their beautiful prints. This season, I'm a little more than overwhelmed by all the beautiful prints at hand. I can hardly decide what to keep for myself, and, much to my chagrin, many of you have beat me to it.

Here, a few of my favorite prints in stock--there are more to come, including printed dresses by Caitlin Mociun.

(Click on images to enlarge.)

Rachel Comey. Eye on You.

It is futile to resist a witty print on an equally clever silk dress. With pockets, cuffed dolman sleeves, and a reversible cut (as shown below), this dress is effortlessly chic with tights and flat boots as it is bare with heels. A fitted turtleneck underneath would also work for chillier days. Hits above the knee.

We have only one left in a size X-Small.

UPDATE: We are officially SOLD OUT of this dress.

Worn "backwards," it shows off a beautiful neckline.

True to form, we paired it with our newest Rachel Comey belt.

Eskell. Fleur Print.

Rather than make a decision about which variation of this print I should get, I bought most of them. Also in silk and available in a dress or top, Eskell's fleur print is more subtle than the Rachel Comey print, but no less gorgeous--nor versatile.

I'm taken with all the details of this dress--the gathered bust, elastic empire waist (that nips in just at the right place), puffed sleeves, ruffle neckline, keyhole back, and button closure sleeves. I like it both with the fabric belt or with a more substantial substitute, like the Rachel Comey belt in whiskey. I imagine I'll wear this with a thick cardigan, tights, and a pair of Rachel Comey clog oxfords. Hits above the knee.

The top version of the dress, also in white fleur print, shares some of the same dramatic details, although slightly varied: high neck with a slight ruffle, elastic empire waist, 3/4 sleeves. It looks amazing tucked into a pair of high-waisted slouchy trousers.

With its button down front, tie waist, folded edge neckline, and backpleats, the Shauna silk blouse, in the black fleur print, has all the markings of a timeless blouse you'll tuck away in your closet for "special" occasions, but the ease of something you'd literally throw on during weekends of leisure.

Charlotte Ronson. Floral.

Charlotte Ronson makes another beautiful silk dress--mini, this time--with an origami neckline, pockets, and a nipped in waist.


Anonymous said...

very pretty

KATLIN said...

Eeeee! That eye print rules!! Love these!

Joanna Goddard said...

ooooh, love these prints!