Saturday, June 27, 2009

Resort 2010: More Highlights!

I know I;m a little late with the resort coverage, but I'm working 8-6 everyday, so I'm a little strapped for time the moment. So, finally, here are my favorites from the Resort 2010 collections. Yes, I have 21 favorites. Did I mention that I'm indecisive?

Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Moschino Cheap & Chic: That is officially my favorite maxi dress of all time. The slinky/slouchy cut is sexy enough to balance out the fullness of the skirt, and it looks like a zebra. A zebra. Um, amazingly fun. This Sonia Rykiel dress also has that slouchy-chic thing going on. I love the colorblocking with the black accent at the waist. There's enough color to be fun and flattering, and the black makes it a little more versatile while highlighting the waist. The pairing of this striped cardigan and girly, ruffled dress is genius. It's the perfect mix of casual and dressy, and the way the nude stripes and dress match pulls the outfit together nicely without washing her out. And how adorable are those shoes?!

Moschino Cheap & Chic, both Stella McCartney: It's a backwards tuxedo dress. A backward tuxedo dress. I'm dying. It's so YSL le smoking meets Madonna meets film noir starlet. Lose the hat, and you can hit up any party in town. OMG I love that dress. It's classic and formal meets young and quirky. The whole Stella McCartney show was fantastic, and these two looks are my favs. The buffalo plaid sweater/dress is a perfect way to be comfy and chic, and the sheer netting at the top of that black dress is to die for. The one shoulder strap going through the sheer top is a great twist on a look that's been around for awhile.

Proenza Schouler, Basso & Brooke, Roksa Ilincic: Great styling at Proenza Schouler. Layer an oversized vest over a boxy tee dress and add a ton of necklaces for a casual, but urban and edgy chic look. The sharp-shouldered white blazer paired with the neon printed dress should come off as totally '80s, but the minimalist cuts and simple accessories keep it modern. The sheer top and sweetheart necklace combo at Roska Ilincic is genius. The sweetheart cut is sexy, and the sheer layer adds a bit of modesty, so you can be sexy without being too revealing.

Lanvin, Preen, Marchesa: How fun is that Lanvin dress? It has a cheerful print, great movement, and a cute, floral print. You can't go wrong there. I love the idea of doing an edgy, body-con dress in a super-girly color like lilac. Opposites definitely do attract. Pastels make me gag, and I'm drooling over this Preen dress. That necklace is fantastic. If you ever want to look like a Grecian goddess, go no further. This Marchesa dress screams Helen of Troy with the one-shouldered toga construction, but the chain details at the waist and shoulder and the subtle pleating bring it up to the moment.

Marchesa, Herve Leger, Max Azria: I love, love, love these two dresses. The Marchesa dress is so simply cut, but so, so chic. The pleats add subtle volume, the pewter hue is offbeat but flattering, and sweetheart necklines are always a plus. The burnout effect on this Herve Leger dress is stunning. It almost looks like you rolled in ink, and I think it's that insouciant, devil may care attitude that draws me to it. Plus, it's a bandage dress, so um, it's hot. There's something so perfect about just throwing on a menswear blazer, a plain tee, and some slim pants. All the pieces are extremely simple separately, but when thrown together the mix of masculine and feminine elevates it from basics to drop dead gorgeous.

Christopher Kane, Jenni Kayne, J. Mendel: A cutout t-shirt dress done in an atomic bomb print? Um, yes please. Christoper Kane is so weird, but in such a good way. All you need is that dress, a killer pair of heels, and you're the best dressed girl at any party. I love the styling of the boxy leather jacket over the boxy mini at Jenni Kayne. The tucked-in tee keeps is sexy, and the neon and neutrals pairing is on-trend and classic at the same time. Don't you just want to hug that J. Mendel dress? It's a big ball of sunshine. The soft pleats look so floral and organic, the pale lemon hue is unique but flattering, and the lightness of the chiffon balances the heaviness of all the layers perfectly. I will cry if this never sees a red carpet.

Badgley Mischka, Balenciaga, Dior: I'm having a Cinderella moment with this Badgley Mischka dress. I just want to spin around in circles with it. The big sheer overlay over the sequin dress is a fun and really flattering play on the sheer trend that's been circulating. When is Balenciaga not great? This dress is so boho/peasant, but done over with a Balenciaga sci-fi twist in the slimmer cut and neon belt. This is a really fresh look that would be easy to dupe! How glamourous is that Dior dress? It reminds me of a Fall Naeem Khan dress that I worship. The dove grey hue is perfect, understated but offbeat, and the drapey one-shoulder sleeve is elegantly on-trend. Just go with slightly simpler hair for real life.

Image Sources:
Roberto Cavalli:, Sonia Rykiel:, Moschino Cheap & Chic:, Stella McCartney:, Proenza Schouler:, Basso & Brooke:, Roksa Ilincic:, Lanvin:, Preen:, Marchesa:, Herve Leger:, Max Azria:, Christopher Kane:, Jenni Kayne:, J. Mendel:, Badgley Mischka:, Balenciaga:, Dior:

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