beautifully designed and blue

I do not usually gravitate to the color blue.
But lately, I am liking some lovely things that also happen to be blue.
beautifully designed and blue

Inspiration: Dries Van Noten

I smiled and smiled and smiled while I was looking at the Spring 2014 RTW show from Dries Van Noten.  I got that feeling that stirs me when I’m looking at something inspiring and humbling at the same time.  Such Beauty.

The collection is soulful, powerful, and feminine.  There is adornment and restraint. It takes my breath away.

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The collection mixes influences, cultures and craft.

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And I want to look just like this.

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Pre-Fall 2013

I haven’t posted in a long time. I’ve been tending to personal matters. Sometimes things are so big that there’s no room for anything else.  I have been steadying myself and keeping my kids loved.  News flash to myself: I can’t do it all by myself. It’s nice to have family and friends to lean on.  While things are not settled yet, there’s now room in my head for something else again.

So I’ll start writing again about something that gives me joy: fashion and shopping.

Here’s my imaginary shopping trip from the Pre-Fall collections:

Lanvin.

I want this animal print coat with the embellishments that aren’t too too much. Genius. And the dress is perfect. Oh, and I need the jewelry and bag.

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I love this black wrap top over the slim skirt.  Clean and chic.  Just add accessories.

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Alexander Wang

Oh yes, I would wear this everywhere. I love the sleeveless draped and belted top over those pants!!!

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3.1 Phillip Lim Collection

I seriously need this top and the amazing buckle cowl.

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And hey, …. it’s nice to be back.

All photos from The Cut at nymag.com.