Thursday, May 27, 2010


If you are getting your weekend bag packed and ready for the Memorial Day weekend, here are some clothes you will want to scoop up in time for fun in the sun. Jumping in on the clothing - made - from - interior design - fabric trends, designer Jules Reid uses graphic geometric and ikat fabrics to create fun, party clothing. “Designing interiors developed my sense of color and texture, but I have always been excited by fashion. Now I am creating my own patterns and fabrics that are incorporated into clothing that I love." In keeping with resort inspiration, she is influenced by preppy vacation destinations and captures the lifestyle of places where the sun always shines.
Several designers have worked with interior fabrics with success, Steven Stollman, Lee Anderson and Oscar de la Renta among them. This line is a fresh new entrant, carried at Calypso and small boutiques around the country, such as Jacqueline Chorney at 1034A Lexington Avenue. Her bold prints and wearable silhouettes are what I like to call Neo vintage.

The Oscar Dress is flirty with flair. Made of silk ikat, it has a pouf at the waist making for a great fit.

The India Housecoat is ideal for lounging on low cushions with a gin and tonic recalling the 60's. With French Solstiss lace detailing and flared sleeves, this dress can party anytime.

The Teddy Tunic of silk cotton voile with embroidery down the front is a floor grazing gown great for the beach or cocktail tent in the evening.

The Montauk shell is easy to wear with anything. My pick for the ikat would be white jeans.

An easy shift dress makes getting dressed on hot summer days a snap. The Harrison comes in geo's and ikats.

The sleeveless ruffle front blouse has become every girl's staple thanks to J. Crew. Here, The Harold offers a new variation in a subtle geo print.

If you need party pants in your closet to match what the guys are wearing, these are for you! They Wyatt Pants have a flared leg and enough pattern to go the distance.

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