Designer Focus: Carven

2 21 2012

Carven Ikat Print Muslin Dress, 212 872 2843

Hi dear. Care to join us for brunch? Oh. Just this little spot downtown… you may have heard of it… Caffe Falai?  Oh you’ve never been? Darling. You must go. It’s absolutely delicious! It’s Italian but it has just the right bit of joie de vivre.  We’ll have a total New York Times Love Fest over bellinis and poached figs over ricotta.  And then, if it isn’t raining, we’ll make a mad-dash to the New Museum for their latest installation about the… Ungovernables.

What to wear? Oh nothing too fancy.  Most likely going to wear a little patterned number from Carven… absolutely in love with what Guillaume Henry dreamed up for Spring — zigzag chiffon blouses, jacquard striped shorts… or even a little poppy-print dress that hangs just at the knees…it’s like a breath of fresh air!  It’s kicky and flirty and deliciously colorful…like macarons on display at Laduree.  And how he twisted these colors into the sunniest of zigzags and ikat prints.  Like a tree in bloom when its branches’ black still pokes through…  Oh and have you seen his gabardine jacket with sleeveless dress?  Perfect for work.  It’s sun-kissed and wonderful and a little Upper East Side until you slip off the jacket.  Love a dress with a racerback.  It’s so sportif unexpected… and yellow. Which is, you know, the color for spring.

But oh good gracious how I’ve rambled on!  Promise to be a far better listener this weekend.  We’ll sit in the sun and have a truly good catch-up.

Scroll for highlights from Carven’s Spring Collection:

Ikat-Print Muslin Blouse & Jacquard-Striped Shorts, 212 872 2843

Ikat-Print Muslin Blouse & Jacquard-Striped Shorts
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Pair it with:

B Brian Atwood Convertible Strappy PumpMiu Miu Eyewear 212 872 2544Diane von Furstenberg Harper Wristlet, 212 872 8901

B BRIAN ATWOOD Convertible Strappy Pump, 212 872 8941
MIU MIU Vintage Cat-Eye Sunglasses, 212 872 2544
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Harper Wristlet, 212 872 8901

Carven Crepe Gabardine Jacket & Sleeveless Dress, 212 872 2843

Crepe Gabardine Jacket & Sleeveless Dress
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Pair it with:

Eddie Borgo Tassel Earrings, 212 872 8901Prada Rose-Toe Flame Sandal Stella McCartney Striped Clutch, 212 872 2615

EDDIE BORGO Tassel Earrings, 212 872 8901
PRADA Rose-Toe Flame Sandal
, 212 872 8947
STELLA MCCARTNEY Striped Clutch, 212 872 2615

One-Shoulder Jacquard Dress, 212 872 2843

One-Shoulder Jacquard Dress
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Pair it with:

Givenchy Pandora Bag, 212 872 2519Ashley Pittman Horn Earrings, 212 872 2518Proenza Schouler Striped-Wedge Sandal
GIVENCHY Pandora Bag, 212 872 2519
ASHLEY PITTMAN Studded Horn Earrings, 212 872 2518
PROENZA SCHOULER Striped Wedge Sandal, 212 872 8947

Ikat Print Muslin Dress, 212 872 2843

Ikat-Print Muslin Dress
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Pair it with:

PS 1 Medium Satchel, 212 872 2601Oliver Peoples 212 872 8901Alice + Olivia Snake-Print Wedge Slingback

PROENZA SCHOULER PS1 Medium Satchel in Citron, 212 872 8801
OLIVER PEOPLES Vintage Sunglasses, 212 872 2544
ALICE + OLIVIA Snake-Print Wedge, 212 872 8941

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