Get Up Stand Up, an editorial in June’s US Vogue magazine quickly caught my eye with it’s gorgeous dresses and picturesque landscape. It contains such visual delights that it’s no wonder it was styled by none other than Grace Coddington and lensed by Jamie Hawkesworth. Set by the shores of Jamica, Get Up Stand Up, features models Tami Williams and Lineisy Montero along with a few local girls. Nothing beats the heat better than a “pull-on-and-you’re-done day dress” that easily delivers double duty — converting to evening with a switch of accessories, or by layering a pair of trousers underneath. My obsession with dresses continues.
Shop the look:
Lineisy Montero in Ralph Lauren Dress, Saint Laurent Belt, Gucci Shoes and Proenza Schouler Earrings // Montero In Celine Dress, Pants, Bag and Boots // Tami Williams In Balenciaga Dress & Louis Vuitton Shoes (with Shanenegue Barrett Wears Prada) // Montero in Altuzarra Dress, Celine Earrings & Michael Kors Shoes // Montero In Alexander McQueen, Gloves and Cuffs // Montero (with Brianna Brown) In Calvin Klein Collection Dress and Trousers //
Louis Vuiton Resort 2016
Nicolas Ghesquière took his Resort 2017 collection to Rio De Janeiro, more precisely, to the Oscar Niemeyer-designed Niterói Contemporary Art Museum — an architectural marvel which sits on a cliff overlooking the sea and Rio’s mountainous landscape. Rio and the upcoming Olympic games gave Ghesquiere half of his Resort theme – his most athletic collection to date.
Printed dresses, both grand prix and fútbol-inspired, with asymmetric hemlines and cutouts will be winners with everyone from editors to buyers to shoppers. (Aldemir Martins is the artist behind the futebol prints). Ruched parachute dresses and windbreaker parkers carried on the athleisure theme and along with the bright vivid colors in the aforementioned deconstructed scuba suits like dresses were an artful nod to the city’s culture.
Ghesquiere’s second theme links back to his origins, “I never forget that I’m a foreigner, so I’ve also brought Paris here,” he said. “I think what defines our time is that women want to look sophisticated and they want casual sports clothes—those are the two big obsessions.” Paris came via a cropped jacket with metal hardware paired with narrowly cut pants with a kick flare (a to die for ensemble), a hybrid cropped sweater and flowing long cape, leather shirts, and sequin sweaters and scarves. And, of course, there were handbags. The Twist now comes in tropical colors, and a new style, my fav, the Pilage, comes with nearly a foot of fringe. Oh, and if you’re a music lover or a tech junkie you’ll be delighted to know that his boombox bags, thanks to Bluetooth technology, actually play music!