Tag Archives: Chris Benz

Prints Charming? Yes, please!

From geometric patterns at Chris Benz to exuberant wildflowers at Brood, bold prints are making a statement for Spring 2013.  The Carpetbagger’s always a fan of going with prints; considering it’s steering clear of (our greatest fear) be anything close to boring!  Here’s a run through of the most noteworthy printed collections.  Our favorites are Duro OlowuLouise Gray, Etro, and Tsumori Chisato!  


Chris Benz, Spring 2013
Duro Olowu, Spring 2013
Creatures Of The Wind, Spring 2013
Brood, Spring 2013
Kinder Aggugini, Spring 2013
Louise Gray, Spring 2013
Etro, Spring 2013

Moschino, Spring 2013

Kenzo, Spring 2013

Tsumori Chisato, Spring 2013

Felipe Oliveira Baptista, Spring 2013

Preen, Spring 2013

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loving Chris Benz, Resort 2013!

Chris Benz, Resort 2013

Chris Benz, Resort 2013

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All aboard the Mayflower!

Call it a rare form of Patriotism!  We’ve seen some pilgrim inspired happenings the past few seasons, and now thanks to what we’re seeing for Fall 2012,  I think it’s safe to say the Mayflower trend is making its way to the forefront.  Slightly sexy, slightly matronly, this look is for the bold fashionistas. Of course there are ways to tone it down so you don’t look like you’re actually about to break bread with Native Americans, but I think the extremism of it is part of its charm.

Gulietta, Fall 2012

Chris Benz, Fall 2012

Moschino, Fall 2012

Vogue takes note

 Fashion minded celebrities are taking a wack at the trend

Pippa Middleton in Suzannah dress, Jessica Alba adds some sparkle, Evan Rachel Wood's in Alexa Chung for Madewell

And there is no denying Alexa Chung (one of my favorite trend-setters) has well established a sure pilgrim vibe to her personal style, both on the streets as well as modeling in editorials.  The talented model/designer, tv host/dj appears to be somewhat responsible for inspiring designers to have their fun with the Mayflower-esque look.  Heck, she even designed the dress that Evan Rachel Wood so sweetly flaunts.  She does, after all, carry it off to perfection.

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