To say that we're obsessed with the ombre trend would be an understatement, but what's not to love about this trend? The contrast from dark to light is eye catching and gives the perfect touch of drama. It's fun and flirty, adding just the right dose of romance to any outfit, making us want to fade away into happy land.
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We've been day dreaming for the past week over our new Cameo Pass By top. Its fresh and feminine silhouette make it perfectly versatile for taking you from queen of chic at the office to relaxed boho babe on the weekend.
Pair this awe-inspiring top with a printed pencil skirt, some bold colored heels, and sparkly gem stone jewelry that would even make Liberace jealous. You'll be the talk of the office, and we mean that in a good way.
Whether it's a girls night out on the town or catching a movie with your guy, this top works fabulously for both occasions. Worn with a great pair of skinnies, open toe booties, and a fun statement clutch, there's no telling where the night will take you in this outfit!
For your weekend adventures, throw our Cameo Pass By top on with some boyfriend jeans, gladiators, a wide brimmed hat, some fun jewelry and you're set! Comfy, casual, and cute...the perfect combo for a fun filled weekend.
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Lanvin. Lahn. Van. Clothes of fantasy, finery, and femininity. From Jeanne-Marie Lanvin’s original designs to Alber Elbaz’s modern take, the oldest fashion house still in operation is quintessential French couture. Originally trained as a milliner, Jeanne-Marie later studied under a Parisian dressmaker and founded Lanvin in 1889. Lanvin's first creations were outfits for her daughter, Marguerite, but soon her little girl’s gorgeous dresses became so admired that the ladies of Parisian society were clamoring for versions of their own. Thus did Madame Lanvin become famous for her matching mother-daugher outfits, which honored a bond that would be a resounding theme throughout her career.
Lanvin’s love for her daughter is sewn into the fabric of her clothes. The sweet, iconic Lanvin logo shows Jeanne-Marie and her daughter in signature full skirt gowns, and is instantly recognizable on Lanvin labels and bottles of the house’s famous perfumes like Arpége and My Sin. Fittingly, Marguerite inherited control of the company when her mother passed away in 1946, but what followed was a long period of changes in ownership and control that left the label foundering.
While this period is often passed over by fashion history, it's during this time, in the 60's and 70s especially, that Lanvin turned out amazing collections of op art printed day wear. Obviously we're huge fans of a good geo print, and a classic Lanvin logo shirtdress is a closet must-have. Lanvin's 70s era prints incorporate color and contrast, and racous, eye-catching patterns that play with the repetition of their other well-known logo, Jeanne Marie's typographically striking initials, JL.
And in 2001, enter Alber Elbaz. A cherubic fop often wearing an oversized bowtie in fabric as beautiful as that of his gowns, Elbaz’s artistic direction has revitalized the house of Lanvin. His sumptuous designs, with their velvet and grosgrain ribbon details, unfailingly flatter the female form and exhibit his mastery of drape and construction. In addition to breathing new life into Lanvin’s high fashion offerings and restoring the house’s financial success, Elbaz brought Lanvin’s playful sophistication to the masses with his hit 2010 collection for H & M. With Alber at the helm, Lanvin has garnered a new generation of devotees, and its legacy endures into its third century of operation. Get your hands on a piece of Lanvin history!
Designers: Jeanne-Marie Lanvin, Alber Elbaz.
Where You’d Find Them: Jeanne-Marie: rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, fitting her daughter for a dress. Alber: clocking long hours in the studio, on the arms of much taller models, H & M.
Style: Empire waists, embroidery, ‘Lanvin blue,’ bows & grosgrain ribbons, graphic op art prints, velvet & silk satin, mothers & daughters.
Clients: Ladies of early 20th century Parisian society, girls ages 4-14, statement-making 70s secretaries, Michelle Obama, celebrity fashionistas.