Saturday, December 08, 2007

Karen Walker

I was thoroughly let down by most of what designers had to offer for spring. All the shows were long ago and I have yet to write up a single one. However, there is a certain designer who has been getting better and better as the seasons progress- Karen Walker. I am quite fond of her superhero-inspired fall collection and have taken liberal amounts of inspiration from it when getting dressed in the past months:

I didn't like the collection quite enough at the time to write a post about it, but now, looking back through it, I wish I had. Piled-on neutrals interspersed with delightful shots of electric colors and patterns... an absolutely ideal fall wardrobe. Anyhow, I digress. What I really want to talk about is her spring collection. Take a look:

This is exactly the sort of stuff I like... A flippy denim miniskirt and argyle cardigan paired with menacing black boots; a hastily belted pink taffeta prom dress; a diamond patterned sweater tucked into a short tattered skirt. You'd think the whole girly-with-a-spin thing should be really tired, but Karen Walker took that and made it new again, and I totally love her for it. This collection is just so boppy and pleasant and now I can't wait for spring!



Heather said...

I love the length of the boots with the short skirt... it's a fresh take.

Blaze said...

Hey Maddy! I love these photos (and no... it's not just because I've been constantly youtubing America's Next Top Model lately), and I especially love the second from the bottom! Very cute and chic!

I am like you in that I I'm excited for spring in the winter and vice-versa! I always get the urge to buy sundresses in January! Just you wait!

Hope you're enjoying your Monday!

Emma said...

This stuff is quite lovely. I remember I started liking Karen Walker when she showed that one collection with the weird alpaca-type hats in pastel colors.
Also, I like the idea that she is named after Karen Walker the completely godly squeaky-voiced Will and Grace lady, although I bet she's not.
Ah well.

TenderGirl said...

lovely selection!!!

mushroommeadows said...

Oh my goodness, I love that beige dress! Everything is so lovely!!! I can't wait for spring to come!