Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dream A Little Dream

An origami necklace echoes the folding patterns of the fabric trim on the clothing

I've been a fan of Daydream Nation's whimsical designs since spotting them on Susie's blog, so I was pretty excited to see the new collection and to meet Kay, the designer, in person at her booth at the Rendez-Vous tradeshow. The designers always have a very poetic source of inspiration, and for Spring 2010, they wanted to create a story about facing your fears and overcoming them. Titled "Girl by The Sea," the collection feels like it's meant to be worn at a musty beach house in Nantucket, yet it has an entirely modern spin. Jaunty bow-ties and pretty prints are paired with origami folded spikes of fabric, and your traditional strand of pearls is enhanced with colorful crochet, in true Daydream Nation style. I only wish that the line was stocked in more American stores, since they're currently difficult to find in New York. I've been longing to buy their envelope dress for a while, but it isn't stocked anywhere here, and apparently their only remaining in-house stock isn't in my size. Hopefully more people will pick up their line this season, and in the meantime, you can find some of their pieces at Pixie Market.

A cute starfish print is paired with a spikey trim

This absolutely tiny crochet miniskirt would look adorable as a peplum thrown over a skirt or a dress

The new jewelry, always a favorite of mine, uses their trademark crochet mixed in with pearls

This spikey skirt looks like some kind of cartoon sea creature

And of course the collection wouldn't be complete without some seriously spikey sleeves.

-Tiffany

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12 comments:

InnyVinny said...

How cooooooooool.. I'm not a huge fan of the strong shoulder, but I'd definitely do that last shirt.

The Stylemaster said...

i lovvee the first gold necklace - what a statement piece!

Insomnia said...

The sleeves rock!

Mcmaris said...

I love all the structured designs here. The sleeves on that last shirt are so sick!!!!

XOXO

http://iheartfashion-mcmaris.blogspot.com/

A La Mode said...

WOW! Adore that necklace!

pink horrorshow said...

Hm, maybe I should pick up a top for my Lady Gaga costume haha.

Dannie said...

aaaah, that spikey skirt!
i die- GIMME GIMME GIMME!!!

the Rynham said...

love all of this!

WJ said...

I'm not usually a big fan of the whimsical but the spike skirt is breath-taking.

Vern said...

glad you got to meet the designer. i'm a fan of daydream nation's 'statement' necklaces that actually say something. ie-gone but not forgotten

bisou-joue said...

Love the neclace and the to on the last picture is stunning !

KATLIN said...

wow that necklace is gorg! i'm kinda preferring the crochet ones though, just because i feel like there is so much pointy spiky stuff out there.