Monday, February 8, 2010

To Be Adored

Fringe flapper silk dress. All photos from

To be completely honest, it's difficult for me to pinpoint exactly why I like recently-launched British label TBA (To Be Adored) so much. The label specializes in flirty, feminine frocks, with a vintage inspired touch. Sounds like half the other saccharine-sweet brands lining the rows of most department stores, right? Did I mention that this season was inspired by Mia Farrow? What sets TBA apart from the rest however are all the loving details: hand beaded Peter Pan collars, subtly sexy sheer panel insets, and the beautiful contrast of a muted palette with metallic accents. The pieces would appeal the staunchest girly-gal, but at the same time have enough charming design detail and flair to appeal to ladies with a slightly edgier sensibility. And frankly, after what's seemed like an endless winter (another snow storm tomorrow?!) I'm so ready to throw off my layers of gray jersey and sober sweaters and have a seriously blush-colored spring.

Studded leather skirt

Military detail swing dress

Bead trim silk tiered dress

Peter Pan collar silk dress


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alixrose said...

I love these pieces. It's not adorable, its flirty..I totally thought I could never see myself wearing a collection inspired by Mia Farrow.. but I like to be proven wrong.

Moca James Chbosky said...

I am in LOVE with the first and the last piece. I love girlly froks,and light pastel pinkish colors. SO SWEET!

robyn said...

oh my, the last dress is too cute! makes me want to throw on a pair of mary janes with socks (but i'd have to wear black lipstick or something to balance out the sweetness).

A La Mode said...

What cute pieces! Absolutely adorable

hairspraymafia said...

the studded skirt is really cute, but how do you sit in it? :/

Love Glasses said...

Love the first outfit!