Vionnet: Resort 2010

"Madeleine Vionnet (June 22, 1876 - March 2,1975) was a French fashion designer. Called the "Queen of the bias cut" and "the architect among dressmakers", Vionnet is best-known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for introducing the bias cut to the fashion world". (Wiki)

This Resort collection you're seeing is by Rodolfo Paglialunga who was a designer of womenswear at Prada for 13 years before coming over to Vionnet. I think it's gorgeous and it's obvious he's paying homage to Vionnet's past. Versatility was also "a key Vionnet innovation, so some of the frocks can be worn back to front, while the capelike sleeves of a shirtdress can be tied behind the back to create a different, more casual silhouette". (

I love that the collection has an array of color, from deep blacks to jewel tones to powdery pinks. Similarly, there are gorgeous gowns to slightly harder edged mini dresses and range of looks with flowing, gauzy materials to structured banding and gathering. What strikes me is the complexity of the collection yet it still achieves an overall unified feeling. This is huge since this flexibility means there is more likely to be a little something that appeals to everyone while maintaining the integrity of the brand. See the full collection here at


Mia on Milwaukee

Always cute, I love this outfit that Mia has put together. The shirt is a pretty take on a classic summer shirt, mashing pin stripes, seersucker and bold stripes together. Pairing it with a darker, slightly purple blue skirt and cinching it all in with a rich, textured brown belt makes the proportions very flattering. The red shoes are an adorable addition and make this outfit sing with personal style.

If she's not biking around the city on her pretty cruiser, you'll find stylish Mia at Brooklyn Industries.

Peter Pilotto

This is a selection of beautiful looks from Peter Pilotto's last two collections. I love the shapes, textures and colors but I think the tall patent leather boots take away from some of the looks. Maybe a thinner silhouette of a boot would be more complimentary. It seems to overtake the elegance of the clothing as well as the gorgeous patterns and colors.

"Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos are the designers behind the Peter Pilotto label. Pilotto is half-Austrian, half-Italian and De Vos is half-Belgian, half-Peruvian. They met whilst studying at Antwerp's prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in the year 2000.

Pilotto is focused toward textile and print whereas De Vos concentrates more on silhouette and drape. However the duo work beyond their individual perimeters to create something new, their process being very organic and beyond an integration of the two fields."