Louis Vuitton Pre-Fall Collection Preview

Louis Vuitton has just released the preview of their Pre-Fall Collection and Style Pantry has the photos!

I am enamored with this collection. Skirts, flirty attention grabbing dresses, tweed, knee socks: *sings “these are a few of my faaavorite thiiinggs!!”* The tweed in the first two photos has a serious feel but then the length of the skirt paired with the knee socks/over-the-knee socks scream playful. I’m a sucker for the shirtdress and I love both of the ones featured here—the paneling on the black and white plaid and the western inspired piping on the second one that’s styled with the sweater and skinny striped belt. I really admire the strength in the pieces but how they’re softened with little details like a pleat here, or a severe A-line cut there. Is it horrible if I say I like this mid-season collection better than the last runway collection?? That’s of course not to say it wasn’t genius, but this just speaks more to my personal aesthetic. Well done Julie de Libran. 

 Photo Credit: StylePantry.com

Photo Credit: StylePantry.com

Photo Credit: StylePantry.com

Wanderlust Cambodia

With temperatures at and below freezing on the East Coast, and my hands freezing and teeth chattering, I can’t help but let my mind drift to spring. Sweet spring with its warm sun, bright skies, blooming flowers and green grass. My thoughts drift to pastel dresses, skinny straps, sandals, straw totes and big sunglasses. I let my imagination run wild with plans for outings and the outfits that I will wear to them. Enter Wanderlust Cambodia: a collection of dresses, shoes and accessories that are so girly and so free-spirited that I’m instantly transported. Think “travel fabulous”. I have pattern crushes and swing dress dreams about this line. My favorite—and hopefully something that will hang in my closet by the time spring and summer actually arrive—is the palm springs dress in the most understated plaid of soft blues and greens imaginable, as well as pockets (oh how I adore pockets in my dresses!). 

The flip flops come in the most adorable patterns including stripes, zebra, polka dots and strawberries and look impossibly comfortable.

Mama loves her designer sunglasses as much as the next gal, but the mutli-colored oversized plastic sunglasses would be the perfect addition to any of the dresses, and are so much fun to look at that they have to be just as much fun to wear. And at $8 each, they’re a steal.

The “boho chic” jewelry comes in as many styles and types as the free spirits who are destined to wear them, from the wide glossy bangles to leather wrap around bracelets to colored feather earrings.

This line isn’t just fabulous—there are also pieces that support a cause. For their natural collection they work with an NGO (non-government organization) in takeo province, cambodia where the villagers are not just throwing pieces together, they are working with organic materials and learning valuable skills. Gotta love fashion that cares.

There is so much more to love at this site. Check it out and fall in love for yourself.

Photo credit: all photos courtesy of wanderlustcambodia.com