Saturday, March 1, 2008

Veneta, Vidi, Vici






















If I could wear one designer exclusively for a month, it would be Bottega Veneta. I love how Tomas Maier constructs feminine, yet strong silhouettes, and leaves his clothing spare—a showcase for the woman’s personality, not to mention BV bags and shoes.

His color palette has been consistently pleasing—the muted pinks, beiges, and browns from spring 2007 (first two images) all eminently wearable; the grays and jewel tones for fall 2008 (last two images) rich and gratifying.

Spring 2008 (two middle images) reminds me of yet another film: Audrey Hepburn’s Roman Holiday. I’m not typically a fan of the shirt dress—it can so easily look dowdy—but seeing these two looks gives me confidence.

I’m off to NYC two weeks from today, and I know you’ll be able to find me at 635 Madison Avenue at some point!

6 comments:

K.Line said...

I love BV - I want to wear them exclusively for a month too. Are you going to NY for a vacation or for work? I am so jealous of anyone who goes to NY. I have just turned a lovely shade of green :-)

Quick question about your stat counter: Are you happy with it? If you have anything to relate, would you email me (kristinm100@yahoo.ca). Thanks so much, K

miss cavendish said...

Hi K.line--

My children are going to visit their grandparents for spring break!

And I do like my stat counter at the bottom of my page. It's free and seemingly unlimited in volume. (The one at the top had a cap of 500 visits!)

K.Line said...

Thanks for the feedback on the stat counter. I think I'm going to try it...

So when they visit their grandparents, will you and your husband be free agents staying in a fancy hotel in Manhattan a deux? Cuz getting rid of the kids and going to Manhattan for a grownup week is too decadent for words!

miss cavendish said...

Sounds good. In the early nineties our favorite hotel was the Paramount--Vermeer silkscreen over the bed, Mike Meyers (fellow Canadian, of course) hanging out in the lobby . . .

enc said...

I want the last one!

Have fun!

pve design said...

Oh, I love them all and have always adored "Roman Holiday"- I bought a Bottega travel bag long long ago and it has stood the test of time. An investment that was well worth it.
Enjoy NYC!