Flipping through the Rachel Antonoff Fall/Winter 2011 lookbook sends me rocketing right back to childhood. Not only because these pieces resemble those I donned as a little girl, but because there is something so sweet, feminine, and whimsical about these garments that makes them irresistible.
Antonoff’s collection is jam-packed with all kinds of girly details: bows, velvet ribbons, cat-shaped pockets, button-up backs–and even a fun trombone print fabric! Now, every discerning fashionista can appreciate some quality detailing, but what I find most promising about this collection is its versatility factor. The cute party frocks could easily be dressed ‘down’ for a day at the office, or stand alone quite successully. The separates are classic with a bit of a twist, making it easy-peasy to mix and match and, consequently, offer up endless possibilities of wardrobe fun. And those tights with cat and heart-shaped prints placed at the knee caps? Now there’s something I know 5-year-old and 24-year-old Amber both appreciate!
Lookbook photos courtesy of lindseybyrnes.com
–AMBER DANESE GRANDFIELD