DESIGNERS A-Z: AGNES B.

This is the first installment of a series on fashion designers that catch my eye, from A to Z.  

GOOD DESIGN and GOOD DEEDS
Agnes B. is the 2012 recipient of the Seakeepers Award, presented to an individual who has demonstrated an extraordinary committment to marine conservation.  Hooray, Agnes!

Agnes B is a French designer whose clothes can actually be worn by real people, IMO.  They are classics with a French attitude, a bit Amelie.  Besides, though not inexpensive, the prices are not stratospheric and are within reason for a piece that you will probably wear forever.

Here are some of my favorites from her current ready to wear collection:

PERFECT JACKET

FIFRE LAMBSKIN JACKET


REVERSED LAMBSKIN JACKET
PRINCESS PULLOVER

HERMIONE Cardigan  
LYRIQUE SKIRT
An ultra-soft stretch knit

OPPO SKIRT in Amiral
Wonderful alone or paired with the jacket.

OPPO JACKET in Amiral

ZORA DRESS
A soft, slightly openwork knit.

OVALE T SHIRT
What a chic version of the striped tee!


BRACELET



BROOCH COURONNE
BUCKLE RING

YOUR VERY OWN PRIVATE ITALIAN DESIGNER

While searching for unique cocktail dresses, I came upon the website of young Italian designer & seamstress Maria Lucia Squillari.  I was struck at first by her beautiful photos, and then by the minimal elegance of her designs.  I love the fluid draping and delicate pleating.

Then, even better, I discovered that she takes commissions for custom items.  The answer to a daydream! (I have a knife pleated blouse in mind...)

Her shop is located  HERE.

Pictures speak so much louder than words...
I have ordered this dress, with a fuller skirt.
I'll be sure to show you when it arrives!

Handpainted Silk Skirt - knee length womens gathered ivory silk skirt

Womens jacket -Grey woven Coat in Wool - womens winter clothes outerwear

Linen skirt in black and Green - kneel length aline pleated skirt


White Jersey halter top draped womens camisole



Infinity Scarf in Beige linen jersey - circle scarf ivory shawl

silk dress - party dress in green - bridesmaids formal dress knee lengh

Linen dress - womens mini dress in brown linen size smallcyber monday





Off shoulder Tshirt Black one shoulder asymmetrical tank top - women clothes cusomizable



Womens cropped coat - mod grey blazer jacket - bon ton winter fashion wool outerwear





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Hand woven scarf

She also makes men's clothing.

SCOTCH AND SODA

PLAY THIS WHILE YOU READ...


MY HOLIDAY WISH FOR YOU?  that you have the opportunity to get dressed up for a party!


PERHAPS SOMETHING IN GOLD or SILVER?


Lukasz Pukowiec







Lindy Bop 
Sleeveless Strapless Silver A-line Evening Wear
Outer/Inner Hand Tailored Dress


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or, CLASSIC BLACK, WITH A TWIST...




Black dress & leather. Vestido negro con cuero en la cintura. AMAYA ARZUAGA
Amaya Arzuaga

Pamella Roland


Styled by Kerry S

River Island

Sachin & Babi

HOLIDAY COLORS,  BUT SO NOT A CLICHE...

the-fashionhighway:

Vera Wang Spring 2013 RTW
Vera Wang 

ALL SAINTS Raegan Dress
Inspired by a vintage Parisian dress

Amaya Arzuaga

Elie Saab
Jason Wu PF12 burgundy metallic pencil skirt on Exshoesme.com
Jason Wu


LARIMELOOM



ENJOY BEING GLAMOROUS!