No other collection of sunglasses has such a strong cult following than Karen Walker's. These celebrity-adored, perfectly oversized, uniquely shaped, universally flattering sunglasses are our ultimate obsession right now. And because our Number Ones are all scratched up and stretched out because of massive overuse, we are more than ecstatic for these new frames to shade our dreary eyes.
LA-native designer Erin Fetherson is the queen of pretty and playful frocks and tops, clearly seen in this brand-new ERIN Spring collection. We had a one-on-one with Erin to get some insider notes on the collection, her favorite kissable print, and being inspired by Brigitte Bardot.
1. Describe the ERIN girl in three words: Feminine, Romantic, Modern
2. What was the inspiration behind this collection? For Spring 2013, I was inspired by a photograph of Brigitte Bardot, clad in canary yellow ostrich feathers, perched in a wicker chair in the garden of her St. Tropez home. I loved seeing her as a little French songbird - fresh and sultry, with an air of unfussed glamour.
3.Do you have a specific girl in mind while you design? What is she like? Someone who loves directional fashion but ultimately wants clothes that will make her feel beautiful. I design clothes for a woman to wear day to night, wherever she is going.
4.How does being a California native influence your design aesthetic? I love the "think outside the box" mentality of the West Coast. I like to take that same approach when designing my collections ? combining unexpected textures, embellishments to create a collection that is unique and modern.
5.What is your favorite piece of the collection and why? The Lipstick Kiss Print is one of my favorites! We created the print in-house and it features kisses from all the ladies on my team so there is a lot of love in that piece!
6.Where would your perfect date night be, and what would you wear? I love to go out for an old-school night of glamour once in awhile. One of my favorite places in New York is La Grenouille. It's classic New York and the lighting is so soft and pink, everyone looks good there. I would wear a little black dress with some sparkle.
7.Dream vacation spot, or somewhere you've been that you would love to go back to? I love Barbados.
8.Favorite guilty pleasure? Working from home!
9.What's playing on your iPod? Lana Del Rey, Marina and the Diamonds, and Alexandra McDermott who made her debut at my Spring 2013 presentation!
10.What's in your bag right now? My iPhone and lip balm.
Ladies and gents, brace yourselves. Because we know you all love PJK (formerly known as Patterson J. Kincaid), we're bringing you the ultimate in all uberly cool designer-blogger collabs, ever. The Man Repeller x PJK...Just Sayin' mishmash is the little capsule collection that every Repellerette needs to get her arm-partied-out hands on. From a mystical unicorn t-shirt, to silky shimmy shorts, to flippy frocks that go great with, say, an oversized vest and combat boots and a fur cap, we can think of an infinite different ways we can style each adorable piece.
Take a gander at the lookbook images to get a taste of what might soon be a part of your wardrobe, and also press play for some groovy dance moves by Leandra.