Style files: South America

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Trip planning already? If last winter is any indication of what this year has in store, then we think you have the right idea! Luckily, it’s high season for taking a trip down South (and we don’t mean Florida, though that’s a nice idea too!). As temperatures begin to drop up north, South America is kicking off summer. There’s more than enough to see, whether you choose a Brazilian cruise or an “around-the-horn” cruise from Buenos Aires to Valparaiso… or both if you have the time! (we wish). How about these duds for, say, a evening of Chilean wine tasting?


Karla Colletto Reversible High Neck Monokini / Diane von Furstenberg maxi dress /
Proenza Schouler printed canvas tote / Tom Ford Rosie ivory and gold sunglasses /
Kenneth Jay Lane pave pyramid studs / Urban Decay eyeshadow in diamond dog /
Clare V. dot-print fold-over clutch / Givenchy Sara ankle-strap sandals

November 12, 2014 |

Style files: Tahiti


Forget Oktoberfest, let’s go the South Pacific! Tahiti sounds nice… right before the rainy season and just in time for a pre-holidays detox. If you go in November, you could even get a good deal on cruises and airfare, not to mention a lighter crowd, though you might be in for rain as well. Believe us, if we could hop on a plane (or a boat) tomorrow, we would!

If you’re traveling to tropical places this month, what will you bring? This look is a great beach or pool outfit when paired with a wide-brimmed hat and thrown over a strapless Karla suit. With some minimal island-appropriate jewelry it can be a perfect ensemble for touring and dining on the mainland. You can even rock this dress into the evening–just update your jewelry, swish on some mascara, and swap out the sandals for some strappy heels.


Karla Colletto Strapless Twist Bandeau / Mickey Lynn Crystal & Marquis earrings /
Oliver Peoples Marbled Square Emmy sunglasses / Diane von Furstenberg Annie washed silk maxi dress /
Chloe Marcie large shoulder bag / Melissa Odabash Laurianne wide-brimmed hat /
Ettika Hamsa layered necklace / Jules Smith slinky bracelet /
Sondra Roberts woven minaudiere / Marni ankle-strap gladiator sandals

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(photos via Tahiti Tourism North America)

 

 

 

Trunk shows coming up!

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Don’t miss out on these upcoming events in the tri-state area!
The first one of the season kicks off in New York in just two weeks!
Whether you’re shopping for a winter getaway or just itching to try on your favorite piece from the Cruise 2015 collection, we always love to see you there!

Intimacy 
Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18
1252 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Intimacy
Thursday, October 23 – Friday, October 24
1051 3rd Avenue
New York, NY

Great Shapes
Saturday, November 15
20 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ

Great Shapes
Saturday, December 6
190 Mineola Avenue
Roslyn Heights, NY

Shirley & Company
Friday, January 23
8120 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA

Shirley & Company
Saturday, January 24
42 Greenfield Avenue
Ardmore, PA

 

Mix it up Resortwear

Mother Nature has been a tease with the warm weather so far this season, but it hasn’t stopped us from dreaming up getaways. The first thing in our suitcase (after a Karla Colletto suit, of course)? A piece from our Knit Resortwear collection. It’s everything you’d want on a vacation: comfort, style, and versatility. Our Knit Resortwear is made from matt jersey fabric that drapes beautifully and doesn’t wrinkle. The silhouettes are simple in black and navy, begging to be dressed up with sandals or sunnies–the possibilities are endless. What will you do to make these look “you”? Here are a few outfits to inspire you, wherever you may be headed this Spring/Summer.

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 SPIRIT ANIMAL: Animal prints, tribal touches, natural textures like wood and tortoiseshell

Karla Colletto Round Neck Dress + Tortoise V-neck tank suit
The Row round frame sunglasses / Lizzie Fortunato Shibuya Crossing necklace / Longchamp medium bamboo print tote / Rag & Bone Croc-embossed sandals

 

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YACHT WEEK: Clean graphic lines with an eclectic edge from day til night

Karla Colletto Draped Pant + Pinstripe lingerie molded bra
Elizabeth and James Brickell hexagonal sunglasses / Nocturne Lana beaded necklace / Alexander Wang Prisma silicone tote / Pierre Hardy bicolor sandals / “Find me an Oasis” by Essie

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BEYOND THE SEA: Bohemian meets classic in vibrant nautical colors

Karla Colletto Long Tank Dress + Basic round neck lingerie tank
Eric Javits classic fedora / Marni printed PVC tote / Alexander McQueen T-strap sandals / Cara Couture bling beaded bracelet / “Clambake” by Essie

 

Trunk show season continues

Check to see if we’ll be in a city near you:

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Sunday, March 30 – Saturday, April 5
611 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Soleil Toile **recently added**
Wednesday, April 2
10-4pm
14 Post Road East
Westport, CT

Soleil Toile **recently added**
Wednesday, April 2
10-4pm
44 Elm Street
New Canaan, CT

Helen Hirsh
Saturday, April 5
Time TBD
20 East Mount Pleasant Avenue **new store location**
Livingston, NJ

Intimacy 
Thursday, April 10 – Saturday, April 12
Time TBD
1252 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Sylene **recently added**
Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 3
Time TBD
4407 S Park Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD

Everything But Water
Friday, May 16
2-6pm
1060 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
*Meet Karla at this event!!*

Everything But Water
Saturday, May 17
1-5pm
The Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ
*Meet Karla at this event!!*

Basic Instincts

Our Basics collection is starting to ship now! You’ll love the Early Cruise 2015 collection’s bright, classic palette. Our constructed and unconstructed one-pieces come in 12 colors this season, from show stopping red to dazzling jade green to staple neutral tones black, navy, chocolate… And don’t forget about our Basic coverups. The new funnel dress with pockets is a delightful 60s throwback, perfect for throwing over your favorite Karla Colletto suit.

Basic One-Piece (Constructed) Collection • V-neck flounce suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Basic One-Piece (Constructed) Collection • V-neck smart suit by #karlacolletto #earlycruise2015

Basic One-Piece (Unconstructed) Collection • low plunge halter suit by #karlacolletto #earlycruise2015

asic Coverups Collection • funnel neck dress by #karlacolletto #earlycruise2015

 

So many events! Save these dates!

Spring is coming–we hope sooner rather than later!–and we have a bunch of events lined up from now until May! Most of these events are Karla Colletto trunk shows but a few Saks stores will be throwing multi-vendor special events as well. Check the list below to see if there’s an event happening near you.

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Saturday, February 15 – Saturday, February 22
9700 Collins Avenue
Bal Harbour, FL

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Saturday, February 22 AND Saturday, March 22
2901 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI

Love by Bella Fiora
Thursday, March 6
10-5pm
1912 Palmer Avenue
Larchmont, NY

Great Shapes
Saturday, March 15
Time TBD
190 Mineola Avenue
Roslyn Heights, NY

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Sunday, March 16 – Saturday, March 22
172 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL

Saks Fifth Avenue *department-wide event*
Sunday, March 30 – Saturday, April 5
611 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY

Helen Hirsh **note change of location**
Saturday, April 5
Time TBD
20 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ

Intimacy **just added**
Thursday, April 10 – Saturday, April 12
Time TBD
1252 Madison Avenue
New York, NY

Everything But Water
Friday, May 16
2-6pm
1060 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
*Meet Karla at this event!!*

Everything But Water
Saturday, May 17
1-5pm
The Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ
*Meet Karla at this event!!*

Before Sunset: behind the scenes

 

Just a few pics from behind the scenes of our Early Cruise 2015 lookbook shoot back in early December. Thought we’d escape the cold weather and holiday hassle by returning to sunny Palm Springs, CA (even though it ended up being pretty chilly there too–Zinta even brought her fur coat!)

Many thanks to the Parker and the Viceroy for accommodating our crew!

Click here to view the final collection images from this shoot.

 

You’re Invited: Spring Trunk Shows

It’s been a frigid winter here in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast. A little difficult to think about swimsuit shopping at the moment, I’ll give you that. But in the chance that you’re one of those people fed up enough by single digit wind chills and school cancellations that you’ve just hit the “buy” button on that Groupon voucher to the Bahamas, then you’ll want to mark your calendar for these select few trunk shows on the Spring radar:

Saturday, February 1, 2014
Shirley & Company 11-4pm
42 Greenfield Ave
Ardmore, PA

Coming in May… (DATES TBA)

Everything But Water
1060 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
Meet Karla at this event!!

Everything But Water
The Mall at Short Hills
Short Hills, NJ
Meet Karla at this event!!

Fun & games by Karla Colletto

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The journey of Cruise 2014’s wanderlust It-girl continues with the Early Cruise 2015 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto. One minute she’s off to the races in this season’s classic, but vibrant palette. The next minute she’s a master of disguise in deep, mysterious hues. Who can keep up?

We’ve introduced a few new elements to give Cruise 2014 styles a fresh look just in time for spring! For example, the Contrast group now sports Pinstripe accents, while Trapunto is a new play on several classic Karla bestsellers combined. What else could be more perfect for our fearless female on the lam than our all-new Camo group? A second new group, Punchout, combines bold colors and laser-cut perforated details for a look that is all heroine. Enjoy this season’s many sporty racers and high-necks with comfortable and flattering fit for an active lifestyle.

The Early Cruise 2015 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto is available now through July. View the entire collection here and let the games begin.

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