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

 

As seen on A Bikini a Day!

In case you missed it, A Bikini A Day featured us again as their Bikini of the Week this past Tuesday! Tash Oakley rocks our black Transparent bikini from the Cruise 2014 collection! Find this suit online at Nic Del Mar.

Click here to see the original post. For other colors or similar styles, leave a comment and a member of our customer service team can direct you to a retailer.

 

Snap, Crackle, Pop!

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(from left: RED Valentino, Fausto Puglisi, Matthew Williamson, Dries van Noten)

It’s been busy around here as we start to kick the Cruise 2015 wheels into motion, so pardon us if we’ve fallen behind with the Fall/Winter 2014 runways. As we play catch-up, certain trends really *pop* out at us. First, there’s your “classic” pop art: bright color blocking, dizzying graphics, Lichtenstein-esque comic book caricature. Dries van Noten just showed in Paris today and is a favorite for sure. On the (sort of) other end of the spectrum, you get low culture kitsch at its finest: advertising, typography, and cartoons. Marc by Marc Jacobs’ motocross, Rodarte’s Star Wars printed dresses, and Moschino’s candy wrapper couture—not the most beautiful clothes in the world, but Andy Warhol would be proud.

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(from left: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Moschino, Jeremy Scott)

 

February 26, 2014 |

Fall/Winter 2014 Trends

New York Fashion Week wraps up today, and while we’re having trouble being excited for NEXT Fall/Winter when we can’t seem to shake this one (and obviously we’re a little partial to warmer weather seasons) we like what we’ve seen so far. Here are just a few of the trends for Fall/Winter 2014:

 PLAID ON PLAID ON PLAID

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(from left: Band of Outsiders, 3.1 Philip Lim, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Altuzarra)

One could spot plaid in practically every designer’s Fall/Winter collection. Could it be another reaction to last year’s Punk at the Met? From simple grid prints to bold tartans, laidback parkas to structured sheaths, it was all there.

HIGH FIVES

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(from left: Alice + Olivia, Karen Walker, Opening Ceremony)

A bit obscurer than the other trends, but it’s worth mentioning that we spotted a hand motif in three different shows. It calls to mind vintage Moschino, but otherwise we’re not sure where it came from. Opening Ceremony even had hands on the hardware of their accessories. Graphics and typography were popular on the runways this past week; even Star Wars characters made a cameo.

TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOATS

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(from left: Custo Barcelona, Thakoon, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Libertine, Carolina Herrera)

Fall collections tend to stay on the neutral, darker end of the color spectrum, and while this season was not quite an exception, a few daring souls turned the volume way up! There was certainly a lot of color out there overall–deep jewel tones and a carry-over of last Fall’s pale pink trend–but then there were multicolored furs…

BLAVY

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(from left: MM6 Maison Martin Margiela, 3.1 Philip Lim, Thom Browne, Timo Weiland, Herve Leger)

Wearing black and navy blue hasn’t been a faux pas for years now, but we just love this understated, yet edgy-chic trend

RED ALERT

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(from left: Naeem Khan, Vivienne Tam, M Missoni, Reem Acra, Tory Burch, Oscar de la Renta)

We realize red is not a novel concept either, especially with Valentine’s Day (literally) around the corner, but we couldn’t help noticing so many textured prints, laces and brocades (even mixed with eachother) all in deep red hues! Think power and elegance with a twist.

COMING UP ROSES

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(from left: Co, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Honor, Alice + Olivia)

We had our fun with Rosettes for last Cruise season’s Wonderland-esque collection, so maybe we still have roses on our minds (and again, maybe it’s just Valentine’s Day being so close), but there seemed to be quite a few roses out there. Floral prints popped up in a surprising number of collections, actually. Could it be a sign from the fashion gods that next winter’s weather will be a little more like spring? We can only hope.

As for other trends, it looks like the oversized sweater (and sweatshirt) is sticking around and overalls might be making a comeback as well. We also spotted a handful of what can only be described as a “bath robe coat.” Designer aesthetics seem less minimalist then in recent seasons–tons of mixed media and embellishment. Intentionally too much? We can’t wait to see more from London, Paris, and Milan.

February 13, 2014 |

Bikini of the Day!

 

See our Contrast monokini in white/black on A Bikini A Day‘s Devin Brugman today! This suit has never looked more smoking hot! You can buy this suit at Nic Del Mar.

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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.

 

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.

January styles to start the year off right!

Happy New Year! 2014 may be off to a rather arctic start, but don’t forget that some of the hottest groups from our Cruise 2014 collection are hitting stores this month! Perfect timing, considering you’re probably booking that impromptu cruise to *insert someplace warm* right about now…

Flora, Positive/Negative, and Scuba styles are the perfect balance of sporty-chic and sexy It-girl with a touch of Wonderland to boot. Visit our collection pages to view all styles in each of these fab groups!

Flora collection • V-neck tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Positive/Negative collection • Zip front halter suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Scuba collection • V-neck zip front tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

 

 

 

Karla in Wonderland: Behind the Scenes

 

Here’s a peek behind the scenes at our Cruise 2014 catalog and video shoot at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs, California last June. Not the most popular time of year to be in the California desert (can you even tell that it was 110 degrees while we were shooting?) Thanks to all the crew who helped us out and special thanks to the Parker for being so accommodating during our stay. (Photo credit: Wiola Marek, Pum Lefebure, Kim Thornton)

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