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

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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)

 

 

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Where in the World?

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It’s soon to be that time of year for choosing the destination for our Cruise 2015 Swim Collection shoot and this brutal winter has given us some serious wanderlust! Where should we go?! Share your thoughts with us or visit our “Beaches and Getaways” board on Pinterest to see some of the paradises we’re dreaming of!

 

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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

 

 

 

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Meet Karla at the Grand Reopening of Everything But Water at Tysons Corner Center

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If you live in our neck of the woods (that is to say, the DC Metropolitan area/Northern Virginia) take a break from your holiday shopping on Saturday, December 7th and stop in to the Everything But Water store at Tysons Corner Center for a special grand opening event. Come celebrate in style with Karla and take home something from our Cruise 2014 collection!

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The wait is over for November styles!

It’s November!! Tortoise, Patent, and Contrast groups are starting to ship out! View the collection tab to see what styles might be coming soon to a store near you!

Tortoise collection • Bandeau bikini by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Patent collection • Round neck tank suit by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

Contrast collection • Contrast zip front swim vest and hip pant by #karlacolletto #cruise2014

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Celebrating the Bivalve at the Wellfleet OysterFest

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As you may have already guessed from our Pinterest board, we love Cape Cod. And what could be better to accompany the breathtaking New England scenery than a few of those famous Wellfleet oysters! Over the weekend, the town of Wellfleet gathered for its 13th annual Wellfleet OysterFest, a fun-filled event complete with a 5K race, local artisan fair, and even a shucking contest! And plenty of raw bars to go around, of course. Learned a few things about oysters too.

Did you know?

…Oysters are often thought to be an aphrodisiac, though there is no scientific evidence to support this. Oysters do, however, contain other vitamins like zinc, B12, and Omega-3 fatty acids.

…Oysters must be kept alive up until they are ready to be served. Submerging them in water–saltwater or freshwater–will kill them. If they die before they are prepared, they will not be safe to eat.

…Wellfleet has been an oyster center for over 400 years. After a depletion crisis in the 1800s, Aquaculture was introduced to help regulate overfishing and to maintain healthy oyster populations throughout the area.

…Recycling oyster shells is encouraged. These shells are then deposited back into the water where they will form oyster reefs. These reefs will in turn become habitats for many organisms (including barnacles, algae, and oysters) and can promote a healthy oyster population.

 

 

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Escándalo!

Cruise 2014 Couture in Motion by Karla Colletto. Catch the story of our girl on the run in our brand new fashion film shot in Palm Springs.

Escándalo: a Cruise 2014 Fashion Film by Karla Colletto from Karla Colletto on Vimeo.
Concept and Design: Design Army
Music:  Le Parisienne Composer: Andrew Blaney [PRS]

Crew:
Creative Director: Pum Lefebure, Jake Lefebure  (Design Army)
Director / Cinematographer: Dean Alexander
Designers: Eileen Tjan, Charlene Sepentzis  (Design Army)
Editor: David Grossbach
Copywriter: Mark Welsh
Color Grade/Animation: Jeremy Stuart, Victor Uhal
Camera Assist: Rashid Belt
Prop Assistant: Wiola Marek
Hair/Make-up: Dale Johnson
Model: Zinta (Photogenics, LA)
Wardrobe stylist: Rodney E. Hall

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All Karla Colletto swimwear is made with Xtra Life LYCRA® and Sensitive® fabrics.
To learn more, visit Lycra.com and Sensitivefabrics.it/

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