Risky Business

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On Friday, August 22, our friends at Design Army hosted a late summer pool party and fashion event at Capitol Skyline Hotel to celebrate the launch of our very special Karla Colletto X Design Army “Swim At Your Own Risk” capsule collection.

The soiree was a success, with over 200 guests including some of DC’s most fashionable. The night’s “lifeguards on duty” were models from T.H.E. Artist Agency, sporting pieces from the capsule collection and striking their best poses for Kate Warren, the official event photographer. Cool tunes from DJ Paul Thornley of U.S. Royalty and a screening of everyone’s favorite Jaws help set the mood as guests mingled over Corona-ritas and custom “Swim At Your Own Risk” cookie pops by Occasions Caterers. Guests wrestled inflatable alligators in the pool and got silly at the photo booth provided by Onomonomedia. Event photographers from a Guest of a Guest, Brightest Young Things, and DC Hot Spots were also on the scene to capture the night’s highlights.

Thanks again to everyone who attended, as well as our friends and sponsors: T H E Artist Agency, Occasions Caterers, Amaryllis, Inc. Floral + Event Design, OnomonoMEDIA, LLC, Everything But Water, Kate Warren, and of course Design Army. See some snaps from the event below (photos by Kate Warren):

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For more photos and press from the event, see the below or check the #KCxDA hashtag on Instagram–part of a contest to win a “Swim At Your Own Risk” sweatshirt (contest now closed):

Guest Of A Guest
BYT (Brightest Young Things)
DC Hot Spots
DC Modern Luxury
FiftyTwoThursdays
OnomonoMEDIA

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You are invited to the Karla Colletto X Design Army Pool Party! RSVP today!

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Summer has come and gone so soon, it seems, but here’s one more excuse to hit the pool before you get into that “back to school” grind. We’re hosting a stylish poolside soiree to celebrate our exclusive Karla Colletto X Design Army capsule, a five-piece collaboration that sets the tone for Karla Colletto’s Cruise 2015 Swim Collection. You won’t want to miss this free event and pool party at Capitol Skyline Hotel this Friday 8/22 from 7-10pm. RSVP on the Facebook event page for an informal fashion show, drink specials, tasty treats, a photo booth and more… #SwimAtYourOwnRisk

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Karla Colletto X Design Army

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Washington D.C.-based creative agency Design Army and swimwear brand Karla Colletto have taken their long-running creative partnership to the next level with a unique capsule collection, set to debut with Karla Colletto’s Cruise 2015 collection at SwimShow in Miami. After enlisting Design Army’s creative services to produce award-winning marketing materials, Colletto and creative director Pum Lefebure collaborated on the Swim At Your Own Risk capsule collection, combining Lefebure’s love of typography and signature sense of whimsy with Colletto’s precision construction and high-quality materials. Smart, witty, and decidely fresh, the Swim At Your Own Risk collection incorporates the superior craftsmanship that makes Karla Colletto a leader in the swim market while speaking to the modern, confident, bold woman — the one who’s not afraid to dive into the next great adventure. (via Design Army)

Recently featured in The Washington Post. View collection below. Click here for more details.
This group will be available in January 2015.

#SWIMATYOUROWNRISK

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July 24, 2014 | ,

Mother’s Day Quick Gift Guide!

It’s already May and Mother’s Day is just around the corner!
Do you have a gift for the most important woman in your life? Here are some last minute ideas:

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Clockwise from top center: Tory Burch Quilted Smartphone Wristlet / Belle Amitie Glass Teapot / TOCCA Fragrance Duo / IN1 iPhone case with Tools / Sumbody Antioxidant Lifter / Playa Grande Resort and Grand Spa in Cabo San Lucas for Two / Kaison Aprico Modern Chic Candle / ABS by Allen Schwartz Necklace / Ortensia Earrings by Mercantia / Dean & Deluca Tiramisu Caramels

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May 6, 2014 |

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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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!!*

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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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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.

 

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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)

 

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February 26, 2014 |

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!!*

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